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The 'Dream 30' Risk Detention to Return to the U.S.

The ‘Dream 30’ Risk Detention to Return to the U.S.

by Aura Bogado on September 30 2013, 8:00AM

A group of 30 undocumented immigrants are following in the footsteps of the Dream 9 in an attempt return to the U.S. Inside one activist’s struggle since she left the States.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Meet a 16-Year-Old Coming Home with the Dream 30

Meet a 16-Year-Old Coming Home with the Dream 30

by Aura Bogado on September 27 2013, 9:00AM

Have dreams. Will travel.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Is Obama's Refusal to Halt Deportations Justified?

Is Obama’s Refusal to Halt Deportations Justified?

by on September 26 2013, 7:00AM

His justifications for not suspending deportations for new classes of immigrants look increasingly flimsy.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

As Republicans Flee Immigration Reform, Pelosi May Introduce Her Own Bill

As Republicans Flee Immigration Reform, Pelosi May Introduce Her Own Bill

by on September 24 2013, 11:35AM

Nancy Pelosi says she may introduce her own immigration reform bill in the House. But its chances are uncertain.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform Dead?

Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform Dead?

by Aura Bogado on September 20 2013, 2:53PM

Representative Gutierrez says yes.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

LGBT Immigrants Could Face Hard Road Applying for Marriage Visas

LGBT Immigrants Could Face Hard Road Applying for Marriage Visas

by on September 19 2013, 7:00AM

Immigration lawyers are gearing up to fight for their LGBT clients applying for marriage-based immigration visas. They say fears about being outed could stop some from applying.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration

Undocumented Immigrants Handcuff Themselves to White House Gate

Undocumented Immigrants Handcuff Themselves to White House Gate

by Aura Bogado on September 18 2013, 11:22AM

All seven have been arrested by Federal Park Police.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Web Tool Helps Those Eligible to Apply for Citizenship

Web Tool Helps Those Eligible to Apply for Citizenship

by Aura Bogado on September 17 2013, 11:07AM

September 17 is Citizenship Day.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Three Faces of DACA

Three Faces of DACA

by Von Diaz on September 17 2013, 7:00AM

A year after Deferred Action for Child Arrivals was launched, young people are having very different experiences with the program.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

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