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Lawsuit: Domestic Violence Survivor Killed by Ex-Boyfriend After U.S. Immigration Agents Deport Her to Mexico

Lawsuit: Domestic Violence Survivor Killed by Ex-Boyfriend After U.S. Immigration Agents Deport Her to Mexico

  Laura S. knew almost immediately on that Texas evening in June 2009 what would happen if authorities deported her from U.S. soil. After a state law enforcement officer stopped her, a relative and friends around midnight for a reported driving infraction, he demanded to see their immigration papers. Tears flowed from her eyes. For […]

Caravan Dispatches: Immigration Activists Tour Texas to Talk Reform and the Border

Caravan Dispatches: Immigration Activists Tour Texas to Talk Reform and the Border

Editor’s note: The Texas immigration caravan tour, which started Monday, will end on June 26. The caravan is organized by Border Network for Human Rights and Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance. For tour updates, visit http://texas4cir.tumblr.com. This blog post was edited.  U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, Texas –  The first riders on the #Texas4CIR Caravan left El Paso Monday and […]

Supreme Court Deems Ariz. Citizenship Proof Law Illegal

Supreme Court Deems Ariz. Citizenship Proof Law Illegal

  WASHINGTON (AP) — States can’t make people prove their citizenship when registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other states to keep non-Americans from voting. The justices’ 7-2 ruling closes the door on […]

The Price of Power to a Nation

The Price of Power to a Nation

KAYENTA, Ariz. — In a dimly-lit home off a tangle of dirt roads on the Navajo Nation, 80-year-old Simon Crank sits on his living room couch, recalling the days when executives from a coal company in St. Louis, Mo., would visit, bringing sweets as gifts, promising jobs. Under a shady tree, they offered steady work […]

Group Calls Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Actions ‘Abusive Authority’

Group Calls Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Actions ‘Abusive Authority’

  PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the office of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people. The decision by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in Phoenix backs up years of allegations from […]