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WATCH: Colbert Tells Alabama 'I Told You So'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 12.27.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert was roundly criticized by politicos last year for his tongue-in-cheek congressional testimony on the plight of illegal farm workers, b...

Government Won't Help Alabama Enforce Controversial Law

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) WASHINGTON -- The government hasn't offered to help Alabama put in place a strict immigration law that...

California 'Bucks The Trend' With New Immigration Laws

Posted 12.13.2011 | Latino Voices

California has enacted several laws that benefit immigrants regardless of their legal status, including measures that open state funded scholarships t...

Alabama Immigration Law Protesters Shut Down Businesses

Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

By JAY REEVES, ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- At least a half-dozen poultry plants shut down or scaled back operations Wednesday and ma...

Hey Alabama, Take A Hint From California

Mónica García | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices
Mónica García

While Alabama and other states are putting barriers to the education of immigrant children, California celebrates Latino Heritage Month by passing the California Dream Act, which will ensure that all deserving students get the opportunity to pursue higher education and be productive members of society.

Alabama Immigration Law Blocked By Federal Judge

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, ruling Monday that she ...

Georgia Hunger Striker Refuses To Give Up

Patch | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

On the 40th day of his hunger strike, Salvador Zamora delivered a letter to Gov. Nathan Deal outlining what he would like to see happen before he will...

Civil Rights Groups Take Harsh Immigration Law To Federal Judge

Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala - Civil rights groups filed a motion in Alabama on Thursday asking a federal judge to stop what has been called the nation's tough...

The Flow of Undocumented Migrants Entering The U.S. Has Nearly Stopped, But Not for the Reasons You May Think

Kristian Ramos | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Kristian Ramos

Illegal Migration into the United States has all but stopped, and not entirely for the reasons you may think. It is not just because the United States has put unprecedented levels of resources along the border.

Arizona Immigration Law Mastermind Faces Recall Election

AP | By PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has announced a Nov. 8 recall election for the leader of the state Senate who was the chief sponsor of the state's ...

Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against Alabama Immigration Law

AP | By BOB JOHNSON | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Civil rights groups sued Friday in federal court to block Alabama's new law cracking down on undocumented immigration, which ...

The Human Rights of "Dreamers"

Alison Parker | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Alison Parker

The DREAM Act would help to preserve the family unity and community ties of young immigrants, and it would help to shield them from violence and abusive treatment, to which they are particularly vulnerable.

Judge Blocks Provisions Of Controversial Georgia Immigration Law

AP | KATE BRUMBACK and GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked parts of Georgia's strict new law targeting illegal immigration from taking effect, incl...

Family Fights Immigration Ruling That Would Split Them Up | Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Chapel Hill, N.C. — On a bright Saturday morning, Emily Nelson Guzman packed a beet-red Prius for the journey that would take her onc...

Abusing Immigration Law to Target Muslims

Sameer Ahmed | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Sameer Ahmed

Imagine being thrown in jail for over four years, not because you had violated any laws or because the government thought you were about to, but because they believed you may at some point in the future. This is the story of Tareq Abu Fayad.

Elise Foley

Mitch Daniels Backs Away From Harsh Immigration Policy | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) is backing off a controversial immigration bill styled after Arizona's SB 1070. Daniels announced Tuesday...

Elise Foley

State Lawmakers Weigh Costs Of Copying Arizona On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Arizona passed its contentious immigration enforcement bill, SB 1070, last April, state legislatures across the country took note....

Fighting To Represent Immigrants With Mental Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Jose Antonio Franco, a 30-year-old man with a mental age of two, was facing deportation. When a judge realized he suffered from moderate retardation, ...

Immigrants Need the Violence Against Women Act -- Let's Stop Blaming the Victims

Rep. Raul Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raul Grijalva

In the case of countless battered women across the country, the law exists not to protect them but to protect their abusers.

Rick Scott Takes Page Out Of Jan Brewer's Illegal Immigration Playbook

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida Governor-elect Rick Scott (R) recently gave his blessing to the practice of asking suspects who are stopped by authorities for proof of their ...

Under the Microscope: One County's $3 Million Dollar Immigration Experiment

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

"The Hispanic businesses and malls are empty. You used to see 100 people at the shopping center, and after the resolution, you'd see five. You notice...

Florida Anti-Immigration Bill Is Really an Insidious Communist Plot (Satire)

Michael Kimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael Kimmel

Liberal observers in Florida are no doubt howling in protest at the new anti-immigration bill being proposed by state legislator William Snyder. It's...

Immigration Reform: We Can Do Better

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Daniel

We need measures that will keep people safe, will promote economic vitality on both sides of the border, and will enable those who work in America to move freely back and forth across the border.

Arizona Immigration Law Supporters Give State $20,000 In Donations To Defend S.B. 1070

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's office has received nearly $20,000 in private donations to help the state mount a legal defense against laws...

Dick Armey Has a New Book. It's More Like His Legal Defense.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

These days, money is not Armey's problem; his movement is. Arizona's anti-immigration law was struck down, Proposition 8 has been overturned, and another liberal woman is on the Supreme Court.