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Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Sentenced in Immigration Fraud Case

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Sentenced in Immigration Fraud Case

by Julianne Hing on March 12 2015, 3:40PM

The Palestinian activist fought a politicized case.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

ICE Raid Apprehends Hundreds of Immigrants With Misdemeanors

ICE Raid Apprehends Hundreds of Immigrants With Misdemeanors

by Aura Bogado on March 12 2015, 3:02PM

Misdemeanor records account for nearly half of the people caught in a weeklong raid.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama: My Administration Will Fight Texas Ruling

Obama: My Administration Will Fight Texas Ruling

by Julianne Hing on February 24 2015, 3:18PM

As a potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown looms.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Border Patrol Officers Test Out Body-Mounted Cameras

Border Patrol Officers Test Out Body-Mounted Cameras

by Julianne Hing on February 20 2015, 5:36PM

As an accountability mechanism.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Judge Halts Obama's Executive Action

Judge Halts Obama’s Executive Action

by Julianne Hing on February 17 2015, 11:50AM

Get ready for a dramatic legal battle.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The Executive Action Learning Curve

The Executive Action Learning Curve

by Aura Bogado on February 11 2015, 7:00AM

The Obama administration will begin accepting applications for the president’s enhanced deportation relief program next week. Undocumented immigrants are gearing up for the time-consuming, expensive process.

Topics: Immigration, Obama Immigration Order

The Latest Attack on Immigration Reform

The Latest Attack on Immigration Reform

by Julianne Hing on February 6 2015, 10:00AM

Here’s how Republicans plan to destroy Obama’s executive order in the courts.

Topics: Immigration

Climate Change Will Create More Environmental Refugees

Climate Change Will Create More Environmental Refugees

by Julianne Hing on January 9 2015, 5:05PM

Some 22 million people were displaced because of extreme natural disasters in 2013.

Topics: Environment, Immigration, /NOW

'Illegal Immigrant Barbie' is as Bad as it Sounds

‘Illegal Immigrant Barbie’ is as Bad as it Sounds

by Aura Bogado on January 7 2015, 2:29PM

The doll illustrates some of the most offensive myths about undocumented immigrant women.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Colorlines' Greatest Hits of 2014

Colorlines’ Greatest Hits of 2014

by Akiba Solomon on December 22 2014, 5:05PM

In the run-up to 2015, some of our writers and editors reflected on our favorite Colorlines stories to write and read in 2014.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Ferguson, Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Labor

Judge Calls Obama's Immigration Action Unconstitutional

Judge Calls Obama’s Immigration Action Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 4:45PM

Except the case didn’t require the judge to give his opinion on the matter at all.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Nation's Largest Family Immigrant Detention Facility Opens in Texas

Nation’s Largest Family Immigrant Detention Facility Opens in Texas

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 4:25PM

“Our border is not open to illegal migration, and if you come here, you should not expect to simply be released,” homeland security secretary Jeh Johnson said.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules--With Big Exceptions

Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules—With Big Exceptions

by Julianne Hing on December 8 2014, 11:59AM

The Department of Homeland Security hold onto key exemptions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, National Security, /NOW

Who Will Lose Under Obama's Executive Action?

Who Will Lose Under Obama’s Executive Action?

by Julianne Hing on November 21 2014, 4:26PM

“We have at least 5 million reasons to keep working,” says one activist.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Introduces Deferred Action for Parents, or DAP

Obama Introduces Deferred Action for Parents, or DAP

by Aura Bogado on November 21 2014, 10:57AM

Parents of U.S. citizen children or legal permanent resident children are eligible.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Obama Immigration Order

Here's How DACA Will Be Expanded Under Obama

Here’s How DACA Will Be Expanded Under Obama

by Aura Bogado on November 21 2014, 9:07AM

The program’s expansion will take 90 days to implement.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Obama Immigration Order

How to Watch President Obama's Immigration Announcement

How to Watch President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

by Aura Bogado on November 20 2014, 1:27PM

CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox won’t be airing it

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Obama Immigration Order

Obama Order May Give DACA Parents Some Relief

Obama Order May Give DACA Parents Some Relief

by Aura Bogado on November 19 2014, 2:15PM

Insiders say the president will make a primetime announcement on Thursday

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

For Trans Immigrant Detainees, Deportation Is Sometimes the Better Option

For Trans Immigrant Detainees, Deportation Is Sometimes the Better Option

by Julianne Hing on November 17 2014, 3:45PM

Fusion investigates how transgender immigrant detainees fare while locked up.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Five Things You Need to Know About Obama's Immigration Plan

Five Things You Need to Know About Obama’s Immigration Plan

by Aura Bogado on November 13 2014, 2:45PM

Will it mean another government shutdown?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW