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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...

Judge Delays Ruling On Utah Immigration Law

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge on Friday said he will delay a decision about the constitutionality of Utah's immigration enforcement law eight mont...

Could Local Governments Become Incubators of Pro-Immigrant Laws

Kristian Ramos | Posted 04.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

In the absence of any Congressional action on immigration reform, states have stepped into the void.

Republicans and the Hispanic Vote

Howard Foster | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Howard Foster

The premise that downplaying tough talk about cracking down on undocumented immigration leads to Hispanic votes just does not hold up.

Controversy Over Kansas' Immigration Law

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 04.02.2012 | Latino Voices

TOPEKA, Kan. -- An architect of state and local laws cracking down on illegal immigration is a leading Republican officeholder in Kansas, but business...

Immigrant Scapegoating: Not Just an American Pastime

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.27.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Around the world, as long as people keep moving, politicians will continue to talk breathlessly about the immigration "crisis."

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...

Alabama Immigration Law Leads To Another Dubious Charge

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Japanese man temporarily working at Honda's car factory in east Alabama became the second foreign auto worker charged under...

Department Of Justice Sues State Over Immigration Law

AP | JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Utah's immigration enforcement law, arguing that it usurps fede...

John Celock

Kansas Official Pushes For Immigration Law Like Arizona's | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is promising to press several controversial immigration measures when the state legislature reconvenes in Januar...

Note to Alabama AG 'Big Luther': Stop Acting So Small

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

By threatening to obstruct the Justice Department's work, the Alabama attorney general is simply delaying evidence of this law's disgraceful impact from coming to light.

Arizona Immigration Law Faces New Legal Challenge

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Groups opposing Arizona's immigration enforcement law have asked a federal judge to put a stop to a section of the statute that bans t...

You Shall Bring Water to the Thirsty

Javier Sierra | Posted 12.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Javier Sierra

Dan Millis will never forget what took place on Feb. 20, 2008. As a volunteer with the group No More Deaths, he was leaving gallon-sized water jugs scattered along the trails in the Arizona desert used by undocumented migrants.

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...

The New Driving While Black: Walking While Looking Illegal

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The war on illegal immigrants is akin to the war on drugs. The standards for conducting stops and making inquiries raise important constitutional questions. But beyond those important questions of law, lie the practical issues.

Hispanic Students Vanish From Alabama Schools Following Controversial Immigration Law

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 07.20.2012 | Education

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough n...

Rick Perry On Defense Over Controversial Remarks

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry once again defended his comments on immigration, telling CNBC Thursday that "we need to have an immigration policy that's thoughtful." T...

GOP Gov Behind Anti-Immigrant Legislation Admits Grandparents Were Undocumented

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who has drawn national attention and criticism from im...

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...

Strict Immigration Law Signed By Alabama Governor

AP | BOB JOHNSON | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama vaulted past Arizona on Thursday with what is being called the most restrictive law in the nation against illegal imm...

Other States Now Proposing Arizona-Like Immigration Laws

Cindy Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Rodriguez

Legislators in Red States throughout the country are coming up with laws that rival Arizona's SB 1070. Here's the skinny on what's been proposed, so far.

Outgoing Gov. Sonny Perdue To GOP: Avoid 'Gang-Type Mentality' On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Outgoing Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue recently issued some parting advice to his fellow Republicans: Tread carefully on the issue of immigration and don'...

Congress Passes Rare Immigration Bills

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Congress has taken the unusual step of waiving immigration restrictions for two Japanese citizens fighting to live in the United ...

Separation Anxiety: How Immigration Laws Fail to Keep Families Connected

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

What happens to a family after one of its members, the chief breadwinner, is deported? For those who are left behind, what are available options for supplemental income?