In reaction to Colorlines.com’s investigation, a state Assembly bill seeks to strengthen parents’ rights to stay in contact with children and child welfare case workers while detained.
by Mónica Novoa on April 17 2012, 9:01AM
The big message here from activists? We’re human, and we can laugh, too.
by Jorge Rivas on April 16 2012, 10:40AM
Obama told Univision he would like to do immigration this year, but Republican opposition is too intense.
by Jorge Rivas on April 13 2012, 1:41PM
Khan’s incident might be gaining international attention because he is a celebrity, but the truth is that ordinary American citizens and immigrants here in the United States grapple with racial and religious profiling routinely at airports.
Weeks after his case gained national media attention, Felipe Montes says that the North Carolina’s family reunification system is actually set up to work against him.
by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2012, 3:07PM
Two people were killed on Sunday night by “an unknown number of subjects in camouflage clothing armed with rifles” that ambushed a truck carrying undocumented immigrants near the U.S.- Mexico border.
Federal immigration authorities launched massive raids that netted over 3,100 detentions. But the Obama administration isn’t only focused on deporting so-called ‘violent criminals.’
by Mónica Novoa on April 5 2012, 9:27AM
When it comes to the DREAM Act, it’s been far too easy for some politicians to play the parent blame game. But activists refuse to throw their parents under the bus. We talked to both young people and their parents about their visions of justice.
by Julianne Hing on April 4 2012, 8:58AM
Marco Rubio’s carefully maneuvering his way into the next tier of Republican politics.
by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 5:18PM
The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has cut off negotiations with Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 1:08PM
Colorlines.com investigative reporter Seth Freed Wessler wins the 2012 Hillman Prize for his “Shattered Families” investigation of the intersection of deportation and child welfare.
by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 10:28AM
Insiders say the mass raids last week and over the weekend are the clearest sign yet that the Administration’s claims to have softened it’s immigration enforcement approach are purely rhetorical.
by Jorge Rivas on March 30 2012, 4:16PM
But Colorlines.com had it months ago in “Shattered Families.”
by Julianne Hing on March 30 2012, 3:18PM
The bill, which also included HB 56-like provisions that would have blocked immigrants’ access to basic utilities, died.
Nearly a quarter of the U.S. citizen children that Colorlines.com found stuck in foster care as parents moved through detention and deportation are in California. The state Senate is moving forward with a bill that would keep their families together.
by Mónica Novoa on March 27 2012, 10:58AM
Monica Novoa speaks with Leilani Montes, a transnational mujer who celebrates and weaves the roles of organizer and advocate across her professional, activist and personal life.
by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 3:29PM
The fight against Alabama’s anti-immigrant law goes global.
by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 10:29AM
The Obama administration is willing to pay big money to make sure the politically symbolic Cook County doesn’t ditch its marquee immigration enforcement program. Key lessons? Fighting unjust policy with a fiscal argument has its limitations.
by Julianne Hing on March 13 2012, 4:05PM
It would inform people of their civil rights, and alert their family members that they’ve been stopped by police.