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…

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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,…

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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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Immigrant Rights Activists Face Death Threats in Georgia

by Jonathan Adams on May 27 2008, 2:03PM

From Of América This story originally appeared in Atlanta Latino was translated by New America Media. Death threats have not intimidated pro-Latino activists in Georgia. Instead, they have spurred them to join forces across racial lines to counteract the…

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Indian Laborers Committed to Hunger Strike for Justice

by Jonathan Adams on May 23 2008, 11:40AM

tkeleher reported on his trip to New Orleans a couple months ago where he experienced the multiracial coalition of workers on the Gulf Coast organizing Indian H-2B guest workers trafficked to the US to work for little money and…

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New Haven ID Card Carries On Despite Challenges

by Jonathan Adams on May 22 2008, 10:07AM

H/T ImmigrationProf Last year, in an act of considerable political courage, New Haven began offering a municipal ID card to all residents, including illegal immigrants. The reaction from anti-immigrant forces was predictably ugly. Protesters disrupted hearings, heckled and threatened city…

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Transnational Realities

by Dom Apollon on May 15 2008, 9:32AM

The xenophobic paranoia that demonizes undocumented immigrants as sub-human criminals and alien invaders who are somehow fulfilling a lifelong dream to flaunt American border laws out of disrespect, or as part of some strategic re-conquest of the west, so…

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US Government Takes Immigrants’ Taxes, But Immigrants Won’t Receive Rebates

by Jonathan Adams on May 12 2008, 8:28AM

Immigrant families contribute millions to the economy and have been some of the worst affected by this economic recession. Even though the US government makes sure to collect taxes from immigrants, whole families are ineligible to receive the tax rebates….

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Juan Crow in Georgia

by Jonathan Adams on May 9 2008, 6:00AM

Roberto Lovato goes down South to learn more about life as a Latino in Georgia. Lovato follows a seventeen year old girl, Justeen Mancha and describes her experiences with Juan Crow. Originally published in The Nation By Roberto Lovato The…

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After 60 Years, Israel’s Arabs are Still Outsiders; Rumors of ICE Raids Near Schools

by The News on May 7 2008, 6:56AM

Arabs Still Outcasts in Israel Sixty years later, Israel’s 1.3 million Arab citizens still experience disparities in the nation and feel increasingly unwanted in their home. New York Times. San Francisco Has Fewer Black Residents, More Black Inmates As San…

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MVL: Reports Back from DC May Day Rally

by Jonathan Adams on May 6 2008, 11:48AM

From Movement Vision Lab, Check out these short audio interviews from May Day in Washington DC. Featured interviews include immigrants, activists, filmmakers, and hip hop artists. Check out some of these interviews here: * Nicola Wells, organizer with FIRM -…

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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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