Categories & Tags: immigration

Supreme Court affirms 'one person, one vote' in Texas case but leaves opening for states to change that   |   April 6, 2016
This week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Texas in a voting rights case with major implications for legislative representation and the balance of political power in Southern...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Pre-empting local democracy in North Carolina and beyond   |   March 24, 2016
Date on which the city council in Charlotte, North Carolina, passed an ordinance expanding the city's non-discrimination policy to offer new protections for lesbian, gay,...

 

North Carolina community stands up to stop a Central American teen's deportation   |   March 24, 2016
The grassroots movement to halt the deportation of Wildin Guillen Acosta, a 19-year-old who fled his native Honduras two years ago to escape gang violence and was detained during...

 

Young Latinos a growing political force in North Carolina, but will they vote?   |   March 11, 2016
To say Rubén Suárez is civically engaged is an understatement. Suárez, 20, is a member of the Youth Council at El Pueblo, a nonprofit based in Raleigh, N.C....

 

The Future of Young Latino Voters in the South   |   February 12, 2016
In a new report called "The Future of Young Latino Voters in the South," the Institute for Southern Studies finds that Southern states are on track to see signficant...

 

Nikki Haley's troubled economic record in South Carolina   |   January 12, 2016
The Republican Party's decision to tap South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to offer the rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address this week is a sure sign that...

 

ALEC's fingerprints on harsh new NC immigration law   |   November 10, 2015
A few years ago, as anti-immigrant sentiment roiled the country, Arizona enacted a draconian law, SB 1070, that expanded the role of local police in enforcing federal immigration...

 

Organizing for a true reconstruction in the Gulf Coast: An interview with labor leader Saket Soni   |   August 26, 2015
Saket Soni is a national labor leader and an organizer of day laborers, immigrant workers, guest workers and others in New Orleans, the South and the country. He is the executive...

 

Asia catching up to Latin America as top source of new Southern immigrants   |   July 24, 2015
In 2013, the U.S. experienced a big shift in immigration: For the first time in decades, China and India beat out Mexico as the top senders of immigrants to the U.S. That...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Relief for undocumented immigrants delayed again   |   May 29, 2015
Date on which the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the Obama administration's request to lift an injunction blocking the president's executive action...

 

White House embraces a Southern-grown movement to integrate immigrants   |   April 17, 2015
This week, the White House Task Force on New Americans announced a nationwide strategy to improve the integration of new immigrants into local communities. Among the major goals...

 

South's unique immigration trends shape region's response to deportation relief   |   February 6, 2015
Debate over President Obama's executive action on immigration, which could bring up to 5.2 million immigrants out of the shadows, raged on this week in the courts and the...

 

Review: 'Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal'   |   January 28, 2015
Mark Erlich, Labor Notes On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration. Up to 5 million of the estimated 11 million undocumented...

 

The growing power of North Carolina's voters of color   |   January 23, 2015
As 2016 presidential campaigns gear up, political strategists and others are watching the impact of changing voter demographics on election outcomes, particularly in battleground...

 

What would Jesus the Migrant say to Mississippi politicians this year?   |   January 15, 2015
By Joe Atkins, Labor South In her new book Jesus Was A Migrant, writer Deirdre Cornell says migration is central to "biblical spirituality" and the chosen people...

 

Seven Southern communities that are welcoming immigrant children   |   January 13, 2015
Last summer, a surge of unaccompanied youth from Central America arrived at the U.S. southern border, many fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries. Thousands of these...

 

Demographics are not destiny: Facing Race considers the future of race in a diversifying America   |   November 19, 2014
For anyone following the conversation about racial demographics in America, 2043 is a prophetic year. It's the year that the U.S. Census Bureau has projected the nation will...

 

How will newcomers affect tight Senate races in the South?   |   September 19, 2014
For several years now, the South has been a top destination for those moving across state and national borders. With many states that both attract newcomers and retain people born...

 

Border Crisis: Southern communities welcome immigrant children   |   August 22, 2014
Since last October, nearly 63,000 children from Central America have fled to the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty in their home countries. The recent border crisis has...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The refugee crisis unfolding on the U.S. border   |   July 18, 2014
Number of unaccompanied children who came to the United States in 2012: fewer than 20,000 Number in fiscal year 2014: about 60,000 Estimated number in fiscal year 2015: 80,000...

 

What Southerners want from immigration reform   |   June 12, 2014
Immigration reform, already an uphill climb in Congress, likely suffered a setback with the defeat of Republican House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor in Virginia's primary...

 

Lessons from the South's unique history of immigration   |   May 23, 2014
The growth of new immigrant -- especially Asian and Latino -- communities, and their impact on our demographic landscape, is a big national story. But when it comes to immigration...

 

The end of the Solid South?   |   June 6, 2013
Is it possible for a state to grow both more conservative and more progressive at the same time? That, as I and my colleague Sue Sturgis at the Institute for Southern Studies...

 

Newcomers change face of Southern politics   |   May 23, 2013
It's no secret that the South is both growing and its demographics changing -- two trends that make this an exciting and volatile moment for the region's politics. As many...

 

An action-packed 2013 in store for Southern labor   |   January 11, 2013
By Joe Atkins, Labor South The year 2013 promises to be an action-packed one for labor in the South as well as across the country. Republicans lost major ground in the national...