Irish Want Deal With ICE

by Jonathan Adams on May 5 2008, 10:40AM

H/T ImmigrationProf Blog Check out ICE Raid Report. Where they are “keeping tabs on Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity across the country.” The New York Sun reports that Irish groups have been trying to work out a deal with lawmakers…

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New Generation of Immigrants Face Rabid Restrictionism

by on May 2 2008, 1:57PM

While activists and organizers from many of New York City’s immigrant rights organizations blasted over the loudspeakers at yesterday’s May Day rally in Union Square, I was reminded of a conversation I had with my grandmother while visiting her…

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VOICES FROM DETENTION: Armando’s Story Part II - My New World…

by Guest Columnist on May 1 2008, 9:57AM

by Raha Jorjani Last month, we heard Armando’s story directly from detention as he was preparing for his actual deportation to Honduras. Just a few days after he wrote what it felt like to be that close to deportation to…

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MVL: What line must undocumented immigrants get in?

by Jonathan Adams on April 22 2008, 11:39AM

Originally published on the Movement Vision Lab, By Cristina Lopez Enough of the anti-immigrant rhetoric already. It’s bad enough that radio shock jocks and cable TV personalities demonize undocumented immigrants. But what bothers me even more is the reflexive response…

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NPR Goes to Atlanta, Finds Growing Immigrant Communities

by The News on April 18 2008, 9:38AM

Farai Chideya, of NPR’s News and Notes, is in Atlanta this week, and she’s talking to the immigrants. Known as a mecca for Black Americans, Atlanta’s southern hospitality is also welcoming several immigrant communities to make ‘Hotlanta’ their home. Atlanta,…

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Can You Pick Up One or Two CPAs to Give Us a Hand?

by Tracy Kronzak on April 16 2008, 1:58PM

Disposable labor for disposable jobs. We don’t engage day laborers as people, but as the job they’ve been hired to do. And when the job is done, so is the person. Add into the mix the often far-reaching and…

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Immigration Policies Hurt Children

by Jonathan Adams on April 14 2008, 1:56PM

Found on ImmigrationProf The United Nations just released a report that highlights the ways children of migrant families are violated by United States’ harmful policies. The Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants for the United Nations, Jorge Bustamante,…

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Advertising Without Borders

by Hatty Lee on April 9 2008, 1:37PM

The Washington Post reports, The Absolut vodka company apologized Saturday for an ad campaign depicting the southwestern U.S. as part of Mexico amid angry calls for a boycott by U.S. consumers. The campaign, which promotes ideal scenarios under the…

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Don’t Get On the Bus: ICE Raids Greyhound and Amtrak

by on April 4 2008, 1:56PM

If you’re an immigrant, or look like you could be one, you might think twice before buying an Amtrak or Greyhound ticket in Upstate New York. The two companies are collaborating with ICE, allowing officials onto their busses and…

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MVL: A Young Immigrant Tells His Story

by Jonathan Adams on March 31 2008, 9:49AM

Originally posted on Movement Vision Lab, Juan tells his undocumented experience….

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Anti-Immigrant Fever Ignites Violence Against Women

by Julianne Hing on March 27 2008, 2:24PM

I felt a sour taste in my throat, the one that immediately precedes my gag reflex, when I read the NY Times piece about an immigration official who forced a woman to perform oral sex on him in exchange for…

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Blacks Against Immigrants? Don’t Believe the Conservative Hype

by Jonathan Adams on March 27 2008, 8:38AM

Found on DMI By Mark Winston Griffith & Andrea Batista Schlesinger There’s a corrosive idea currently being spread by the conservative right. Designed to enlist African Americans in a race battle against immigrants by intentionally exploiting current economic anxieties, The…

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Detained or Deployed- Immigrants are Dying

by Jonathan Adams on March 20 2008, 10:33AM

Tip to ImmigrationProf Blog Here are some disturbing stories about our government’s treatment of immigrants of color. Whether imprisoned or in the army, immigrants are cruelly neglected by our system and it’s killing them. One about Francisco Castaneda, an immigrant…

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VOICES FROM DETENTION: Armando’s Story Part I: “Anxious at the Gates”

by Guest Columnist on March 19 2008, 10:23AM

by Raha Jorjani Every year in the United States, approximately 280,000 people are detained in federal detention centers, private prisons, and county jails, and face deportation to their countries of origin. It is their very detention and deportation that makes…

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Miss. Black Unions Incorporate Immigrant Rights

by Jonathan Adams on March 10 2008, 2:52PM

From American Prospect Mississippi’s Black labor groups are organizing alongside the state’s growing immigrant population to fight for driver’s licenses for all residents. Throughout the 1990s more immigrants arrived looking for work. Some guest workers overstayed their visas, while husbands…

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The New Yorker Magazine Illuminates Racial Violence of the American Security State, Then and Now.

by on March 5 2008, 1:48PM

I read the New Yorker Magazine a bit ambivalently. Written in sometimes verbose, usually pretentious prose, the magazine is pegged for postgraduate degreed liberals and post-political hipsters. Despite this, the magazine has a proclivity for pushing the line. The past…

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Student Column’s Satire Not Funny

by Guest Columnist on February 28 2008, 10:29AM

by Alex Jung Maybe it’s because I’m Asian American, but I’m confused by Max Karson’s “satirical” opinion editorial, “If It’s War the Asians Want…It’s War They’ll Get” in the Campus Press at Colorado University, that has caused a veritable firestorm…

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ICED Video Game Imitates Immigrant’s Life

by Tracy Kronzak on February 28 2008, 9:28AM

Today I spent some time playing Breakthrough’s ICED video game. I’m not much of a gamer as I am a maven for technology and its uses. But ICED is one of the best uses of the myriad of open-source…

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Citizens In Waiting…For How Long?

by Guest Columnist on February 26 2008, 9:52AM

by Deepa Iyer Around the country, citizens are going to the polls to register their votes in primaries and caucuses. But for a significant segment of the population who are “citizens in waiting” – legal permanent residents who have applied…

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ICED: I Can End Deportation Video Game

by Jonathan Adams on February 18 2008, 10:02AM

Breakthrough is taking the fight for immigrants rights viral! The video game called ICED uses a multiracial cast of young avatars with varying degrees of citizenship to teach the video game players about the hard decisions many immigrants face…

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