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The Big Business of Inhumane Detention of Immigrants

End ICE Abuse | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

Our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive costs to American taxpayers.

Different State, Same Hate

Elena Lacayo | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Elena Lacayo

NCLR is equally frustrated with the lack of movement at the federal level on this issue. But that frustration should not give state legislators permission to overstep their legal boundaries and pass irresponsible laws that jeopardize the security of their citizens and violate Americans' civil rights.

Elise Foley

Alabama Lawmaker: Undocumented Immigrants Don't Have To Go Home, But They Can't Stay There | Elise Foley | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama immigration law H.B. 56 is driving undocumented immigrants out of the state, leaving jobs empty and some farms unable to harvest...

Elise Foley

Watchdog Takes Russell Pearce's 'Tainted' Contributions To AZ Doorsteps | Elise Foley | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than two weeks until the recall election of Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, a national campaign watchdog group is sending p...

Elise Foley

Arizona Gov.: Alabama Will Survive Immigration Law | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who put in place the first in a string of state crackdowns on unauthorized immigration, defended on Tuesday a si...

Cristina Costantini

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Spike As Immigration Debate Rages | Cristina Costantini | Posted 04.03.2013 | Latino Voices

Juan Varela was shot in the neck in his front yard in Phoenix, Ariz., last May by his neighbor Gary Kelley. Moments before killing Varela in front of ...

Tea Party Love Boat Going Down: Bachmann and Pearce Have Last Dance on Sinking Ship in Arizona

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Presidential contender Michelle Bachmann brought her floundering campaign into Arizona today, giving a special shout-out to embattled State Senate President Russell Pearce for his role as the architect of the state's controversial SB 1070 "papers please" law.

Mad About Immigration? Blame the Federal Government

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 12.13.2011 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

To prepare for the next round of newcomers, Americans can look back to our Founding Fathers' legacy of free immigration for peaceful and healthy people. While free immigration is a political pipe dream, there are some reforms that increase the number of visas and green cards and bring us a step closer to America's traditional immigration policy.

Facing Tight Recall Race, AZ Tea Party President Pearce Double Downs on Extremists

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

In the last laps of his close recall election, Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce has doubled down on his extremist bona fides in a desperate appeal for funding and support from the nation's most notorious right-wing fringe activists.

The Stories We Tell

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 11.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Anthony D. Romero

When we talk about racism and immigration, we need to remind those who may disagree with us that we are talking about the same pursuit of the American Dream in which their immigrant forebears engaged -- a nation that has no place for hate; that moves forward, together.

Immigration In Arizona, One Year Later

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

I am about to go on trial in Phoenix. One year ago, I was arrested during an act of nonviolent civil disobedience to speak out against anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona.

Arizona Senate President Pearce Has Been Recalled

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Mark down July 8th as a day history was made in Arizona. In a swift affirmation of Arizona's fast-growing and powerful new political movement, the architect of the state's controversial immigration law has officially been recalled.

Arizona All Star Game: Boycott or Knock It Out of the Park? Interview with Carlos Muñoz

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.04.2011 | Sports
Jeff Biggers

Would baseball legend Roberto Clemente have played in next week's Major League All Star baseball game or joined a boycott in protest of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 "papers please" law?

Arizona Between Nosotros: Groundbreaking Festival Bridges US-Mexico Border Divide Through Performance Artists

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts
Jeff Biggers

Next week in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, a ground-breaking festival featuring leading performance artists will attempt to open a new dialogue among artists in the US and Mexico.

Ed Reyes On Arizona Boycott: 'What The Heck Are We Doing?'

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Alice M. Walton | Posted 08.24.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of The City Maven By Alice M. Walton The long-awaited ordinance that would restrict the city of Los Angeles from contracting with...

Immigration Detention: The Golden Goose for Private Prisons

Amnesty International | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Imprisoning immigrants should not be a golden goose for private corporations,

Did Arizona Education Chief Huppenthal Commit a Felony in Growing Ethnic Studies Scandal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

While the occasional spasm of extremist rhetoric and legislative initiative are often dismissed as nutty episodes in Arizona Gone Wild politics, some observers are wondering if John Huppenthal crossed the line of lawlessness.

Georgia Is Not a "Show Me Your Papers" State

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Co-authored with Omar Jadwat, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project This week the ACLU and ACLU of Georgia along with a coalition of other civil rights gr...

Did Arizona Really Win at the Supreme Court?

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

Last week, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's "Legal Workers Arizona Act" (LAWA) enabling the state to revoke the business licenses of employers who hire undocumented workers. But is this really a win for the state?

Arizona's Action on Immigration Fails to Set Precedent

Elena Lacayo | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Elena Lacayo

Twenty-four states have already rejected the irresponsible approach to immigration reform pioneered by Arizona's SB 1070. Georgia and Utah should heed the warning that nothing good will result from copycat legislation.

An Open Letter to Self-Proclaimed Immigrants' Champion, Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Are you trying to destroy any chance for comprehensive immigration reform for the next 10 years? Based on your words and actions over the last two years, it sure seems that the answer is "yes."

The Immigration Hall of Shame -- 2011 Edition

Amy Novick | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

Many of the names are familiar. Maybe you've seen their faces before, or maybe you're hearing about them for the first time. But all of them are obstructing the immigration reform that Americans want, need, and deserve.

Undocumented Immigrants: Give Them a Parade, Not SB 1070

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

As a nation, the United States ought to do the right thing when it comes to undocumented immigrants. We can solve the so-called undocumented immigration problem overnight.

Georgia "Show Me Your Papers" Legislation Will Endanger Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Many survivors of domestic violence remain in the shadows -- terrified to call the police and afraid that seeking help will have a negative effect on their immigration status.

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...