Immigration Law

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Navarrette: Morton Memo worthless; Latinos should not be fooled
Posted on 9 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

FBI arrests 4 Conn. police; racial profiling against Latinos charged
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Language on immigration alienating Latino voters, GOP told
Posted on 29 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Senior Republicans 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... Read More

Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, today released a report, " Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the... Read More

Report: Fearing Police Links to ICE, Latinos Less Likely to Report Crimes
Posted on 7 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: crime , Latinos , report , police , ICE

GOP’s Latino problem gets worse
Posted on 16 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Latinos Bear Brunt of 'Secure Communities' Arrests
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Immigration crackdown fills prisons with Latinos, reinforces racism
Posted on 28 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Latino Immigration Stories Shape U.S. Imagination in Gatekeeper Era
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Why the GOP Demonizes 'Illegals'
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: Latinos , romney , illegals , cain , GOP , perry

DOJ Sues Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Targeting Latinos
Posted on 10 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: Latinos , arpaio , lawsuit , DOJ

Latino Voters vs. Anti-Immigrant Lawmakers
Posted on 7 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Conservative Latino Leader Quits GOP In Texas
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Alabama Immigration Law: Deli Owner Defends Documented Latinos, Receives Boycott Threats
Posted on 21 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Latinos in North Carolina: A Growing Part of the State's Economic and Social Landscape
Posted on 26 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More