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Unwelcome: Federal Officials And Local Law Enforcement Need To Stop Raids And Deportations Of Undocumented Immigrants

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 07.07.2016 | Latino Voices
Azadeh Shahshahani

On June 27, four activists were arrested for blocking the roads to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Downtown. More than 100 peop...

Obama's Historic Comments on Race Need to be Followed by Bold Action to Ban Racial Profiling

Keith Rushing | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

With a controversial issue, like race, and a power structure that's resistant to change, it takes support and affirmation from people of influence to move the needle.

Defunding 287(g) Can Not Come Soon Enough

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

A federal judge in Arizona recently held that Sheriff Arpaio and his Deputies have engaged in racial profiling against Latinos in Maricopa County. Th...

Elise Foley

Obama Sets Another Record For Deportation | Elise Foley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced on Friday that the agency surpassed its record number of deportations in the pas...

President Obama, Immigrant Families Need More Than Deferrals

Mallika Dutt | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Mallika Dutt

These aspiring citizens strengthen our economy, enrich our culture, and share our values. And yet deportations remain at an all-time high, leaving the mothers of some of our best and brightest unsure if they'll even be back to pick them up at school at the end of the day.

Asheville Latino Advocates Want End To Immigration Status Checks

Citizen Times | Posted 11.04.2011 | Latino Voices

Federal law intended to help county sheriffs identify illegal immigrants with criminal histories has led to the deportation of more than 400 people fr...

Racial Profiling Aside, DHS Moves Forward to Force Secure Communities Nationwide

Keith Rushing | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Keith Rushing

President Obama, what happened to the other Obama you used to talk about? Civil rights, civil liberties and immigrant rights groups want to know.

Warning: ICE Fishing Dragnet in Effect

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

For immigrants, both documented and undocumented, arrest even without imprisonment can lead to being taken away from loved ones through deportation. We have to ask ourselves: what is being done to our communities?

The DREAM Act: Keeping Our Promise to Our Kids

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The DREAM Act, reintroduced in Congress this week, would give talented young immigrants a clear path to citizenship. For many, every day that we don't pass this legislation is a day marked with uncertainty.

When it Comes to Immigration Detention and Enforcement, Georgia Sets a Terrible Example

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The government should also end the unnecessary and inhumane detention of immigrants and instead rely on effective alternatives to detention.

Two Counties in Lower Hudson Valley are First to Join Secure Communities in NY

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

There isn't much landscaping work in Rockland County during the winter, so the Jornaleros Project rents space from a church where day laborers can sta...

Undocumented and Unlicensed: Where Inaction on Immigration Reform Has Gotten Us

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

For those who still need to be convinced that our immigration system needs fixing, look no further than this staggering estimate: 4.5 million undocumented immigrants regularly drive in the U.S. without a driver's license.

Is Obama an Accomplice in Arizona's Human Rights Crisis?

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

The president has ramped up policies that created the conditions for 1070's passage. If he doesn't act to reign them in, any gains made among Latino voters will be castles in the sand.

Deportation Roulette

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

It is understood that a legal permanent resident who has a brush with the law would be subject to the consequences - including deportation - based on ...

How Immigration Reform Got Caught in the Deportation Dragnet

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

This is the sort of human story that lies behind the deportation numbers the Obama administration bragged about this week. The indiscriminate deportation machine is undercutting the promise of reform.

Feds Tight-Lipped on Results of Immigration Enforcement

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's recent clampdown on the data it gathers raises serious questions about the Obama administration's commitment to transparency and accountability.

287(g): It's Broken. Don't Fix It, Get Rid of It.

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Rodriguez

Compelling evidence shows that the same poorly conceived and badly implemented enforcement strategies that have led to national outrage around Arizona...

Weekly Diaspora: Modified SB 1070 Goes Into Effect; How Federal Law Paved the Way

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The passage of SB 1070 made it clear that the federal government had created a monster.

ICE's Misplaced Priorities: The Numbers Speak for Themselves and the Stories Cry out for Justice

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

This past Wednesday, Jessica Colotl was released from the Etowah Detention Center in Alabama and allowed to reunite with her family back in Cobb Count...

Time to Put an End to Racial Profiling in Georgia

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Because of excessive power given to law enforcement, families have been torn apart, and entire communities -- which have witnessed illegal, abusive practices -- fear going to the police.

The Real Problem With Arizona's Immigration Law? We've Heard It Before

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Federal officials in recent weeks have publicly opposed SB1070, Arizona's now-infamous immigration law. Department of Homeland Security Secretary (and...

Torn Apart by Deportation, Families Struggle to Stay Together

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

Families are being torn apart by deportation at the treacherous intersection of immigration enforcement and the criminal justice system.

Mission Creep in Immigration Enforcement

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Through a series of poorly conceived programs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has hijacked state criminal justice systems. It lets even arrests based on racial profiling be a direct route to deportation.

Sheriff Arpaio: "I Could Get Elected On Pink Underwear"

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isabel Macdonald

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a defiant, racial-profiling desperado with renewed authority to abuse his inmates. The scary part? The voting public approves.

New York Abandons Role as Sanctuary for Immigrants

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Seth Freed Wessler

Immigrations agents at Rikers regularly deceive people they suspect of not being citizens and rope them into the deportation system by violating their legal and human rights.