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Supreme Court Weighs Case That's Likely Precursor to SB 1070

Supreme Court Weighs Case That’s Likely Precursor to SB 1070

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 10 2010, 12:08PM

How justices rule on another Arizona law may signal fate for all state-level immigration enforcement challenges.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Gov. Paterson's Mixed Messages on New York Deportations

Gov. Paterson’s Mixed Messages on New York Deportations

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 8 2010, 11:41AM

His symbolic pardons point to the deportation dragnet’s problems, but at the same time he’s welcomed its expansion in his state.

Topics: Immigration

For Proof the DREAM Act's a Good Idea, Look at Cuban Americans

For Proof the DREAM Act’s a Good Idea, Look at Cuban Americans

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 8 2010, 9:33AM

We’ve thrived thanks to an immigration policy that makes anything on the table now seem downright draconian.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Even California Republicans Don't Want an SB-1070 of Their Own

Even California Republicans Don’t Want an SB-1070 of Their Own

by Julianne Hing on December 7 2010, 5:14PM

GOP strategist and Meg Whitman advisor says it’s “counterproductive to the future of the party.”

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Report Shows How Far ICE Goes to Make Obama a Deportation Hawk

Report Shows How Far ICE Goes to Make Obama a Deportation Hawk

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 7 2010, 11:45AM

The agency bent the rules to drive up its numbers.

Topics: Immigration

Deportation Hawks Target Green Card Lottery

Deportation Hawks Target Green Card Lottery

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 23 2010, 3:06PM

Now one of the only working immigration visa programs is under attack too.

Topics: Immigration

Meet Joe Arpaio's Celebrity Posse

Meet Joe Arpaio’s Celebrity Posse

by Jamilah King on November 23 2010, 9:07AM

The controversial sheriff has enlisted the help of big name, but mostly washed up, celebs to help fight his cause.

Topics: Immigration

Immigration Officials Still Can't Make Up Their Minds

Immigration Officials Still Can’t Make Up Their Minds

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 22 2010, 2:19PM

Officials keep telling different sides of the same story.

Topics: Immigration

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Calls For In-State Tuition

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Calls For In-State Tuition

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2010, 3:40PM

“This is your home,” the governor says.

Topics: Immigration

Study: Immigrant Women Suffer Abuse On the Job

Study: Immigrant Women Suffer Abuse On the Job

by Jamilah King on November 19 2010, 8:41AM

A new report urges Americans to consider the hands that feed them this holiday.

Topics: Immigration

Maricopa County Spends $10.1 Million to Defend Arpaio

Maricopa County Spends $10.1 Million to Defend Arpaio

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2010, 8:08AM

‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ is costing taxpayers millions.

Topics: Immigration

Report: SB 1070 Has Cost Arizona $141 Million

Report: SB 1070 Has Cost Arizona $141 Million

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2010, 1:42PM

Maybe it’s time for Gov. Jan Brewer to start asking for donations.

Topics: Immigration

Cali's High Court Stands Up for Undocumented College Students

Cali’s High Court Stands Up for Undocumented College Students

by Julianne Hing on November 16 2010, 10:51AM

Rejects effort to block them from in-state tuition rates.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

DREAM Activists Stage Hunger Strike To Gain GOP Support

DREAM Activists Stage Hunger Strike To Gain GOP Support

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 15 2010, 4:15PM

In San Francisco, San Antonio, and on Capitol Hill, the stakes have gotten considerably higher.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Steve Li's Deportation Gets Delayed

Steve Li’s Deportation Gets Delayed

by Jamilah King on November 15 2010, 1:07PM

The 20-year-old college student gets some last minute support.

Topics: Immigration

For Hazleton, Pa., Anti-Immigrant Hate Don't Come Cheap

For Hazleton, Pa., Anti-Immigrant Hate Don’t Come Cheap

by Julianne Hing on November 12 2010, 5:37PM

Despite looming debt, town leaders say they’re moving forward with legal challenges.

Topics: Immigration

DREAM Act's Defeat Spells One Family's Imminent Loss

DREAM Act’s Defeat Spells One Family’s Imminent Loss

by Julianne Hing on November 12 2010, 12:00PM

Twenty-year-old Steve Li is set to be deported on Monday.

Topics: Immigration

Tenn. State Rep. Likens Undocumented Immigrants to Rats

Tenn. State Rep. Likens Undocumented Immigrants to Rats

by Jorge Rivas on November 11 2010, 5:03PM

And don’t look for an apology any time soon.

Topics: Immigration

Arlington Officials End Fight Over Federal Deportation Program

Arlington Officials End Fight Over Federal Deportation Program

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 9 2010, 10:00AM

Meanwhile, federal officials continue to send mixed signals.

Topics: Immigration

Tough Prospects for DREAM Act's Lame Duck Passage

Tough Prospects for DREAM Act’s Lame Duck Passage

by Julianne Hing on November 8 2010, 4:34PM

Latino voters may have helped save Harry Reid, but Republicans may keep him from following through on his agenda.

Topics: Immigration