A federal court ruled on Friday that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies violated the civil and constitutional rights of Phoenix Latinos.
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.
The Judiciary Committee passed the bill without rights for LGBT couples, and with new visa provisions tech companies had demanded over labor’s opposition.
The paper of record’s A1 story could have been about how public policy pushes workers of color to the margins. Instead, it’s about an imagined battle between blacks and Latinos.
The conservative think tank released a report yesterday to convince lawmakers that immigration reform costs too much. Its claims are mostly false, but they’ve worked before.
by Jorge Rivas on April 25 2013, 3:14PM
The environmental organization now supports immigration reform.
by Jay Smooth on April 25 2013, 9:00AM
The Drop The I-Word team and a coalition of activists deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times.
by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 7:03PM
Experts say rest assured, “DACA is alive and well.”
by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 1:13PM
Under current law, if you don’t have a Social Security number, you can’t get a license to drive in California. But proposed legislation would change that.
by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 10:55AM
Hospitals trying to curb costs have chartered flights to send sick, uninsured, undocumented immigrants back to their home countries.
Anti-immigration leader Kris Kobach argued for “self deportation” today at a Senate committee hearing but Sen. Dick Durban shut him down.
Colorlines’ Seth Freed Wessler is plowing through all 844 pages. Here’s the big picture thus far.
The immigration reform bill from the Senate excludes gay and lesbian couples from petitioning for non-citizen partners.
The Gang of Eight bill will bar people with gang affiliations and many criminal offenses from a path to citizenship and does nothing to change the “aggravated felony” laws.
Post #1 on the bill’s 844 pages. We’ll comb through the details for answers to the big questions: Who gets citizenship, how and what new enforcement powers come in return.
American lawmakers have generally responded to acts of mass violence, whether by U.S. citizens or foreigners, with anti-immigration laws and a retreat from reform.