Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for 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.

BP Exploits Jobless Fishermen

BP Exploits Jobless Fishermen

by Julianne Hing on May 4 2010, 4:01PM

After being pressured in court, BP was forced to retract large portions of an agreement the company forced cleanup volunteers to sign. The agreement would have let the company off the hook if workers were injured.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

Supreme Court Rules Doctors Not Liable for Immigrant Detainee’s Death

by Julianne Hing on May 3 2010, 5:48PM

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously this afternoon that the family of Francisco Castaneda, a man who was denied medical care while in immigration detention, cannot sue federal public health officials for damages even though the government admitted that medical malpractice…


Sheriff Arpaio To Announce He’s Running For Governor On Monday

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2010, 9:16PM reports: Several sources confirm to the ABC15 Investigators that Arpaio has already made a decision, and will likely run for the office. In a news conference after this story was first published, the Sheriff said he was still…

Topics: Immigration

AZ Tweaks SB 1070, Now Minimally Less Racist, Still Just As Dangerous

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2010, 7:48PM

The authors of SB 1070 have updated the bill’s language with a couple tiny tweaks that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law this afternoon. Yesterday, three lawsuits were filed against SB 1070, charging that it is an unconstitutional law…

Topics: Immigration

Friday Twitter Break: George Lopez Sounds Off On Arizona

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2010, 5:32PM

What a week. Too bad racism doesn’t take a break. Folks on Twitter are talking about the Gulf oil spill, Belgium’s ban on face-covering veils, and SB 1070. All the madness in Arizona has given George Lopez plenty of material,…


AZ to Teachers: Take Your Accents and Ethnic Studies Outta Here

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2010, 1:38PM

It’s officially turned into hate on Arizona week. But only because they can’t stop giving us more reasons to be angry. The Wall Street Journal reports: The Arizona Department of Education recently began telling school districts that teachers whose…


Find The May Day Rally In Your Town

Find The May Day Rally In Your Town

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2010, 1:26PM

The last eight days have galvanized the immigrant rights movement, and there are hundreds of rallies planned all over the country tomorrow. Advocates, attorneys, and lawmakers are asking that supporters of immigrant rights and immigration reform get out tomorrow to…


Arizona D-Backs Play In Chicago, SB 1070 Protests Follow [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2010, 6:37PM

The national boycott against Arizona-based companies is on, protests against SB 1070 are popping up around the country, and now, people are targeting Arizona’s baseball team. Today’s attendees at the Cubs-Diamondbacks game in Chicago today were met by a knot…


The Lawsuits Are Here: ACLU, MALDEF, NILC Challenge Arizona

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2010, 11:42AM

Immigrant and civil rights groups are set to announce in Phoenix today that they are ready to take on SB 1070, Arizona’s new law that demands that law enforcement officers pull over and question anyone they believe may be in…

Topics: Immigration

Richmond Wins Again, Chevron Expansion Project Ruled Illegal

by Julianne Hing on April 28 2010, 6:08PM

On Monday the California First District Court of Appeals issued another favorable decision in the ongoing saga of Richmond, California’s fight with Chevron over a proposed facility expansion project in the East Bay town. A judge said that Chevron’s…

Topics: Environment

Arizona Wants The Feds’ Help To Train Its Cops for SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on April 28 2010, 3:50PM

On the same day that Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice was conducting a review of SB 1070’s constitutionality, the Arizona agency tasked with training its 15,000 law enforcement officers put out a call for some…


Defeating SB 1070 In Court: The Next Steps

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2010, 4:49PM

Legal challenges to Arizona’s SB 1070 are coming from all sides. Both the ACLU and MALDEF are planning legal action against Arizona’s SB 1070, the law that makes it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant in the state and…

Topics: Immigration

BREAKING: Pima County Sheriff Refuses to Cooperate with SB1070

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2010, 4:02PM

UPDATE: Contact info for Sheriff Dupnik’s department can be found at Tucson, Arizona’s KGUN9 is reporting that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik ain’t gonna enforce SB 1070 in his town. He called it “a racist law” and will not…

Topics: Immigration

Civil Rights Groups Ask: Is Arizona’s SB1070 Even Legal?

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 8:50PM

In the days leading up to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s decision today to sign SB1070 into law, many spoke with confidence that if passed the bill would be found unconstitutional. “Lawsuits are going to be filed immediately,” Isabel Garcia, co-chair…

Topics: Immigration

Young People At The Front Lines of Pro-Migrant Movement, SB1070 Protests Photo

Young People At The Front Lines of Pro-Migrant Movement, SB1070 Protests

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 5:45PM

Above Photo: NAKASEC Arizona news outlets estimated that the number of protesters who stood up against SB 1070 in Phoenix today reached into the thousands. Multiple outlets are reporting that the vast majority of protesters were high school students from…


Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling With SB 1070, Says Advocates

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 4:12PM

Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law in Phoenix, Arizona moments ago. The state law, which immigration restrictionists boast is the toughest immigration bill in the country, criminalizes the presence of people who are undocumented in the state….

Topics: Immigration

All Eyes On Arizona, Brewer Expected to Sign SB 1070 At Noon [Audio]

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 12:51PM

MP3 Thousands of people are crowding into the blocks surrounding the state Capitol building in Phoenix awaiting Governor Jan Brewer’s next move. is reporting that Brewer will sign the bill, one day before her Saturday deadline. A national…

Topics: Immigration

Not In Arizona? Here’s Who To Follow On Twitter for #SB1070 Updates

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 12:13PM

It’s a new day, but for people in Tucson, Arizona, hundreds of whom have been camped out at the Capitol building for 24-hour vigils, the protests never stopped. The momentum of yesterday’s walkouts and massive protests has pushed Gov….


BART Fires Cop Who Hurled Racial Epithets At Oscar Grant

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 9:33AM

Late yesterday, BART’s police department fired Anthony Pirone, the cop who was caught on video assaulting Oscar Grant on the BART platform minutes before Grant was shot in the back by fellow BART officer Johannes Mehserle. Pirone, who was one…


Thousands Flood Phoenix to Protest Arizona’s SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2010, 4:36PM

RaceWire is hearing reports from folks on the ground that thousands of protesters, including waves of students, from all over the state of Arizona have descended upon the state capitol to tell Governor Jan Brewer to veto SB 1070, the…

Topics: Immigration