North American immigrant issues
By Bryan Dyne, September 21, 2012
The Obama administration has ruled that young undocumented immigrants approved for its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will not be eligible for federal health care benefits.
By Kate Randall, August 17, 2012
Tens of thousands of young undocumented immigrants lined up Wednesday to begin their applications for a program that could allow them to temporarily remain in the United States and be granted work permits.
By Naomi Spencer, July 24, 2012
A horrific crash Sunday in southern Texas claimed the lives of 14 people and injured 9 others. All were reportedly immigrants.
Arizona v. United States
By Kevin Kearney, June 26, 2012
The court ruling leaves in place the most reactionary and antidemocratic feature of Arizona’s SB 1070 law, the mandate that local and state police check the immigration status of anyone they detain or question.
By Shannon Jones, May 22, 2012
A report issued by the ACLU of Georgia details widespread abuse of immigrants held at four detention centers in the state.
By Tom Carter, April 26, 2012
The oral arguments yesterday before the US Supreme Court over Arizona’s anti-immigrant act are chiefly remarkable for the refusal of the Obama administration to mount any serious opposition to the unprecedented and authoritarian provisions of the law.
By Kevin Kearney, December 13, 2011
The Supreme Court announced Monday it will review a lower court decision striking down provisions of an Arizona anti-immigrant law.
By Ali Ismail, December 8, 2011
The death of Joaquin Luna is a tragic consequence of the nationwide crackdown on immigrants being carried out by both big business parties and the Obama administration.
By Ali Ismail, October 10, 2011
A federal judge’s decision last week to allow several aspects of Alabama’s draconian new anti-immigration law to go into effect is having a devastating impact on the state’s immigrant families.
By Ali Ismail, August 9, 2011
The measure approved by the House panel would eliminate a 16-year-old program that provides a legal route to permanent resident status for some 55,000 immigrants each year.
By Daniel Sharp, June 13, 2011
Alabama’s new legislation goes beyond the racist and anti-democratic measures passed by Arizona last year.
By Ed Hightower, May 26, 2011
On May 13, Georgia became the latest state to pass a police state “immigration reform” bill.