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Steam Builds for Youth Immigration Bill, But Votes Not Yet Certain

Steam Builds for Youth Immigration Bill, But Votes Not Yet Certain

by Julianne Hing on September 15 2010, 4:42PM

Congressional Hispanic Caucus signs on to Reid’s plan to move the bill in the next week.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

ICE Policy Leaves Detainees With No Legal Rep, Study Finds

ICE Policy Leaves Detainees With No Legal Rep, Study Finds

by on September 15 2010, 11:26AM

Nearly 80 percent housed in places where they can’t get help in court.

Topics: Immigration

LGBT Couples Seek Inclusion in Immigration Reform

LGBT Couples Seek Inclusion in Immigration Reform

by Michelle Chen on September 14 2010, 9:30AM

In the fractured patchwork of policies governing same-sex marriage, federal restrictions could overlap painfully for transnational LGBT couples.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender

DREAM Act On the Move

DREAM Act On the Move

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2010, 5:58PM

The bill could see the light of day soon.

Topics: Immigration

Hazleton, Pa.'s Anti-Immigrant Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional

Hazleton, Pa.’s Anti-Immigrant Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2010, 1:05PM

The Third Circuit pushed back on the individual towns that have tried to create their own immigration law.

Topics: Immigration

Texas Town Refuses to Pass Slew Of Anti-Immigrant Ordinances

Texas Town Refuses to Pass Slew Of Anti-Immigrant Ordinances

by Julianne Hing on September 8 2010, 6:29PM

Tomball, Texas says no to English-only ordinances and crackdowns on day laborers.

Topics: Immigration

Immigrant Families Face Child Welfare and Deportation

Immigrant Families Face Child Welfare and Deportation

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 9:30AM

Harsher enforcement is tearing families apart.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender, Schools & Youth

Unions Take Immigration Debate to the Car Wash

Unions Take Immigration Debate to the Car Wash

by Jamilah King on September 7 2010, 3:17PM

It could be an important chance to speak up — and stay relevant.

Topics: Economy, Immigration

Leaving Water for Migrants Not a Crime, Court Says

Leaving Water for Migrants Not a Crime, Court Says

by Julianne Hing on September 3 2010, 7:53PM

The court clears a border activist charged with littering.

Topics: Immigration

MLB Still Refuses to Move Arizona All-Star Game

MLB Still Refuses to Move Arizona All-Star Game

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 3 2010, 5:33PM

Whether or not the MLB decides to cooperate or not, players, fans, musicians and others say they’ll continue to boycott Arizona until the law is repealed.

Topics: Immigration

DOJ vs. Joe Arpaio: Here Comes the Lawsuit

DOJ vs. Joe Arpaio: Here Comes the Lawsuit

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2010, 6:12PM

The DOJ has been investigating the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for alleged civil rights abuses since 2009.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration

Aerial Drones Take Over the Border

Aerial Drones Take Over the Border

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2010, 1:30PM

Does everyone feel safe yet?

Topics: Immigration, National Security

New York Tells Schools to Stop Harassing Immigrant Students

New York Tells Schools to Stop Harassing Immigrant Students

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2010, 12:23PM

Group says that at least 20 percent of the New York school districts were demanding children’s immigration papers before they could enroll.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Study: Immigration Drives Wages Up, Actually

Study: Immigration Drives Wages Up, Actually

by on August 31 2010, 4:15PM

The latest in a growing mound of evidence that immigration is a net economic gain.

Topics: Immigration

Obama Halts 17K Deportations, But Record Number Await Hearings

Obama Halts 17K Deportations, But Record Number Await Hearings

by on August 31 2010, 10:44AM

Nearly a quarter million immigrants still await a hearing in their deportation cases.

Topics: Immigration

Marcelo Lucero's Teen Killers Sentenced for Anti-Immigrant Attack

Marcelo Lucero’s Teen Killers Sentenced for Anti-Immigrant Attack

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2010, 12:30PM

The teens admitted to taking part in the perverse sport of “beaner-hopping,” where they would prowl the streets looking for Latino immigrants to attack.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration

The Other Side of the Anchor: Where Else Do American-born Kids Belong?

The Other Side of the Anchor: Where Else Do American-born Kids Belong?

by Michelle Chen on August 26 2010, 9:20AM

We accept the term “naturalization” for new citizens. What could be more natural than being accepted in the only home you’ve ever known?

Topics: Immigration, On Gender

Anti-Latino Hate Crime is Spreading, Says Report

Anti-Latino Hate Crime is Spreading, Says Report

by Jamilah King on August 25 2010, 6:35PM

All that political showmanship is literally costing lives.

Topics: Immigration

Migrant Deaths At the Border On the Rise

Migrant Deaths At the Border On the Rise

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2010, 3:17PM

But arrests are steadily on the decline.

Topics: Immigration

Human Rights Watch: ICE Won't Protect Women from Sexual Abuse

Human Rights Watch: ICE Won’t Protect Women from Sexual Abuse

by Michelle Chen on August 25 2010, 12:59PM

Human Rights Watch has issued a scathing indictment of Homeland Security’s utter failure to protect women from abuse and harassment in detention.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender