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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

Ninth Circuit Upholds Lower Court's Ruling Against Arizona's SB 1070

Ninth Circuit Upholds Lower Court’s Ruling Against Arizona’s SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on April 11 2011, 6:14PM

Immigrant rights advocates are calling Arizona’s expensive legal woes and multiple losses a cautionary tale.

Topics: Immigration

Maryland DREAM Act Passes State House, One Hurdle Remains

Maryland DREAM Act Passes State House, One Hurdle Remains

by Julianne Hing on April 11 2011, 1:14PM

But the tuition bill faces one more hurdle before it’s law.

Topics: Immigration

Who's Winning on Immigrant Rights in Your State? [Reader Forum]

Who’s Winning on Immigrant Rights in Your State? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on April 10 2011, 1:45PM

Readers have good news to report on immigrant rights. Got some of your own to share? Let us know!

Topics: Immigration

Second Anti-Immigrant Vigilante Gets Death Sentence in Arizona

Second Anti-Immigrant Vigilante Gets Death Sentence in Arizona

by Asraa Mustufa on April 8 2011, 1:24PM

The gang executed an entire family in search of drugs and money to finance its border vigilantism.

Topics: Immigration

Arizona Students Are Teaching Us How To Fight Back Photo

Arizona Students Are Teaching Us How To Fight Back

by Rinku Sen on April 8 2011, 10:52AM

Don’t go to Arizona looking for beat-down brown people. Young people are full of creative opposition and practical solutions.

Topics: Immigration, Movement

Alabama House Passes SB 1070-Inspired Bill Infographic

Alabama House Passes SB 1070-Inspired Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2011, 1:55PM

It joins Georgia and South Carolina among states where bills are advancing, but most SB 1070 copycats have failed.

Topics: Immigration

7 Immigrant Youth Arrested in Atlanta for Demanding Higher Ed Access

7 Immigrant Youth Arrested in Atlanta for Demanding Higher Ed Access

by Julianne Hing on April 6 2011, 5:16PM

The students were protesting Georgia’s new law that forbids undocumented students from enrolling in five state universities.

Topics: Immigration

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress

by Julianne Hing on April 5 2011, 9:30AM

Negotiations are expected to focus on the narrow version that failed to clear a Republican filibuster last year.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Arizona SB 1070 Copycats Fall Flat in Most State Legislatures Infographic

Arizona SB 1070 Copycats Fall Flat in Most State Legislatures

by on March 31 2011, 12:37PM

Nearly half of the bills have died, and many of the remaining are expected to fail as well. But all eyes are on Georgia as the potential next Arizona.

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

Deported 4-year-old Citizen Emily Ruiz Finally Comes Home

Deported 4-year-old Citizen Emily Ruiz Finally Comes Home

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2011, 1:41PM

The four-year-old was reunited on with her family yesterday.

Topics: Immigration

Joe Arpaio Launches

Joe Arpaio Launches “Air Posse” to Hunt Immigrants at Border

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2011, 12:10PM

The plan involves sending citizen vigilantes into the skies with automatic weapons.

Topics: Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Family Hopeful for Emily Ruiz's Return After Border Patrol Battle

Family Hopeful for Emily Ruiz’s Return After Border Patrol Battle

by Julianne Hing on March 25 2011, 3:59PM

Immigration advocates claim the girls undocumented parents were denied their rights solely on the basis of their immigration status.

Topics: Immigration

Steven Seagal Partners with Arpaio, Rolls into Arizona in a Tank

Steven Seagal Partners with Arpaio, Rolls into Arizona in a Tank

by Julianne Hing on March 24 2011, 1:29PM

Meanwhile, Phoenix has had to lay off actual police officers to deal with its budget shortfall.

Topics: Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Russell Pearce: 'You Are Not a Citizen of the United States'

Russell Pearce: ‘You Are Not a Citizen of the United States’

by Thoai Lu on March 23 2011, 1:34PM

The self-proclaimed ‘John Wayne of the Legislature’ takes to tentherism to usurp the federal government’s power.

Topics: Immigration

Virgil Peck's Idea To Hunt Immigrants Like Hogs Began With the I-Word

Virgil Peck’s Idea To Hunt Immigrants Like Hogs Began With the I-Word

by Mónica Novoa on March 22 2011, 12:35PM

When criminalizing slurs are the norm, there’s no limit for acceptable discourse—or policy.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Immigration

Arizona May Finally Be Ready to

Arizona May Finally Be Ready to “Take a Time Out” on Immigrant Bashing

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2011, 1:36PM

Senate rejects Russell Pearce’s birthright citizenship ban, as CEOs tell legislature to move on from immigration enforcement.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Immigration

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Teleprompter Fail

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s Teleprompter Fail

by Jorge Rivas on March 11 2011, 11:42AM

For a woman who seems to have an answer for everything, it’s news when she’s at a loss for words.

Topics: Immigration

Arizona Rounds Up Other States to Challenge Federal Government

Arizona Rounds Up Other States to Challenge Federal Government

by Julianne Hing on March 11 2011, 10:41AM

It’s all in an effort to defy the federal government on health care, gun regulation and even the regulation of endangered species.

Topics: Immigration