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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

Jan Brewer's Cross-Border Tantrum

Jan Brewer’s Cross-Border Tantrum

by Daisy Hernandez on July 8 2010, 7:09PM

Mexico’s border state governors say they’re not stepping foot in Arizona for their annual meeting, so Brewer cancelled the confab. Problem is, she doesn’t have that authority.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

Feds Sue Arizona Over SB 1070

Feds Sue Arizona Over SB 1070

by Daisy Hernandez on July 6 2010, 8:21PM

The Justice Department argues only the feds can regulate immigration. Except, of course, in the case of all the federal policies that already hand that power to states.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Arizona Dems Parrot Border Violence Lie

Arizona Dems Parrot Border Violence Lie

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…

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

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