by Jamilah King on July 6 2010, 2:32PM
“Less talk, more action.” That can pretty much sum up reactions on all sides to President Obama’s speech last week on immigration reform. But as the Department of Justice gears up for its lawsuit against Arizona for the state’s imposition…
by Daisy Hernandez on July 1 2010, 6:04PM
Remember Mr. President, you’re supposed to be the change.
by Julianne Hing on June 22 2010, 6:40AM
The voters of Fremont, Nebraska, have made their town of 25,000 famous by passing the latest anti-immigrant law authored by the lobbyist who wrote SB 1070.
by Michelle Chen on June 21 2010, 10:35AM
Remember that superduper high-tech border fence that lawmakers were gunning for a few years ago, the one that was going to turn the U.S.-Mexico boundary into a wonderland of militaristic gadgetry? A government audit unearthed the long-dormant multibillion-dollar project to…
by Jamilah King on June 18 2010, 3:16PM
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer seem to be in a war of words this week after Clinton threatened to sue over SB 1070. In an interview with an Ecuadorean television station earlier this month, Clinton…
by Jamilah King on June 18 2010, 2:19PM
Looks like popular personal finance website Mint.com is second-guessing its newfound political stance against immigration. The company’s been under fire since posting a blatantly anti-immigrant infographic on its website Wednesday called “The Economic Impact of Immigration.” This morning, it removed…
As Obama’s administration continues its mad rush to the right on immigration—deporting more people than ever before in history—the Supreme Court has recently called for some small semblance of reason along the way. In an important and unanimous decision issued…
by Daisy Hernandez on June 15 2010, 8:05PM
Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce confirmed his next legislative target: kids. And he’s busy charting his way around the 14th amendment.
by Michelle Chen on June 15 2010, 1:30PM
The courts have delivered a mixed bag for immigrants in recent days. The Supreme Court issued a breakthrough decision for immigrants yesterday, restoring some judicial discretion to the deportation process. But in California, a federal appeals court upheld a local…
In a hugely significant unanimous decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a documented immigrant convicted of two minor drug-possession crimes will not face mandatory deportation. The ruling could drastically alter implementation of a controversial 1996 law that limited discretion…
by Michelle Chen on June 14 2010, 2:56PM
With draconian anti-immigrant laws and deportation dragnets in high gear, it looks like America’s racial barriers are hardening against the Latino community. But who draws those lines? Researchers from University of Illinois and Ohio State have examined the racial identities…
by Julianne Hing on June 14 2010, 11:42AM
Scene where Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was shot dead underneath the border crossing in El Paso June 7, 2010. On Friday, the FBI added a civil rights investigation to its ongoing probe into last week’s Border Patrol shooting of 15-year-old…