In May 2010, Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, a 32-year-old Mexican immigrant, was handcuffed, hogtied, kicked, beaten and tased five times before he died in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol officers, who justified their actions by claiming he resisted arrest. New eyewitness video says otherwise.
Mexican immigration to the United States has slowed after four decades of the largest rush of migrants from a single country in American history and may even be declining, a report by the Pew Hispanic Center says.
US Rep Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill, was arrested in front of the White House Thursday afternoon with about a dozen others while demonstrating against the deportation of illegal immigrants Gutierrez is a supporter of the DREAM Act, which would allow students who are in the country illegally to become conditional permanent residents (more).
A recently implemented immigration program in Oakland subjects anyone booked at local jails to a fingerprint check to determine if they are in the country illegally. The deportation scheme is part of a $1.4 billion federal program that is supposed to be running in every jail in the country within a few years.
It's a sad day for anyone who is not a xenophobic, anti-immigrant militant: Arizona has passed the harshest anti-immigrant bill in the country, giving police the authority to detain anyone on "reasonable suspicion" that they are in the country illegally and arrest them if they don't have papers.
Taking an ambulatory cue from the Freedom Riders of the civil rights era, four immigrant students -- three of whom are undocumented -- are walking from downtown Miami to Washington, D.C., in a four-month protest against the Obama administration's inaction on legislation that could give legal status to immigrants.