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Apple Fakes Deportation Raid in Pursuit of iPhone 5 Prototype

Apple Fakes Deportation Raid in Pursuit of iPhone 5 Prototype

by Jorge Rivas on November 8 2011, 2:40PM

Employees posed as San Francisco police and threatened deportation while hunting the lost phone.

Topics: Immigration

How Can We Stop ICE from Shattering Families? [Reader Forum]

How Can We Stop ICE from Shattering Families? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on November 7 2011, 9:40AM

Readers discuss ARC’s new report, which lays out how children are being taken from undocumented parents.

Topics: Immigration

Driving Undocumented Parents Underground Hurts Students

Driving Undocumented Parents Underground Hurts Students

by Julianne Hing on November 4 2011, 9:54AM

According to a new report, legalization for parents helps kids perform better in school.

Topics: Immigration

New York Rep. José Serrano Blasts ICE Over Foster Care Stats

New York Rep. José Serrano Blasts ICE Over Foster Care Stats

by Jorge Rivas on November 3 2011, 1:07PM

He called on the Department of Homeland Security to halt and review all deportations in which kids could be impacted.

Topics: Immigration

U.S. Deports 46K Parents With Citizen Kids in Just Six Months

U.S. Deports 46K Parents With Citizen Kids in Just Six Months

by on November 3 2011, 9:30AM

Data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request reveals nearly a quarter of people deported in first half of 2011 were parents with U.S. citizen children. That’s a dramatic increase from the 10-year period before the Obama administration.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration, Felipe Montes

Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System

Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System

by on November 2 2011, 8:00AM

A yearlong investigation by Colorlines.com’s publisher, the Applied Research Center, found more than 5,000 children stuck in foster care because their parents were detained by ICE. One in four deportees have U.S.-born kids and face total loss of parental rights.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration, Felipe Montes

ICE Slows Routine Searches of Buses, Trains, Airports Along Northern Border

ICE Slows Routine Searches of Buses, Trains, Airports Along Northern Border

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2011, 1:16PM

Advocates hope the change will lead to less racial profiling along the border.

Topics: Immigration

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Visits Alabama, Praises Immigration Law HB 56

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Visits Alabama, Praises Immigration Law HB 56

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2011, 3:06PM

The politician who brought us Arizona’s SB 1070 says she’s encouraged by Alabama’s tough approach.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration, Video

ICE Agent During Search: 'The Warrant is Coming Out of My Balls'

ICE Agent During Search: ‘The Warrant is Coming Out of My Balls’

by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2011, 12:09PM

The ACLU alleges that ICE’s tactics are growing dirtier by the day.

Topics: Immigration

Counties Defy Feds, Vow Not to Detain Immigrants on ICE's Behalf

Counties Defy Feds, Vow Not to Detain Immigrants on ICE’s Behalf

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2011, 10:00AM

Both Santa Clara County and Washington, D.C. are finding ways around the federal government’s Secure Communities deportation program.

Topics: Immigration

Colorado Town Debates Whether School Police Can Also Work for ICE

Colorado Town Debates Whether School Police Can Also Work for ICE

by Julianne Hing on October 21 2011, 9:53AM

Kids in the tiny town of Carbondale had to see their school police officer also deport their families during immigration raids.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Documentary Pries Open the Door to Immigrant Detention Centers

Documentary Pries Open the Door to Immigrant Detention Centers

by on October 18 2011, 10:03AM

Latina journalist Maria Hinojosa’s “Lost in Detention” airs tonight on PBS’ Frontline. Colorlines.com spoke with Hinojosa about reporting the film, and the up-close reality of warehousing immigrants awaiting deportation.

Topics: Immigration, Media

DREAM Activist Describes Fear After Alabama's HB 56: 'I'm Not The Only One'

DREAM Activist Describes Fear After Alabama’s HB 56: ‘I’m Not The Only One’

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2011, 10:00AM

Victor Palafox is a 19-year-old student organizer who’s living through the awful reality of the nation’s strictest anti-immigrant law.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration

Blocked! Court Grants Emergency Stay on Key Parts of Alabama Law

Blocked! Court Grants Emergency Stay on Key Parts of Alabama Law

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2011, 4:19PM

An appeals court today put brakes on the portion of Alabama’s harsh new immigration law that mandated public schools track students’ immigration status. Two weeks after the law went into effect, reports are mounting of kids avoiding school.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Obama Sends Justice Dept. to Alabama to Probe Impact of H.B. 56

Obama Sends Justice Dept. to Alabama to Probe Impact of H.B. 56

by Jorge Rivas on October 14 2011, 1:25PM

Justice Department officials are in Alabama this week to look at the impact the state’s harsh new immigration enforcement law is having on school children.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration

California's DREAM Act Is Finally a Reality -- But Will Momentum Spread?

California’s DREAM Act Is Finally a Reality — But Will Momentum Spread?

by Noelle de la Paz on October 11 2011, 10:01AM

On Saturday, Gov. Brown signed the second half of the two-part legislation into law, distinguishing California as a leader in pro-education immigrant rights.

Topics: Immigration

Latinos Abandon Alabama Homes, Classrooms, Churches After HB 56

Latinos Abandon Alabama Homes, Classrooms, Churches After HB 56

by Jorge Rivas on October 5 2011, 10:30AM

One Bishop says that families are fleeing the state overnight to escape the country’s harshest immigration enforcement law.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration

The Myth of the 'Perfect Immigrant' Does More Harm Than Good

The Myth of the ‘Perfect Immigrant’ Does More Harm Than Good

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2011, 10:00AM

Immigration advocate Michelle Fei says that our criminal justice system is imperfect. So why do we expect the country’s immigrants to be?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration

Fear and Learning in Alabama: Undocumented Students Flee

Fear and Learning in Alabama: Undocumented Students Flee

by Jorge Rivas on October 3 2011, 2:00PM

Alabama public schools are seeing a sharp drop in Latino student attendance after a federal judge approved a provision in HB 56 that requires school to check birth certificates.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration, Schools & Youth

Mandatory E-Verify Bill Advances As Critics Fight Back with New Ads

Mandatory E-Verify Bill Advances As Critics Fight Back with New Ads

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2011, 9:45AM

If Texas Rep. Lamar Smith has his way, a deeply flawed immigrant screening system will become mandatory for every employer in the nation.

Topics: Immigration