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The Right's Long, Racist History of Calling Moms Criminals

The Right’s Long, Racist History of Calling Moms Criminals

by Michelle Chen on August 19 2010, 9:52AM

The GOP’s birthright citizenship drama isn’t the first in which women of color have been cast as criminal breeders.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender

Roundup of SB 1070 Protest Songs

Roundup of SB 1070 Protest Songs

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 18 2010, 5:16PM

Here’s a roundup of protest songs to add to your playlist.

Topics: Immigration

Mom Sues After State Takes Baby in Hospital Translation Horror

Mom Sues After State Takes Baby in Hospital Translation Horror

by Jamilah King on August 17 2010, 6:36PM

Hospital officials deemed the mother unfit because she spoke an indigenous language.

Topics: Health, Immigration

Tea Party Holds Rally at the Border

Tea Party Holds Rally at the Border

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 16 2010, 2:52PM

$600 million in border enforcement just ain’t enough, say organizers.

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Arpaio's Been Hazing Arizona for Years

Arpaio’s Been Hazing Arizona for Years

by Jamilah King on August 16 2010, 1:23PM

Arpaio’s tactics aren’t just humiliating. They’re deadly.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

Obama's Big Blunders On Immigration

Obama’s Big Blunders On Immigration

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2010, 3:26PM

When it comes to reform, it’s been a long year of empty promises.

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Florida's McCollum Wants SB 1070 For His State

Florida’s McCollum Wants SB 1070 For His State

by Julianne Hing on August 12 2010, 4:29PM

Arizona lawmakers would be jealous, he says.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, Politics

Congress Spends Another $600 Million for Border Militarization

Congress Spends Another $600 Million for Border Militarization

by Julianne Hing on August 12 2010, 12:03PM

What gridlock? Some bills can in fact pass quickly through both chambers.

Topics: Immigration

The Roots of the GOP's Birth Citizenship Mania

The Roots of the GOP’s Birth Citizenship Mania

by Victor Goode on August 12 2010, 11:29AM

Here’s what they’re talking about when they clamor for a review of the 14th Amendment.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Immigration

Defining the Immigrant Family: Legal Reform and Common Sense

Defining the Immigrant Family: Legal Reform and Common Sense

by Michelle Chen on August 12 2010, 9:00AM

A legal analysis of the key problem that current immigration policy cannot answer: who do we call mom and dad?

Topics: Immigration, On Gender

Border Residents Say Region Is Safe

Border Residents Say Region Is Safe

by Julianne Hing on August 11 2010, 5:26PM

But Jan Brewer spins a different story.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

50,000 Deported From County Jails, And Counting

50,000 Deported From County Jails, And Counting

by on August 11 2010, 4:27PM

A new federal program expedites the process even for traffic violations.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration

What Prop 8 And SB 1070 Have In Common

What Prop 8 And SB 1070 Have In Common

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 9 2010, 5:04PM

New America Media gets at the power of the true power of the law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, Prop 8

Obama's Not Sparing DREAMers--Their Activism is Winning

Obama’s Not Sparing DREAMers—Their Activism is Winning

by Julianne Hing on August 9 2010, 1:05PM

New York Times sees benevolence instead of organizing as force behind young activists’ victories.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Dispatch from Arizona: Life Without Sanctuary

Dispatch from Arizona: Life Without Sanctuary

by Aarti Shahani on August 9 2010, 12:15PM

In the freak show that is Arizona politics, it’s hard to remember that real people live here. Their lives just keep getting harder.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Dispatches, Immigration, Joe Arpaio

It's Unanimous! GOP Leaders Agree on 14th Amendment Rethink

It’s Unanimous! GOP Leaders Agree on 14th Amendment Rethink

by Kai Wright on August 9 2010, 11:08AM

John Boehner’s worried that Citizenship Clause “does in fact draw more people to our country.”

Topics: 14th Amendment, Immigration, Kai Wright

Hate-Crime Sentence and Ruling on Marriage Cross a Spectrum of Justice

Hate-Crime Sentence and Ruling on Marriage Cross a Spectrum of Justice

by Michelle Chen on August 7 2010, 9:32AM

A hate-crime killing and Judge Walker’s ruling speak to a spectrum of inequality from the county courthouse to a Brooklyn street.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender

Thirty Percent of Latinos See Racism In Immigration Debate

Thirty Percent of Latinos See Racism In Immigration Debate

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2010, 1:28PM

But are lawmakers on either side of the isle listening?

Topics: Immigration

Senate OK's $600 Million for Still More Border Security

Senate OK’s $600 Million for Still More Border Security

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2010, 1:12PM

The new bill supports extra border patrol agents and aerial drones.

Topics: Immigration

For ICE Prisons, a Blank One-Year Progress Report

For ICE Prisons, a Blank One-Year Progress Report

by Michelle Chen on August 6 2010, 10:45AM

Today marks one year since ICE promised to fix the detention system. So far, there’s little to celebrate.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender