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Tag: Illegal Immigration

Trump’s War on ‘Anchor Babies’

It’s no laughing matter. A small yet influential collection of academics actually supports his position.

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 READ MORE

‘Democracy Now!’ Speaks to a Detained Immigrant Family

The Obama administration continues to detain immigrant mothers and children despite a judge’s order that doing so to deter mass migration is illegal. “Democracy Now!” speaks with a mother (pictured) and son who were detained in Texas, and with the former director of the University of Texas law school’s immigration clinic.

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 READ MORE

Path to Citizenship

Posted on May 7, 2013 READ MORE

Immigration Reform

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 READ MORE

Rubio and Immigration

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 READ MORE


A Victory Against the Language of Bigotry

As one of the world’s largest news outlets, The Associated Press’ linguistic mandates significantly shape the broader vernacular. So when the organization this week decided to stop using the term “illegal immigrant,” it was a big victory for objectivity and against the propagandistic language of bigotry.

Posted on Apr 5, 2013 READ MORE

The state of Arizona /

Arizona Taking Donations to Pay for Border Fencing

An Arizona law allowing the state to build its own security fence along the border with Mexico went into effect Wednesday, and the private donations necessary to fund the project have begun stacking up.

Posted on Jul 20, 2011 READ MORE

Immigrants’ Dream

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 READ MORE

Flickr / 666isMoney

A Texas Showdown: The Immigration Debate

The Texas House of Representatives passed legislation late Monday targeting cities that assist undocumented immigrants, just hours before President Obama delivered a speech in El Paso advocating the DREAM Act and mocking the GOP stance on immigration.

Posted on May 10, 2011 READ MORE

AP / John Amis

Tough Going for Anti-Immigration Bills

Momentum has shifted against anti-immigrant bills like Arizona’s SB 1070 in the more than 20 states that have tried to institute copycat laws. Most efforts have failed to gain legislative traction, with bills dying in committee or simply being voted down.

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Laura Rauch

Xenophobia Goes National

As legal and activist battles continue to be waged in Arizona against the anti-immigration laws it passed this year, a number of other states are also are a xenophobic path, with many passing legislation that restricts immigrants’ access to in-state tuition or public benefits.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010 READ MORE

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Utah Agency at Heart of Undocumented List Leak

A list of 1,300 alleged illegal immigrants has been given to Utah media and state policymakers—a list that includes individuals’ first and last names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and even pregnancy due dates—and many are looking to a particular state agency as the culprit for the leak.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010 READ MORE

Flickr / cactusbill

Ariz. Anti-Immigrant Wing to Target Children

Arizona Republicans are expected to introduce legislation this fall that would strip the citizenship of those quite offensively dubbed “anchor babies,” children born in the U.S. to parents who are undocumented. It seems that the state’s anti-immigrant wing is going even crazier than previously thought possible.

Posted on Jun 13, 2010 READ MORE

Thousands March on Phoenix (Updated)

An estimated 50,000 Thousands of people walked five miles through the streets and heat of Phoenix on Saturday in protest of Arizona’s new immigration law, which is slated to take effect July 29.

Posted on May 30, 2010 READ MORE

AP / Victor Calzada

Arizona Bears Down on Illegal Immigrants

Arizona is known for its anti-immigration climate, with vigilante sheriffs seemingly ruling the day. Now, that anti-immigration sentiment may be about to be implemented by the state’s political system, as the Legislature votes on a bill that would significantly toughen laws against undocumented immigrants.

Posted on Apr 2, 2010 READ MORE

Sun Sets on Anti-Immigration Sheriff

Joe Arpaio, a sheriff in Arizona known for his rabid anti-immigration stance and poor treatment of undocumented immigrants in his custody, has finally lost the federal power to enforce immigration law—a power reserved for federal agents, not county sheriffs.

Posted on Oct 9, 2009 READ MORE

ICE Raids

ICE Cools It on the Quotas

A controversial program that had set quotas for the arrest of undocumented immigrants is finally over. While U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will continue to bust into homes and workplaces, arresting and deporting illegal immigrants—some without deportation orders or criminal records—agents will no longer have a hard number that has to be met.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009 READ MORE

Border Patrolling

Big Brother 2.0

A xenophobic Web site funded by a Texas government grant provides 15 live feeds of “high-crime areas” near the fence between U.S. and Mexico, urging people to go on “virtual stakeouts” from their computers and report “suspicious activity” to authorities.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009 READ MORE

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