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When Immigration Enforcement Equals Inhumane Enforcement

No One Should Lose Parental Rights, or Be Assaulted, in the Name of “Enforcing the Law” Everyone knows our nation’s immigration policies need to be fixed.  But behind these failed policies are real human beings: those who make decisions about how to enforce the law, and those whose lives are affected by their decisions.  Two … Continue reading »

News Roundup: Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Day in court

This week, notoriously anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio heads to court, facing charges of civil rights violations, namely racial profiling.  (For a rundown of the worst things Sheriff Joe Arpaio has done, view this list.) Here’s what the media covered the trial: From Edvard Pettersson and William Hermann of Business Week: Stanley Young, a lawyer for … Continue reading »

When Immigration Enforcement Equals Inhumane Enforcement

Cross-Posted at Mom’s Rising: I’d like to believe that most Americans, perhaps with the exception of the hard-core nativists, like Rep. Steve King and Romney advisor Kris Kobach, knows our nation’s immigration policies need to be fixed.  But behind these failed policies are real human beings:  those who make decisions about how to enforce the … Continue reading »

BREAKING: California State Senate Passed TRUST Act

Major progress in the California State Senate this afternoon. We got the good news via twitter from National Day Labor Organizing Network’s (NDLON) Chris Newman: TRUSTACTpassed out of the California Senate — Chris Newman (@newman_chris) July 5, 2012 This bill is basically the antithesis of Arizona’s SB 1070. It’s designed to ensure that the federal “Secure Communities” … Continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Gives SB 1070 Quiz on House Floor: "Pick Out The Immigrant"

Immigration reform champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) took to the House floor this morning to discuss the Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070, Arizona’s “show me your papers” law. Gutierrez gave a quiz titled, “Pick Out The Immigrant.” Watch the speech below.  You’ll hear Gutierrez ask how Arizona officials determine which of the following are immigrants … Continue reading »

Presser by Immigration Advocates on Failure of DHS Deportation Policy Gets Extensive Media Coverage

As we reported yesterday, immigration lawyers, community leaders, and advocates representing a broad spectrum of Latino and immigrant communities declared the Department of Homeland Security’s implementation of prosecutorial discretion a failure and asked the Obama Administration to take immediate action to protect families, DREAM Act eligible youth, and those standing up for their civil and … Continue reading »