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Ninth Circuit Gives Skeptical Ear to Arguments on SB1070

Ninth Circuit Gives Skeptical Ear to Arguments on SB1070

by Julianne Hing on November 2 2010, 10:50AM

Whatever happens, the ruling is certain to be appealed to the Supreme Court.

Topics: Immigration

Advocates Push for Clarity on Federal Deportation Law

Advocates Push for Clarity on Federal Deportation Law

by on October 29 2010, 4:18PM

Can counties opt out of Secure Communities or not? Next week, they’ll know.

Topics: Immigration

NPR Investigation: Private Prison Companies Helped Write SB 1070

NPR Investigation: Private Prison Companies Helped Write SB 1070

by on October 28 2010, 1:00PM

Industry saw model bill to create “enhanced opportunities” for driving profits.

Topics: ALEC, Criminal Justice, Immigration

Immigrant Soldiers Serve Country, Still Face Deportation

Immigrant Soldiers Serve Country, Still Face Deportation

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2010, 5:12PM

An estimated 4,000 veterans face deportation because of criminal convictions.

Topics: Immigration

America's $1.25 Billion Invisible, Unreliable Border Fence is Fallen

America’s $1.25 Billion Invisible, Unreliable Border Fence is Fallen

by Julianne Hing on October 22 2010, 4:17PM

Not that we’ll stop dumping hundreds of millions into border militarization boondoggles.

Topics: Immigration

Florida's SB 1070-Copycat Tells Cops Not to Profile Canadians

Florida’s SB 1070-Copycat Tells Cops Not to Profile Canadians

by Julianne Hing on October 21 2010, 4:59PM

Author says he included “comfort language” for our northern neighbors.

Topics: Immigration

Obama's Ongoing Detention Disaster

Obama’s Ongoing Detention Disaster

by Catherine Traywick on October 21 2010, 11:10AM

Promises, promises of reform, but still no follow through.

Topics: Immigration

Efforts to Revoke Birthright Citizenship Move to State Level

Efforts to Revoke Birthright Citizenship Move to State Level

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2010, 11:50AM

The right’s angling to force a Supreme Court case rewriting the 14th Amendment.

Topics: Immigration

Feds Deport Immigrants for Meeting Civic Ideal Citizens Ignore

Feds Deport Immigrants for Meeting Civic Ideal Citizens Ignore

by on October 19 2010, 5:45PM

And conservatives latch onto it as belated proof of their long-standing claims of voter fraud.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration, Politics

Homeland Security Quietly Dismisses Some Deportation Charges

Homeland Security Quietly Dismisses Some Deportation Charges

by Julianne Hing on October 19 2010, 11:16AM

The department’s giving judges some discretion, but not much.

Topics: Immigration

Next on Arizona's List? Revoke Birthright Citizenship

Next on Arizona’s List? Revoke Birthright Citizenship

by on October 18 2010, 1:10PM

State Senator Russell Pearce plans to introduce a new wacky bill in January.

Topics: Immigration

Georgia Bans Undocumented Students From Public Universities

Georgia Bans Undocumented Students From Public Universities

by on October 14 2010, 9:00AM

It’s the third state to create rules barring undocumented students from higher education.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

ICE Forces Counties to Join Controversial Deportation Program

ICE Forces Counties to Join Controversial Deportation Program

by on October 12 2010, 3:40PM

While the government forges ahead, activists are back at the drawing board.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban Protestors Face Trial on Columbus Day

Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban Protestors Face Trial on Columbus Day

by Julianne Hing on October 12 2010, 1:17PM

The state’s ethnic studies programs are slated to be phased out on by December 31.

Topics: Immigration

Judge Advances Civil Rights Groups' SB 1070 Lawsuit

Judge Advances Civil Rights Groups’ SB 1070 Lawsuit

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2010, 4:55PM

They clear an important legal hurdle in one of five suits challenging the law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Immigration Hawks Complain About 1,200 National Guard

Immigration Hawks Complain About 1,200 National Guard

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2010, 11:36AM

Still, border residents maintain that their towns are safer than ever.

Topics: Immigration

Obama Administration Brags About Record Year of Deportations

Obama Administration Brags About Record Year of Deportations

by Julianne Hing on October 8 2010, 9:53AM

DHS calls system “thoughtful.” Indiscriminate and out-of-control are more apt adjectives.

Topics: Immigration

Deportation Horror: A Journey From Texas to Bangladesh Play

Deportation Horror: A Journey From Texas to Bangladesh

by , Brian Palmer on October 7 2010, 4:59PM

Shahed Hossain describes his harrowing ordeal to ColorLines videographer Brian Palmer.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration

How Immigration Reform Got Caught in the Deportation Dragnet

How Immigration Reform Got Caught in the Deportation Dragnet

by on October 7 2010, 10:36AM

Shahed Hossain’s shocking story reveals why Obama will have to use his power to halt mass deportations for any reform to work.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration

Latin American Countries Stand Against SB 1070

Latin American Countries Stand Against SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2010, 4:34PM

The countries include Mexico, El Salvador, and Brazil.

Topics: Immigration