Deporting 400,000 people a year means big business for the rural towns and private prison contractors that warehouse many detained immigrants.
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…
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.
by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 5:07PM
The Senate Majority leader says he’s continuing to fight for immigration reform.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
by Julianne Hing on December 15 2011, 8:53AM
The Supreme Court said this week it’ll hear the challenges to Arizona’s undocumented immigrant profiling law. It will be weighing narrow legal questions, but its ruling will be of enormous and broad significance.
by Jorge Rivas on December 9 2011, 11:00AM
Michele Bachmann, who says she’ll deport every single undocumented immigrant in the U.S., told Bill O’Reilly there’s no problem if their children stay behind crying.
by Noelle de la Paz on December 8 2011, 9:50AM
While “America’s Toughest Sheriff” chased down immigrants, his office also refused to investigate child abuse claims involving the children of undocumented residents.
by Mónica Novoa on December 7 2011, 11:17AM
Monica Novoa sits down with American Heritage Dictionary’s Executive Editor Steve Kleinedler to discuss the why and how they chose to define one of today’s most hot-button slurs.
by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2011, 2:45PM
Protestors marched on a detention center in Birmingham, Ala., this weekend to decry the state’s new immigration enforcement law, which critics say legalizes racial profiling, among other things. Detainees came to the window with signs expressing solidarity.
by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2011, 11:56AM
The latest edition of New American Heritage Dictionary adds the term “anchor baby,” with a matter-of-fact definition that makes its racist assumptions into simple facts. The dictionary’s editor says they strove to be “objective” in the immigration debate.
by Julianne Hing on December 2 2011, 10:49AM
In the wake of the bruising defeat of the DREAM Act a year go, undocumented immigrant youth determined to keep up the momentum of state-level legislation.
by Jorge Rivas on December 1 2011, 12:23PM
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama announced that it would invest an additional $84 million in Alabama. They might be rethinking that now.
Why? Because they are undocumented immigrants who speak Spanish, according to advocates.
by Channing Kennedy on November 28 2011, 9:45AM
Colorlines.com readers discuss Alabama’s HB 56, and Elon James Whites’ on-the-ground report on its effects, in the context of Thanksgiving and family history.