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On Eve of Immigration Reform Rollout, Immigration Detainees Win Right to Fair Hearing

Michael Tan | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Michael Tan

The U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit issued a landmark ruling that curtails one of the most draconian features of our immigration lock-up system: the government's practice of putting immigration detainees behind bars for months, without ever holding a bond hearing.

One Struggle with Many Fronts: Interview with Dan Kesselbrenner

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

"To this day, I can't believe that it actually happened. It was very exciting to be part of something that successfully challenged the government and made a difference in so many people's lives."

A Victory For Day Laborers

Orance County Register | Douglas Morino | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

LA HABRA – Faced with the threat of a free-speech lawsuit city leaders have repealed a law that prevented day laborers from soliciting work on the c...

Show Me Your Papers... or Else

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

By blocking Georgia's attempts to criminalize acts of hospitality, faith, and conscience, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a decision that affects the daily lives of many people in Georgia.

Opponents Of Anti-Immigration Laws In Georgia Find Unlikely Ally In Republican Mayor

The Huffington Post | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Those fighting against Georgia’s expanding anti-immigration laws have gained an unlikely comrade in the Republican mayor of a small town in the sout...

Alabama Mon Amour

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 02.21.2012 | Latino Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Ana Jimenez and her husband were so terrified of being sent back to their native Mexico when Alabama's tough crackdown on illegal ...

More Consequences Arise From Nation's Toughest Immigration Law

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After confusion and misgivings from some police about how to enforce Alabama's new immigration crackdown, the state is now re...

Immigrant Detention Business Is Booming, So Is Abuse

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 11.30.2011 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

This is the current state of our immigration system, one that puts profit over decency and greed over sensible policy.

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.

Obama Administration Challenges Alabama Immigration Law In Court

AP | By BOB JOHNSON | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Lawyers for the federal government and for a coalition of civil rights groups asked a federal judge Wednesday to block a new ...

Undocumented Immigrants 'Come Out' To Protest States' Immigration Crackdowns

AP | By KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) -- Eighteen-year-old Dulce Guerrero kept quiet about being an undocumented immigrant until earlier this year, when she became upset after...

Lesson from Arizona: Proceed with Caution

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

As debate continues over SB 1070, the Arizona law that would essentially codify racial profiling as accepted police practice, no group is paying close...

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

AZ Governor & April Poetry Month: Anti-Immigrant Yahoos Should Read Martin Espada's "Imagine the Angels of Bread"

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Biggers

Notwithstanding the fact that the first non-native to enter Arizona was an African Muslim without official papers, what better way for California-bred...