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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

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