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Hundreds of National Guard Troops to Leave U.S.-Mexico Border

Hundreds of National Guard Troops to Leave U.S.-Mexico Border

by Jamilah King on December 21 2011, 10:29AM

Since 2010, over 1,200 national guard troops have been patrolling the U.S.’s southwestern border. This week, the Obama administration announced that many of those troops are leaving. More from CNN: The drawdown, which the department characterized as a “transition,” will…

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Newt Gingrich Toughens Stance on Immigration at Last Night's GOP Debate

Newt Gingrich Toughens Stance on Immigration at Last Night’s GOP Debate

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 6:40PM

The Republican presidential candidate continues to test the waters to see how many moderates he can win without alienating the far right.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

Sen. Reid on Arpaio: Fix Broken Immigration System

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 5:07PM

The Senate Majority leader says he’s continuing to fight for immigration reform.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Arpaio Has Harsh Words for Obama, Says He'll Go to Federal Court if He Must

Arpaio Has Harsh Words for Obama, Says He’ll Go to Federal Court if He Must

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 2:16PM

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has some harsh words for, who he calls, “Obama and his merry men.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

'Mexican Restaurant' is the 7th Most Popular Google Maps Search in the U.S.

‘Mexican Restaurant’ is the 7th Most Popular Google Maps Search in the U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 8:34AM

So some states don’t want Mexican immigrants to stay but they sure would miss the food.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

Department of Homeland Security and ICE End Sheriff Arpaio's 287(g) Contract

Department of Homeland Security and ICE End Sheriff Arpaio’s 287(g) Contract

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 5:00PM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio will no longer have the ability to hold undocumented detainees after they’ve served their time for their initial arrest.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

DOJ Confirms Joe Arpaio is a Racist Sheriff, Demands Reform

DOJ Confirms Joe Arpaio is a Racist Sheriff, Demands Reform

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 1:32PM

The Department of Justice has released key findings from their investigation that started in 2008 and their giving Sheriff Joe Arpaio an ultimatum: cooperate with us or we’ll sue you.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Scholars Eye SB 1070 as Among Court's

Scholars Eye SB 1070 as Among Court’s “Biggest Immigration Cases Ever”

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2011, 8:53AM

The Supreme Court said this week it’ll hear the challenges to Arizona’s undocumented immigrant profiling law. It will be weighing narrow legal questions, but its ruling will be of enormous and broad significance.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

¿Como se dice? Gingrinch Launches Spanish-Language Website

¿Como se dice? Gingrinch Launches Spanish-Language Website

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2011, 4:19PM

Newt Gingrich is the first GOP candidate to launch a Spanish-language website targeting the fastest-growing group of voters in the United States.

Topics: Immigration, Newt Gingrich, /NOW, Politics

Bachmann: Throw Undocumented Parents on Buses, Leave Kids Crying

Bachmann: Throw Undocumented Parents on Buses, Leave Kids Crying

by Jorge Rivas on December 9 2011, 11:00AM

Michele Bachmann, who says she’ll deport every single undocumented immigrant in the U.S., told Bill O’Reilly there’s no problem if their children stay behind crying.

Topics: Immigration

What Arpaio Didn't Do This Time: Over 400 Sex Crimes Ignored

What Arpaio Didn’t Do This Time: Over 400 Sex Crimes Ignored

by Noelle de la Paz on December 8 2011, 9:50AM

While “America’s Toughest Sheriff” chased down immigrants, his office also refused to investigate child abuse claims involving the children of undocumented residents.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, Joe Arpaio

American Heritage Editor on 'Anchor Baby' Definition: 'We Were Wrong'

American Heritage Editor on ‘Anchor Baby’ Definition: ‘We Were Wrong’

by Mónica Novoa on December 7 2011, 11:17AM

Monica Novoa sits down with American Heritage Dictionary’s Executive Editor Steve Kleinedler to discuss the why and how they chose to define one of today’s most hot-button slurs.

Topics: Immigration

Occupy Birmingham: Immigrant Rights Are Crucial for the 99 Percent

Occupy Birmingham: Immigrant Rights Are Crucial for the 99 Percent

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2011, 2:45PM

Protestors marched on a detention center in Birmingham, Ala., this weekend to decry the state’s new immigration enforcement law, which critics say legalizes racial profiling, among other things. Detainees came to the window with signs expressing solidarity.

Topics: #Occupy, Immigration

New American Heritage Dictionary Defines 'Anchor Baby' as Neutral

New American Heritage Dictionary Defines ‘Anchor Baby’ as Neutral

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2011, 11:56AM

The latest edition of New American Heritage Dictionary adds the term “anchor baby,” with a matter-of-fact definition that makes its racist assumptions into simple facts. The dictionary’s editor says they strove to be “objective” in the immigration debate.

Topics: Immigration

New York, California Fight for Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

New York, California Fight for Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2011, 10:49AM

In the wake of the bruising defeat of the DREAM Act a year go, undocumented immigrant youth determined to keep up the momentum of state-level legislation.

Topics: Immigration

Japanese Honda Employee Ticketed in Alabama for Violating HB 56

Japanese Honda Employee Ticketed in Alabama for Violating HB 56

by Jorge Rivas on December 1 2011, 12:23PM

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama announced that it would invest an additional $84 million in Alabama. They might be rethinking that now.

Topics: Immigration

Georgia Immigrant Couple Fights to Regain Custody of Kids

Georgia Immigrant Couple Fights to Regain Custody of Kids

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 30 2011, 10:00AM

Why? Because they are undocumented immigrants who speak Spanish, according to advocates.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration

Did You Talk About Race on Thanksgiving? [Reader Forum]

Did You Talk About Race on Thanksgiving? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on November 28 2011, 9:45AM

Colorlines.com readers discuss Alabama’s HB 56, and Elon James Whites’ on-the-ground report on its effects, in the context of Thanksgiving and family history.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Immigration

Black Leaders Get Closeup View of Alabama's New Jim Crow

Black Leaders Get Closeup View of Alabama’s New Jim Crow

by Elon James White on November 22 2011, 11:01AM

Cultural critic Elon James White says the state’s harsh immigration law not only creates an unwelcoming environment for any brown migrant, it harks back to a terrible time in Alabama history that many thought was in the past.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration

Obama Knows Families are Shattered by Deportation. Now What? [Reader Forum]

Obama Knows Families are Shattered by Deportation. Now What? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on November 21 2011, 10:00AM

President Obama responded to our publisher’s report on children of deportees getting stuck in foster care; now, our readers respond to him.

Topics: Immigration