by Daisy Hernandez on May 27 2010, 11:49AM
Immigration peaked during the 1990s in the U.S. while the rates of robberies and murders dropped. Coincidence? We think not and neither does Tim Wadsworth, a University of Colorado professor, who—using Census data and FBI crime reports—found that in 459…
by Seth Freed Wessler on May 27 2010, 9:00AM
When President Obama announced his plan on Monday to send 1,200 National Guard troops to “secure” the U.S.-Mexico border, he no doubt thought he was putting money down on immigration reform. The problem is that thus far in our sordid…
by Julianne Hing on May 25 2010, 5:35PM
Arizona boycott organizers are going to start targeting specific companies whose owners have “contributed to hate in Arizona.”
by Julianne Hing on May 25 2010, 4:10PM
President Obama plans to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to bolster border security measures. The troops will be accompanied by an extra $500 million President Obama has promised for border protection and law enforcement work. According…
by Seth Freed Wessler on May 21 2010, 9:30AM
Russell Pearce, the Arizona state Senator who spearheaded SB 1070, the harshest anti-immigrant law in the country, is not stopping there. His next assault may be on the 14th Amendment and the citizenship rights of US citizen children of immigrants….
by Julianne Hing on May 20 2010, 4:15PM
The Costa Mesa city council unanimously passed a resolution at the urging of Mayor Allan Mansoor on Tuesday night declaring itself a “rule of law” city that doesn’t condone unlawful immigration. “I have a lot of concerns with cities calling…
by Michelle Chen on May 20 2010, 10:03AM
Activists across the country have rallied around the DREAM Act as a first step toward comprehensive immigration reform. The DREAM Act, which broadens undocumented youths’ access to higher education, basically granting conditional relief to enable students to finish their…
by Julianne Hing on May 19 2010, 3:59PM
Mexican President Felipe Calderon and First Lady Margarita Zavala arrived in the United States today, and Calderon wasted no time getting down to business. In a joint press conference with President Obama at the White House Rose Garden, Calderon raised…
by Seth Freed Wessler on May 19 2010, 3:29PM
A Rhode Island state lawmaker introduced legislation yesterday that closely resembles Arizona’s SB 1070, the law that criminalizes the presence of undocumented immigrants and essentially requires racial profiling. The Rhode Island bill, H 8142, was introduced by Rep. Peter Palumbo,…
by Seth Freed Wessler on May 19 2010, 1:45PM
UPDATE 1:35PM ET: After their arrest and subsequent apprehension by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) yesterday, the three undocumented students who staged a sit-in in Sen. John McCain’s office on Monday were released from custody. The students will still face…
by Seth Freed Wessler on May 18 2010, 10:50AM
Most people have never done anything so courageous. Of course, most people’s lives don’t depend on it.
The Grand Canyon State is now considered a standard-bearer for anti-immigrant backlash. But it didn’t get there on its own. Check our interactive timeline of how the feds pushed Arizona over the right’s edge.
by Michelle Chen on May 17 2010, 10:30AM
Sen. John McCain’s touting his 10-point Border Security Plan—a familiar right-wing wish list of ways to militarize the border—in a campaign ad that presents him as just the kind of stalwart border vigilante who could win over angry constituents…
by Yvonne Yen Liu on May 14 2010, 10:26AM
Mary Kay Henry has been appointed the new president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union, and the one representing janitors, homecare workers, and security guards—a huge number of whom are people of color. Her predecessor Andy…
by Julianne Hing on May 13 2010, 11:39AM
Arizona’s State School Superintendent Tom Horne took to the airwaves yesterday to defend HB 2281, the law that he wrote that bans ethnic studies classes in Arizona public schools. He and Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson duked it out…
by Channing Kennedy on May 13 2010, 9:00AM
Big new polls show majority support for Arizona’s new immigration law. Don’t believe them.
by Daisy Hernandez on May 11 2010, 6:45PM
With the health care win behind them, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest growing union in the country, is now turning its sights on immigration, according to The Ballot Box, one of The Hill’s blogs. Javier Morillo, SEIU’s…