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Supreme Court Offers Key Victory to Day Laborers

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2012, 2:17PM

A lower court’s ruling—which says that day laborers have a constitutional right to seek work in public—will stand.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Tells Latinos: Don't Say I Didn't Try for Immigration Reform

Obama Tells Latinos: Don’t Say I Didn’t Try for Immigration Reform

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2012, 10:47AM

And then calls out lawmakers who’ve pushed “anti-immigrant” laws like Arizona’s SB 1070.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

LAPD Chief Supports Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

LAPD Chief Supports Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

by Jorge Rivas on February 23 2012, 9:24AM

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday that California should issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Ariz. Sheriff Accused of Threatening to Deport Ex Has Long History of Hate

Ariz. Sheriff Accused of Threatening to Deport Ex Has Long History of Hate

by Jorge Rivas on February 21 2012, 10:14AM

For those who follow immigration issues closely Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was already on their radar for a history of having a tough stance on immigration issues.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

MSNBC Looks at How Deportation Shatters Families [Video]

MSNBC Looks at How Deportation Shatters Families [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 20 2012, 4:00PM

Colorlines.com Editorial Director Kai Wright was a guest on MSNBC’s ‘Up With Chris Hayes.’

Topics: Colorlines Press, Immigration, /NOW

Have You Fought to Help Felipe Montes Reunite With His Kids? [Reader Forum]

Have You Fought to Help Felipe Montes Reunite With His Kids? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on February 20 2012, 9:08AM

Last week Colorlines.com com reported a stunning story about a North Carolina family being ripped apart by deportation. The campaign that followed that story has already made a difference.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

New Mexico's Latina Gov. Fails to Take Away Undocumented Immigrants' Drivers Licenses Again

New Mexico’s Latina Gov. Fails to Take Away Undocumented Immigrants’ Drivers Licenses Again

by Jorge Rivas on February 17 2012, 4:58PM

New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s third attempt to repeal a 2003 law that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers licenses failed Thursday when the Democratic controlled legislature voted it down.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Shootout Between ICE Agents Leaves 1 Dead

by Jorge Rivas on February 17 2012, 8:22AM

An argument between an ICE agent and his supervisor escalated into gunfire Thursday evening in Long Beach, Calif. leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ICE Will Pay $350K for Immigration Raids in New Haven

by Jorge Rivas on February 16 2012, 3:49PM

Eleven men who claimed immigration agents violated their rights in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Ads Airing on Fox News: Keep 'Legal' Immigrants Out Too [Video]

Ads Airing on Fox News: Keep ‘Legal’ Immigrants Out Too [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2012, 1:50PM

A conservative group has launched a campaign to get the Federal government to limit the number of foreign workers that are allowed to enter the country with worker visas.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ICE to Open Immigration Detention Facility Touted as Model for Reform

ICE to Open Immigration Detention Facility Touted as Model for Reform

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 2:00PM

The facility will hold detainees in “more normalized conditions” with such luxuries as privacy in toilets and showers and expanded access to outdoor recreation.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Deported Dad Begs North Carolina To Give Him Back His Children

Deported Dad Begs North Carolina To Give Him Back His Children

by on February 14 2012, 10:38AM

Nobody argues whether Felipe Montes is a great dad. But the state doesn’t want to send his U.S. citizen kids to Mexico, so he may lose them forever. The Montes are among a growing number of families facing similar crises.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Obama Will Cut 287(g) to Expand Secure Communities in 2013

Obama Will Cut 287(g) to Expand Secure Communities in 2013

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 6:31PM

Homeland Security is set to end the controversial 287(g) program.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Fear of Deportation Kept L.A. School's Parents From Reporting Sex Abuse

Fear of Deportation Kept L.A. School’s Parents From Reporting Sex Abuse

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 8:39AM

As the Miramonte Elementary School sex scandal grows, new reports claim that some parents didn’t report their children’s abuse because of their legal status.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

ICE Creates Public Advocate Position to Serve ‘Those in Immigration Proceedings’

by Jorge Rivas on February 7 2012, 3:38PM

Advocates say ICE would do better to halt programs like Secure Communities than patch things up with these sorts of minor reforms.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Tucson Youth Group Hosts Their Own Chicano Studies Classes

Tucson Youth Group Hosts Their Own Chicano Studies Classes

by Jorge Rivas on February 2 2012, 4:20PM

Organizers from UNIDOS, a youth group that opposes the Mexican-American studies ban that went in to effect January 1st in Tucson, have started organizing their own ethnic studies classes.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Undocumented Teen Left Orphaned After Florida Pileup Crash Can Stay In U.S.

Undocumented Teen Left Orphaned After Florida Pileup Crash Can Stay In U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on February 2 2012, 10:30AM

ICE said Wednesday that an undocumented teen who was injured and lost her immediate family in Sunday’s multivehicle wreck in Florida will not face deportation.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

How East Haven, Conn., Became Synonymous With Racial Profiling

How East Haven, Conn., Became Synonymous With Racial Profiling

by on February 2 2012, 10:22AM

Even if the town cops’ lawlessness is fixed, questions remain that go far beyond East Haven’s city limits. The issue was not just that racist local cops wanted to deport immigrants; it’s that federal immigration authorities obliged them.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Immigration

University of Alabama Economist Study Says HB 56 Will Cost State $2.3 billion and 70k Jobs

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 12:27PM

A new study from economist Dr. Samuel Addy, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama, provides evidence that “HB 56 has been, and will continue to be an economic disaster for the state of Alabama.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

California Assemblyman Introducing Bill to Counter Federal Secure Communities Program

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 9:46AM

Legislation would counter Secure Communities program by limiting local law enforcement’s role in holding people for immigration authorities.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW