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Gov. Deval Patrick Is Latest to Buck Obama Deportation Program

Gov. Deval Patrick Is Latest to Buck Obama Deportation Program

by Julianne Hing on June 9 2011, 10:01AM

The state-level backlash builds as governors try to opt out of the administration’s controversial Secure Communities initiative.

Topics: Immigration

Alabama Gov Signs One of the Nation's Harshest Anti-Immigrant Laws

Alabama Gov Signs One of the Nation’s Harshest Anti-Immigrant Laws

by Julianne Hing on June 7 2011, 10:26AM

Advocates warn that the state is taking a major step backwards in its long history with civil rights struggles.

Topics: Immigration

New York Suspends Participation in Embattled Secure Communities

New York Suspends Participation in Embattled Secure Communities

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 2 2011, 9:00AM

The move comes after months of pressure from advocates to get the governor to terminate the program.

Topics: Immigration

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Labor Law, But It's No Model for SB 1070

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Labor Law, But It’s No Model for SB 1070

by Jamilah King on May 26 2011, 2:21PM

The Legal Arizona Workers Act punishes businesses for hiring undocumented workers. But the battle over SB 1070 is looming.

Topics: Immigration

Lawsuit: Indiana's Immigration Law's No SB 1070, Still Unconstitutional

Lawsuit: Indiana’s Immigration Law’s No SB 1070, Still Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on May 26 2011, 9:32AM

The new law mandates that state agencies use the controversial E-Verify program and gives cops unprecedented power to arrest people who they think may be undocumented.

Topics: Immigration

Secure Communities 101: Here's What You Need to Know

Secure Communities 101: Here’s What You Need to Know

by Stokely Baksh, Julianne Hing, Renee Feltz on May 25 2011, 11:40AM

Wonder what this deportation program is that’s taken off across the country? We’ve got you covered.

Topics: Immigration

Activists to Obama: Where's the Executive Order for DREAMers?

Activists to Obama: Where’s the Executive Order for DREAMers?

by Asraa Mustufa on May 23 2011, 3:28PM

Presente.org has lined up their list of the top six executive Orders in history. President Obama, are you listening?

Topics: Immigration

Pedro Guzman Recounts 19 Harrowing Months in Detention

Pedro Guzman Recounts 19 Harrowing Months in Detention

by Thoai Lu on May 20 2011, 12:00PM

Elise Foley at the Huffington Post talked to Guzman devastating reality faced by thousands of immigrants.

Topics: Immigration

New Mexico's Latina Gov Still Vows To Revoke Immigrant Licenses

New Mexico’s Latina Gov Still Vows To Revoke Immigrant Licenses

by Julianne Hing on May 20 2011, 9:46AM

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is leading a charge to snatch driver’s licenses from undocumented immigrants in one of three states that still put safety ahead of ideology.

Topics: Immigration

DHS Does Right by Some Haitians, Extends Protected Status

DHS Does Right by Some Haitians, Extends Protected Status

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2011, 12:42PM

The department has extended temporary protective status for Haitian nationals through January 2013.

Topics: Immigration

The Daily Show Hires 'Señor Latino Correspondent'

The Daily Show Hires ‘Señor Latino Correspondent’

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2011, 11:44AM

Too bad they still stumbled on immigration.

Topics: Immigration

San Francisco Narrows Policy on Reporting Immigrant Youth to ICE

San Francisco Narrows Policy on Reporting Immigrant Youth to ICE

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2011, 11:05AM

But the county remains a statewide and national leader on funneling undocumented young people into the deportation pipeline.

Topics: Immigration

Who's Profiting More Than $5 Billion Off Of Immigrant Detentions?

Who’s Profiting More Than $5 Billion Off Of Immigrant Detentions?

by Thoai Lu on May 17 2011, 3:45PM

Advocacy group Cuentame says that the American Legislative Exchange Council is a key player.

Topics: Immigration

North African Refugees Stuck at Intersection of Europe's Hope and Fear

North African Refugees Stuck at Intersection of Europe’s Hope and Fear

by Michelle Chen on May 16 2011, 9:43AM

Europeans cheered the prospect of democracy in the Maghreb. But the revolutions have challenged Europe’s once promising border politics.

Topics: Global Affairs, Global Justice, Immigration

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Signs SB 1070-Inspired Enforcement Law

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Signs SB 1070-Inspired Enforcement Law

by Julianne Hing on May 13 2011, 1:53PM

Opponents say that the new law is an attack on immigrant communities which vilifies the state’s immigrants, regardless of their status

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

Texas Rep. Luna Hernandez Shares Story of Growing Up Undocumented

Texas Rep. Luna Hernandez Shares Story of Growing Up Undocumented

by Jamilah King on May 13 2011, 12:08PM

For her, the debate over HB 12 is a matter of personal privilege.

Topics: Immigration

What the President Left Out of His Immigration Reform Speech

What the President Left Out of His Immigration Reform Speech

by Rinku Sen on May 11 2011, 4:00PM

He made the economic argument, and rightly called Republicans out. But he mentioned neither the power he’s abdicating nor the racial anxieties that define the fight.

Topics: Immigration, Movement

Senate Dems Bring DREAM Act Back to Life for 2011

Senate Dems Bring DREAM Act Back to Life for 2011

by Julianne Hing on May 11 2011, 9:19AM

Five months after a bitter defeat in the Senate, the narrow immigration bill to benefit undocumented immigrant youth was reintroduced today in the Senate.

Topics: Immigration

Judge Blocks Utah's Immigration Laws

Judge Blocks Utah’s Immigration Laws

by Julianne Hing on May 11 2011, 7:56AM

A U.S. District Judge has issued a temporary injunction against the state’s SB 1070 copycat law.

Topics: Immigration

Gov. Brewer on SB 1070: 'Let's Just Go to the Supreme Court'

Gov. Brewer on SB 1070: ‘Let’s Just Go to the Supreme Court’

by Asraa Mustufa on May 10 2011, 11:24AM

Arizona’s immigration hawks may finally get their day before the Supreme Court.

Topics: Immigration