Categories & Tags: immigration policy

Southern mayors work to implement new immigration policy as states sue to block it   |   December 8, 2014
Following President Obama's announcement of temporary relief from deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants, 25 mayors from across the country -- including two...

 

Southern immigrant rights advocates gear up to make the president's plan a reality   |   November 25, 2014
President Obama's executive order on immigration announced last Thursday will grant temporary relief from deportation to nearly 4.3 million undocumented immigrants in the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The complex political calculus of immigration reform by executive order   |   November 14, 2014
Number of undocumented immigrants who would be protected from the threat of deportation under an immigration overhaul President Obama reportedly plans to issue by executive order...

 

New Orleans' new civil rights leaders   |   August 14, 2014
By Bill Quigley Like many cities in the South, New Orleans has a proud history of civil rights leadership -- along with an equally grim history of civil rights violations. That...

 

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...

 

VOICES: The South says not one more deportation   |   May 1, 2014
By Mónica Hernández and Dani Moore Last month the Obama administration reached a shameful milestone -- the deportation of 2 million people. The Southeast is...

 

Who are the 'undocuqueer'? New reports shed light   |   March 11, 2013
By Elena Shore, New America Media A report released last week by the Williams Institute at UCLA estimates that there are at least 267,000 self-identified LGBT undocumented...

 

What the election means for immigration   |   November 16, 2012
By Chris Liu-Beers, NC Policy Watch Thankfully the election is over and the American people can look forward to their leaders governing for a season before returning to full-scale...

 

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...

 

On immigration, cutting the ties between enforcement and legalization   |   June 22, 2012
The cover of Time Magazine released on June 14 featured Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and 35 other undocumented immigrants. The next day, Secretary of...

 

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...

 

Fighting the good fight for immigrant workers in Mississippi ... and winning   |   April 26, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South Four years ago, noted labor writer David Bacon had this to say about the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance and its fight for immigrant workers in...

 

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...

 

Marco Rubio's DREAM Act: The new 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?   |   April 9, 2012
By Elena Shore, New America Media Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday dismissed speculation that he could be the vice presidential nominee, but he is preparing to...

 

A trend toward anti-immigrant, anti-choice laws   |   April 5, 2012
By Elena Shore, New America Media 2011 saw a record number of laws restricting abortion in U.S. states. It also saw a record number of state anti-immigrant laws. Coincidence?...

 

Having fled, immigrants again trickle back to Alabama   |   March 8, 2012
By Cheryl Aguilar, New America Media When Alabama passed HB56 last year, the mostly Latino crowd at Birmingham's Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church began to thin. Nine...

 

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...

 

U.S. deportees to Haiti, jailed without cause, face severe health risks   |   November 16, 2011
By Jacob Kushner, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The United States has deported more than 250 Haitians since January knowing that one in two...

 

South Carolina immigration law starts new era of racial profiling   |   August 3, 2011
New America Media Editor's Note: The battle over immigration is now being waged at the state level. Since Arizona's immigration law SB 1070 went into effect one year ago, five...

 

Controversial immigration enforcement program goes statewide in North Carolina   |   March 21, 2011
By Rebekah L. Cowell, special to Facing South U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced last week that all 100 counties in North Carolina have been connected to the...

 

Protesters march for immigrant rights   |   August 29, 2008
Nearly 2,000 immigrant-rights protesters marched through Denver Thursday morning, carrying signs saying "Immigration rights are human rights" and demanding that the next...

 

How Mississippi passed the country's biggest crackdown on immigrant workers   |   April 24, 2008
Over the last few years, a quiet but powerful alliance in Mississippi of African-American lawmakers, immigrant rights advocates and labor unions had successfully defeated a series...

 

Southern Senators kill immigration bill   |   June 8, 2007
Just weeks after the much-hyped "grand compromise" on immigration, Senate advocates fell five votes short of reaching cloture and moving the bi-partisan bill forward....

 

Immigration backlash backlash   |   May 2, 2006
Wow! A couple of interesting days here at Facing South and around the nation. I won't try to recap all the news pouring in from around the country about the "Day Without...

 

The Minutemen Are Coming   |   May 12, 2005
Residents of South Texas, watch out - the civilian border patrol denounced by President Bush as "vigilantes" has plans to start patrolling the Texas border with Mexico...