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Deported Father's Case Ends As Congress Debates Immigration Changes

Deported Father’s Case Ends As Congress Debates Immigration Changes

by Seth Freed Wessler on February 19 2013, 2:15PM

Felipe Montes, who lost his three U.S.-citizens sons when he was deported to Mexico in December 2010 will regain custody of his children.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

North Carolina Issues 'Deferred Action' Driver's Licences

North Carolina Issues ‘Deferred Action’ Driver’s Licences

by Jorge Rivas on February 19 2013, 1:06PM

North Carolina DMV will tag DACA driver’s licenses with “No Lawful Status” and “Deferred Action” labels.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ACLU Obtains Emails That Prove ICE Officials Set Deportation Quotas

ACLU Obtains Emails That Prove ICE Officials Set Deportation Quotas

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2013, 4:22PM

U.S. immigration officials laid out plans last year that would ratchet up expulsions of immigrants convicted of minor crimes as part of an urgent push to make sure the government would not fall short of its criminal deportation targets.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Jose Antonio Vargas at Senate Immigration Hearing: We're Not 'Alien People From Mars'

Jose Antonio Vargas at Senate Immigration Hearing: We’re Not ‘Alien People From Mars’

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2013, 1:30PM

On Wednesday, Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on immigration. Vargas told the panel that immigrants “dream of not being seperated from our families and our loved ones, regardless of sexual orientation, no matter our skill…

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

'Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permit' Stickers Sold in Colorado Gas Stations

‘Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permit’ Stickers Sold in Colorado Gas Stations

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2013, 12:15PM

Colorado’s 9News reporter Jeremy Jojola purchased an offensive anti-immigrant sticker at a Cenex gas station in Eaton, Colo., about 60 miles north of Denver. The green sticker includes an outline of the continental United States with the words “ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT…

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The New and Improved 'God Made a Farmer' Ads

The New and Improved ‘God Made a Farmer’ Ads

by Jorge Rivas on February 6 2013, 3:32PM

“We saw Dodge’s ‘God Made A Farmer’ ad and we thought it didn’t reflect the whole picture. So we gave it a bit of a fix,” reads the description for the video uploaded to the Brave New Foundation’s YouTube channel. The video…

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Say Obama's Not Off the Hook for Record Deportations

DREAMers Say Obama’s Not Off the Hook for Record Deportations

by Seth Freed Wessler on February 6 2013, 1:56PM

DREAMers say Obama’s not off the hook for record deportations.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Native American Man Schools Protesters at Arizona Anti-immigration Rally

Native American Man Schools Protesters at Arizona Anti-immigration Rally

by Jorge Rivas on February 6 2013, 1:05PM

A video uploaded to YouTube on Monday shows an American Indian man scolding a group of anti-immgrant demonstrators in Tucson, Arizona.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

How Millions Could Get Cut Out of Immigration Reform [Infographic] Infographic

How Millions Could Get Cut Out of Immigration Reform [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee, Seth Freed Wessler on February 5 2013, 8:49AM

Not all of the 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in the U.S. today will gain a path to legal residency through reform. Here are eight ways legislators could carve people out of the package.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Wanna Get Involved in the Coming Immigration Reform Fight? Here's How

Wanna Get Involved in the Coming Immigration Reform Fight? Here’s How

by Julianne Hing on February 1 2013, 9:27AM

We’re entering into the biggest discussion we’ve had about immigration in generations. Elected officials and lobbyists can’t be the only people to speak up.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

NY Border Patrol Agents Got Home Depot Gift Cards As Bonus For More Arrests

NY Border Patrol Agents Got Home Depot Gift Cards As Bonus For More Arrests

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2013, 12:23PM

Report also reveals almost $1 million in cash and other incentives.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Meet RJ Brewer, the Anti-Immigrant SB1070-Loving Lucha Libre Wrestler

Meet RJ Brewer, the Anti-Immigrant SB1070-Loving Lucha Libre Wrestler

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2013, 3:52PM

Yes, ‘RJ Brewer’ — real name, John Stagikas — says his mama is Arizona governor Jan Brewer.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Immigration Speech Wordcloud: Undocumented vs. Illegal

Obama Immigration Speech Wordcloud: Undocumented vs. Illegal

by Jorge Rivas on January 29 2013, 5:46PM

Take a look at the word cloud below that illustrates which words were used most often during the speech.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Immigration Plan Fact Sheet

Obama Immigration Plan Fact Sheet

by Jorge Rivas on January 29 2013, 3:07PM

President Obama announced his vision for a comprehensive immigration reform plan in Las Vegas Monday. His plan includes four parts: 1) “Strengthen borders” 2) “Crack down on companies that hire undocumented workers.”3) “Hold undocumented immigrants accountable before they can earn their…

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Leaked Memo Urges GOP to Say 'Undocumented Immigrants'

Leaked Memo Urges GOP to Say ‘Undocumented Immigrants’

by Jorge Rivas on January 29 2013, 10:28AM

The leaked memo also urged members of the GOP to stop using the words ‘illegals,’ ‘aliens’ and the term ‘anchor baby.’

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

A Striking New Consensus on Immigration Reform--Thus Far

A Striking New Consensus on Immigration Reform—Thus Far

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 29 2013, 9:56AM

Washington may be headed to the most significant immigration overhaul in generations. But an old debate looms: When is the border secure enough?

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Illinois to Grant Undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses in 10 Months

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2013, 3:52PM

It’s the fourth state to do so.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Illinois to Grant Undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses in 10 Months

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2013, 3:52PM

It’s the fourth state to do so.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Senate Takes First Step on Immigration With Bi-Partisan Plan

Senate Takes First Step on Immigration With Bi-Partisan Plan

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 28 2013, 10:08AM

A group of Senators who have been meeting about reform since the election will release its principles for reform today.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Dems 'Have A Dance Partner' on Immigration, But Is It Two-Step or Jazz?

Dems ‘Have A Dance Partner’ on Immigration, But Is It Two-Step or Jazz?

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 23 2013, 8:59AM

With Marco Rubio’s plan looking an awful lot like the White House’s, the real question is how will we get there and what gets lost along the way.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform