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Cold as ICEnew

Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton stoutly defends the 'Secure Commun­i­ties' deportation mill. But growing public and official opposition is working to shut down the line.
Austin Chronicle  |  Tony Cantú  |  07-03-2014  |  Immigration

Vaya Con Momnew

After their mother was deported to Mexico, the Brito children embarked on a two-year journey trying to navigate life in the United States on their own.
OC Weekly  |  Marisa Gerber  |  10-25-2011  |  Immigration

'Anchor Babies' Are a Mythnew

This soon-to-be-deported family proves that "anchor babies" are a myth.
The Pitch  |  Nadia Pflaum  |  01-26-2011  |  Immigration

How San Francisco's Sanctuary Sellout Hurts Undocumented Teensnew

Before: The city coddled undocumented teen criminals. After: The city punishes undocumented teens who commit crimes (and some who don't, too).
SF Weekly  |  Lauren Smiley  |  11-18-2009  |  Immigration

Is a Draconian Law Forcing Innocent Men Out of the Country?new

Over the last 13 years, the federal government has deported more than 1 million immigrants following criminal convictions -- a number that has escalated dramatically in the last decade. But what if the men are innocent, and the law doesn't care?
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Julia Harte  |  11-10-2009  |  Immigration

San Fran's Mayor Forces a Legal Stalemate While Hundreds of Kids Face Deportationnew

City Hall echoed with delighted whoops of Si se puede! last week, as a veto-proof majority of the Board of Supervisors voted to give juvenile immigrants their day in court before referring them to federal immigration authorities. But the battle over the civil rights of immigrant kids is far from over.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Sarah Phelan  |  10-28-2009  |  Immigration

How ICE Turned All Local Authorities into La Migranew

The real change for illegals is that once their status is discovered, Arizona cities get help from ICE that was unheard of two years ago -- help ensuring that nearly every illegal immigrant arrested by any local police agency will be removed quickly from the country.
Phoenix New Times  |  Ray Stern  |  10-07-2008  |  Immigration

Attempted Deportation of an Infant by an Arizona Hospital Reveals Legal Murknew

The University Medical Center returns about 50 patients each year to their home countries. Yet there seems to be no record of written consent from these patients -- in what amounts to quiet, informal deportations.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  09-04-2008  |  Immigration

Children of the Undocumented Find Themselves in the Cracks of Int'l Lawnew

Mention the word "immigration" and you feel a tremor as the ideological split creates a chasm, widened by raw emotions. But there are those who end up at the bottom of that chasm through no fault of their own. They are children, United States citizens, who live with the very real possibility of being separated from their parents who are here illegally.
Boise Weekly  |  Deanna Darr  |  08-01-2008  |  Immigration

Homeland Security Won't Let a Former IRA Man Out of Prisonnew

After living in the U.S. for 25 years, Pol Brennan is now stuck on the Texas-Mexico border.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  07-29-2008  |  Immigration

Activists Want Portland to be a Sanctuary for AWOL Soldiersnew

A coalition of activists called PDX Peace is gathering signatures to make Portland America's third "Sanctuary City" for military deserters, along with San Francisco and Berkeley. And they want the City Council to adopt an ordinance that would protect war resisters by blocking Portland police from acting on federal orders to arrest AWOL soldiers.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  07-23-2008  |  War

To Bond or Not to Bond: For Detained Immigrants, That is the Questionnew

Family members of undocumented immigrants are often being advised not to pay bond due to ICE holds. "We know that that's illegal. Anyone who is afforded bail -- it could be high, could be low -- but once you're afforded bail, you have the right to post it."
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Mark Sanders  |  06-13-2008  |  Immigration

ICE Casts an Over-Wide Netnew

It's sure a good thing Congress failed to pass any sort of immigration reform. Why bother, when you can just arrest and deport any Jesus, Jose or Maria? Immigration lawyer Fernando Dubove says his caseload has surged during the recent nationwide crackdown on plants, employers and workers.
Dallas Observer  |  Megan Feldman  |  05-05-2008  |  Immigration

Examination of Incarcerated Immigrants Under Waynew

As hundreds of immigrants spend what may be their final days in the U.S. behind bars, the living conditions in New Mexico's main immigrant detention facility are coming under fire.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  David Alire Garcia  |  04-19-2007  |  Immigration

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