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What the President Left Out of His Immigration Reform Speech

What the President Left Out of His Immigration Reform Speech

by Rinku Sen on May 11 2011, 4:00PM

He made the economic argument, and rightly called Republicans out. But he mentioned neither the power he’s abdicating nor the racial anxieties that define the fight.

Topics: Immigration, Movement

Senate Dems Bring DREAM Act Back to Life for 2011

Senate Dems Bring DREAM Act Back to Life for 2011

by Julianne Hing on May 11 2011, 9:19AM

Five months after a bitter defeat in the Senate, the narrow immigration bill to benefit undocumented immigrant youth was reintroduced today in the Senate.

Topics: Immigration

Judge Blocks Utah's Immigration Laws

Judge Blocks Utah’s Immigration Laws

by Julianne Hing on May 11 2011, 7:56AM

A U.S. District Judge has issued a temporary injunction against the state’s SB 1070 copycat law.

Topics: Immigration

Gov. Brewer on SB 1070: 'Let's Just Go to the Supreme Court'

Gov. Brewer on SB 1070: ‘Let’s Just Go to the Supreme Court’

by Asraa Mustufa on May 10 2011, 11:24AM

Arizona’s immigration hawks may finally get their day before the Supreme Court.

Topics: Immigration

Dear Eva Longoria, Obama Is Lying to You About His Immigration Policy

Dear Eva Longoria, Obama Is Lying to You About His Immigration Policy

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2011, 9:09AM

The president has far more power than he is willing to claim.

Topics: Immigration

Illinois, Defying DHS, Demands to Be Let out of Secure Communities

Illinois, Defying DHS, Demands to Be Let out of Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on May 6 2011, 2:50PM

This fight’s heating up quickly.

Topics: Immigration

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 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