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Are Representative King's Racist Anti-Immigrant Remarks Anything New?

Are Representative King’s Racist Anti-Immigrant Remarks Anything New?

by Aura Bogado on July 25 2013, 4:00PM

The lawmaker’s comments about drug mules are just the latest in a long history of anti-Mexican sentiment.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Undocumented Activists Take a Giant Risk to Return Home

Undocumented Activists Take a Giant Risk to Return Home

by Aura Bogado on July 23 2013, 8:30AM

The so-called Dream 9 crossed the U.S./Mexico border yesterday amid cheers from supporters. Now comes the hard part: actually staying in the United States.

Topics: Dream 9, Immigration, Immigration Reform

Janet Napolitano's Next Stop? University of California

Janet Napolitano’s Next Stop? University of California

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2013, 12:13PM

Janet Napolitano oversaw the largest deportation program of any presidential administration.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Conservatives, House Locked on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Conservatives, House Locked on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2013, 4:54PM

The House is back in session this week—but it’s unclear whether they’ll move forward on comprehensive immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Queering Immigration: 'Citizenship Is Not the Answer to Everything'

Queering Immigration: ‘Citizenship Is Not the Answer to Everything’

by Jamilah King on July 3 2013, 2:32PM

LGBT folks talk about their definitions of immigration, borders, and citizenship.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, /NOW

Senate Bill's Familiar Calculus: Enforcement for Citizenship

Senate Bill’s Familiar Calculus: Enforcement for Citizenship

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 28 2013, 11:24AM

The question remains: Will the House take the bargain, or will it become only more enforcement.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Senate Passes Historic Immigration Reform Bill

Senate Passes Historic Immigration Reform Bill

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 27 2013, 4:26PM

The US Senate voted to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill today. But the legislation faces an uphill battle in the House.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DOMA Ruling Clears Path for Binational Couples

DOMA Ruling Clears Path for Binational Couples

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 26 2013, 10:45AM

In striking down the DOMA, the Supreme Court also settles a hotly debated issue immigration reform: should LGBT US citizens be allowed to sponsor their partners for green cards. Yes, the court says.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Senate Passes Border Militarization Amendment With Bipartisan Support

Senate Passes Border Militarization Amendment With Bipartisan Support

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 25 2013, 7:00AM

The Senate agreed today on an amendment to the immigration reform bill that will invest billions to double the number of armed agents on the US-Mexico border and build hundreds of additional miles of fences.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

CBO Report Leaves Conservatives With Nothing But Racial Anxiety To Fight Immigration Reform

CBO Report Leaves Conservatives With Nothing But Racial Anxiety To Fight Immigration Reform

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 20 2013, 12:40PM

The Congressional Budget Office report on immigration reform largely settles the economic argument over the bill’s overall benefits. Now conservatives have little but their racial anxieties to fall back on.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

House GOP Finds Everything Wrong With Immigration Law And Tries to Make It Worse

House GOP Finds Everything Wrong With Immigration Law And Tries to Make It Worse

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 17 2013, 2:45PM

The House Judiciary Committee gets started on immigration this week with a deportation bill that could pull reform dramatically right.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Census: Asians Are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in the U.S.

Census: Asians Are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in the U.S.

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 4:13PM

The Asians are coming.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

U.S. Reports to U.N. on Ending Racial Bias, With No Plan of Its Own

U.S. Reports to U.N. on Ending Racial Bias, With No Plan of Its Own

by Brentin Mock on June 14 2013, 3:02PM

U.S. says it can do more to address racial injustice. Civil rights group agree.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The Sergio Romo Pro-Migrant Ice Cream Is Happening

The Sergio Romo Pro-Migrant Ice Cream Is Happening

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 7:00AM

The flavor’s tagline is a nod to a political statement the San Francisco Giants pitcher made at his team’s World Series parade last year.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

11-Year-old Sebastian de la Cruz Is the Best San Antonio Spurs Fan Ever

11-Year-old Sebastian de la Cruz Is the Best San Antonio Spurs Fan Ever

by Jamilah King on June 12 2013, 2:15PM

And don’t you dare tell him that he doesn’t belong.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

SF Giants' Sergio Romo Records Video in Support of Immigration Reform

SF Giants’ Sergio Romo Records Video in Support of Immigration Reform

by Jorge Rivas on June 7 2013, 8:34AM

The video appears on Major League Baseball’s YouTube channel.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Colorado Joins Parade of States Granting Driver's Licenses to the Undocumented

Colorado Joins Parade of States Granting Driver’s Licenses to the Undocumented

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2013, 3:12PM

It’s been a big year for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Report: Feds Lock Children in Adult Immigration Detention

Report: Feds Lock Children in Adult Immigration Detention

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 4 2013, 12:11PM

ICE has locked up more than 1,300 children in adult immigration detention centers in the last four years. Two were under 10-years-old. Hundreds were locked up for more than a month.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Watch Arianna Huffington Tell Former Obama Adviser That Record Deportations Are a 'Tragedy'

Watch Arianna Huffington Tell Former Obama Adviser That Record Deportations Are a ‘Tragedy’

by Jorge Rivas on June 3 2013, 3:39PM

Huffington reminded the former Obama advisor that deporting someone means sending them back to a different country and separating them from their families.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Connecticut Limits Cooperation With Secure Communities

Connecticut Limits Cooperation With Secure Communities

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 3 2013, 11:54AM

Connecticut’s legislature unanimously agreed to limit the state’s compliance with the federal Secure Communities deportation program.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW