"In the past few months, I've heard from about a dozen immigration
attorneys who have likewise tried to use the Morton memo to spring
clients and likewise struck out. As illogical as it sounds, ICE field
agents whose job it is to apprehend folks who break the rules for
entering the United...
"The days of widely tolerated prejudice against Latino individuals in the
United States have long passed. But in a recent paper, " Perpetuating
the Marginalization of Latinos: A Collateral Consequence of the
Incorporation of Immigration Law into the Criminal Justice System ," University...
"A deportation program that is central to the Obama administration’s
immigration enforcement strategy has led disproportionately to the
removal of Latino immigrants and to arrests by immigration authorities
of hundreds of United States citizens, according to a report by two law schools...
"In “ Secure Communities by the Numbers :
An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process,” authors Aarti Kohli,
Peter Markowitz and Lisa Chavez found that the program has expanded so
fast that due process is being overlooked, legal access is non-existent
for many, Latinos are being...
"One of the most disturbing findings in our research is that 1.6% of cases we analyzed were U.S. citizens and all were apprehended by ICE. If we extrapolate that number to the 226,694 cumulative administrative arrests and/or bookings into ICE custody from Secure Communities’ inception, then...
"The assault on Dubrinsky and his restaurant shows just how risky it can
be for a business owner to publicly stake out even a moderate position
in Alabama's immigration debate. Dubrinsky's wife happens to be a U.S.
citizen from Mexico, and he says he never imagined he could be attacked...
"Lauro Garza, head of Somos Republicans, the largest organization of
Latino conservatives in Texas, has quit the Republican Party because of
what he described as the anti-Latino rhetoric of GOP leaders. ... The Republican Party leadership has been ceding to the influence of
the Tea Party,...
"In today’s GOP, the correct term
for a human being who crosses the U.S. border without a visa in search
of a brutally difficult, poorly paid job that few native-born Americans
wish to do but on which our national economy depends is “illegal.” Not “ illegal immigrant...
"Hispanics are now the majority group being sent to federal prison,
largely because of the criminal prosecution of repeat border jumpers. ... the line has been blurred between the broader Hispanic population and
outright lawbreakers – the result being the growing persecution of all
"Mark Gautreau, 50, pleaded guilty today
in federal court in New Orleans for shooting two men on the Bonnet Carre
Spillway in St. Charles Parish, La., on Aug. 20, 2006, announced the
Department of Justice. In the factual basis supporting his plea, Gautreau admitted that he was
in the parking...
released its findings regarding anti-Latino profiling and
discrimination by the EHPD. As with the DOJ report last week on
Maricopa County, DOJ makes detailed findings of unconstitutional
activity, indicates it will proceed with litigation if a
judicially-enforceable consent decree...
"After his narrow victory in Iowa and resounding win in New Hampshire,
Mitt Romney may well be on his way to locking up the Republican
nomination before the primary is even a month old. But the damage that
the GOP fight has done to his chances of winning the general election
may prove to...
"Although other issues have contributed to the GOP’s struggles with
Latino voters, the party’s strident opposition to immigration reform has
poisoned the electoral well. From California’s Proposition 187
referendum in the 1990s to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s signing of...
"The FBI arrested four police officers just before dawn Tuesday morning,
alleging a conspiracy that one official called “a cancerous cadre” of
“bullies with badges” to deprive some residents, particularly Latinos,
of their constitutional rights. The four officers were...
including the brother of the former president George Bush have warned
the party to avoid using "harsh, intolerable and inexcusable" language
about illegal immigration or risk alienating Latino voters." - The Guardian, Jan. 28, 2012 .
"immigrants may be a long way off from being able to hold elected
officials accountable in an electoral strategy. While the nation is
bearing witness to rapid demographic changes that are fundamentally
changing the face of the country, there is still a large gap between the
numbers of Latinos...
"In this Perspectives ,
the author finds that North Carolina has became an important barometer
of contemporary immigration debates for the nation and especially for
the Southeast, which has become a new frontier for Latin American
migration to the United States." - Hannah Gill, Mar...
"Marta Caminero-Santangelo, who chairs KU’s English department, is
writing the first full-length study addressing how a literary mix of
novels, journalistic accounts, personal narratives and oral histories by
Latino writers represents undocumented immigration in the Gatekeeper
"The Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit in federal court today
against Maricopa County, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and
Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, arising from unconstitutional and unlawful
actions by the defendants. ... The complaint alleges that Maricopa County...
Associated Press : "A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos by making unwarranted arrests with the intent of maximizing deportations. In an 11-page report issued Tuesday , the federal...
"The Justice Department today filed a civil rights lawsuit against Terry S. Johnson, in his official capacity as head of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) in North Carolina. The complaint alleges that ACSO routinely discriminates against and targets Latinos for enforcement action...
"Many Latinos say they are less likely than before to report crimes because local police are increasingly involved in enforcing immigration laws, leading to a sharp increase in deportations, according to a new study. About 44% of Latinos surveyed said they were less likely now to contact police...