Mapping the Movement

Mapping the Immigrant Rights Movement: Front Line News from Immigrant America
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Upload Real Challenge: What Activists Can Learn from Obama’s Web Politics

ColorLines, News Report, Roberto Lovato, Nov 01, 2008

Obama came along at that precise moment when the technology had matured, when the audience of media users had reached critical mass and he used it to good effects.

Mexican Consulate Decries 'Illegal Deportations' in Texas

Al Dia, Jan 30, 2007

A state program meant to stem drug and human trafficking is being used to deport immigrants after traffic stops, according to Mexican consulate officials, reports Spanish-language newspaper Al Día.

Visa Rules Relaxed for Spouses of Temporary Visaholders

Rediff.com, Jan 29, 2007

Immigrants are happy with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services for changing the rules so that the time one spends as a dependent of a visa-holder in the U.S. does not count against the time one gets to work when the work visa is finally obtained, reports Rediff.com.

Editorial: Raids without Immigration Reform

La Opinión, Jan 29, 2007

While President Bush was talking to the country about the importance of immigration reform, among other topics, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were detaining some 700 people in various raids in Southern California, according to an editorial in Spanish-language daily La Opinión.

More than 750 Immigrants Detained in Five California Counties

La Prensa, Jan 27, 2007

Federal immigration agents who detained immigrants in the most recent sweep among five California counties have already deported more than half. On Jan. 26, community organizations and students in Pomona marched against the raids that had taken place at a day laborer center and inside an apartment complex.

San Diego Immigrant Rights Group Announces Border Caravan

Enlace, Jan 26, 2007

San Diego - Rallies, caravans, and new coalitions have been announced by pro-immigrant activists, reports Spanish-language newspaper Enlace. A two-week caravan along the border to bring attention to the issues of immigrants is set to leave on Feb. 2.

Texas Sees Biggest Set of ‘Anti-Immigrant’ Bills in a Decade

Rumbo, Jan 25, 2007

Seven new bills proposed by Republican legislators in Texas would make life difficult for the state’s estimated 1.4 million undocumented immigrants, reports Spanish-language newspaper Rumbo.

Mapping the Movement: California

Amnesty International USA, Jan 24, 2007

Mexican rock band Jaguares will kick off a community forum to discuss the human rights crises at the US-Mexico border in Chula Vista on Feb 3. Sponsored by Amnesty International USA.

Mapping the Movement: Oregon

Oregon immigrant rights coalition, CAUSA, Jan 23, 2007

Immigrant communities have learned to appreciate the speeches, but we have become sorely disappointed in the follow-through, says a CAUSA spokesperson in reaction to the State of Union Address.

Supreme Court: Legal Residents Can Be Deported

La Opinion, Jan 23, 2007

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an immigrant who assisted a car robbery will be deported after serving time although he has legal status as a permanent resident

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