UPDATE: Undocumented Dream Act Students Handed Over to ICE

by on May 19 2010, 1:45PM

UPDATE 1:35PM ET: After their arrest and subsequent apprehension by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) yesterday, the three undocumented students who staged a sit-in in Sen. John McCain’s office on Monday were released from custody. The students will still face…

Topics: Immigration

Courage! Undocumented Students Arrested After McCain Sit-in [VIDEO]

by on May 18 2010, 10:50AM

Most people have never done anything so courageous. Of course, most people’s lives don’t depend on it.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

The Arizona Legal Battle is On

The Arizona Legal Battle is On

by on May 17 2010, 8:50PM

The battle over Arizona’s SB 1070 ratcheted up today when a coalition of legal advocates filed a class action suit against the state.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Arizona's Long Walk to SB 1070 Interactive

Arizona’s Long Walk to SB 1070

by Valeria Fern�ndez, Daisy Hernández on May 17 2010, 12:00PM

The Grand Canyon State is now considered a standard-bearer for anti-immigrant backlash. But it didn’t get there on its own. Check our interactive timeline of how the feds pushed Arizona over the right’s edge.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, History, Immigration

McCain Ad Promotes “Danged” Fence He Once Thought Danged Dumb [Video]

by Michelle Chen on May 17 2010, 10:30AM

Sen. John McCain’s touting his 10-point Border Security Plan—a familiar right-wing wish list of ways to militarize the border—in a campaign ad that presents him as just the kind of stalwart border vigilante who could win over angry constituents…

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Who is New SEIU President Mary Kay Henry?

by Yvonne Yen Liu on May 14 2010, 10:26AM

Mary Kay Henry has been appointed the new president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union, and the one representing janitors, homecare workers, and security guards—a huge number of whom are people of color. Her predecessor Andy…

Topics: Immigration

Chicano Studies Teach “Ethnic Chauvinism,” Says AZ School Chief Tom Horne

by Julianne Hing on May 13 2010, 11:39AM

Arizona’s State School Superintendent Tom Horne took to the airwaves yesterday to defend HB 2281, the law that he wrote that bans ethnic studies classes in Arizona public schools. He and Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson duked it out…

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

5 Real Reasons to Ignore Pew's Arizona SB1070 Poll

5 Real Reasons to Ignore Pew’s Arizona SB1070 Poll

by Channing Kennedy on May 13 2010, 9:00AM

Big new polls show majority support for Arizona’s new immigration law. Don’t believe them.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, Media

SEIU To Take Up Immigration

by Daisy Hernandez on May 11 2010, 6:45PM

With the health care win behind them, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest growing union in the country, is now turning its sights on immigration, according to The Ballot Box, one of The Hill’s blogs. Javier Morillo, SEIU’s…

Topics: Immigration

Gov. Brewer: Immigrants as Drug Trafficking Thugs

by Kai Wright on May 10 2010, 12:02PM

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s going all-in on making her name synonymous with SB 1070. This weekend, she shot back at President Obama’s opposition to the law with a new campaign ad. The ad’s a pretty bleak affair. It first rattles…

Topics: Immigration

America vs. the Census

America vs. the Census

by Kai Wright on May 10 2010, 12:00PM

The country’s 2010 effort to enumerate itself was more ambitious than ever—and may have been more consequential. But it’s complicated by the question it begs: Who does and doesn’t count?

Topics: Immigration, Politics

BREAKING: Minnesota Introduces Its Own Version of AZ’s SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on May 6 2010, 2:10PM

Yesterday, Republican Representative Steve Drazkowski introduced HF 3830, a bill that mirrors Arizona’s recently signed law, SB 1070, that criminalizes undocumented immigrants in the state and empowers law enforcement officers to inquire about the immigration status of people while enforcing…

Topics: Immigration

Florida’s Rubio Supports SB 1070, Not Children of Undocumented

by Jamilah King on May 6 2010, 1:56PM

After a week of flip-flopping on the issue, Florida Republican Senate Candidate Marco Rubio has come out in favor of Arizona’s SB 1070. Rubio, the Miami-born son of Cuban exiles, was recently endorsed by former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Shortly…

Topics: Immigration

Charles Barkley Joins Chorus of Black Voices Condemning SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on May 6 2010, 9:10AM

Charles Barkley gave his fans another reason to love him yesterday when he took to the radio to talk about Arizona’s SB 1070. Barkley, an Arizona resident, told radio host Dan Patrick: DP: You’re a resident of Arizona, I’m curious…

Topics: Immigration

Will South Carolina Follow Arizona’s Lead?

by on May 5 2010, 4:29PM

South Carolina is the first and only state to have introduced a SB 1070 copycat bill since Arizona passed the law. There are 10 additional states where lawmakers have said they’d do the same. While many of those states are…

Topics: Immigration

Viva Los Suns: Phoenix Suns Denounce SB 1070 [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on May 5 2010, 1:52PM

Phoenix Suns managing partner Robert Sarver, with the unanimous support of his team, has come out against Arizona’s SB 1070, and they’re going to show it tonight by wearing “Los Suns” jerseys when they play Game 2 of the Western…

Topics: Immigration

Paterson Tries to Make New York the Anti-Arizona State

by on May 4 2010, 4:25PM

New York Governor David Paterson moved yesterday to affirm New York as the country’s anti-Arizona state. The New York Times reports today: Gov. David A. Paterson announced on Monday that the state would accelerate consideration and granting of pardons to…

Topics: Immigration Ends Racial Profiling, with Printable White-Person Masks

by Channing Kennedy on May 4 2010, 2:02PM

Being brown in Arizona has been tough, at least since the arrival of people relatively less brown. And now, recent Arizona legislation like SB 1070 has moved to make it illegal to be Latino, to look Latino, to sound Latino…

Topics: Immigration

The Far-Right Movement Behind Arizona Copycat Bills Infographic

The Far-Right Movement Behind Arizona Copycat Bills

by on May 4 2010, 12:00PM

State lawmakers pushing a new crop of immigration-enforcement bills are overwhelmingly affiliated with a network tied to eugenics and anti-Latino fear-mongering. 

Topics: Immigration

Scenes from May Day Rallies Across U.S. [Video/Photos]

by Hatty Lee on May 3 2010, 1:08PM

On Saturday, people came out in mass to support immigrant rights. The nationwide May Day rallies drew tens of thousands of protesters—the largest turnouts since 2006, when anger over the Sensenbrenner Bill brought out more than 1 million protesters…

Topics: Immigration