South Carolina Legal Immigrants Worry Law Will Subject Them to Profiling

"Legal immigrants and U.S citizens of Latino heritage in South Carolina say they are worried that the state’s immigration law – on track to go into effect Jan. 1 – will upend their lives. In a lawsuit filed earlier this month by a coalition of civil rights organizations –...

Legal Residents Fear South Carolina Immigration Law

"Naturalized Argentine immigrant Andrés Leone, a South Carolina resident since 2001, said that SB 20 opens the door to xenophobia against anyone who "sounds or looks different." "It's an uncertainty even for us documented Hispanics," Leone told EFE." - EFE...

Immigration crackdown fills prisons with Latinos, reinforces racism

"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 Hispanic...

Georgia's Tough Immigration Law Takes Effect; Can Profiling Be Far Behind?

"Georgia state and local police may start enforcing one of the most controversial parts of the state’s immigration law for the first time now that a federal judge has lifted a legal hold he placed on it. The law gives police the option to investigate the immigration status of suspects they...

Policing Immigration

"Immigration enforcement is increasingly integrated with local policing. This trend accelerated four years ago when the federal government launched “Secure Communities,” a program designed to check the immigration status of every person arrested by local police. The government views...