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Obama Tells Latino Voters He 'Needs a Dance Partner' on Immigration

Obama Tells Latino Voters He ‘Needs a Dance Partner’ on Immigration

by Julianne Hing on July 26 2011, 9:51AM

But while the president insists that he’s an ally of immigrant communities, advocates point out that his administration’s deported more people than any other.

Topics: Immigration

How Long Do Immigrant Families Infographic

How Long Do Immigrant Families “Wait in Line”? Sometimes Decades

by Stokely Baksh on July 25 2011, 12:28PM

It’s a popular turn of phrase: undocumented immigrants should just follow the rules and “get in line.” What they don’t point out is that it’s a really, really long line, thanks to the broken immigration system. Here’s a look at who’s waiting for family and work visas.

Topics: Immigration

Jose Antonio Vargas Has Driver's License Revoked

Jose Antonio Vargas Has Driver’s License Revoked

by Jamilah King on July 22 2011, 11:33AM

The writer calls it another reminder of the collective struggle facing immigrants like him.

Topics: Immigration

Half of California DREAM Act Passes Senate, Moves to Governor's Desk

Half of California DREAM Act Passes Senate, Moves to Governor’s Desk

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2011, 1:13PM

The bill would allow undocumented students to apply for private college scholarships.

Topics: Immigration

Contempt of Court? Feds Silent on Suits Over State Immigration Laws

Contempt of Court? Feds Silent on Suits Over State Immigration Laws

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2011, 11:20AM

Alabama joins Arizona, Indiana, Georgia and Utah in being sued over harsh immigration enforcement laws. But the Justice Department has gone silent.

Topics: Immigration

To Protest Arizona's SB 1070 or Play in Tonight's All-Star Game?

To Protest Arizona’s SB 1070 or Play in Tonight’s All-Star Game?

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2011, 11:08AM

Players have taken different sides of the debate over Arizona’s SB 1070, but will any refuse to take the field on one of baseball’s biggest nights?

Topics: Immigration

Michelle Rhee Joins Parent Blame Game in DREAM Act Support

Michelle Rhee Joins Parent Blame Game in DREAM Act Support

by Julianne Hing on July 7 2011, 9:45AM

The controversial champion of education reform joins several high profile figures in using faulty rhetoric to support undocumented students.

Topics: Immigration

Are Immigrants Flooding the Military for U.S. Citizenship?

Are Immigrants Flooding the Military for U.S. Citizenship?

by Julianne Hing on July 6 2011, 2:30PM

Military service is not exactly the breezy fast track to citizenship it can appear to be.

Topics: Immigration

More Latinos in U.S. Identifying as Indian

More Latinos in U.S. Identifying as Indian

by Jorge Rivas on July 6 2011, 10:12AM

Meanwhile, some families obviously have mixed feelings about identifying as indigenous.

Topics: Immigration

Jose Antonio Vargas: 'No Person is Illegal'

Jose Antonio Vargas: ‘No Person is Illegal’

by Jamilah King on July 5 2011, 1:27PM

The journalist maintains that the immigrant struggle is “about us, not them.”

Topics: Immigration

Young Activists Use Art to Fight for the DREAM Act

Young Activists Use Art to Fight for the DREAM Act

by Stokely Baksh, Julianne Hing on July 1 2011, 10:39AM

These ten pieces of art created by young, undocumented immigrants show the love and determination that keeps the movement strong.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Republican Small-Town Mayor Sues Georgia -- For Immigrants' Rights

Republican Small-Town Mayor Sues Georgia — For Immigrants’ Rights

by Channing Kennedy on June 30 2011, 1:30PM

Paul Bridges says he became mayor to represent everyone in his town, “including the people who would have no voice otherwise.”

Topics: Immigration

South Carolina's Gov. Nikki Haley Makes Good on Anti-Immigrant Promises

South Carolina’s Gov. Nikki Haley Makes Good on Anti-Immigrant Promises

by Asraa Mustufa on June 30 2011, 9:31AM

While similar laws are temporarily blocked in other states, South Carolina presses forward with their SB 1070 copycat bill.

Topics: Immigration

Jose Antonio Vargas Talks American Identity on Rachel Maddow Show

Jose Antonio Vargas Talks American Identity on Rachel Maddow Show

by Asraa Mustufa on June 28 2011, 2:09PM

The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist is quickly becoming a gamechanger in the debate over the Dream Act.

Topics: Immigration, Media

Six Undocumented Students Arrested for Protesting Georgia's HB 87

Six Undocumented Students Arrested for Protesting Georgia’s HB 87

by Julianne Hing on June 28 2011, 10:15AM

For them, the climate of fear caused by anti-immigrant laws is just as harmful as the legislation itself.

Topics: Immigration

ICE Vows More 'Discretion' in Deportations. Don't Hold Your Breath

ICE Vows More ‘Discretion’ in Deportations. Don’t Hold Your Breath

by on June 24 2011, 10:50AM

ICE staff have long held broad discretion in immigration cases, yet they have regularly failed to use it, instead ramming through a record number of deportations under Obama.

Topics: Immigration

Jose Antonio Vargas Came Out as Undocumented, NOT

Jose Antonio Vargas Came Out as Undocumented, NOT “Illegal”

by Mónica Novoa on June 23 2011, 9:43AM

So why do so many of his journalism colleagues still insist on using the slur to describe him? Monica Novoa explains why it is long past time for news media to Drop the I-Word.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Immigration, Media

Federal Judge Hears Arguments on Georgia's Anti-Immigrant Law

Federal Judge Hears Arguments on Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant Law

by Asraa Mustufa on June 22 2011, 10:03AM

A decision is expected to be made before July 1, when HB 87 is scheduled to take effect.

Topics: Immigration

John McCain's Puzzled by Controversy Over Wildfire Comments

John McCain’s Puzzled by Controversy Over Wildfire Comments

by Jorge Rivas on June 21 2011, 2:10PM

Looks like the former presidential candidate is backtracking from his latest outrageous claims that undocumented immigrants are to blame for Arizona’s blazes.

Topics: Immigration

The Legal Case Against Alabama's Worst-in-the-Country Immigration Law

The Legal Case Against Alabama’s Worst-in-the-Country Immigration Law

by Julianne Hing on June 21 2011, 10:45AM

The lawsuits against state-level efforts at immigration enforcement are piling up. Here’s how advocates plan to challenge the one they’ve called the worst of the bunch.

Topics: Immigration