Categories & Tags: immigration policy

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...

 

Pressure mounts to shut down immigrant family detention centers   |   May 22, 2015
In recent weeks immigrant rights advocates have increased pressure on the Obama administration to end its punitive policy of holding in prison-like conditions mothers and children...

 

Our futures are intertwined   |   May 21, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation recently launched a "Southern Voices...

 

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...

 

'Profiting From Misery': Private prison corporations driving harsh immigration policies   |   April 17, 2015
By Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams   Private prison companies are spending millions of dollars to lobby the U.S. government for harsher immigration laws that, in turn...

 

Immigrant mothers held in private detention facility in Texas threaten to renew hunger strike   |   April 10, 2015
Mothers held at an immigrant family detention center in Karnes City, Texas who went on a hunger strike last week are threatening to renew their protest next week unless they and...

 

The lone Southern GOP cosponsor (so far) of the Voting Rights Act restoration bill   |   March 20, 2015
Fifty years ago this week, a Democrat and a Republican introduced the landmark Voting Rights Act in the U.S. Senate. The VRA, which offered protections against voting...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: From immigrant deportation relief to enforcement crackdown   |   March 13, 2015
Months that Congressional Republicans tried to repeal President Obama's executive action to provide deportation relief to millions of unauthorized immigrants by tying the...

 

Seven things to know about uprising at Texas private prison for immigrants   |   February 23, 2015
By Bob Libal, Grassroots Leadership This weekend, a private prison incarcerating immigrant prisoners in Willacy County, Texas erupted into a major uprising. While most of the...

 

Conditions at for-profit immigrant detention facilities in Texas draw legal action   |   February 19, 2015
Although President Obama's policy to extend deportation relief to millions of young immigrants and immigrant parents was temporarily derailed this week by a federal judge in...

 

Federal judge in Texas places injunction on Obama immigration plan   |   February 17, 2015
By Jon Queally, Common Dreams Immigration rights groups are slamming the ruling by a federal judge in Texas who has ordered a preliminary injunction against a set of...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...