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DREAM Act in Senate Bill Includes No Age Cap and Faster Path to Citizenship

DREAM Act in Senate Bill Includes No Age Cap and Faster Path to Citizenship

by on April 17 2013, 10:25AM

The Senate Immigration bill includes a broad DREAM Act provisions with no upper age limit.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Bill Includes Protections for Families Broken Up by Deportation

Immigration Bill Includes Protections for Families Broken Up by Deportation

by on April 17 2013, 10:06AM

The bill takes some important steps to reunite families and stop children of deportees from entering foster care, a problem uncovered in a Colorlines investigation.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

The Senate Immigration Bill Has Arrived! Here Are Its Basics

The Senate Immigration Bill Has Arrived! Here Are Its Basics

by on April 17 2013, 8:41AM

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.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Senate Drops Immigration Bill Summary, Will Let Some Deportees Return

Senate Drops Immigration Bill Summary, Will Let Some Deportees Return

by on April 16 2013, 10:28AM

Deportees who are the parents or spouses of U.S. citizens or permanent residents could apply to return. The same is true for some deported DREAMers.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

by on April 16 2013, 7:52AM

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.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Immigration, Immigration Reform, National Security

Big Win? Senate Immigration Bill May Let Some Deportees Return

Big Win? Senate Immigration Bill May Let Some Deportees Return

by on April 15 2013, 5:32PM

In a huge, unexpected victory, sources familiar with the soon-to-be-released Senate immigration reform bill say it may allow some deportees to return to their families in the U.S.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Sen. Rubio Backs Immigration Reform Bill With 'Toughest Enforcement'

Sen. Rubio Backs Immigration Reform Bill With ‘Toughest Enforcement’

by on April 15 2013, 10:24AM

Sen. Marco Rubio performed a seven stop, bi-lingual TV blitz on Sunday to trumpet the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill. He described a highly restrictive piece of legislation that he hopes fellow Republicans will support.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

How an Immigration Bill Could Become Law

How an Immigration Bill Could Become Law

by on April 14 2013, 10:12AM

A little racial justice School House Rocks.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Senate Immigration Bill Will Shut Out Same-Sex Couples

Senate Immigration Bill Will Shut Out Same-Sex Couples

by on April 10 2013, 11:27AM

The immigration reform bill from the Senate Gang of Eight appears unlikely to include language that would allow gay and lesbian citizens to petition for green cards for their non-citizen partners.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Reform, But Not Health Care For Immigrants?

Immigration Reform, But Not Health Care For Immigrants?

by on April 9 2013, 2:12PM

Conservatives are fighting over the fiscal costs of immigration reform. But what will the GOP influence on a bill mean for low income immigrants?

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

NYPD Has Changed 'Nothing' About Muslim Spying Program

NYPD Has Changed ‘Nothing’ About Muslim Spying Program

by on April 8 2013, 1:10PM

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says that the city has changed nothing about it’s controversial program to spy in Muslims communities.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

New York City's Fast Food Workers Walk Out

New York City’s Fast Food Workers Walk Out

by on April 4 2013, 2:47PM

On the 45th anniversary of MLK’s assassination, New York City fast food workers tell Colorlines.com why they’re went on strike to demand higher wage and better working conditions.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

What Rubio Really Wants on Immigration Reform Is Control

What Rubio Really Wants on Immigration Reform Is Control

by on April 2 2013, 12:06PM

We’ve long known a bill will be released in the Senate next week, so why does Marco Rubio suddenly want to look like a spoiler?

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Reform May Throw Siblings Under the Bus

Immigration Reform May Throw Siblings Under the Bus

by on March 26 2013, 6:00AM

Everyone knows the current immigration system is broken. For brothers and sisters waiting for family visas, the way some lawmakers hope to fix it could make things even worse.

Topics: Immigration Reform

Video Exclusive: David Floyd on Why He Sued NYPD Play

Video Exclusive: David Floyd on Why He Sued NYPD

by , Jay Smooth on March 25 2013, 6:00AM

Hours before he left the country for medical school, Colorlines.com caught up with David Floyd, the man who put his name on the biggest stop and frisk suit around. Here’s why he put himself on the line for this federal case.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

Felipe Montes Departs the United States for Mexico, With His Children

Felipe Montes Departs the United States for Mexico, With His Children

by on March 22 2013, 12:24PM

After two years of separation, a deported father took his children to Mexico today.

Topics: /NOW

Deported Father Who Returned To U.S. Makes Final Plea To Remain

Deported Father Who Returned To U.S. Makes Final Plea To Remain

by on March 21 2013, 8:57AM

Felipe Montes, who lost his kids to foster care when he was deported, is now asking ICE for permission to stay in the U.S.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Alabama Republican Congressman Says Obama 'Overusing' ICE Detention

Alabama Republican Congressman Says Obama ‘Overusing’ ICE Detention

by on March 19 2013, 3:25PM

Alabama Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus said that the Obama administration is detaining too many people in immigration detention.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

On 'Gideon's' 50th, a Crisis in Public Defense Deepens Racial Inequality

On ‘Gideon’s’ 50th, a Crisis in Public Defense Deepens Racial Inequality

by on March 18 2013, 9:30AM

Fifty years ago today, “Gideon v. Wainwright” locked in poor peoples’ right to court-appointed counsel. Too bad the public defense system it wrought has failed to keep pace with drug-war policies that have led to the mass incarceration of black and brown people.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Black Lawmakers Demand an End to Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

Black Lawmakers Demand an End to Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

by on March 13 2013, 10:09AM

Despite the alleged wall between African Americans and black immigrants, the CBC has made immigration reform a priority this year. The caucus has joined grassroots advocates in their demand for a new migration system and an end to the prison-to-deportation pipeline

Topics: Immigration Reform