Immigration

Why Is ICE Detaining a Gay Man Fleeing Persecution?

Why Is ICE Detaining a Gay Man Fleeing Persecution?
He'd received violent threats because of his sexual orientation, and a gay friend of his there was murdered.
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Huge Court Backlog Keeps Immigrants in Limbo for Years

Huge Court Backlog Keeps Immigrants in Limbo for Years
Glenwood Springs immigration attorney Erin Richards has two clients who should be well on their way to becoming U.S. citizens. They have spouses and children who are citizens. They have clean records. They have steady jobs. And they have taken the necessary steps to go before an immigration court and petition to become citizens.
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House Dems Defend Obama Immigration Orders in Court Brief

House Dems Defend Obama Immigration Orders in Court Brief
Colorado’s three Democratic members of Congress joined 178 of their colleagues in signing onto a 50-page brief in a court case that has temporarily halted President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last November, which halted deportations of immigrants without documentation who were brought here as children or who are parents of U.S. citizen-family members.
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Saint Patrick’s Day Knows No Borders - Undocumented Solidarity Abroad

Saint Patrick’s Day Knows No Borders - Undocumented Solidarity Abroad
Saint Patrick’s Day quit being political to most people in the United States a long time ago. But this year, U.S. immigrant rights organizers experienced a little luck of the Irish — rather, luck of undocumented people living in Ireland. Activists dropped a banner down the front of a building on the route of Dublin’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. The banner read: “Happy St. Patrick’s Day to the undocumented in the U.S.A. from the undocumented in Ireland.”
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Blog: Immigration Reform As Viewed From a Classroom

Blog: Immigration Reform As Viewed From a Classroom
OUR country’s immigration policies are reflected in the lives of my students. Some kids are taught from early ages to protect the people they love or those people will be sent away, never to be seen again. Some are made to lie, forced to cheat, and threatened with unnamed horrors so their undocumented family members can remain in the shadows.
One clue comes with simple questions. How many brothers and sisters do you have? Do your mother and father speak English? How long have you lived in Colorado? When the answers keep changing, you learn to stop asking.
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Appeals Court To Obama: Stop Imprisoning Immigrants for No Reason

Appeals Court To Obama: Stop Imprisoning Immigrants for No Reason
A federal appeals court sent a clear message to the Obama administration this week: stop locking away immigrants without bond based on old criminal convictions.
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GOP Candidate and Top Anti-Immigrant Activist Charged With Child Sexual Abuse

GOP Candidate and Top Anti-Immigrant Activist Charged With Child Sexual Abuse
Maryland GOP politician Michael Hethmon, who also serves as senior counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, has been charged with child sexual abuse over claims that he molested an 8-year-old girl, according to WUSA.
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Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence Need a Fair Chance

Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence Need a Fair Chance
Imagine this: Several months ago, a young mother realized that if she didn't leave home, she would be raped, murdered, or both. She had two young children – an infant and a toddler – and few resources. She knew she couldn't count on the police to protect her.
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CA's Jerry Brown Tries Novel Idea of Helping – Not Hurting – Child Immigrants

CA's Jerry Brown Tries Novel Idea of Helping – Not Hurting – Child Immigrants
Child refugees from South America have become a hot-button issue. And while many border-abutting states like Texas are taking a hard line, putting up fences and calling in the big guns, California is actually trying to help.
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Calls for Obama Impeachment Continue: This Time It's CO's Tom Tancredo

Calls for Obama Impeachment Continue: This Time It's CO's Tom Tancredo
Colorado Republican Senator Tom Tancredo has joined the ever-increasing numbers of truly out-of-touch right-wingers that are calling for Obama's impeachment.
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