Data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request reveals nearly a quarter of people deported in first half of 2011 were parents with U.S. citizen children. That’s a dramatic increase from the 10-year period before the Obama administration.
A yearlong investigation by Colorlines.com’s publisher, the Applied Research Center, found more than 5,000 children stuck in foster care because their parents were detained by ICE. One in four deportees have U.S.-born kids and face total loss of parental rights.
by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2011, 1:16PM
Advocates hope the change will lead to less racial profiling along the border.
by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2011, 3:06PM
The politician who brought us Arizona’s SB 1070 says she’s encouraged by Alabama’s tough approach.
by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2011, 12:09PM
The ACLU alleges that ICE’s tactics are growing dirtier by the day.
by Julianne Hing on October 25 2011, 10:00AM
Both Santa Clara County and Washington, D.C. are finding ways around the federal government’s Secure Communities deportation program.
by Julianne Hing on October 21 2011, 9:53AM
Kids in the tiny town of Carbondale had to see their school police officer also deport their families during immigration raids.
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.