Last week, President Trump issued an executive pardon for former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, a notorious Arizona official who abused his position to unconstitutionally racially target and detain individuals he suspected of being in the country without proper documentation.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Sexist Citizenship Law
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952 required unwed American fathers to spend at least five years living in the United States in order for their children born abroad to receive citizenship, while unwed American mothers were only required to live in the United States for one year.
Thousands Turn Out for May Day Protests
This year the crowds were larger than average, a testament to the fear, anxiety and anger that many feel towards the new President’s mass deportation policies and more.
Sanctuary Cities Saved by Federal Judge
On Tuesday a District Court judge in San Francisco temporarily blocked President Trump’s January executive order threatening to pull federal funding from sanctuary cities who do not comply with the administration’s mass deportation efforts.
Government Moves Forward with Mass Deportation Agenda
The memos include directives to expand the group of undocumented immigrants prioritized for deportation, expedite removals, and recruit or deputize thousands of additional law enforcement agents to arrest suspected undocumented immigrants.
Executive Order Barring Muslims and Refugees from Entering the U.S. Sparks Outrage
Last week, President Trump issued an executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” banning the entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries into the Unites States.
Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Dreamers
Senators Dick Durban (D-IL) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC) have introduced legislation to protect from deportation over 740,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
Activist Groups Allege Abuse of Hundreds of Child Immigrants at US Border
Immigration activist groups have filed a complaint against the US Customs and Border Protection agents.
Over 100 Women Arrested While Protesting House Inaction on Immigration Reform
The 104 women included 20 undocumented immigrants, the largest number of undocumented immigrant women to willingly submit to arrest.
LGBT Advocates Strengthen Push For Immigration Reform
LGBT advocates have joined with business and faith leaders, organized labor, feminist and pro-choice groups, and many others to move immigration reform forward during Congress’ August recess.
Immigration Reform Activists, the “Dream 9,” Released from Federal Custody
“Dream 9” activists were released from Arizona’s Eloy Detention Center Wednesday.
Know Your November Ballot: Undocumented Immigrants
In the weeks leading up to Election Day, we will be outlining state ballot initiatives and referenda of major significance to women. Since the spring of 2010, when Arizona enacted S.B. 1070 (the harshest immigration law in the country), lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates have worked both to weaken the controversial law and to ensure […]