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Obama Passes the Buck on Immigration, Then Lectures Everybody

Obama Passes the Buck on Immigration, Then Lectures Everybody

by Daisy Hernandez on July 1 2010, 6:04PM

Remember Mr. President, you’re supposed to be the change.

Topics: Immigration

The Topsy Turvy Politics of Immigration Reform

The Topsy Turvy Politics of Immigration Reform

by Daisy Hernandez on June 29 2010, 2:57PM

Now the White House and Beltway groups say reform’s back on the table this year. Well, not to pass it, just to talk about it.

Topics: Immigration

Mapping the Spread of SB 1070 Infographic

Mapping the Spread of SB 1070

by on June 24 2010, 3:50PM

ColorLines is tracking state legislative efforts to mirror Arizona’s law empowering cops to search anyone they suspect to be undocumented. Check out our map of bills and proposals.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Slave Trade Still Part of U.S. Labor Market

Slave Trade Still Part of U.S. Labor Market

by Michelle Chen on June 22 2010, 10:35AM

Media reports often focus on dramatic narratives of young girls lured into prostitution. Government data suggests it’s more like adults in hotel work and home health care.

Topics: Immigration

LAPD Wants To Break City's Arizona Boycott

LAPD Wants To Break City’s Arizona Boycott

by Julianne Hing on June 22 2010, 7:07AM

The cops’ request is the most significant test yet to the municipal boycotts that have popped up nationwide—and the boycott isn’t likely to hold.

Topics: Immigration

Far-Right Scores Neb. Law Banning Immigrant Renters

Far-Right Scores Neb. Law Banning Immigrant Renters

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.

Topics: Immigration

High-tech Border Fence Boondoggle Doesn't Pay

High-tech Border Fence Boondoggle Doesn’t Pay

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…

Topics: Immigration

Brewer Lambasts Possible Federal Suit Over SB 1070

Brewer Lambasts Possible Federal Suit Over SB 1070

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…

Topics: Immigration

Mint.com Apologizes for Anti-Immigrant Infographic

Mint.com Apologizes for Anti-Immigrant Infographic

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…

Topics: Immigration

Supreme Court To Obama: Put Fairness Back Into the Deportation Process

Supreme Court To Obama: Put Fairness Back Into the Deportation Process

by on June 17 2010, 2:21PM

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…

Topics: Immigration

Here's How Arizona May Target Children of Immigrants

Here’s How Arizona May Target Children of Immigrants

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.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Day Labor Ban

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Day Labor Ban

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…

Topics: Immigration

Unanimous Supreme Court Narrows Deportation Pipeline

Unanimous Supreme Court Narrows Deportation Pipeline

by on June 14 2010, 11:48PM

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…

Topics: Immigration

Study: Latino Immigrants Choose 'White' Pass

Study: Latino Immigrants Choose ‘White’ Pass

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…

Topics: Immigration

The Border Violence Lie Infographic

The Border Violence Lie

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on June 14 2010, 12:00PM

Politicos justify our increasingly militarized southern border by pointing to public safety. But the only violent spike on record is the death of unarmed civilians.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

FBI Opens Civil Rights Probe on Border Patrol Shooting

FBI Opens Civil Rights Probe on Border Patrol Shooting

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…

Topics: Immigration

Trying To Win An Election In Arizona? Propose Tent Cities

Trying To Win An Election In Arizona? Propose Tent Cities

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2010, 1:43PM

The Arizona gubernatorial primaries aren’t till August, but GOP candidates hoping to best current frontrunner Governor Jan Brewer need to start picking up the pace if they want to make a dent in her solid polling numbers. Enter Dean Martin,…

Topics: Immigration

Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Teen Pulled Gun First [Video]

by Julianne Hing on June 10 2010, 1:25PM

Univision obtained a cell phone video showing that the Border Patrol agent who killed 14-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca pulled his gun long before rocks were thrown. The video shows the agent riding on his bike when he stops…

Topics: Immigration

Today in Anti-Muslim Party Politics: Dutch Edition

by Michelle Chen on June 10 2010, 12:15PM

With the Tea Party making inroads in primaries across the country, you might think the rabid outbursts and vapid sloganeering are a peculiarly American phenomenon. But in fact, Thursday’s elections in the Netherlands show that the U.S. has no monopoly…

Topics: Global Affairs, Immigration

Conflicting Reports Of Border Patrol Shooting

by Julianne Hing on June 9 2010, 6:27PM

FBI officials and eyewitnesses agree that rocks were thrown Monday evening right before a Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 15-year-old boy who was on the Mexican side of the El Paso-Juarez border. They also agree that the slain…

Topics: Immigration