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DREAMers Come Out: 'I'm Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic'

DREAMers Come Out: ‘I’m Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic’

by Julianne Hing on March 8 2011, 4:41PM

March 10 is National Coming Out of the Shadows Day.

Topics: Immigration

New Bills Don't Make Utah the 'Anti-Arizona' on Immigration

New Bills Don’t Make Utah the ‘Anti-Arizona’ on Immigration

by Julianne Hing on March 7 2011, 4:44PM

Activists in the state argue a new guest worker program won’t be enough to mitigate harsher enforcement.

Topics: Immigration

Are Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Laws Working? Not Likely

Are Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Laws Working? Not Likely

by Julianne Hing on March 7 2011, 1:10PM

Marciopa County’s had a 40 percent drop in the number of suspected undocumented immigrants in its county jails. But numbers lie.

Topics: Immigration

Howard Industries Lawsuit Helps Fuel Myth of Black and Latino Beef

Howard Industries Lawsuit Helps Fuel Myth of Black and Latino Beef

by Julianne Hing on March 4 2011, 5:13PM

Four black women have filed suit alleging the company preferred to hire undocumented workers. But a union battle is what’s really at stake.

Topics: Immigration

Texas Rep: No Undocumented Workers! (Except Gardeners)

Texas Rep: No Undocumented Workers! (Except Gardeners)

by Thoai Lu on March 4 2011, 9:36AM

At least Republican lawmakers aren’t trying to hide their own self-interests.

Topics: Immigration

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2011, 4:00PM

Members call the GOP’s tactics to divide communities of color on immigration as “abhorrent and repulsive.”

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Bills Modeled After Arizona's SB 1070 Spread Through States Infographic

Bills Modeled After Arizona’s SB 1070 Spread Through States

by on March 2 2011, 10:33AM

The copycat legislation is just the beginning, however. States have introduced a record number of anti-immigrant bills this year.

Topics: Immigration

ICE Pays Army Veteran $400,000 for Mistaken Detainment

ICE Pays Army Veteran $400,000 for Mistaken Detainment

by Thoai Lu on February 28 2011, 1:57PM

As the feds scale up enforcement, stories like these could become all too familiar.

Topics: Immigration

Most Americans Don't Want 14th Amendment Rollbacks

Most Americans Don’t Want 14th Amendment Rollbacks

by Julianne Hing on February 28 2011, 9:19AM

But the poll also found that a majority favors Arizona’s harsh anti-immigration law.

Topics: Immigration

How Arizona's New Anti-Immigrant Bills Target Women

How Arizona’s New Anti-Immigrant Bills Target Women

by Akiba Solomon on February 25 2011, 10:03AM

Elizabeth Barajas-Román explains how the state’s nastiest legislators have turned their animus toward Latinas and families.

Topics: Immigration

Arizona's Suite of New Anti-Immigrant Bills Moves to Senate

Arizona’s Suite of New Anti-Immigrant Bills Moves to Senate

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2011, 4:02PM

Immigrant rights activists in their state say the news is proof that conservatives are growing desperate.

Topics: Immigration

Minuteman Vigilante Shawna Forde Sentenced to Death

Minuteman Vigilante Shawna Forde Sentenced to Death

by Julianne Hing on February 22 2011, 6:59PM

The anti-immigrantion activist was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the deaths of young Brisenia Flores and her father.

Topics: Immigration

Banksy Transforms Migrant Road Sign into DREAM Crossing

Banksy Transforms Migrant Road Sign into DREAM Crossing

by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2011, 4:13PM

The iconic Southern California road sign was originally created by Navajo artist John Hope.

Topics: Immigration

Schumer Loves Border Security Millions, Opposes GOP Cuts

Schumer Loves Border Security Millions, Opposes GOP Cuts

by Julianne Hing on February 22 2011, 4:10PM

Three Democrats criticize proposed cuts, calling them a “giant step backward.”

Topics: Immigration

Arizona Introduces

Arizona Introduces “Omnibus” Immigration Bill

by Julianne Hing on February 22 2011, 11:54AM

Thought SB 1070 was bad? This is worse.

Topics: Immigration

ABC Shows Everyday Bravery in Face of Arizona's Racial Profiling

ABC Shows Everyday Bravery in Face of Arizona’s Racial Profiling

by Julianne Hing on February 21 2011, 12:31PM

Protecting communities of color sometimes comes down to individual acts of heroism, but it shouldn’t

Topics: Immigration

ICE Starts Immigration Audit of 1,000 Firms as GOP Pushes E-Verify

ICE Starts Immigration Audit of 1,000 Firms as GOP Pushes E-Verify

by Julianne Hing on February 18 2011, 10:07AM

As Obama expands employer audits, GOP pushes growth of a database that’s wrongly identified tens of thousands of workers as undocumented.

Topics: Immigration

Tom Horne Says Border Agent Shootings Represent 'Escalating Threat'

Tom Horne Says Border Agent Shootings Represent ‘Escalating Threat’

by Julianne Hing on February 18 2011, 8:29AM

Two U.S. federal immigration agents were shot and killed in Mexico this week.

Topics: Immigration

Shawna Forde Speaks: 'I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry'

Shawna Forde Speaks: ‘I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry’

by Julianne Hing on February 15 2011, 4:15PM

The Daily Beast landed a jailhouse interview and the vigilante, who’s been convicted on two murder counts, isn’t budging.

Topics: Immigration

Minuteman Vigilante Shawna Forde Convicted for Brisenia Flores' Murder

Minuteman Vigilante Shawna Forde Convicted for Brisenia Flores’ Murder

by Julianne Hing on February 14 2011, 3:33PM

Forde reportedly planned elaborate heists in order to fund her anti-immigration activism

Topics: Immigration