Secretary Janet Napolitano will continue to lead the Department of Homeland Security into President Barack Obama’s second term, according to an agency official. That means Napolitano is likely to play a central role should Congress take on immigration reform. Napolitano left her post as governor of Arizona four years ago to join Obama’s
A new campaign calling itself Caring Across Generations has in mind nothing less than a 180-degree turn in the way that Americans think about themselves, one another, the economy and workers. This group aims to create 2 million quality jobs in the process and put us all on track for a happy, healthy old age too. But first we need to talk, out
A report by the acting inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security, ask Charles K. Edwards, said initial “confusion” inside ICE about whether local approval was needed to join the federal effort resulted in a “lack of clarity” in explaining it to state and local officials. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), who requested the reports, said
The National Day Laborer Organizing Network, together with the Ford Foundation, will host a special screening of the acclaimed film A Better Life, starring Academy Award-nominated actor Demián Bichir as a day laborer striving to provide better opportunities for his son. Following the screening, a panel of distinguished guests, including A Better
En octubre del año pasado, Saúl Linares, un jornalero salvadoreño miembro de la organización Centro de Derechos Laborales (CDL), localizada en Hempstead, fue elegido como el representante de los jornaleros de la costa oeste (Nueva York, New Jersey y Conneticut) en la junta directiva de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros, (NDLON por sus siglas en ing
Editor’s Note: This is the third and final installment of a three-part series on migrant rights by journalist and immigration activist David Bacon. This article is taken from the report “Displaced, try Unequal and Criminalized – Fighting for the Rights of Migrants in the United States” that examines the origins of the current migratory labor phenome
During the past two years, when the Standing on the Side of Love campaign of the Unitarian Universalist Association invited congregations and individuals to turn Valentine’s Day into a day for social action, check they didn’t hesitate. They staged scores of events across the country in both years around same-sex marriage, immigration, and other iss
When the omnibus package of anti-immigration bills proposed by Senate President Russell Pearce failed to pass, patient commentators suggested that Arizona was ready to take a breath on the immigration debate. Any breathing room that existed however quickly filled with the hot air and dangerous dramatics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
He stays some deportations even as he extends the draconian ‘se communities’. Will the real president please stand up?
How can President Obama continue to portray himself as the champion of immigration reform to Latino voters, while at the same time deporting more people than any other president in United States history?
Two significant announcements this month offer a glimpse into an administration that appears to be playing both sides of a bitter debate over immigration reform.
The first occurred on 5 August, when the Obama Administration announced that it would unilaterally impose its controversial deportation programme known as “se communities” (also known as S-Comm) upon every city in the United States by 2013. The announcement stunned the immigrant justice community, which had spent the last year rallying against policies in Arizona that demonstrated to the world the dangers of using the local criminal justice system to engage in federal immigration law enforcement.