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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

Watch Aura Bogado's Live Chat with Maria Hinojosa on the Dream 9

Watch Aura Bogado’s Live Chat with Maria Hinojosa on the Dream 9

by Von Diaz on August 7 2013, 4:04PM

Colorlines’s Reporter Aura Bogado gives an update on the Dream 9 in a live chat with Maria Hinojosa, Yajaira Saavedra, and Matthew Kolken.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Nine Things You Don't Know About the Dream 9

Nine Things You Don’t Know About the Dream 9

by Aura Bogado on August 5 2013, 3:37PM

For starters, they crossed over into the United States legally.

Topics: Dream 9, Immigration

41 Immigration Reform Activists Arrested in Washington DC

41 Immigration Reform Activists Arrested in Washington DC

by Von Diaz on August 2 2013, 10:52AM

While dozens of activists were arrested in the most recent act of civil disobedience for immigration reform, other advocates are mocking Rep. Steve King’s racist remarks by delivering cantaloupes and photographing their calves.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

'A Girl Hanged Herself Here'

‘A Girl Hanged Herself Here’

by Aura Bogado on August 1 2013, 9:30AM

70 women go on hunger strike at Eloy Detention Center to protest terrifying conditions and demand their own releases.

Topics: Dream 9, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Obama's New (Good) Cabinet Picks

Obama’s New (Good) Cabinet Picks

by Brentin Mock on July 29 2013, 7:00AM

While we were focused on the Zimmerman trial, the Senate snuck confirmations in for Obama’s administration — and they’re good.

Topics: Economy, Environment, Immigration

Dream 9 Mom:

Dream 9 Mom: “My Son Is a Warrior”

by Aura Bogado on July 26 2013, 7:00AM

For family and friends of the Dream 9 border crossers, activism is catching.

Topics: Dream 9, Immigration, Immigration Reform

Are Representative King's Racist Anti-Immigrant Remarks Anything New?

Are Representative King’s Racist Anti-Immigrant Remarks Anything New?

by Aura Bogado on July 25 2013, 4:00PM

The lawmaker’s comments about drug mules are just the latest in a long history of anti-Mexican sentiment.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Undocumented Activists Take a Giant Risk to Return Home

Undocumented Activists Take a Giant Risk to Return Home

by Aura Bogado on July 23 2013, 8:30AM

The so-called Dream 9 crossed the U.S./Mexico border yesterday amid cheers from supporters. Now comes the hard part: actually staying in the United States.

Topics: Dream 9, Immigration, Immigration Reform

Janet Napolitano's Next Stop? University of California

Janet Napolitano’s Next Stop? University of California

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2013, 12:13PM

Janet Napolitano oversaw the largest deportation program of any presidential administration.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Conservatives, House Locked on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Conservatives, House Locked on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2013, 4:54PM

The House is back in session this week—but it’s unclear whether they’ll move forward on comprehensive immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Queering Immigration: 'Citizenship Is Not the Answer to Everything'

Queering Immigration: ‘Citizenship Is Not the Answer to Everything’

by Jamilah King on July 3 2013, 2:32PM

LGBT folks talk about their definitions of immigration, borders, and citizenship.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, /NOW

Senate Bill's Familiar Calculus: Enforcement for Citizenship

Senate Bill’s Familiar Calculus: Enforcement for Citizenship

by on June 28 2013, 11:24AM

The question remains: Will the House take the bargain, or will it become only more enforcement.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Senate Passes Historic Immigration Reform Bill

Senate Passes Historic Immigration Reform Bill

by on June 27 2013, 4:26PM

The US Senate voted to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill today. But the legislation faces an uphill battle in the House.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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