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Deported Dad Begs North Carolina To Give Him Back His Children

Deported Dad Begs North Carolina To Give Him Back His Children

by on February 14 2012, 10:38AM

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.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Obama Will Cut 287(g) to Expand Secure Communities in 2013

Obama Will Cut 287(g) to Expand Secure Communities in 2013

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 6:31PM

Homeland Security is set to end the controversial 287(g) program.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Fear of Deportation Kept L.A. School's Parents From Reporting Sex Abuse

Fear of Deportation Kept L.A. School’s Parents From Reporting Sex Abuse

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

ICE Creates Public Advocate Position to Serve ‘Those in Immigration Proceedings’

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Tucson Youth Group Hosts Their Own Chicano Studies Classes

Tucson Youth Group Hosts Their Own Chicano Studies Classes

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Undocumented Teen Left Orphaned After Florida Pileup Crash Can Stay In U.S.

Undocumented Teen Left Orphaned After Florida Pileup Crash Can Stay In U.S.

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

How East Haven, Conn., Became Synonymous With Racial Profiling

How East Haven, Conn., Became Synonymous With Racial Profiling

by on February 2 2012, 10:22AM

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Immigration

University of Alabama Economist Study Says HB 56 Will Cost State $2.3 billion and 70k Jobs

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.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

California Assemblyman Introducing Bill to Counter Federal Secure Communities Program

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

UCSF Denies Kidney to Undocumented Father

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.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ICE Confirms DREAMer Yanelli Hernandez Deported to Mexico

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 2:12PM

Yanelli Hernandez, 22, was deported Tuesday from the United States and is now in Mexico.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Declare Undocumented Youth Mental Health Day

DREAMers Declare Undocumented Youth Mental Health Day

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 1:03PM

Activists say detained DREAMer Yanelli Hernandez needs treatment, not deportation.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Authors on Tucson's Mexican-American Studies Banned Book List Respond

Authors on Tucson’s Mexican-American Studies Banned Book List Respond

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 10:05AM

Several authors who are on the banned list have made statements.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

What Would it Cost to Deport All Undocumented Immigrants? $285 Billion

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.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

From DREAMs to ARMS: Florida Rep. Pushes Military-Only DREAM Act

From DREAMs to ARMS: Florida Rep. Pushes Military-Only DREAM Act

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Migrants Making Journey Through Mexico 'Desperately Need Socks'

Migrants Making Journey Through Mexico ‘Desperately Need Socks’

by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 10:48AM

Human rights organization launches new migrant rights campaign urging Mexican authorities to take action.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Ten Undocumented Youth Arrested in San Bernardino for Civil Disobedience at DHS Office

Ten Undocumented Youth Arrested in San Bernardino for Civil Disobedience at DHS Office

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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