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Illinois Terminates Secure Communities, Advances DREAM Act

Illinois Terminates Secure Communities, Advances DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on May 5 2011, 5:27PM

The bill now moves to the House.

Topics: Immigration

Cinco de Mayo, Primero de Mayo and the Birth of the United States of América

Cinco de Mayo, Primero de Mayo and the Birth of the United States of América

by Roberto Lovato on May 5 2011, 7:24AM

Thirty years, millions of mobile devices and a massive wave of migration later, Latinos have largely forgotten the meaning of Cinco de Mayo.

Topics: Immigration

Lawsuit: The Utah Compact Is Unconstitutional, Just Like SB 1070

Lawsuit: The Utah Compact Is Unconstitutional, Just Like SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on May 4 2011, 2:47PM

It may sound nicer than Arizona, but don’t be fooled by the pretty language.

Topics: Immigration

Will Obama Deport the American Dream? Scenes From May Day Rallies

Will Obama Deport the American Dream? Scenes From May Day Rallies

by Hatty Lee on May 2 2011, 10:23AM

Workers from across the country gathered to hold the president accountable for his record on immigration.

Topics: Immigration

Immigrant Mom Juana Villegas, Shackled During Labor, Wins Lawsuit

Immigrant Mom Juana Villegas, Shackled During Labor, Wins Lawsuit

by Thoai Lu on May 2 2011, 8:45AM

Physicians have said that shackling pregnant moms during labor puts women and babies in danger. But only a handful of states agree.

Topics: Immigration

Apple Rejects 'Smuggle Truck' Game About Immigrant Deaths

Apple Rejects ‘Smuggle Truck’ Game About Immigrant Deaths

by Channing Kennedy on April 28 2011, 5:27PM

Back in January, we reported on the game Smuggle Truck, a game by Boston-based developers Owlchemy Labs. In Smuggle Truck, the player races an old pickup truck through a desert, attempting to cross the border without letting too many immigrants…

Topics: Immigration

Napolitano Calls DHS's Secure Communities Deceit a 'Misunderstanding'

Napolitano Calls DHS’s Secure Communities Deceit a ‘Misunderstanding’

by Julianne Hing on April 28 2011, 5:02PM

While state legislatures that have gotten the most attention for passing laws that mimic Arizona’s SB 1070, the federal government is leading a massive deportation mission of its own.

Topics: Immigration

May Day Rallies Reveal America's True Self--Its Promise and Its Fear

May Day Rallies Reveal America’s True Self—Its Promise and Its Fear

by Rinku Sen on April 28 2011, 10:03AM

Several hundred thousand very diverse people will assert their Americanness on Sunday. Rinku Sen explains why a few loud voices will freak out as a result.

Topics: Immigration, Movement

Connecticut DREAMer's Deportation Stayed with Help from Governor

Connecticut DREAMer’s Deportation Stayed with Help from Governor

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2011, 9:00AM

Mariano Cardoso has won his fight to stay in the country, for now.

Topics: Immigration

California Lawmakers Push Back Against Secure Communities

California Lawmakers Push Back Against Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2011, 1:25PM

Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano have serious questions about the program’s merits.

Topics: Immigration

A Year After SB 1070, the Deportation Pipeline Still Begins in Washington

A Year After SB 1070, the Deportation Pipeline Still Begins in Washington

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 25 2011, 10:52AM

From Arizona to Georgia, states are vying to make draconian policy. But the feds still set the rules that are deporting a record number of people.

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

Obama, in Re-election Mode, Promises Immigration Reform Again

Obama, in Re-election Mode, Promises Immigration Reform Again

by Julianne Hing on April 21 2011, 12:39PM

But is this enough to outweigh the administration’s love affair with deportation?

Topics: Immigration, Politics

The Casual Violence That Dehumanizing Language Breeds Photo

The Casual Violence That Dehumanizing Language Breeds

by Mónica Novoa on April 20 2011, 9:21AM

José Gutiérrez Guzmån is the most recent person to suffer out-of-scale violence from border agents, but he won’t be the last if we continue robbing migrants of their humanity.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Immigration

Jose Gutierrez Guzman Granted Temporary Stay in U.S., Still in Coma

Jose Gutierrez Guzman Granted Temporary Stay in U.S., Still in Coma

by Asraa Mustufa on April 19 2011, 12:53PM

The married father of two was tased into a coma by border patrol agents in Arizona.

Topics: Immigration

Seth Freed Wessler Talks Georgia's SB 1070 Copycat on Democracy Now

Seth Freed Wessler Talks Georgia’s SB 1070 Copycat on Democracy Now

by Jamilah King on April 18 2011, 5:15PM

Stay tuned for more.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Immigration

Same-Sex Couples Immigration Bill Introduced in Congress, Again

Same-Sex Couples Immigration Bill Introduced in Congress, Again

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 2:09PM

Supporters have reintroduced it every other year since 2001, but it never gets past committee.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration

Welcome to the Wild, Wild South: Georgia Passes SB 1070 Copycat Bill

Welcome to the Wild, Wild South: Georgia Passes SB 1070 Copycat Bill

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 15 2011, 1:23PM

All eyes now move to a small handful of other states where similar bills may still pass.

Topics: Immigration, SB 1070 Copycats

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2011, 4:04PM

The letter arrives amid talk that Senator Dick Durbin plans to reintroduce the federal DREAM Act.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Undocumented Man in Coma After Taser Incident With Border Patrol

Undocumented Man in Coma After Taser Incident With Border Patrol

by Asraa Mustufa on April 14 2011, 12:17PM

Jose Gutierrez was a film engineer and married to U.S. citizen Shena Wilson, with whom he has two children.

Topics: Immigration

Maryland Passes Its DREAM Act

Maryland Passes Its DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on April 12 2011, 2:24PM

Now a total of 12 states allow undocumented immigrant students the right to pay in-state tuition at four year colleges.

Topics: Immigration