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Immigrant Rights

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Arizonas False Leadership on Immigration Policy

New America Media, Q&A with Jennifer Allen, Elena Shore, Jun 17, 2009

After being held up in a budget stalemate, the Arizona legislature is now rushing to pass a number of unprecedented anti-immigration bills, including one bill that would make it a felony to be undocumented.

A Year Later, Iowa Raid Haunts Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballv , May 12, 2009

On May 12, 2008, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided a meat processing plant in Postville, Iowa, and arrested 389 immigrants. Traduccin al espaol

Elvira Arellano Runs for Mexican Congress

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, May 09, 2009

The activist who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year before being deported is now the candidate for Congress on the ticket of Mexico's center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).

Grassroots Immigrant Marchers Defy the Odds

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, May 02, 2009

The May Day immigrant rights march might have been small in size compared to the one in 2006, but for the first time since these annual marches have been happening, the face of a U.S. president was on signs carried by the marchers, clearly indicating that they believe he can bring about immigration reform.

However Modest, May Day Rally Showcases Immigrants' Reawakening

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballv, May 01, 2009

Though lacking the crowds that marked the immigration marches of 2006, a grassroots Long Island rally today calling for immigration reform sent out a powerful message, best embodied in the sign carried by a little boy, "I want my mother back."

Higher Turnout Expected at May 1 Marches

El Mensajero, News Report, Erika Cebreros, Translated by Elena Shore, Apr 30, 2009

President Barack Obamas plan to push for a debate on immigration reform this year, recently reported in a national newspaper, could be a double-edged sword for those who march on May 1, local activists say.

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Latino Church Leaders Split on Census Boycott

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballv, Apr 30, 2009

One influential group of Latino evangelical pastors said it would call for a census boycott among undocumented immigrants to leverage comprehensive immigration reform, but their position is not shared by all.

As Obama Promises Immigration Reform, State Backlash Continues

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballv , Apr 21, 2009

As immigrant rights advocates welcome the Obama administration's promise of comprehensive immigration reform, state and local authorities are enacting new laws and stepping up efforts to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) identify, arrest and deport undocumented immigrants.

Immigrants Dont Feel Safe in 'Sanctuary City'

By Elena Shore // Video: Josue Rojas, Apr 17, 2009

Once a beacon for immigrants, San Francisco is no longer seen as a safe place to live for some families. Last summer, Mayor Gavin Newsom allowed undocumented youth to be turned over to immigration authorities. And in the last year, stepped up ICE raids have some families on edge. Residents who spoke at a recent city hearing say they are under siege.

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States Crackdown on Immigrants Fuels Hispanic Media Growth

New America Media, News Report, Cristina Fernndez Pereda, Apr 08, 2009

North Carolinas ethnic media charted the states population boom, partly fueled by immigration. Now, they're playing a watchdog role as the state clamps down on undocumented immigrants.

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