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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

DHS Sued to Stop Deportations

DHS Sued to Stop Deportations

by Aura Bogado on November 13 2014, 12:38PM

The suit seeks to expand deferred action for more immigrants

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

'Illegal Pete's' to Keep Name Despite Criticism

‘Illegal Pete’s’ to Keep Name Despite Criticism

by Aura Bogado on November 11 2014, 4:08PM

The new location is set to open Thursday.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Society

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Found Guilty of Immigration Fraud

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Found Guilty of Immigration Fraud

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2014, 1:44PM

The case was merely a pretext for political persecution, the activist’s supporters say.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

94% of Child Migrants Who've Received Removal Orders Had No Attorney

94% of Child Migrants Who’ve Received Removal Orders Had No Attorney

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2014, 1:20PM

Children are navigating the immigration system without any counsel.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration, /NOW

So How Much Did Obama's Immigration Delay Hurt Latino Turnout?

So How Much Did Obama’s Immigration Delay Hurt Latino Turnout?

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2014, 6:03PM

It didn’t help Latino voter turnout.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

Latino, Immigration Groups Demand Reform After GOP's Sweeping Wins

Latino, Immigration Groups Demand Reform After GOP’s Sweeping Wins

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2014, 12:09PM

Immigration reform groups and lawmakers warn Democrats not to take Latinos for granted.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Activists: Calling a Mexican Restaurant 'Illegal Pete's' is Racist

Activists: Calling a Mexican Restaurant ‘Illegal Pete’s’ is Racist

by Aura Bogado on October 28 2014, 2:05PM

Community activists are urging the owner of Illegal Pete’s, a Colorado-based Mexican food chain, to drop the I-word from its name.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Society