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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

Russell Pearce Set to Move on Immigration Bills

Russell Pearce Set to Move on Immigration Bills

by Julianne Hing on March 10 2011, 9:56AM

There’s no slowing down the ‘John Wayne of the Legislature.’

Topics: Immigration

Providence Says No to Secure Communities

Providence Says No to Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2011, 10:00AM

It’s the latest chapter in Rhode Island’s ongoing controversy around immigration.

Topics: Immigration

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