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LA County Sheriff Helps Deport Record Numbers of Immigrants

LA County Sheriff Helps Deport Record Numbers of Immigrants

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2013, 7:00AM

Despite earlier claims, Sheriff Lee Baca is turning people convicted of trivial offenses over to immigration authorities at record numbers.

Topics: Immigration

Not All Immigrants Like the Senate's Immigration Bill

Not All Immigrants Like the Senate’s Immigration Bill

by Aura Bogado on September 11 2013, 12:27PM

Nearly half of all undocumented immigrants wouldn’t even qualify for basic provisional status under the bill.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Live Chat: High Stakes Activism

Live Chat: High Stakes Activism

by Akiba Solomon on September 10 2013, 10:39AM

Four activists who’ve risked their livelihoods, arrest or personal safety to achieve justice talk about what fuels them.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Politics

Study Finds Growing Racial Divide Among Young People on Immigration

Study Finds Growing Racial Divide Among Young People on Immigration

by Jamilah King on September 6 2013, 11:58AM

But they often had varying ideas of how immigration was changing the country’s landscape.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

UCLA Student Body Drops the I-Word

UCLA Student Body Drops the I-Word

by Jamilah King on September 4 2013, 10:51AM

The decision was made, in part, as a sign of respect to the school’s undocumented students.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

How One Immigrant Community Secured Itself

How One Immigrant Community Secured Itself

by Aura Bogado on September 3 2013, 7:00AM

New Orleans is the first jurisdiction in the South to opt out of Secure Communities, a federal program that critics say tears immigrant communities apart.

Topics: Immigration

11-Year-Old Stands up to Tea Party Darling on Immigration

11-Year-Old Stands up to Tea Party Darling on Immigration

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2013, 2:05PM

This is what happens when you try to deport an awesome kid’s father.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Will ICE Deport Barack's Mom?

Will ICE Deport Barack’s Mom?

by Aura Bogado on August 16 2013, 4:18PM

Sandra Elizabeth Borja Armeo is in immigrant detention because she wants to come home to her son, Barack.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Five Things We Know About DACA on its First Anniversary

Five Things We Know About DACA on its First Anniversary

by Von Diaz on August 14 2013, 12:45PM

The Brookings Institute released a report today looking at the last year of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a band aid approach to addressing immigration reform for the estimated 1.6 million undocumented immigrant youth living in the…

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Deported but Determined: DREAMer Raises Funds for London Grad School

Deported but Determined: DREAMer Raises Funds for London Grad School

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2013, 7:00AM

Nancy Landa was deported to Mexico—but that’s not stopping her from achieving her dream to advocate for international migrants.

Topics: Immigration

Why Does Google Translate Mistranslate and Use the I-Word?

Why Does Google Translate Mistranslate and Use the I-Word?

by Aura Bogado on August 12 2013, 1:54PM

Google Translate incorrectly and offensively mistranslates “undocumented” to “illegal.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Watch Aura Bogado's Live Chat with Maria Hinojosa on the Dream 9

Watch Aura Bogado’s Live Chat with Maria Hinojosa on the Dream 9

by Von Diaz on August 7 2013, 4:04PM

Colorlines’s Reporter Aura Bogado gives an update on the Dream 9 in a live chat with Maria Hinojosa, Yajaira Saavedra, and Matthew Kolken.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Nine Things You Don't Know About the Dream 9

Nine Things You Don’t Know About the Dream 9

by Aura Bogado on August 5 2013, 3:37PM

For starters, they crossed over into the United States legally.

Topics: Dream 9, Immigration

41 Immigration Reform Activists Arrested in Washington DC

41 Immigration Reform Activists Arrested in Washington DC

by Von Diaz on August 2 2013, 10:52AM

While dozens of activists were arrested in the most recent act of civil disobedience for immigration reform, other advocates are mocking Rep. Steve King’s racist remarks by delivering cantaloupes and photographing their calves.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

'A Girl Hanged Herself Here'

‘A Girl Hanged Herself Here’

by Aura Bogado on August 1 2013, 9:30AM

70 women go on hunger strike at Eloy Detention Center to protest terrifying conditions and demand their own releases.

Topics: Dream 9, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Obama's New (Good) Cabinet Picks

Obama’s New (Good) Cabinet Picks

by Brentin Mock on July 29 2013, 7:00AM

While we were focused on the Zimmerman trial, the Senate snuck confirmations in for Obama’s administration — and they’re good.

Topics: Economy, Environment, Immigration

Dream 9 Mom:

Dream 9 Mom: “My Son Is a Warrior”

by Aura Bogado on July 26 2013, 7:00AM

For family and friends of the Dream 9 border crossers, activism is catching.

Topics: Dream 9, Immigration, Immigration Reform

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