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DOMA Ruling Clears Path for Binational Couples

DOMA Ruling Clears Path for Binational Couples

by on June 26 2013, 10:45AM

In striking down the DOMA, the Supreme Court also settles a hotly debated issue immigration reform: should LGBT US citizens be allowed to sponsor their partners for green cards. Yes, the court says.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Senate Passes Border Militarization Amendment With Bipartisan Support

Senate Passes Border Militarization Amendment With Bipartisan Support

by on June 25 2013, 7:00AM

The Senate agreed today on an amendment to the immigration reform bill that will invest billions to double the number of armed agents on the US-Mexico border and build hundreds of additional miles of fences.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

CBO Report Leaves Conservatives With Nothing But Racial Anxiety To Fight Immigration Reform

CBO Report Leaves Conservatives With Nothing But Racial Anxiety To Fight Immigration Reform

by on June 20 2013, 12:40PM

The Congressional Budget Office report on immigration reform largely settles the economic argument over the bill’s overall benefits. Now conservatives have little but their racial anxieties to fall back on.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

House GOP Finds Everything Wrong With Immigration Law And Tries to Make It Worse

House GOP Finds Everything Wrong With Immigration Law And Tries to Make It Worse

by on June 17 2013, 2:45PM

The House Judiciary Committee gets started on immigration this week with a deportation bill that could pull reform dramatically right.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Census: Asians Are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in the U.S.

Census: Asians Are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in the U.S.

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 4:13PM

The Asians are coming.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

U.S. Reports to U.N. on Ending Racial Bias, With No Plan of Its Own

U.S. Reports to U.N. on Ending Racial Bias, With No Plan of Its Own

by Brentin Mock on June 14 2013, 3:02PM

U.S. says it can do more to address racial injustice. Civil rights group agree.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The Sergio Romo Pro-Migrant Ice Cream Is Happening

The Sergio Romo Pro-Migrant Ice Cream Is Happening

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 7:00AM

The flavor’s tagline is a nod to a political statement the San Francisco Giants pitcher made at his team’s World Series parade last year.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

11-Year-old Sebastian de la Cruz Is the Best San Antonio Spurs Fan Ever

11-Year-old Sebastian de la Cruz Is the Best San Antonio Spurs Fan Ever

by Jamilah King on June 12 2013, 2:15PM

And don’t you dare tell him that he doesn’t belong.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

SF Giants' Sergio Romo Records Video in Support of Immigration Reform

SF Giants’ Sergio Romo Records Video in Support of Immigration Reform

by Jorge Rivas on June 7 2013, 8:34AM

The video appears on Major League Baseball’s YouTube channel.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Colorado Joins Parade of States Granting Driver's Licenses to the Undocumented

Colorado Joins Parade of States Granting Driver’s Licenses to the Undocumented

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2013, 3:12PM

It’s been a big year for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Report: Feds Lock Children in Adult Immigration Detention

Report: Feds Lock Children in Adult Immigration Detention

by on June 4 2013, 12:11PM

ICE has locked up more than 1,300 children in adult immigration detention centers in the last four years. Two were under 10-years-old. Hundreds were locked up for more than a month.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Watch Arianna Huffington Tell Former Obama Adviser That Record Deportations Are a 'Tragedy'

Watch Arianna Huffington Tell Former Obama Adviser That Record Deportations Are a ‘Tragedy’

by Jorge Rivas on June 3 2013, 3:39PM

Huffington reminded the former Obama advisor that deporting someone means sending them back to a different country and separating them from their families.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Connecticut Limits Cooperation With Secure Communities

Connecticut Limits Cooperation With Secure Communities

by on June 3 2013, 11:54AM

Connecticut’s legislature unanimously agreed to limit the state’s compliance with the federal Secure Communities deportation program.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Celebrities Don Fedoras to Push Immigration Reform

Celebrities Don Fedoras to Push Immigration Reform

by Jorge Rivas on June 3 2013, 11:12AM

Photographer Albert Watson shoots portraits of celebrities wearing fedoras as part of a new campaign to promote immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Connecticut to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Apply for Driving Licenses

Connecticut to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Apply for Driving Licenses

by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2013, 12:18PM

Connecticut is set to become the latest state to allow immigrants to get driver’s licenses regardless of their legal status.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Novelist A.X. Ahmad's New Thriller

Novelist A.X. Ahmad’s New Thriller

by Rinku Sen on May 31 2013, 8:21AM

His new novel features an undocumented Sikh immigrant caught in a political thriller.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, Movement

Federal Judge Rules Sheriff Arpaio Guilty of Racial Profiling

Federal Judge Rules Sheriff Arpaio Guilty of Racial Profiling

by on May 28 2013, 9:45AM

A federal court ruled on Friday that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies violated the civil and constitutional rights of Phoenix Latinos.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Deported Parents Who Return Found Dead In Desert or Locked Up In Prison

Deported Parents Who Return Found Dead In Desert or Locked Up In Prison

by on May 22 2013, 11:00AM

As Congress considers immigration reform, hundreds of thousands of deportees are waiting to see if the bill will allow them to return. In the meantime, thousands of returning deportees are dying in the desert or ending up in federal prison.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Bill Leaps Forward, Heads to Full Senate

Immigration Bill Leaps Forward, Heads to Full Senate

by on May 22 2013, 7:15AM

The Judiciary Committee passed the bill without rights for LGBT couples, and with new visa provisions tech companies had demanded over labor’s opposition.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

On the Street: UndocuAsians Come Out [Photos]

On the Street: UndocuAsians Come Out [Photos]

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2013, 3:49PM

Asian-American undocumented youth share their stories in a bold social media project, and invite the community to share theirs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW