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Arizona--and Arpaio--Already Lead Country in 287(g) Round Ups

Arizona—and Arpaio—Already Lead Country in 287(g) Round Ups

by Kai Wright on July 28 2010, 12:41PM

The notorious sheriff accounts for a quarter of folks local cops have sent to feds.

Topics: Immigration, Kai Wright

An Interactive History of Arizona's March to SB 1070

An Interactive History of Arizona’s March to SB 1070

by Kai Wright on July 27 2010, 12:19PM

The law was neither a sudden development nor an organic one.

Topics: Immigration, Kai Wright

Youth Activists Shake Up Congress, but Reform Still a DREAM

Youth Activists Shake Up Congress, but Reform Still a DREAM

by Julianne Hing on July 27 2010, 9:43AM

The DREAMers are taking it to the streets—and pols’ offices, too.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

In Arizona, Feds Are Fighting a Monster They Built

In Arizona, Feds Are Fighting a Monster They Built

by Aarti Shahani on July 26 2010, 4:07PM

The federal judge weighing SB 1070 zeroed in a question the feds can’t answer: How does the law depart from the course Washington has already set.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Soundstrike Rages Against Arizona

Soundstrike Rages Against Arizona

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 26 2010, 2:56PM

A coalition of big name performers won’t play in Arizona until the state repeals SB 1070.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

Utah's Not An Anomaly

Utah’s Not An Anomaly

by Jamilah King on July 23 2010, 3:03PM

At least 70 percent of identity theft starts with employees stealing personal data.

Topics: Immigration, Utah Immigrant Hit List

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