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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

How Do You Prevent Arizona's Wildfires? John McCain Says 'Deportation'

How Do You Prevent Arizona’s Wildfires? John McCain Says ‘Deportation’

by Jorge Rivas on June 20 2011, 4:22PM

Once again,the former presidential candidate is fanning the anti-immigrant flames.

Topics: Immigration

Republicans Bash Immigrant Workers and Call It a Jobs Bill

Republicans Bash Immigrant Workers and Call It a Jobs Bill

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2011, 10:42AM

Labor and immigrant rights groups are pushing back against a renewed push to expand use of the E-Verify workers’ database.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Jobs Crisis

Why Obama's Visit to Puerto Rico Won't Sway Latino Voters

Why Obama’s Visit to Puerto Rico Won’t Sway Latino Voters

by Julianne Hing on June 15 2011, 10:36AM

Recent polls show that immigration reform tops the list of Latino voters’ concerns. And so far the president’s been slow to act.

Topics: Immigration

California DREAMing--

California DREAMing—“Education Can Be This Kind of Light”

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2011, 9:45AM

Two bills that would grant undocumented youth greater access to higher ed are moving through the state legislature.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers

Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers

by Yvonne Yen Liu on June 10 2011, 9:49AM

The state’s historic new universal health care system will cover the undocumented workers who toil in dangerous isolation to keep Vermont’s farms in business.

Topics: Health, Immigration

Gov. Deval Patrick Is Latest to Buck Obama Deportation Program

Gov. Deval Patrick Is Latest to Buck Obama Deportation Program

by Julianne Hing on June 9 2011, 10:01AM

The state-level backlash builds as governors try to opt out of the administration’s controversial Secure Communities initiative.

Topics: Immigration

Alabama Gov Signs One of the Nation's Harshest Anti-Immigrant Laws

Alabama Gov Signs One of the Nation’s Harshest Anti-Immigrant Laws

by Julianne Hing on June 7 2011, 10:26AM

Advocates warn that the state is taking a major step backwards in its long history with civil rights struggles.

Topics: Immigration

New York Suspends Participation in Embattled Secure Communities

New York Suspends Participation in Embattled Secure Communities

by on June 2 2011, 9:00AM

The move comes after months of pressure from advocates to get the governor to terminate the program.

Topics: Immigration

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Labor Law, But It's No Model for SB 1070

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Labor Law, But It’s No Model for SB 1070

by Jamilah King on May 26 2011, 2:21PM

The Legal Arizona Workers Act punishes businesses for hiring undocumented workers. But the battle over SB 1070 is looming.

Topics: Immigration

Lawsuit: Indiana's Immigration Law's No SB 1070, Still Unconstitutional

Lawsuit: Indiana’s Immigration Law’s No SB 1070, Still Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on May 26 2011, 9:32AM

The new law mandates that state agencies use the controversial E-Verify program and gives cops unprecedented power to arrest people who they think may be undocumented.

Topics: Immigration

Secure Communities 101: Here's What You Need to Know

Secure Communities 101: Here’s What You Need to Know

by Stokely Baksh, Julianne Hing, Renee Feltz on May 25 2011, 11:40AM

Wonder what this deportation program is that’s taken off across the country? We’ve got you covered.

Topics: Immigration