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Obama Meets With Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Obama Meets With Congressional Hispanic Caucus

by on January 25 2013, 1:06PM

President Obama met with members Congressional Hispanic Caucus this morning to discuss plans for immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Dems 'Have A Dance Partner' on Immigration, But Is It Two-Step or Jazz?

Dems ‘Have A Dance Partner’ on Immigration, But Is It Two-Step or Jazz?

by on January 23 2013, 8:59AM

With Marco Rubio’s plan looking an awful lot like the White House’s, the real question is how will we get there and what gets lost along the way.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Majority of Voters of Every Race Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Majority of Voters of Every Race Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

by on January 18 2013, 3:48PM

According to a new bi-partisan poll, voters across racial, geographic and, perhaps most significantly, partisan lines, want Congress to pass an immigration bill.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

What Obama's Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

What Obama’s Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

by on January 17 2013, 8:52AM

There’s scant evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Still, advocates say, the mental health system desperately needs more resources and attention.

Topics: Guns, Health

Obama Admin. Again Promises Immigration Reform And Path To Citizenship

by on January 14 2013, 3:20PM

White House officials say the president will seek a comprehensive reform bill that includes a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants living in the country.

Topics: /NOW

Where Does Immigration Reform Begin for Same-Sex Couples?

Where Does Immigration Reform Begin for Same-Sex Couples?

by on January 14 2013, 8:40AM

As many eyes turn to the Supreme Court’s ruling on federal recognition, advocates are also working to include LGBT rights in the upcoming reform bill.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Immigration Reform

What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It

What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It

by on January 7 2013, 9:01AM

The fiscal fight isn’t nearly done, but Senate insiders say immigration reform is moving ahead all the same. Here’s a primer for the who, what, when—and why.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Rep. Gutierrez: Stop Deporting Parents as Reform Debate Unfolds

Rep. Gutierrez: Stop Deporting Parents as Reform Debate Unfolds

by on December 18 2012, 9:55AM

After new data reveals rapid pace of parental deportation, key congressional leader and advocates pressure President Obama to broaden his DREAM Act order.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

by on December 17 2012, 9:45AM

New data obtained by Colorlines.com shows the disturbing pace of parental deportation has not changed, despite ICE vow to use greater “discretion.”

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes

Primary Data: Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizen Kids

by on December 17 2012, 9:30AM

The full data set on parental deportations, obtained from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Topics: Immigration

Post-Election, State GOP Leaders Still Push Drug Testing the Poor

Post-Election, State GOP Leaders Still Push Drug Testing the Poor

by on December 12 2012, 10:12AM

The wave of laws that have swept the country since 2010 has clearly not crested, despite court challenges and evidence that drug testing dramatically increases costs.

Topics: Economy, Politics

Michigan Police Don Riot Gear and Pepper Spray As Workers Protest Anti-Union Laws

Michigan Police Don Riot Gear and Pepper Spray As Workers Protest Anti-Union Laws

by on December 11 2012, 5:27PM

Pro-union protesters in Lansing today were met by Michigan State Police in riot gear and wielding pepper spray.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Michigan Poised to Become 24th ‘Right-to-Work’ State

by on December 7 2012, 12:35PM

It’s payback time for Michigan’s Republicans.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

A Fast Food Nation Fights for Living Wages--Against Long Odds

A Fast Food Nation Fights for Living Wages—Against Long Odds

by on December 7 2012, 10:16AM

Saavedra Jantuah joined last week’s strike of New York City fast food workers, the latest in a string of efforts to organize the new service economy’s low-wage workers. She knows she now has a long road ahead.

Topics: Economy

Terrorism Suspect Pleads in Yet Another NYPD Case Riddled With Questions

Terrorism Suspect Pleads in Yet Another NYPD Case Riddled With Questions

by on December 5 2012, 10:44AM

The city’s ongoing use of informants to create terror plots it can then prosecute raised concerns of even the FBI in Ahmed Ferhani’s case.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, Spying

The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

by on November 30 2012, 9:19AM

Musician Mike Ladd and jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer explore the emotional toll of war on veterans of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, National Security

Arizona Sued for Denying Driver's Licenses to Immigrant Youth

Arizona Sued for Denying Driver’s Licenses to Immigrant Youth

by on November 29 2012, 12:06PM

A coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action suit in federal court today, challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order denying drivers licenses to young undocumented immigrants granted work permits through President Obama’s deferred action program.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

A Deported Father Wins a Long, Painful Fight to Keep His Kids

A Deported Father Wins a Long, Painful Fight to Keep His Kids

by on November 28 2012, 9:53AM

Felipe Montes’s story drew national attention and rare federal intervention not because it is unique, but because it is increasingly common.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Spanish-Speaker Spends Months Locked Up After Interpreter Dies

Spanish-Speaker Spends Months Locked Up After Interpreter Dies

by on November 28 2012, 9:35AM

If you’re fluent in English and Spanish and looking for a job, Mississippi needs you.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Felipe Montes Reunited With His Children, On Trial Basis

Felipe Montes Reunited With His Children, On Trial Basis

by on November 27 2012, 1:52PM

Felipe Montes, an immigrant father who lost his three children to foster care when he was deported two years ago, was provisionally reunited with his three young children today in a North Carolina court. “The court cannot find that the…

Topics: /NOW