If You Are Mexican Born in the Unites States, Prove It…

by Jonathan Adams on August 14 2008, 10:22AM

Apparently, the State Department doesn’t think that a birth certificate, church records, school records, and voter rolls are enough to prove that a person is a citizen of the United States anymore. Especially if that person is a Mexican…

Topics: Immigration

Anti-Immigrant Nativists Need Spelling Lessons

by Jonathan Adams on August 12 2008, 1:43PM

The Sanctuary put together a list of foolishly misspelled posters from anti-immigrant protesters, and for some reason I feel a little better. Click here to see the list….

Topics: Immigration


by Daisy Hernandez on August 8 2008, 2:02PM

Sandip Roy’s blog today was too good to keep to myself. Here it is and for more go to New America Media. I actually just tried to call the immigration office’s toll phone number 1-866-880-6344 to deport myself but guess…

Topics: Immigration

Italy Deploys Minutemen, Blames Immigrants for Crime

by Jonathan Adams on August 6 2008, 7:33AM

Originally posted on Of América Italy Latest to Use Immigrants as an Excuse for Militarizing Sreets By Roberto Lovato No stranger to deploying totalitarian-lite methods before a severe economic and political crisis, Italia became but the most recent country…

Topics: Immigration

Deport Yourself, Says ICE

by Guest Columnist on August 1 2008, 12:30PM

by Joyce Li America is obsessed with itself as a meritocracy - this “bootstraps” notion of congratulatory self-motivation deploys a singular set of morals and ethics that finds its way into (and sometimes provides the basis for) our judicial system,…

Topics: Immigration

Short-sighted Immigration Study Misses the Point

by Rinku Sen on July 31 2008, 2:23PM

The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new report claiming that the numbers of undocumented immigrants have shrunk by as much as 11 percent, or by 1.3 million. They assert that stepped-up enforcement has encouraged many undocumented people…

Topics: Immigration

Anti-Immigrants Racists Front as Environmentalists

by on July 31 2008, 9:50AM

Some of my favorite left-of-center magazines have been running a peculiar ad recently. It presents an ominous image of a bulldozer clearing away an opening in the middle of a lush green forest. The large font below the image…

Topics: Immigration

Midwest Activists Show Solidarity for Immigrant Families

by Terry Keleher on July 30 2008, 9:00AM

Over the weekend, some 1200 activists from around the Midwest traveled to Postville, Iowa to stand up for the rights of immigrant families and workers. Like the town of Jena, Louisiana, which became a flashpoint in the debate over…

Topics: Immigration

Phoenix Sheriff Sued for Racial Profiling

by Jonathan Adams on July 17 2008, 2:23PM

Bettina Hansen/The Arizona Republic The ACLU and MALDEF have filed a class action suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who they say illegally targets Latinos in his immigration sweeps. The attack on the sweeps alleged the officers based…

Topics: Immigration

Stories on the Border

by Jonathan Adams on July 16 2008, 12:33PM

h/t Immigration Prof A group of filmmakers recently took a trip along the U.S/Mexico border collecting stories to create a series of short films documenting life on both sides of the border. The videos are available The stories are…

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McCain and Obama at LULAC on Immigration

by Jonathan Adams on July 9 2008, 2:27PM

Senators John McCain(R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama(D-Ill.) spoke at the League of United Latin American Citizens Convention Tuesday….

Topics: Immigration

Newsflash: Talk About Immigration—It Works!

by Daisy Hernandez on July 9 2008, 11:34AM

I confess. I’m a sucker for pollsters. I know they’re never saying anything new or fascinating, but the sound of someone rattling off numbers that reflect a party’s political strategy that might affect the outcome in November….hooks me every…

Topics: Immigration

Eating American on the Fourth of July

by Rinku Sen on July 7 2008, 11:47AM

En Español On this Fourth of July, I will be eating hot dogs. While I was trying to fit in as an Indian immigrant child throughout the 1970’s, they represented the quintessential American food. I begged my mother to…

Topics: Immigration

ICE Challenges San Francisco Sanctuary

by Jonathan Adams on June 30 2008, 10:31AM

H/T Immigration Prof San Francisco juvenile probation officials are trying to protect the rights of young immigrants, but ICE representatives argue that the city’s sanctuary should not allow a criminal to evade the law. San Francisco juvenile probation officials -…

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Evo Morales Gives a Lesson on Immigration

by Jonathan Adams on June 18 2008, 2:47PM

Republished from Of América What Obama and McCain Can Learn From Evo Morales About Immigration - and Leadership By Roberto Lovato If you want to hear what a Real Leader sounds like with regard to immigration policy, check out Bolivian…

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Immigration Prosecutions Hit Record Numbers

by Victor Corral on June 18 2008, 1:37PM

Today, Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) released a new report that showed that federal immigration prosecutions reached an all time high this past March. 9,350 defendants were prosecuted in March of 2008, two and a half times more…

Topics: Immigration

Senator Menendez Rightly Raises the Stakes of the Immigration Debate

by Jonathan Adams on June 12 2008, 2:40PM

Washington, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) delivered an important speech on the U.S. Senate floor yesterday, calling for reform to U.S. immigration policies and a renewed emphasis on protecting the constitutional rights of those improperly targeted by recent…

Topics: Immigration

Judge Blocks Order to Outlaw Arizona Day Laborers

by Jonathan Adams on June 5 2008, 10:50AM

Courtesy of Nick Mazur h/t ImmigrationProf The ACLU announced today that “The U.S District Court in Phoenix issued a preliminary order today stopping the town of Cave Creek, Arizona from enforcing an anti-solicitation ordinance that infringes on the free…

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Raids a Reminder of Historical Backlash Against Immigrants

by Megan Izen on May 30 2008, 12:34PM

I’m not “the sky is falling type” but if I were an undocumented immigrant, that’s definitely how I’d feel right about now. Immigrant communities around the country are being attacked by ICE, the criminal justice system, legislators, vigilante groups,…

Topics: Immigration

America’s First Coloring Book

by Jonathan Adams on May 28 2008, 8:27AM

H/T ImmigrationProf Check out Breakthrough’s new video on Immigration….

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