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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorines.com covering immigration, education, criminal justice, and occasionally fashion and pop culture. In 2009 Julianne was the recipient of USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism fellowship, which funded a reporting project on the impacts of criminal deportation on immigrant families. She has covered police brutality issues from Oakland to New Orleans and in the summer of 2010 reported for Colorlines from the courtroom where Oscar Grant's killer, BART cop Johannes Mehserle, faced trial. Julianne became politically active in high school, and started organizing students in college around access and affordability issues. She earned her B.A. in social ecology at the University of California, Irvine, where she edited Jaded magazine, named 2007 Publication of the Year by Campus Progress. Julianne’s writing has appeared on AlterNet, Truthout, Hyphen Magazine's blog, The American Prospect's blog TAPPED and Ta-Nehisi Coates' blog at The Atlantic, Racialicious, The Root and New America Media.

Julianne tweets at @juliannehing.

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2011, 4:04PM

The letter arrives amid talk that Senator Dick Durbin plans to reintroduce the federal DREAM Act.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Arizona Senate Passes Birther Bill

Arizona Senate Passes Birther Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2011, 11:40AM

But it’s not the first state to try to turn the hysteria around President Obama’s black roots into legislation.

Topics: Politics

Los Angeles Leads the Way on Data-Driven Reform With Teacher Scores

Los Angeles Leads the Way on Data-Driven Reform With Teacher Scores

by Julianne Hing on April 13 2011, 1:28PM

The city’s schools are increasingly the frontline in the battle over business-style reforms for public education.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Maryland Passes Its DREAM Act

Maryland Passes Its DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on April 12 2011, 2:24PM

Now a total of 12 states allow undocumented immigrant students the right to pay in-state tuition at four year colleges.

Topics: Immigration

Ninth Circuit Upholds Lower Court's Ruling Against Arizona's SB 1070

Ninth Circuit Upholds Lower Court’s Ruling Against Arizona’s SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on April 11 2011, 6:14PM

Immigrant rights advocates are calling Arizona’s expensive legal woes and multiple losses a cautionary tale.

Topics: Immigration

Maryland DREAM Act Passes State House, One Hurdle Remains

Maryland DREAM Act Passes State House, One Hurdle Remains

by Julianne Hing on April 11 2011, 1:14PM

But the tuition bill faces one more hurdle before it’s law.

Topics: Immigration

Alabama House Passes SB 1070-Inspired Bill Infographic

Alabama House Passes SB 1070-Inspired Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2011, 1:55PM

It joins Georgia and South Carolina among states where bills are advancing, but most SB 1070 copycats have failed.

Topics: Immigration

How For-Profit Schools Exploit Students: A Visual Primer

How For-Profit Schools Exploit Students: A Visual Primer

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2011, 11:33AM

Susie Cagle makes some jaw-dropping, hard to digest numbers simple.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Neighbors Use Love to Fight Off Grandma's Foreclosure

Neighbors Use Love to Fight Off Grandma’s Foreclosure

by Julianne Hing on April 6 2011, 6:12PM

On March 28 Catherine Lennon’s community, led by the housing rights group Take Back the Land Rochester, gathered around her to defend her home from eviction.

Topics: Celebrate Love

7 Immigrant Youth Arrested in Atlanta for Demanding Higher Ed Access

7 Immigrant Youth Arrested in Atlanta for Demanding Higher Ed Access

by Julianne Hing on April 6 2011, 5:16PM

The students were protesting Georgia’s new law that forbids undocumented students from enrolling in five state universities.

Topics: Immigration

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress

by Julianne Hing on April 5 2011, 9:30AM

Negotiations are expected to focus on the narrow version that failed to clear a Republican filibuster last year.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Trial Begins for Two NOPD Cops Accused of Fatal Beating

Trial Begins for Two NOPD Cops Accused of Fatal Beating

by Julianne Hing on April 4 2011, 2:25PM

Veteran cop Melvin Williams and his rookie partner Matthew Dean Moore have been accused of fatally beating Raymond Robair in 2005.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Today's Love: One B-boy's Solidarity with the Middle East

Today’s Love: One B-boy’s Solidarity with the Middle East

by Julianne Hing on April 1 2011, 1:19PM

Watch this beautiful ode to the people who are fighting for democracy and self-determination.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Michelle Rhee Responds to D.C. Testing Scandal

Michelle Rhee Responds to D.C. Testing Scandal

by Julianne Hing on March 31 2011, 2:14PM

This week Michelle Rhee, the face of an education reform movement sweeping across the nation, was called to answer for a possible cheating scandal that happened under her watch as the former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. schools. After initially…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Today's Love is for Emily Ruiz, Hugs and Coming Home

Today’s Love is for Emily Ruiz, Hugs and Coming Home

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2011, 6:09PM

The power of love and family are ties that even draconian immigration policies and a divisive anti-immigrant climate can’t deny.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Deported 4-year-old Citizen Emily Ruiz Finally Comes Home

Deported 4-year-old Citizen Emily Ruiz Finally Comes Home

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2011, 1:41PM

The four-year-old was reunited on with her family yesterday.

Topics: Immigration

Joe Arpaio Launches

Joe Arpaio Launches “Air Posse” to Hunt Immigrants at Border

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2011, 12:10PM

The plan involves sending citizen vigilantes into the skies with automatic weapons.

Topics: Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Obama Criticizes His Own Pro-Testing Agenda At Town Hall

Obama Criticizes His Own Pro-Testing Agenda At Town Hall

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2011, 12:53PM

Under the president’s education policy proposals, an entire school’s teaching staff can be fired and schools can be shut down if test scores don’t improve.

Topics: Schools & Youth

D.C. Test Score Gains Too Good to be True

D.C. Test Score Gains Too Good to be True

by Julianne Hing on March 28 2011, 10:17AM

Standardized tests remain wildly capricious things. But is the pressure proving too much for some schools?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Family Hopeful for Emily Ruiz's Return After Border Patrol Battle

Family Hopeful for Emily Ruiz’s Return After Border Patrol Battle

by Julianne Hing on March 25 2011, 3:59PM

Immigration advocates claim the girls undocumented parents were denied their rights solely on the basis of their immigration status.

Topics: Immigration