Posts Tagged as "Immigration"

Judge: Discrimination at Arpaio’s Office Came From the ‘Top Down’

May. 25, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández

PHOENIX — A federal judge ruled on Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio engaged in racial profiling of Latinos, violating their constitutional rights in his crackdown on illegal immigration...

‘Why Are There So Many Filipino Nurses in the US?’

May. 19, 2013 / By
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Asian Week, News Report, Rodel Rodis

This was the question posed to me by a curious TV news reporter on May 7, just three days after a stretch limousine, carrying nine Filipino nurses to a bridal party across the San Mateo Bridge, suddenly burst into flames killing five of the occupants, including the bride...

Invisible Workforce: An Undocumented Immigrant Caregiver Shares Her Story

May. 17, 2013 / By
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PRI’s The World, Video, Monica Campbell

Nannies, housecleaners, caregivers—they are sometimes called the world’s most invisible workforce...

In Mexico, Families Hope Immigration Reform Will Trigger Reunions

May. 13, 2013 / By
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Fronteras Desk/PRI’s The World, News Feature, Jude Joffe-Block

TEPEAPULCO, Mexico — It’s a typical Sunday in the town of Tepeapulco, in Mexico’s central highlands...

Caribbean and African Immigrants Getting Blocked in New Immigration Bill

May. 5, 2013 / By
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African Globe, News Report, Kevin Bogardus and Russell Berman

Black lawmakers and civil rights groups are concerned by a proposal in the Senate’s immigration reform bill that would do away with “diversity” visas that are often a pathway for African and Caribbean immigrants to enter the United States...

Aging Undocumented Immigrants – A Burden or a Boon?

May. 1, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman

SAN FRANCISCO–As the debate over immigration reform tugs predictably back in Washington, an undercurrent of ageism and disability bias has been flowing beneath more obvious racial and class implications...

Immigration Reform: Who’s In and Who’s Out

May. 1, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, Juan Rocha

In December of 2001, an unknown law professor named Barack Obama lectured on the Civil War Amendments (the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth) to his law school students at the University of Chicago.  ..

Extended Families Would Fair Poorly in New Immigration Law

Apr. 28, 2013 / By
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India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji

As business leaders roundly cheered a sweeping immigration proposal released last week by the Senate’s “Gang of Eight,” civil rights organizations voiced concerns about the limitations the new bill would impose on extended family reunification...

‘El Hielo’: Music Video Inspires Immigrant Rights Activists, Goes Viral

Apr. 17, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández

PHOENIX — Two immigrant mothers stood outside the downtown Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office holding a sign that read, “They have a Dream.”..

Black Leaders Play Key Role in Immigration Reform

Apr. 15, 2013 / By
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La Opinión, News Report

This time around, immigration reform is getting important support from African-American leaders, who recognize that the regularization of 11 million people who are living in the shadows is a modern-day civil rights struggle, according to an editorial in La Opinión...

Getting Legal Status At 28, A Whole World Opens

Apr. 12, 2013 / By
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Adrian Avila is a 28 year old immigrant who recently recieved legal status, he writes about the”the power of transformation of undocumented to documented.”..