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.
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?
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.
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.
by Julianne Hing on September 29 2011, 10:00AM
Alabama has prevailed where four other states which have enacted anti-immigrant state laws, including Arizona, did not.
by Julianne Hing on September 26 2011, 9:10AM
Humanitarian aid organization No More Deaths issued a new report that details a startling level of abuse toward migrants.
by Julianne Hing on September 21 2011, 10:01AM
The program is the cornerstone of the Obama administration’s deportation agenda, and it’s falling apart.
by Stokely Baksh on September 20 2011, 10:27AM
From the indigenous tribes of New Mexico to the streets of Oakland, these four artists are using culture as a weapon in their fight for a more humane immigration debate.
by Channing Kennedy on September 18 2011, 11:00PM
Colorlines readers talk about Gabriel Thompson’s investigative work into the history (and purpose) of the i-word.
by Gabriel Thompson on September 13 2011, 9:33AM
GOP strategists have won the messaging war—and Democrats have conceded defeat. Gabriel Thompson tells the long, sad story of D.C.’s immigrant-bashing rhetoric.
by Channing Kennedy on September 12 2011, 9:52AM
Our readers react to Williams’ anti-immigrant outburst.
by Shani O. Hilton on September 12 2011, 9:50AM
Undocumented families who can’t access safety net programs often don’t know where their next meal will come from.
by Mónica Novoa on September 10 2011, 10:47AM
In this video, Colorlines.com hits the streets of NYC to find out what people know about their families’ immigration history.
by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2011, 1:06PM
Last week’s winner took home a cash prize. The loser got a bullet proof vest.
by Rinku Sen on September 7 2011, 9:18AM
I can’t call myself a person who values inclusion and compassion and then pick and choose those whom I accept. I can disagree, but I can’t disown. Not if I want to help build a nation that constructs rather than destroys, that frees rather than enslaves.