In South Carolina’s harsh anti-immigrant law, the legislature carved out a number of exemptions for jobs often filled by undocumented workers. Classic example of hypocrisy. They bash immigrants, but really need them.

In South Carolina’s harsh anti-immigrant law, the legislature carved out a number of exemptions for jobs often filled by undocumented workers. Classic example of hypocrisy. They bash immigrants, but really need them.

Colorlines has another story about families being ripped apart by the nation’s broken immigration system. This is about Felipe Montes, who was deported in 2010. His children were place in foster care. Now, officials in Allegheny County in North Carolina want to strip him of his parental rights.

Fallout from the federal investigation of the East Haven, Connecticut police force continues. Yesterday, the Police Chief, Leonard Gallo, resigned.

Yesterday was the deadline for Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio to indicate whether he would cooperate with the United States Department of Justice civil rights investigation of his department. Well, Arpaio did respond — in fairly typical Sheriff Joe fashion with some bravado and attitude

Firedoglake’s David Dayen reports on the news that Alabama’s Governor, Robert Bentley, is making noises about changing the state’s harsh anti-immigrant law, which Bentley signed just a couple months ago.

Nothing should surprise us about Rep. Steve King. The Iowa Republican is proudly one of the leading anti-immigrant legislators in Congress. And, this we learned that King thinks racial profiling is legal.

Over the past several months, the controversy around DHS’ Secure Communities deportation program has grown exponentially as advocates for immigrants and victims of crime, state governors and law enforcement professionals, and even a DHS-appointed task force arrived at a serious conclusion…

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a moment on Wednesday to question a congressional witness about how he moved to the United States from Mexico, after the former police chief mentioned in his testimony that he is an immigrant.

Alabama State Senator Scott Beason (R) has been getting a lot of attention lately. None of it good. He was one of the architects of the state’s viciously anti-immigrant law. Yesterday, Beason was in the news again. He was booted as Chair of the Senate Rules Committee.