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Latino Lawmaker Proposes to Abolish State’s Anti-immigrant Laws

State lawmaker Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton, has proposed abolishing a package of anti-immigrant laws that have been on Colorado's books since 2006 including the one that demands the cooperation of local police with federal immigration authorities. continue reading »

Latinos Harassed, Immigrants Denied Pay, Families Live Without Water Thanks To Anti-Immigrant Law

Since HB 56, Alabama’s extreme immigration law, went into effect last fall, children stayed home from school out of fear that their parents would be deported, and U.S.-born children have been denied food stamps because of their parents’ immigration status. continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group Twists Facts on Effectiveness of Arizona’s Immigration Law

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has outdone itself when it comes to shoddy research. In a recently released report on “demographic changes” in Arizona, FAIR utilizes an almost random assortment of statistics to make its case that the state’s unauthorized immigrant continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Under Siege on Multiple Fronts

Undocumented immigrants in the United States will end 2011 facing more deportations, fewer jobs and the endless uncertainty about whether Congress will approve laws that allow them come out of the shadows. Though several Democratic leaders in the Senate say there are "glimmers of hope" in a presidential electoral year for some part of a comprehensive immigration reform to be enacted, what is certain is that 2011 saw a relentless siege against those living in the country illegally. continue reading »

Federal Judge to Hear Arguments on S. Carolina Anti-Immigrant Bill SB 20

A federal judge on Monday will hear arguments for and against South Carolina's tough new immigration law while pro-immigrant groups gather and pray that the measure will not enter into force on Jan. 1. In a courtroom in the federal courthouse in Charleston, Judge Richard Gergel, continue reading »

Sign Voto Latino’s Petition to Stop Alabama’s HB56

Here is your opportunity to make a difference - sign Voto Latino's petition to Stop Alabama's HB56. continue reading »

NM Gov Martinez Alienates Latino Voters by Pushing Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Here’s some more proof that having a Latino last name won’t make you particularly popular with the Latino crowd. In New Mexico, Governor Susana Martínez and her GOP buddies are pushing to repeal a law enacted in 2003 that allows all residents of New Mexico to apply for a driver’s license. An immigrant advocacy group, Somos Un Pueblo Unido, is mobilizing its members to take action against the Governor's move. continue reading »

Alabama Must Now Defend Tough New Immigration Law in Federal Court Against Class Action Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed last month. The draconian law is even more restrictive than the Arizona law it was inspired by—Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »

More States Toss Costly Immigration Legislation in Final Days of Session

As many state legislative session wrap up for the year, more lawmakers are jumping ship on controversial enforcement measures targeting undocumented immigrants. Whether they are under continue reading »