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Activist's Criminal Record Forces Tough Questions Among DREAMers

Activist’s Criminal Record Forces Tough Questions Among DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on March 13 2012, 10:54AM

Uriel Alberto is a young undocumented father who doesn’t have a squeaky clean criminal record. His case is forcing activists and lawmakers alike to reconsider who they think should be able to pursue the American Dream.

Topics: Immigration

Marco Rubio Meets Miami DREAMer, Still Opposes DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2012, 4:40PM

Witness the Florida Republican Senator’s head-scratching political calculus.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

Child Sex Abuse Reported at Shelter for Undocumented Youth

Child Sex Abuse Reported at Shelter for Undocumented Youth

by Jorge Rivas on March 8 2012, 9:52AM

A former case manager at a shelter for undocumented youth caught crossing the border by themselves is being accused of sexually abusing six teenagers while he was supervising calls they made to relatives in Central America.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Steve Jobs' Widow Has Supported the DREAM Act for Years

Steve Jobs’ Widow Has Supported the DREAM Act for Years

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 4:14PM

The wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs has been a supporter of the DREAM Act for years.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

DREAMers Interrupt Romney's Massachusetts Victory Rally [Video]

DREAMers Interrupt Romney’s Massachusetts Victory Rally [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 10:35AM

The presidential hopeful celebrated his wins in Massachusetts but his victory speech was interrupted twice by DREAM Act supporters.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Georgia Senate Bans Undocumented Students from Public Colleges

by Jorge Rivas on March 6 2012, 3:15PM

On Monday the Georgia Senate passed a bill that would ban undocumented students from Georgia’s 60 public colleges.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Man Who Died in Massive Honduras Prison Fire Was Accidentally Deported

Man Who Died in Massive Honduras Prison Fire Was Accidentally Deported

by Jorge Rivas on March 5 2012, 11:42AM

The fire was the largest and worst prison fire in Latin American history

Topics: Global Affairs, Immigration, /NOW

DREAMer Arrested for Interrupting NC Immigration Hearing Still in Custody

DREAMer Arrested for Interrupting NC Immigration Hearing Still in Custody

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2012, 3:20PM

Alberto was arrested after a Wednesday protest at the legislature.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Former Home

L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Former Home

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2012, 12:35PM

A 37-year-old mother of a 19-month-old girl, was arrested by LAPD officers for trespassing during a foreclosure protest at the home she used to live in.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

LAPD Eases Impound Rules for Unlicensed Drivers

LAPD Eases Impound Rules for Unlicensed Drivers

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2012, 10:44AM

The commission called the decision an act of “humanity” and “compassion” toward the city’s undocumented immigrants who are not eligible to apply for a license in the state of California.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Alabama and Georgia's Anti-Immigrant Laws Head Back to Court

Alabama and Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant Laws Head Back to Court

by Julianne Hing on March 1 2012, 9:14AM

The federal government and civil rights groups want Alabama’s immigration crackdown blocked in full.

Topics: Immigration

Anti-Day Laborer Provision in Arizona’s SB 1070 Blocked

by Julianne Hing on February 29 2012, 5:07PM

Last week’s Supreme Court victory is already impacting immigrant workers’ rights.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Sentenced for Protesting Alabama's Anti-Immigrant HB 56

DREAMers Sentenced for Protesting Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56

by Julianne Hing on February 28 2012, 3:12PM

Undocumented youth, and their parents, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Felipe Montes' Fight to Reunite His Shattered Family on Al Jazeera [Video]

Felipe Montes’ Fight to Reunite His Shattered Family on Al Jazeera [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2012, 11:30AM

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition to reunite Felipe Montes and his children.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Angela Davis Calls DREAM Act  One of Today's 'Most Important' Fights

Angela Davis Calls DREAM Act One of Today’s ‘Most Important’ Fights

by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2012, 9:29AM

Author/activist Angela Davis speaks during the Independent Lens Examines Black History Month panel at the 2012 Winter TCA Tour on January 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

Natalie Portman Used the Term 'Undocumented' to Introduce Demián Bichir

Natalie Portman Used the Term ‘Undocumented’ to Introduce Demián Bichir

by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 4:08PM

Speaking to Bichir, Portman said “As Carlos Domingo, an undocumented immigrant fighting to give his son the opportunities he never had, you made us face very true portrait of a human being no one had ever dared us to consider before.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

Jorge Ramos Tells Sheriff Arpaio That Latinos Think He's 'Worst of America'

Jorge Ramos Tells Sheriff Arpaio That Latinos Think He’s ‘Worst of America’

by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 10:55AM

Univision’s Jorge Ramos had a heated exchange with Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio on his show Sunday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

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