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Immigrant Rights

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Juana Villegas: A Pregnant Woman Shackled and Detained

Let's Breahthroug, Video Report Video, Let's Breaktrhough Production Team, Feb 02, 2009

Juana Villegas is a Mexican immigrant living in Tennessee. She was nine months pregnant when she was stopped for careless driving." She remained shackled in transit to the hospital while she gave birth.

Chicago Immigration Activist Marks Year in Church

La Raza, News Report, By Fabiola Pomareda, Translated by Elena Shore, Feb 01, 2009

Flor Crisstomo says shes not going out like Elvira Arellano. The 29-year-old undocumented Mexican woman has been hiding out for the last year in the same Chicago church where Arellano lived.

Burmese refugees

Drowning Burmese Refugees in Thailand Is Bad Karma

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Jan 29, 2009

Thailand's antipathy toward its neighbors are notorious. But whipping and drowning Burmese refugees is deeply alarming, and seriously bad karma.

English-Only Defeat Tied to Economic Crisis

Univision Online, News Analysis, Jan 28, 2009

The recent defeat of an English-only measure in Nashville, Tenn. and the possibility that Iowa could reverse its own English-only law, could indicate a shift in anti-immigration strategy.

Immigrants Gain Right to Medical Interpreters

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Jan 26, 2009

A new regulation requires commercial health and dental insurers to provide interpreters to patients who need them, lessening the likelihood of medical mistakes and treatment delays.

Sham Trials, Injustice the Norm for Arizona Mexicans

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Jan 15, 2009

Arizona resembles the deep South of the pre-civil rights era," Pima County Legal Defender Isabel Garcia asserts. "Here, you can kill a Mexican and impunity reigns."

Another Good-Bye Booby Trap from Bush, Courtesy of Mukasey

New America Media, Blog, Rene P. Ciria-Cruz, Jan 14, 2009

U.S. Attorney General Mukaseys most recent acta farewell gesture, if you willproves he deserves the label "tyrant."


Border Patrol Agent Sued for Millions, Government Implicated in Wrongful Death Suit

New America Media, News Report, Jody L. Ipsen, Dec 20, 2008

A $7.5 million wrongful-death, civil lawsuit was recently filed against a Border Patrol agent for the fatal shooting of an undocumented immigrant trying to cross the border.

hate crime

U.S. Fails to Protect Human Rights of Latinos, Says Civil Rights Group

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Dec 19, 2008

The civil rights organization LatinoJustice PRLDEF has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, accusing the United States of failing to protect its Latino residents.

Black/Brown Coalition Fueled Big Union Win

New America Media, News Analysis, Words/Photo: David Bacon, Dec 18, 2008

A historic union victory in a North Carolina slaughterhouse relied on a strategy that organized a multi-racial, pro immigrant rights, movement.

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