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Weekly Diaspora: What Homeland Security Looks Like After Bin Laden's Death

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Nearly a decade ago, America's War on Terror began as a manhunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Passes the House, Heads to the Senate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A bill that would create a path to legalization for undocumented youth passed the House of Represen...

Weekly Diaspora: The Final Fight for the DREAM Act

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger It's a now-or-never moment for the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a conditional path to citi...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona's SB 1070 Takes Nativist Fever Nationwide

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger While Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, was far from the first controversial immigra...

Weekly Diaspora: Lawless Judges, Immigrant Soldiers, and Deportee Pardons

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

Misconduct and corruption within our immigration agencies are not merely the product of overcrowding and understaffing, but rather persistent inaction on the part of powerful lawmakers and government officials.

Weekly Diaspora: Why Detention Reform is Desperately Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Last October, the Obama administration's announced their intention to reform the detention system--...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Detention Reform is Desperately Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been crowing over its record number of deportations, it's suspiciously mum when it comes to the record number of detainees that still languish in mismanaged detention facilities.

Weekly Diaspora: The Burden of Record-Breaking Deportations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last week that it had broken its own record for...

Weekly Diaspora: Immigrants Abused, Denied Social Services in Broken Immigration System

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After decades of misguided policies and patchwork practices, the high human costs of our disordered...

Weekly Diaspora: Has Obama Failed the Immigration Reform Movement?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

by Catherine Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After signing a controversial $600 million border security bill last week, President Barack Obama is d...

Weekly Diaspora: Zero Hour Approaching for Federal Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger The countdown is on. Half a million supporters of comprehensive immigration reform rallied across the country o...

Weekly Diaspora: Boycotting Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Anti-immigrant fervor could be more costly than Arizona lawmakers expected. Thanks to SB 1070, a new law that r...

Weekly Diaspora: What the #$@!, Arizona?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While federal lawmakers cautiously mull over the possibility of dropping a comprehensive immigration reform bil...

Weekly Diaspora: Local Laws Target Immigrants; Activists Take to the Streets

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While immigrant rights groups pressure the federal government via high-profile marches and rallies, anti-immigr...

Weekly Diaspora: Border Patrol Gone Wild

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 14-year-old Mexican boy on June 7. At RaceWire, Julianne Hing reports t...

Weekly Pulse: Rhythm Method Madness

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Seventeen percent of sexually active teenage girls said they used the rhythm method as a means of birt...

Weekly Diaspora: Thousands Protest SB1070; Arizona Gov. Braces for Lawsuits

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Over Memorial Day weekend, tens of thousands of people marched in Phoenix, AZ to protest SB1070, a law that imm...

Weekly Diaspora: Obama Deploys Troops to Border Amid Rising Civil Disobedience

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he would be deploying 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexic...

Weekly Diaspora: More Hypocrisy in Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger After passing what is arguably the harshest immigration law in the country--SB 1070 forces local police to adhe...

Weekly Diaspora: Rallying the Grassroots

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Ed. Note: After a brief hiatus, the Diaspora is back! We're very excited to have Erin Rosa on board for this pr...

Weekly Diaspora: Does Coakley's Loss Spell Trouble for Immigration Reform?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Nezua, Media Consortium Blogger Professional pundits and Democratic politicians are in a frenzy over what Martha Coakley's senate seat loss to Repu...

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.

Weekly Immigration Wire: Silence Strengthens Opposition

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Immigration reform and health care reform are inextricably connected. The ugly fact is that a third of all Hispanics in the U.S., almost half of the undocumented, lack health care.

Weekly Immigration Wire: It's a Multicultural World, After All

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Media Consortium

In an increasingly connected world, our immigration policy impacts the health and well-being of many peoples and economies.