Black and undocumented: ‘I didn’t know anybody else like me’

Mar 14th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Reform

As the debate on immigration heats up, some are hoping to inject a new perspective into the conversation: that of those who are both black and undocumented. The Southern California Public Radio reports on undocumented Black immigrants.  Latinos make up the majority of the undocumented population.  However, according to estimates from the Migration Policy Institute, nearly […]

Fatal Neglect: Report on Deaths in Immigration Detention

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Immigration, Reform, Research

The American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, and Detention Watch Network have issued a report, “Fatal Neglect: How ICE Ignores Deaths in Detention.” The report emphasizes that “there have been 56 deaths in ICE custody during the Obama administration, including six suicides and at least one death after an attempted suicide.”  This particular […]

‘Immigrants Are Not Criminals’: Respectability, Immigration Reform, and Hyperincarceration by Rebecca A. Sharpless

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Reform, Research

‘Immigrants Are Not Criminals’: Respectability, Immigration Reform, and Hyperincarceration by Rebecca A. Sharpless University of Miami – School of Law April 3, 2015 53 Houston Law Review 691 (2016) Abstract: Mainstream pro-immigrant law reformers advocate for better treatment of immigrants by invoking a contrast with people convicted of a crime. This Article details the harms […]

Immigration Debate Goes to Senate Floor

Jun 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Headline News, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform

WASHINGTON — With an overwhelming vote, the Senate on Tuesday launched debate on an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, as Republicans, most of whom have not yet embraced the effort, declined to stand in the way of bringing it to the floor. But continuing doubts within the GOP about some of the bill’s central elements, particularly on […]

Senate Judiciary Committee Passed Immigration Reform Bill

May 21st, 2013 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Deportation, Headline News, Immigration, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, DC– The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill on Tuesday, sending the measure to the Senate floor for consideration and giving the bill’s backers their first major legislative victory. Members of the Democratic-controlled panel voted 13-5 in favor of the measure. If enacted, the plan would constitute the […]

CAP’s Top 10 Ways the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill Will Fix Our Broken System

Apr 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Economy, Employment, Immigration, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, DC–For the past several months, four Senate Democrats—Chuck Schumer (NY), Dick Durbin (IL), Bob Menendez (NJ), and Michael Bennet (CO)—have worked with four Senate Republicans—John McCain (AZ), Lindsay Graham (SC), Marco Rubio (FL), and Jeff Flake (AZ)—to develop a proposal to repair our nation’s failing immigration system. The product of the bipartisan “Gang of […]

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Immigration Reform Bill

Apr 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Headline News, Immigration, Politics, Reform

WASHINGTON, DC — The senators known as the “gang of eight” released the full text early Wednesday, April 17, 2013, of their immigration reform legislation, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” an 844-page document that addresses border security, undocumented immigrants and the legal immigration system. The “gang of eight” includes four Democrats and four Republicans […]

Congress to Pass DREAM Act Before Nov. Elections?

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Employment, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

As November elections neared in 2010, the Democratic supporters of the immigration reform bill known as the Dream Act kicked into high gear, pushing it toward an eventual vote in the House and Senate that December. The bill proposed conditional legal status for qualifying young people who arrived in the U.S. under age 16, provided […]

What’s it like to Live in a Family with Mixed Immigration Status?

Oct 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Research, Visa/Green Card

Are you in a family that has mixed immigration status? It’s a common situation in Southern California, but seldom mentioned outside the family. What’s it like to be part of a family where some are U.S. citizens or have legal status and others could be arrested or deported? What insecurities arise at work and school? […]

TWO Television Exposés on Immigration Detention on PBS and NBC on Oct. 18th

Oct 17th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Entertainment, Events, Immigration, Politics, Reform, Research

From Detention Watch Network: Documentaries Highlight the Massive Expansion of the Immigration Detention System On Tuesday, October 18th, PBS and CNBC will be airing two different investigative reports on immigration detention. DWN’s Executive Director, Andrea Black was interviewed for both documentaries which highlight the massive expansion of the immigration detention system and its key drivers. […]

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