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Lawmaker calls for Arizona boycott, governor signs draconian immigration bill

From law enforcement to the president, opposition to Arizona's anti-immigrant law grows. Hundreds of immigrant rights activists staged civil disobedience protests and vigils at Arizona's Capitol opposing the measure.


March For America to Congress: get moving on immigration reform

WASHINGTON -- On the first really warm day here in Washington D.C., March 21, after a winter of record-breaking cold and snow, the National Mall saw the largest immigrant rights demonstration since the mega marches of 2006.


Lawsuit charges Border Patrol with harassing Latinos

The U.S. Border Patrol and law enforcement agencies in northwest Ohio restrain and interrogate Latinos about their immigration status based solely on their Hispanic appearance, a lawsuit filed by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee charges.


Mass. vote shouldn’t dampen immigration reform prospects, leaders say

National Latino civil rights advocates, labor leaders and immigrant rights supporters say comprehensive immigration reform remains a bipartisan effort despite Tuesday's election results.


Immigration reform support sweeps country

Immigrant workers, joined by labor, clergy and civil rights groups, launched a national campaign for immigration reform last week with over 100 vigils, rallies and press events.


Communist Party USA: 90 years of activism for socialism, democracy and peace

The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.


U.S. grants temporary protected status to Haitians here

Responding to calls by unions, members of Congress and others, Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano said Haitian undocumented immigrants would be given temporary protected status for 18 months. But others who try to come without papers would be deported.


20,000 march to protest anti-immigrant sheriff

PHOENIX - United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta and singer Linda Ronstadt were among more than 20,000 people who marched to protest "out-of-control" Sheriff Joe Arpaio.


Immigrant rights groups call for new reform campaign

"Tough fight begins" - Immigrant rights organizations around the San Francisco Bay Area welcomed introduction of reform legislation by Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez.


Student wins deportation battle

Like thousands of undocumented youth living in the U.S., Rigoberto Padilla has led a normal life. He graduated from high school, enrolled in college, and joined the honor society.

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