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Bulldogs Lose Recruit as Georgia Demands He Prove Immigration Status

Bulldogs Lose Recruit as Georgia Demands He Prove Immigration Status

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 3:13PM

Georgia is the second state, after South Carolina, to enact a ban on undocumented students at public colleges.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

East Haven Immigrant Rights Group Launches Twitter Campaign to Send Mayor Tacos

East Haven Immigrant Rights Group Launches Twitter Campaign to Send Mayor Tacos

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 3:12PM

After four East Haven police officers were arrested Tuesday for allegedly profiling members of the Latino community, the city’s mayor said he was going to have tacos for dinner that night to help Latinos.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

Gingrich Would Support DREAMers Only if They  Join the Military [Video]

Gingrich Would Support DREAMers Only if They Join the Military [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 2:35PM

Undocumented youth argue that they are fully capable of serving the country in many other ways

Topics: Immigration, Newt Gingrich, /NOW

Immigrant Family Detention Could Return to Texas

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 1:01PM

In 2009, the federal government stopped detaining families in Texas and cancelled plans to build new family detention facilities as advocates made clear that the practice was inhumane.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

NDLON on Obama: 'He Can't Offer DREAM Act to Students and Deportations to Parents'

NDLON on Obama: ‘He Can’t Offer DREAM Act to Students and Deportations to Parents’

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 11:55AM

We’ll be bringing you responses from different organizations to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address throughout the day.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Romney's 'Self-Deportation' Plans Already in Place in Arizona, Alabama

Romney’s ‘Self-Deportation’ Plans Already in Place in Arizona, Alabama

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 12:55PM

They’ve driven immigrants from those states, but at a steep political and economic cost

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

Alabama Students Prep Week Long Actions Against HB56 [Video]

Alabama Students Prep Week Long Actions Against HB56 [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2012, 3:25PM

A group of college students in Birmingham, Alabama are organizing “A Week of Direct Action Against HB 56” that will run from Jan. 30 through Feb. 3.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The Politics of Immigrant Scapegoating: Not Just an American Pastime

The Politics of Immigrant Scapegoating: Not Just an American Pastime

by Michelle Chen on January 23 2012, 9:13AM

No savvy politician would highlight the widening gulf between poor people on one side and the elites seeking their votes on the other. Instead, from South Carolina to France, they focus on the traditional dividing line between Us and Them: the border.

Topics: Global Affairs, Immigration

Just One in Six Deportations Cancelled in Obama’s Pilot Review

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 5:05PM

The pilot deportation review Obama ordered last year in Denver is done. 7,900 cases reviewed, and 1,300 people had their deportation cases dropped.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The Real Goal of Ariz.'s Book Banning Thought Police: Harass Latinos

The Real Goal of Ariz.’s Book Banning Thought Police: Harass Latinos

by Rinku Sen on January 20 2012, 9:20AM

To ban ethnic studies in Tucson, officials have had to warehouse Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” along with six other books. But the messy details don’t matter. The real goal is to put Mexican Americans on the defensive about their place in the state.

Topics: Immigration, Movement, Schools & Youth

DREAMer Confronts Romney at NY Fundraiser [Video]

DREAMer Confronts Romney at NY Fundraiser [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 11:41AM

A young Latina who identified herself in a video as an undocumented immigrant approached presidential hopeful Mitt Romney at fundraiser in New York yesterday to ask him why he isn’t supporting her DREAM.

Topics: GOP Primary, Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Birmingham's Scott Douglas Shares His Love on 'The Colbert Report' [Video]

Birmingham’s Scott Douglas Shares His Love on ‘The Colbert Report’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 7:57PM

Scott Douglas, activist and executive director of the Greater Birmingham Ministries, was a guest on “The Colbert Report” on Monday and discussed Alabama’s tough anti-immigration law in context of the civil rights movement.

Topics: Celebrate Love, Immigration, /NOW

Maricopa County Protest Calls for Arpaio's Arrest [Pictures]

Maricopa County Protest Calls for Arpaio’s Arrest [Pictures]

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 6:40PM

On Friday, the Puente Movement launched “Arrest Arpaio Not the People,” a campaign which seeks to get Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested and charged with criminal offenses.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Missouri Wants to Make Public Schools Check Immigration Statuses

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 2:59PM

Missouri could be the next battleground in a nationwide fight over tougher immigration laws.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Presente.org Names Arturo Carmona as its New Executive Director

by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2012, 6:59PM

The country’s pre-eminent online Latino advocacy organization largely responsible for removing Lou Dobbs from CNN has a new director.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Mexican Migration to the United States Has Hit a Net Zero

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2012, 4:50PM

Mexican migrant apprehensions at the border hit their lowest levels in seventeen years.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

How Did 15-Year-Old Jakadrien Turner, a U.S. Citizen, Get Deported?

How Did 15-Year-Old Jakadrien Turner, a U.S. Citizen, Get Deported?

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2012, 9:53AM

Detainees navigate the immigration system largely on their own, and young people become uniquely vulnerable.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration

What If Nobody Told You Your Daughter Had Been Mistakenly Deported? [Reader Forum]

What If Nobody Told You Your Daughter Had Been Mistakenly Deported? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on January 9 2012, 8:51AM

In a horrific case of mistaken identity, a 14-year-old African-American girl from Dallas was deported to Colombia — while her family ran a desperate missing person search.

Topics: Immigration

Jakedrien Turner, Dallas Teen Deported to Colombia, Heads Home

Jakedrien Turner, Dallas Teen Deported to Colombia, Heads Home

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2012, 2:30PM

The 15 year old African-American girl who was mistakenly deported to Colombia by ICE last April, is on a flight back to the U.S. and could be home by today.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Proposes Letting Some Immigrants Stay in U.S. for Green Cards

Obama Proposes Letting Some Immigrants Stay in U.S. for Green Cards

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2012, 9:45AM

A new proposal will help keep families in tact during immigration applications.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW