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DHS Does Right by Some Haitians, Extends Protected Status

DHS Does Right by Some Haitians, Extends Protected Status

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2011, 12:42PM

The department has extended temporary protective status for Haitian nationals through January 2013.

Topics: Immigration

The Daily Show Hires 'Señor Latino Correspondent'

The Daily Show Hires ‘Señor Latino Correspondent’

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2011, 11:44AM

Too bad they still stumbled on immigration.

Topics: Immigration

San Francisco Narrows Policy on Reporting Immigrant Youth to ICE

San Francisco Narrows Policy on Reporting Immigrant Youth to ICE

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2011, 11:05AM

But the county remains a statewide and national leader on funneling undocumented young people into the deportation pipeline.

Topics: Immigration

Who's Profiting More Than $5 Billion Off Of Immigrant Detentions?

Who’s Profiting More Than $5 Billion Off Of Immigrant Detentions?

by Thoai Lu on May 17 2011, 3:45PM

Advocacy group Cuentame says that the American Legislative Exchange Council is a key player.

Topics: Immigration

North African Refugees Stuck at Intersection of Europe's Hope and Fear

North African Refugees Stuck at Intersection of Europe’s Hope and Fear

by Michelle Chen on May 16 2011, 9:43AM

Europeans cheered the prospect of democracy in the Maghreb. But the revolutions have challenged Europe’s once promising border politics.

Topics: Global Affairs, Global Justice, Immigration

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Signs SB 1070-Inspired Enforcement Law

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Signs SB 1070-Inspired Enforcement Law

by Julianne Hing on May 13 2011, 1:53PM

Opponents say that the new law is an attack on immigrant communities which vilifies the state’s immigrants, regardless of their status

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

Texas Rep. Luna Hernandez Shares Story of Growing Up Undocumented

Texas Rep. Luna Hernandez Shares Story of Growing Up Undocumented

by Jamilah King on May 13 2011, 12:08PM

For her, the debate over HB 12 is a matter of personal privilege.

Topics: Immigration

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