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Study: Immigrants Put Billions More Into Medicare Than They Use

Study: Immigrants Put Billions More Into Medicare Than They Use

by on May 30 2013, 11:30AM

New research finds that immigrant communities keep federal health care programs afloat. The data strikes a heavy blow to conservatives who say the U.S. can’t afford immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Appeal Racial Profiling Decision

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Appeal Racial Profiling Decision

by on May 29 2013, 2:32PM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio vowed to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that he and his deputies engage in illegal racial profiling.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Federal Judge Rules Sheriff Arpaio Guilty of Racial Profiling

Federal Judge Rules Sheriff Arpaio Guilty of Racial Profiling

by on May 28 2013, 9:45AM

A federal court ruled on Friday that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies violated the civil and constitutional rights of Phoenix Latinos.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Deported Parents Who Return Found Dead In Desert or Locked Up In Prison

Deported Parents Who Return Found Dead In Desert or Locked Up In Prison

by on May 22 2013, 11:00AM

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.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Bill Leaps Forward, Heads to Full Senate

Immigration Bill Leaps Forward, Heads to Full Senate

by on May 22 2013, 7:15AM

The Judiciary Committee passed the bill without rights for LGBT couples, and with new visa provisions tech companies had demanded over labor’s opposition.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

New Revelations About NYPD's Muslim Spying Program

New Revelations About NYPD’s Muslim Spying Program

by on May 21 2013, 10:35AM

An NYPD informant who was part of the city’s Muslim spying program says the police told him to use a tactic called “create and capture” to start and record conversations about terrorism.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Senators Add Protection for Detainees to Immigration Bill

Senators Add Protection for Detainees to Immigration Bill

by on May 21 2013, 8:40AM

The Judiciary Committee started a long week of immigration reform markup with a series of amendments to protect the rights of detained and deported immigrants.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Homeowners to Eric Holder: Hold Banks Accountable

Homeowners to Eric Holder: Hold Banks Accountable

by on May 20 2013, 3:46PM

Protests outside the Justice Department are demanding prosecutions of banks responsible for the foreclosure crisis.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Harvard Students Demand Investigation Into Heritage Researcher's Immigrant IQ Dissertation

Harvard Students Demand Investigation Into Heritage Researcher’s Immigrant IQ Dissertation

by on May 20 2013, 10:35AM

Jason Richwine’s dissertation claiming that immigrants of color have low IQs discredited his Heritage Foundation research on immigration reform. Now, Harvard students are asking why the thesis was ever approved.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

New York Attorney General Investigates Fast Food Wage Theft

by on May 16 2013, 4:42PM

New York State’s attorney general is investigating claims of widespread wage violations by NYC’s fast food restaurants.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Milwaukee Becomes Fifth City Where Fast Food Workers Strike

Milwaukee Becomes Fifth City Where Fast Food Workers Strike

by on May 15 2013, 11:30AM

Hundreds fast food and retail workers are on strike in Milwaukee. The city was once a hub for black manufacturing jobs and now faces staggering racial disparities in employment.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Senate Amendment Limits Dangerous Deportation Practice

Senate Amendment Limits Dangerous Deportation Practice

by on May 15 2013, 9:50AM

The Senate Juditiary Committee agreed to amend the immigration reform bill to limit practices that send deportees to dangerous spots on the border and separate family members who migrate together.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Advocates To Obama: Stop Deporting Future Citizens

Advocates To Obama: Stop Deporting Future Citizens

by on May 13 2013, 1:32PM

Immigration reform advocates are calling on President Obama to stop deportations of people who would become eligible for a path to citizenship under the Senate immigration bill.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Detroit's Fast Food Workers Strike As National Trend Grows

Detroit’s Fast Food Workers Strike As National Trend Grows

by on May 10 2013, 5:55PM

Detroit became the fourth city in recent weeks where fast food restaurant workers went on strike to demand higher wages.

Topics: /NOW

Day One Of Immigration Amendments: Enforcement Is Never Enough For Republicans

Day One Of Immigration Amendments: Enforcement Is Never Enough For Republicans

by on May 10 2013, 9:54AM

As it’s amended the immigration reform bill will move to the right. How far is yet to be seen.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

St. Louis Fast Food Workers Latest To Go On Strike

St. Louis Fast Food Workers Latest To Go On Strike

by on May 9 2013, 11:50AM

Fast food workers in St. Louis went on strike today to demand raises and the right to organize. They join a national trend of low-wage and service sector workers demanding better jobs.

Topics: /NOW

Senate Battle Lines Drawn on Immigration Bill

Senate Battle Lines Drawn on Immigration Bill

by on May 8 2013, 11:15AM

Senators in the Judiciary Committee introduced hundreds of amendments to the comprehensive immigration bill yesterday. They could dramatically alter the bill.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

New York Times Recycles Same 'Racist Undertones' It Covers

New York Times Recycles Same ‘Racist Undertones’ It Covers

by on May 7 2013, 3:15PM

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.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Report: Latinos Scared To Report Crime Because of Local Immigration Enforcement

by on May 7 2013, 2:36PM

A new poll finds that nearly half of Latinos and 70 percent of undocumented immigrants say they’re unlikely to call the cops if they’re the victim of a crime out of fear of immigration enforcement.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Another Flat-Earth Argument About Immigration's Economic Drain

Another Flat-Earth Argument About Immigration’s Economic Drain

by on May 7 2013, 9:00AM

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.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Immigration Reform