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Today’s Love: “He’s My Little Brother. If He’s Happy, I’m Happy”

by on October 14 2010, 6:10PM

A Seattle boy who wanted to be a princess—and his family said, that’s cool.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Study: Single Moms Crushed by Recession

Study: Single Moms Crushed by Recession

by on October 14 2010, 4:22PM

The answers to the nation’s wealth gap are both in, and out, of Congress.

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Georgia Bans Undocumented Students From Public Universities

Georgia Bans Undocumented Students From Public Universities

by on October 14 2010, 9:00AM

It’s the third state to create rules barring undocumented students from higher education.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

ICE Forces Counties to Join Controversial Deportation Program

ICE Forces Counties to Join Controversial Deportation Program

by on October 12 2010, 3:40PM

While the government forges ahead, activists are back at the drawing board.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

Report: FBI's Paying For Bad Terrorism Information

Report: FBI’s Paying For Bad Terrorism Information

by on October 11 2010, 3:46PM

The federal government’s search for domestic terrorists continues to go haywire.

Topics: National Security

Deportation Horror: A Journey From Texas to Bangladesh Play

Deportation Horror: A Journey From Texas to Bangladesh

by , Brian Palmer on October 7 2010, 4:59PM

Shahed Hossain describes his harrowing ordeal to ColorLines videographer Brian Palmer.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration

How Immigration Reform Got Caught in the Deportation Dragnet

How Immigration Reform Got Caught in the Deportation Dragnet

by on October 7 2010, 10:36AM

Shahed Hossain’s shocking story reveals why Obama will have to use his power to halt mass deportations for any reform to work.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration

Times Sq. Bomber's Life Sentence Condemns Conservative Ideology

Times Sq. Bomber’s Life Sentence Condemns Conservative Ideology

by on October 5 2010, 1:55PM

But the Shahzad case may be another lesson not learned.

Topics: National Security

Can Counties Choose Their Own Immigration Policies?

Can Counties Choose Their Own Immigration Policies?

by on October 4 2010, 6:20PM

When it comes to detention, the answer may be no.

Topics: Immigration

It's a Wrap -- Congress Lets Our Only Real Jobs Program Die

It’s a Wrap — Congress Lets Our Only Real Jobs Program Die

by on September 30 2010, 4:10PM

As Congress takes off for midterm elections, it seals the fate of the one real jobs program we had.

Topics: Economy

Yet Another Jobs Idea Fails in the Senate

Yet Another Jobs Idea Fails in the Senate

by on September 29 2010, 9:30AM

Senate Democrats can’t even pass a relatively conservative bill to stop outsourcing.

Topics: Economy

San Diego Cops Rail Against Student Raid Pamphlets

San Diego Cops Rail Against Student Raid Pamphlets

by on September 28 2010, 2:45PM

Police say the cartoons make them look bad, while students fight deportations.

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Georgia Considers Ban on Undocumented College Students

Georgia Considers Ban on Undocumented College Students

by on September 28 2010, 10:46AM

Critics complain that unauthorized students hog resources. Even if they’re less than two-tenths of a percentage of the population.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Explaining the Democrats' Payroll Tax Holiday

Explaining the Democrats’ Payroll Tax Holiday

by on September 27 2010, 2:44PM

It’ll probably create more votes than it will jobs, but it’s a start.

Topics: Economy

Obama: I Won't Make Immigration Fixes Without Congress

Obama: I Won’t Make Immigration Fixes Without Congress

by on September 24 2010, 5:21PM

The president could act, but he won’t, he tells Telemundo.

Topics: Immigration

Concerns Loom as Health Care Reform Goes Into Effect

Concerns Loom as Health Care Reform Goes Into Effect

by on September 23 2010, 2:47PM

Advocates worry that millions of society’s most vulnerable still left out in the cold.

Topics: Health

Feds Probing Bias Against Mosques in Local Zoning

Feds Probing Bias Against Mosques in Local Zoning

by on September 22 2010, 1:47PM

Justice Department has opened at least eight investigations into land-use discrimination since May 2010.

Topics: Mosque Mania

Mexico's Birthday Blues: U.S. Border Security

Mexico’s Birthday Blues: U.S. Border Security

by on September 17 2010, 9:00AM

This summer, President Obama deployed 1,200 National Guard to patrol the border.

Topics: Global Affairs

Who's Really to Blame for the Country's Growing Deficit?

Who’s Really to Blame for the Country’s Growing Deficit?

by on September 16 2010, 5:08PM

More people than ever rely on some form of government benefits.

Topics: Economy

Rep. Keith Ellison Talks About Beating the

Rep. Keith Ellison Talks About Beating the “Anti-Islam Industry”

by on September 16 2010, 10:17AM

ColorLines speaks with Congress’ first Muslim member. “I urge people to come together to build some understanding,” Ellison says.

Topics: Mosque Mania, Politics