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Among Other Outrages, Immigration Agents Arrest Newborn’s Parents at Texas Hospital

ICE and Border Patrol Cruelty Needs to Be Reined In Washington, DC – Every week brings more troubling examples of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol actions that violate basic social norms and offend our sense of who we are as Americans. Below, we lift up some of the most recent, outrageous incidents. … Continue reading »

Victims of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Racial Profiling Tell Their Stories

Yesterday marked Day 3 of the Sheriff Joe Arpaio trial that is currently underway in Phoenix, Arizona.  It was the most emotional day of testimony yet. Below are two of the most heart-wrenching stories from immigrants who are accusing Sheriff Joe and his deputies of racial profiling: Daniel Magos, a 67 year-old Mexican native who … Continue reading »

Some African-Americans in Alabama See HB 56 as "A Giant Step Backwards"

Illinois congressman Luis Gutiérrez has always said that the fight for immigration reform is a civil-rights issue for the immigrant community in the United States. That community finds itself in dire straits in Alabama under its new law HB 56, which, even after a court ruling temporarily blocking some provisions from being enforced, continues to wreak havoc among families made up of immigrants.

REPORT: Immigration’s Dirty Dozen,12 of the Most Outrageous Candidate Statements in 2010

The 2010 mid-term campaign season is shaping up to be one of the most vicious and vitriolic in recent memory — especially when it comes to the issue of immigration. Distortions, lies, and stereotypes have dominated the airwaves when it comes to immigration, and Latino Americans in this nation. From threats of violence against immigrants to calls for mass deportation, candidates across the country are unleashing a torrent of extreme speech that is both alarming and un-American.

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