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Judge Puts Alabama's New Anti-Immigrant Law on Hold

Judge Puts Alabama’s New Anti-Immigrant Law on Hold

by Jorge Rivas on August 29 2011, 3:38PM

The law is said by many to be the harshest in a string of harsh policies directed at undocumented immigrants to sweep the country.

Topics: Immigration

Nearly Half of All Babies are of Color, 2010 Census Shows

Nearly Half of All Babies are of Color, 2010 Census Shows

by Jorge Rivas on August 26 2011, 11:09AM

The number of states where minority babies dominate has doubled to 14 since 2000.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

The Alabama Town Most Changed (and Saved) by Immigration

The Alabama Town Most Changed (and Saved) by Immigration

by Gabriel Thompson on August 25 2011, 9:06AM

From a distance—the perspective from which immigration is too often discussed—this small town seems like an apt illustration of why Alabama should crack down on immigrants. Up close, it’s clear immigration is actually saving Russellville.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Dispatches, Immigration

Colorlines.com Survey: A People of Color Majority? Meh, So What?

Colorlines.com Survey: A People of Color Majority? Meh, So What?

by Dom Apollon on August 24 2011, 10:19AM

Despite all the fuss in media and politics about the coming non-white majority, most people don’t care about it one way or the other. However, those who are concerned are far more vocal about their fears.

Topics: Colorlines Surveys, Immigration

Obama to Recognize Same Sex Couples in Deportation Changes

Obama to Recognize Same Sex Couples in Deportation Changes

by Julianne Hing on August 23 2011, 8:55AM

Same-sex couples may win reprieve under Obama’s updated deportation policies.

Topics: Immigration

How States Broke the Record on Immigration Bills in 2011 Infographic

How States Broke the Record on Immigration Bills in 2011

by Stokely Baksh on August 22 2011, 9:29AM

With immigration reform stalled in Washington, the state-level fight has never been more heated. Here’s a graphic overview of the battle field, by the numbers.

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

Obama's Deportation Move Likely Lifts Threat to DREAM Act Youth

Obama’s Deportation Move Likely Lifts Threat to DREAM Act Youth

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2011, 1:11PM

The administration is reviewing pending deportations and granting stays to those without criminal records. The move merely brings White House policy in line with rhetoric, but is likely to end deportations of youth who would benefit from the DREAM Act.

Topics: Immigration

Foreign Students on U.S. Summer Visas Tricked to Work at Hershey's Factory

Foreign Students on U.S. Summer Visas Tricked to Work at Hershey’s Factory

by Jorge Rivas on August 19 2011, 12:16PM

They came for a cultural exchange, and got night shifts instead.

Topics: Immigration

White House: We Will Halt Some Deportations

White House: We Will Halt Some Deportations

by Julianne Hing on August 18 2011, 4:06PM

The administration finally gets its policies closer in line with its rhetoric on deportation.

Topics: Immigration

Advocates Furious at White House Over Deportation Program

Advocates Furious at White House Over Deportation Program

by Julianne Hing on August 17 2011, 9:30AM

Hundreds take to the streets in protest of the administration’s signature deportation program.

Topics: Immigration

Hate Crimes Against Latinos Are on the Rise in California

Hate Crimes Against Latinos Are on the Rise in California

by Bryan Gerhart on August 16 2011, 10:00AM

But in tough economic times when scapegoating is too easy, what are lawmakers doing to stop it?

Topics: Immigration

Arizona Border Fence Causes Flood and Self-Destructs--as Predicted

Arizona Border Fence Causes Flood and Self-Destructs—as Predicted

by Bryan Gerhart on August 12 2011, 5:30PM

Environmental experts had warned Border Patrol that the fence would cause flooding and threaten local wildlife, among other things. Homeland Security ignored the experts on this issue, too.

Topics: Immigration

Michigan ICE, Accused of Abuse and Racial Profiling, Clears Itself of Wrongdoing

Michigan ICE, Accused of Abuse and Racial Profiling, Clears Itself of Wrongdoing

by Julianne Hing on August 12 2011, 10:53AM

Immigrant rights advocates continue to press for accountability in an agency they say is corrupt.

Topics: Immigration

DHS Tells States: We Don't Need Your Approval for Secure Communities

DHS Tells States: We Don’t Need Your Approval for Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on August 9 2011, 9:08AM

They’ll just go on deporting record numbers of people.

Topics: Immigration

Justice Dept Sues Alabama Over Nation's Harshest Anti-Immigrant Law

Justice Dept Sues Alabama Over Nation’s Harshest Anti-Immigrant Law

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2011, 11:01AM

Attorney General Eric Holder repeated the point the Justice Department has made in previous suits: states can’t usurp the feds’ right to control immigration. But federal policy encourages them to do just that.

Topics: Immigration

Study: Undocumented Students' Jarring Transition to Workforce

Study: Undocumented Students’ Jarring Transition to Workforce

by Bryan Gerhart on August 2 2011, 10:21AM

As students lobby for the second half of the California DREAM Act, which would give undocumented residents access to financial aid, a new study shows how complicated achievement can be in the land of opportunity.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Rep. Gutierrez Arrested, Tells Obama: You Can Stop Deportations

Rep. Gutierrez Arrested, Tells Obama: You Can Stop Deportations

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2011, 12:41PM

The Illinois lawmaker says he’s not convinced by a Obama’s stated commitment meaningful to reform.

Topics: Immigration

Fight for California DREAM Act Not Over Even As AB 130 Becomes Law

Fight for California DREAM Act Not Over Even As AB 130 Becomes Law

by Julianne Hing on July 27 2011, 10:00AM

Undocumented immigrant students can now apply for private college aid, but that was the easy part.

Topics: Immigration

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