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Immigrant Rights

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A Decade of New Youth Activism

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Dec 24, 2009

They may not call themselves "activists," and you've probably never heard their names, but a new generation of young people is using high-tech communications to go where prior movements could not go, fighting for education reform, challenging the criminal justice system and battling for environmental justice.

ICEs Secret Holding Pens

El Diario NY, Editorial, Staff, Dec 22, 2009

Editors of New York's El Diario/La Prensa call for an end to ICE's practice of "disappearing" immigrants.

State Whistleblowers and Filipino Veteran Pensions

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley, Dec 18, 2009

This week on "stories from the ethnic media": a new Arizona law requires state employees to blow the whistle on the undocumented, and the stimulus bill is an unlikely source for pensions for Filipino veterans.

Obama and Congress: At the Crossroads of Immigration Reform

America's Voice, News Report, Maribel Hastings, Dec 18, 2009

In the last article in her 8-part series Immigration Reform: Know the Players, Maribel Hastings takes stock of the prospects of passing an immigration reform bill in Congress.

Shenandoah Police Protected White Perpetrators

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Dec 17, 2009

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) says Pennsylvania police deliberately undermined an investigation into the 2008 attack of Luis Ramirez by a gang of white teenagers. An editorial in New York's El Diario/La Prensa compares their behavior to the lynchings of blacks.

New Arizona Law Rattles Immigrant Community

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernndez , Nov 30, 2009

A new Arizona law aimed at denying public benefits to undocumented immigrants, which could also hurt U.S. citizens, is the latest legislative effort from a state known as a testing ground for immigration policy. Traduccin al espaol

Immigration Reform: The Phone Call Heard Around the Country

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballv, Nov 19, 2009

Across the country, in churches, schools, immigrant support centers and private homes, backers of immigration reform gathered around telephones as Hispanic U.S. legislators laid out the strategy for pushing a reform of the immigration system in 2010.

Immigrant Rights Movement Fights On, Despite Obstacles

America's Voice, Column, Maribel Hastings, Nov 17, 2009

The immigrant rights movement is using social networking and technology to mobilize the public and exert political pressure to make comprehensive immigration reform a reality. This is the fourth part in the series Immigration Reform: Know the Players.

Adios, Lou Dobbs

New America Media, Q&A with Roberto Lovato, Marcelo Ballv, Nov 13, 2009

After Wednesday's abrupt on-air resignation of veteran CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, many Latino advocacy and immigrant rights groups felt vindicated. Roberto Lovato, co-founder of Presente.org and former NAM contributor, emerged as the most visible figure in the anti-Dobbs groundswell.

Goodbye to an Anti-Hispanic

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Nov 12, 2009

Lou Dobbs' departure from CNN shows that organizations will not be able to profit from promoting hate without a firm backlash, write editors of New York's El Diario/La Prensa.

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