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SB 1070 Hearings Suggest Portions of the Law Will Stand

SB 1070 Hearings Suggest Portions of the Law Will Stand

by Julianne Hing on July 23 2010, 11:30AM

The federal judge has indicated that if she does allow an injunction, it will be for certain sections and not the entire anti-immigrant law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Join The Fight Against SB 1070

Join The Fight Against SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2010, 6:29PM

This week in Phoenix a federal judge is hearing arguments from immigrant and civil rights groups, the Department of Justice and the State of Arizona over whether or not SB 1070 should be implemented on July 29. SB 1070 makes…

Topics: Immigration

Utah State Employee Identified in Immigration Hit List

Utah State Employee Identified in Immigration Hit List

by Jamilah King on July 22 2010, 4:58PM

There’s finally a name in the case of Utah’s immigration hit list: Teresa Bassett. A person familiar with the case identified Bassett as a computer specialist in the Utah Department of Workforce Services and said she’s responsible for releasing a…

Topics: Immigration, Utah Immigrant Hit List

Justice Department Asks Judge to Block SB 1070 Today

Justice Department Asks Judge to Block SB 1070 Today

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2010, 12:23PM

DOJ and advocates have to prove the law would do irreparable harm if allowed to take effect.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Salvadoran Man Commits Suicide in Immigration Detention

Salvadoran Man Commits Suicide in Immigration Detention

by on July 21 2010, 5:27PM

Jose Nelson Reyes-Zelaya had been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for a day when he was found dead after what officials called “apparent asphyxiation.”

Topics: Immigration

Utah State Employee Fired For Releasing 1,300 Names To Press

Utah State Employee Fired For Releasing 1,300 Names To Press

by Julianne Hing on July 21 2010, 5:25PM

Gov. Herbert called the worker’s scheming to get inside private government databases “methodical, thoughtful, very planned.”

Topics: Immigration, Utah Immigrant Hit List

Jan Brewer's $1 Million Legal Defense Fund for SB 1070

Jan Brewer’s $1 Million Legal Defense Fund for SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on July 21 2010, 12:27PM

Arizona’s collecting money from all over the country to pay for its $450 an hour private attorney.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

1,200 National Guard, Coming to a Border Town Near You

1,200 National Guard, Coming to a Border Town Near You

by Julianne Hing on July 20 2010, 4:41PM

A breakdown of where they’ll go. One guess which state gets the most.

Topics: Immigration

California Sends More National Guard to the Border

California Sends More National Guard to the Border

by Julianne Hing on July 19 2010, 5:20PM

White House border beef-up continues, but still no word on immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration

Obama's Immigration Enforcement a Carbon Copy of Bush's

Obama’s Immigration Enforcement a Carbon Copy of Bush’s

by Michelle Chen on July 19 2010, 1:45PM

A year and a half into his presidency, Obama has reached a new low on immigration enforcement. Or rather, a new high.

Topics: Immigration

States Cracking Down on Modern Slavery in the U.S.

States Cracking Down on Modern Slavery in the U.S.

by Michelle Chen on July 19 2010, 8:02AM

Human-trafficking legislation is gaining momentum, and targeting modern-day slavery is a critical issue, but it’s in some ways low-hanging fruit.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender

Two State Workers Busted For Utah Immigrant Hit List

Two State Workers Busted For Utah Immigrant Hit List

by Jamilah King on July 16 2010, 4:29PM

Officials say they cracked a state database to cull names and personal information of Latinos they sent to media and ICE.

Topics: Immigration, Utah Immigrant Hit List

Is SB 1070 Constitutional? Don't Expect a Simple Ruling

Is SB 1070 Constitutional? Don’t Expect a Simple Ruling

by Daisy Hernandez on July 15 2010, 7:14PM

There are more devilish details to sort out than you think.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Numbers Don't Lie: Arizona Crime On the Decline

Numbers Don’t Lie: Arizona Crime On the Decline

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2010, 12:53PM

An immigrant rights group breaks down crime rates in the SB 1070 state.

Topics: Immigration

Bud Selig Says Baseball Isn't Politics, Even in Arizona

Bud Selig Says Baseball Isn’t Politics, Even in Arizona

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 14 2010, 6:45PM

But boycott organizers see progress: They’ve forced him to respond, if not yet act.

Topics: Immigration

U.S. Extends Deadline for Haitians to Get Protected Status

U.S. Extends Deadline for Haitians to Get Protected Status

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2010, 6:05PM

The filing period, initially set to end next week, is pushed back to January 2011.

Topics: Haiti, Immigration

Invest in Immigrants for Economic Longevity, says OECD

Invest in Immigrants for Economic Longevity, says OECD

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 14 2010, 10:00AM

For top nations to get higher return during economy turnaround, they must invest in immigration.

Topics: Economy, Immigration

In Haiti, a Miami Transplant Seeks New Horizons

In Haiti, a Miami Transplant Seeks New Horizons

by Michelle Chen on July 13 2010, 1:33PM

Shooby Leroy Jean-Pierre finds despair and opportunity in earthquake-stricken Leogane.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti, Immigration

We Won't Play in Arizona, Say Latino Baseball All Stars

We Won’t Play in Arizona, Say Latino Baseball All Stars

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 13 2010, 12:37PM

The AP reports on a growing list of players who’ve said they’ll skip next year’s All Star Game if it remains in the Grand Canyon State.

Topics: Immigration

30 Protests in 30 Days for Arizona Activists

30 Protests in 30 Days for Arizona Activists

by Jamilah King on July 12 2010, 9:45AM

A month of daily opposition in the run up to the start of SB 1070 enforcement on July 29.

Topics: Immigration