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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

Immigrant Left Disabled In Work Accident Dies After Deportation

Immigrant Left Disabled In Work Accident Dies After Deportation

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 1:50PM

A quadriplegic immigrant who became disabled while working on a roof died Sunday.

Topics: Health, Immigration, /NOW

Justice Dept. Finally Cuffs Sheriff Joe, But Not the Policy That Made Him

Justice Dept. Finally Cuffs Sheriff Joe, But Not the Policy That Made Him

by Julianne Hing on January 5 2012, 9:54AM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has cried uncle, sort of, in his standoff with DOJ over racial profiling and other abuses. But what about the Homeland Security program that enabled his behavior in the first place?

Topics: Immigration, Joe Arpaio

ICE Mistakenly Deports Dallas Teen Who Speaks No Spanish to Colombia

ICE Mistakenly Deports Dallas Teen Who Speaks No Spanish to Colombia

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 5:07PM

An African-American girl, who was 14 at the time, was mistakenly deported to Colombia by ICE.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Dispatch From Detention: A Rare Look Inside Our 'Humane' Immigration Jails

Dispatch From Detention: A Rare Look Inside Our ‘Humane’ Immigration Jails

by on January 4 2012, 9:19AM

Deporting 400,000 people a year means big business for the rural towns and private prison contractors that warehouse many detained immigrants.

Topics: Deportation, Dispatches, Immigration

Latino-Owned Businesses Are Leading the Recovery

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 3:39PM

The number of Latino-owned businesses with more than $1 million in revenue grew to over 44,000 in 2007, up from just 29,000 five years earlier.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

Hundreds of National Guard Troops to Leave U.S.-Mexico Border

Hundreds of National Guard Troops to Leave U.S.-Mexico Border

by Jamilah King on December 21 2011, 10:29AM

Since 2010, over 1,200 national guard troops have been patrolling the U.S.’s southwestern border. This week, the Obama administration announced that many of those troops are leaving. More from CNN: The drawdown, which the department characterized as a “transition,” will…

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Newt Gingrich Toughens Stance on Immigration at Last Night's GOP Debate

Newt Gingrich Toughens Stance on Immigration at Last Night’s GOP Debate

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 6:40PM

The Republican presidential candidate continues to test the waters to see how many moderates he can win without alienating the far right.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

Sen. Reid on Arpaio: Fix Broken Immigration System

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 5:07PM

The Senate Majority leader says he’s continuing to fight for immigration reform.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Arpaio Has Harsh Words for Obama, Says He'll Go to Federal Court if He Must

Arpaio Has Harsh Words for Obama, Says He’ll Go to Federal Court if He Must

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 2:16PM

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has some harsh words for, who he calls, “Obama and his merry men.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

'Mexican Restaurant' is the 7th Most Popular Google Maps Search in the U.S.

‘Mexican Restaurant’ is the 7th Most Popular Google Maps Search in the U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 8:34AM

So some states don’t want Mexican immigrants to stay but they sure would miss the food.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

Department of Homeland Security and ICE End Sheriff Arpaio's 287(g) Contract

Department of Homeland Security and ICE End Sheriff Arpaio’s 287(g) Contract

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 5:00PM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio will no longer have the ability to hold undocumented detainees after they’ve served their time for their initial arrest.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

DOJ Confirms Joe Arpaio is a Racist Sheriff, Demands Reform

DOJ Confirms Joe Arpaio is a Racist Sheriff, Demands Reform

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 1:32PM

The Department of Justice has released key findings from their investigation that started in 2008 and their giving Sheriff Joe Arpaio an ultimatum: cooperate with us or we’ll sue you.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW