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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

Seth Freed Wessler Talks Georgia's SB 1070 Copycat on Democracy Now

Seth Freed Wessler Talks Georgia’s SB 1070 Copycat on Democracy Now

by Jamilah King on April 18 2011, 5:15PM

Stay tuned for more.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Immigration

Same-Sex Couples Immigration Bill Introduced in Congress, Again

Same-Sex Couples Immigration Bill Introduced in Congress, Again

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 2:09PM

Supporters have reintroduced it every other year since 2001, but it never gets past committee.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration

Welcome to the Wild, Wild South: Georgia Passes SB 1070 Copycat Bill

Welcome to the Wild, Wild South: Georgia Passes SB 1070 Copycat Bill

by on April 15 2011, 1:23PM

All eyes now move to a small handful of other states where similar bills may still pass.

Topics: Immigration, SB 1070 Copycats

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2011, 4:04PM

The letter arrives amid talk that Senator Dick Durbin plans to reintroduce the federal DREAM Act.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

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