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Immigration

Immigration

LGBT Organizer Pens Open Letter To President Obama — About His Deported Dad

by Guest Author ● 4:37 PM June 16, 2014
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An LGBT organizer whose father was deported writes a heartfelt open letter to President Obama, asking him to “think about the great pain he would feel to be separated” from his family.

Actions

Border Patrol Installs Beacons To Rescue Immigrants Crossing From Mexico

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:28 PM May 1, 2014
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The U.S. Border patrol has a new humanitarian plan to rescue immigrants who become endangered during the harsh desert walk between Mexico and Arizona.

Civil Rights

Eric Cantor Refuses To Meet With Immigrant Kids, Office Has Cops Threaten To Arrest Them

by David Badash ● 8:59 AM December 6, 2013
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Just one day after Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor blew off a nine-year old girl who approached him in the hallways of the House by saying, “I can’t help you,” he refused to meet with over a dozen immigrant children who came to his office.

Immigration

‘I Can’t Help You’: Eric Cantor Blows Off 9 Year Old Girl (Video)

by David Badash ● 7:27 PM December 4, 2013
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Today, nine-year old Liz Maquez, a U.S. citizen whose father is in danger of being deported, approached Cantor in the halls of Congress. “I can’t help you,” was Rep. Cantor’s response.

Immigration

Immigration Protesters Lay Siege To John Boehner’s Home – Plead For A Vote

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:08 PM November 21, 2013
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PHOTOS: Hundreds of protesters from United We Dream, gathered outside Speaker John Boehner’s home yesterday, pleading for him to call for a vote on the immigration bill already passed by the Senate.

Immigration

University Of Texas Young Conservatives Cancel Their ‘Illegal Immigrant Hunt’

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:46 PM November 19, 2013
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Under fire, the University of Texas’ Young Conservatives have cancelled a “game” offering a $25 gift card for anyone capturing a volunteer posing as an illegal immigrant.

Immigration

Breaking: Immigration Reform Coalition’s Rally Targets Boehner — Ends In Arrests (Photos)

by David Badash ● 7:36 PM October 29, 2013
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Orlando Police this afternoon arrested at least 14 immigration reform activists who are part of a broad coalition of minority communities targeting Speaker John Boehner.

Immigration

Happily Ever After! Bi-National Spouse Gets His Green Card In The Nick Of Time

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:52 PM August 28, 2013
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An Australian citizen who faced deportation while he cared for his American spouse who is battling HIV complications, has finally won his green card.

Families

New Obama Directive Bypasses Tea Party – Allows Immigration Agents To Keep Families Intact

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:57 PM August 27, 2013
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A new Obama administration policy issued Friday, directs Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to keep families together whenever possible.

Immigration

On Our Radar – The Republican Need To Punish Undocumented Immigrants

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:32 AM August 25, 2013
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There was a time when Americans admired those who risked everything for a better life. No more. Today, the Republican need to punish undocumented immigrants, is On Our Radar.

Immigration

Tea Party Cheers As Congressman Tells Eleven-Year-Old Her Father Is Going To Be Deported

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 6:50 PM August 19, 2013
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VIDEO: Eleven-year-old Josie Macareg stepped up to the mic at a townhall meeting to ask Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais to help keep her dad from being deported. When he turned her down, the Tea Party crowd erupted in cheers.

DOMA

North Carolina Has Its First Same-Sex Bi-National Couple With A Green Card

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:21 PM August 19, 2013
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Dutch artist Sanne Schijven, and her U.S. born spouse Becky Boisvert, are the first same-sex married couple to be awarded legal residency in North Carolina since the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling.

Discrimination

UPDATE: 11-Year-Old National Anthem Singer Responds To Racist Tweets

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:59 PM June 13, 2013
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Eleven-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz was mercilessly attacked on Twitter, accused of being un-American for singing the Star Spangled Banner wearing a mariachi costume. Watch as he gracefully responded to his critics.

Immigration

Anti-Immigrant GOP Congressman Erupts On Twitter: ‘Illegal Aliens Have Just Invaded My Office’

by David Badash ● 1:02 PM June 13, 2013
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Anti-immigrant, anti-gay, anti-women GOP Tea Party Congressman Steve King just let out a rant on Twitter, screaming, “llegal aliens have just invaded my DC office.”