Categories & Tags: immigration

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...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Watching the tea party poll watchers   |   October 26, 2012
Number of poll watchers that True the Vote, a Houston-based tea party organization, has said it plans to mobilize nationally for the upcoming election: 1 million Year in which...

 

In Alabama poultry workers victory, a vote to stick together   |   June 28, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes A racially mixed workforce in an Alabama poultry plant defeated management's attempts to exploit their diversity, turning aside the...

 

By the numbers: The U.S.'s growing for-profit detention industry   |   June 21, 2012
By Suevon Lee, ProPublica The growth of the private detention industry has long been a subject of scrutiny. A recent eight-part series in the New Orleans Times-Picayune...

 

How will Obama's immigration decision play in the South?   |   June 19, 2012
President Obama's decision last Friday to halt the deportation of some 800,000 undocumented people who came to the U.S. as children has sent shockwaves not only through...

 

Common ground on the kill floor: Organizing Smithfield   |   May 3, 2012
By David Bacon, Labor Notes Keith Ludlum (in photo) and Terry Slaughter are two slaughterhouse workers who helped organize the union at the Smithfield Foods plant in Tar Heel,...

 

What does plummeting immigration from Mexico mean for the South?   |   April 24, 2012
The growth of Latino communities has been a central story -- in many communities, the central story -- in the South's recent history. Starting in the 1980s, accelerating in...

 

VOICES: The justice equation: Faith, hope and action   |   February 24, 2012
By Sophia Bracy Harris, Equal Voice Newspaper In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I attended two events that caused me to reflect on what it takes to defend the principles of...

 

Lessons from Florida: Big Money and the New Majority   |   February 1, 2012
With Florida now perhaps the most important swing state in the country -- 29 Electoral College votes, 11 percent of the magic 270 needed to win the presidency -- analysts are...

 

A pivotal year for Southern workers   |   January 12, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South The year 2012 promises to be an interesting and potentially pivotal one for workers in the South and nation as politicians on the national level vie to...

 

Immigration: Rhetoric vs. reality   |   January 10, 2012
Just as immigration is growing as a hot political topic in the South and country, the number of immigrants is in steep decline. A new study from Princeton's Mexican Migration...

 

VOICES: Dimming the lights in Mississippi   |   November 28, 2011
By Joe Atkins, Labor South OXFORD, Miss. -- It was late at night, and my relatives were tired after their seven-hour journey from Pensacola, Fla. Within minutes came the...

 

Are undocumented immigrants 'persons'?   |   November 17, 2011
When the U.S. Census counts the population of the country every 10 years, who qualifies as a person? This week, the state of Louisiana filed a lawsuit which challenges the Census...

 

VOICES: Hope in Mississippi   |   July 29, 2011
By Joe Atkins, Labor South A hardened, intransigent right-wing has taken over the Republican Party and proved its willingness to take the nation to the economic brink to protect...

 

Gustav Coverage: Deportation fears kept many illegal immigrants from evacuating   |   September 3, 2008
The Associated Press reports that many of the illegal immigrants who have been rebuilding New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina stayed behind when Gustav struck because they were...

 

N.C. moves to deny higher education to undocumented immigrants   |   May 20, 2008
The office of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper ignited a firestorm of controversy recently by issuing an advisory letter calling on the state's public colleges to...

 

A wall we could get behind (and one we can't)   |   June 22, 2007
As the Washington "immigration debate" begins to look more and more like "political theater," it's refreshing to hear some new ideas. Here's one from...

 

Asian-Americans flex political muscle   |   June 2, 2006
Current debates over U.S. immigration have centered largely around unauthorized workers and families, especially Latinos. But as our recent issue of Southern Exposure, "East...

 

Has the immigrant backlash arrived?   |   May 12, 2006
As we reported earlier, one of the most striking features of the "Day Without Immigrants" boycott earlier this month was the almost total capitulation of business...

 

More Southern immigration demonstrations   |   April 10, 2006
Reports from immigrant rights protests around the South keep rolling in. These are the official estimates: 3,500 in Columbia, South Carolina ... 50,000 predicted in Atlanta...