North American immigrant issues
By Michael Stapleton, 28 May 2009
The Supreme Court ruled that in order to charge undocumented immigrants with identity theft, the government must prove illegal immigrants knowingly assumed the identity of another person.
By our correspondents, 9 April 2009
An April 4 march in support of immigrant rights drew thousands of mostly Hispanic working class people to downtown Los Angeles.
By Kate Randall, 21 January 2009
George W. Bush commuted the sentences of two former US Border Patrol agents on January 19, his last full day as president. He left office, however, without granting preemptive pardons to any officials facing liability over administration policies.
By Tom Eley, 15 January 2009
Attorney General Michael Mukasey has issued a ruling declaring that immigrants have no constitutional right to a defense attorney in deportation proceedings. The Justice Department also unveiled a new program that aims to collect DNA from 1.2 million aliens per year.
By Luis Arce and Bill Van Auken, 29 October 2008
The arrests last week of immigrants workers seeking casual labor has sent a chilling warning throughout Jackson Heights, a heavily immigrant neighborhood in Queens.
By Hiram Lee, 10 October 2008
Federal agents stormed the Columbia Farms poultry plant in Greenville, South Carolina on Tuesday, arresting at least 330 immigrant workers.
By Jeremy Johnson, 23 October 2001
There has been relatively little attention paid to the crisis facing immigrant workers in New York City, especially those who are undocumented, in the wake of the events of September 11.