President Obama says his administration must “make sure that children aren’t torn from their parents without due process.” A Colorlines.com investigation concluded at least 5,100 kids are stuck in foster care because their parents are detained or deported.
by Jorge Rivas on November 14 2011, 2:29PM
A group of undocumented young people have started a video series that highlights the painfully awkward moments of life without papers.
by Julianne Hing on November 10 2011, 10:32AM
In the state’s first-ever recall, voters said enough already with the immigration-enforcement obsession and fired the man considered one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians. Julianne Hing looks at the election and its meaning.
by Jorge Rivas on November 8 2011, 2:40PM
Employees posed as San Francisco police and threatened deportation while hunting the lost phone.
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.
by Julianne Hing on November 4 2011, 9:54AM
According to a new report, legalization for parents helps kids perform better in school.
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.
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.
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.
by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2011, 1:16PM
Advocates hope the change will lead to less racial profiling along the border.
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.
by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2011, 12:09PM
The ACLU alleges that ICE’s tactics are growing dirtier by the day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.