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.
by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 6:31PM
Homeland Security is set to end the controversial 287(g) program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 3:59PM
Oakland resident Jesus Navarro has health insurance and a matching kidney donor but UCSF has denied him the procedure that could save his life because they say there is “no guarantee he will receive adequate follow-up care, given his uncertain status.”
by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 2:12PM
Yanelli Hernandez, 22, was deported Tuesday from the United States and is now in Mexico.
by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 1:03PM
Activists say detained DREAMer Yanelli Hernandez needs treatment, not deportation.
by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 10:05AM
Several authors who are on the banned list have made statements.
by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 2:09PM
Business Insider has gathered data from both ICE and third party reports and estimates a mass deportation campaign over five years would cost $285 billion.
by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 12:14PM
“If these young people are willing to die for America, then certainly they deserve a chance at life in America,” Rep. David Rivera said in a statement.
by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 10:48AM
Human rights organization launches new migrant rights campaign urging Mexican authorities to take action.
by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 6:10PM
On Tuesday ten undocumented immigrant youth were arrested in San Bernardino, Calif. after practicing non-violent civil disobedience by holding multiple “sit-ins” in front of the Department of Homeland Security building in town.
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.
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.
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