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Report: U.S. Border Patrol practices “A Culture of Cruelty”

The U.S. Border Patrol and its agents are consistently mistreating, abusing and violating the human rights of immigrant detainees in its custody.


Cook County passes historic immigrant rights ordinance

Cook County passed a major immigrant rights ordinance aiming to free undocumented immigrants being held in jails throughout the county.


Federal judge temporarily halts Alabama anti-immigrant law

A federal judge temporarily halted Alabama's anti-immigrant law - a measure so harsh that it makes Arizona's notorious law and its prejudice against Hispanics look mild by comparison.


For Latinos, recession takes its toll

As millions nationwide remain unemployed and struggle to stay afloat in the most punishing recession since the Great Depression, civil rights and labor leaders note Latinos and communities of color continue to suffer the most in the country's current economic crisis.


Immigrant rights leaders demand accountability, not “whitewash”

Even though officers in tinted-glass SUVs surrounded the Hope of Detroit Academy elementary school, playground and adjacent church, ICE's investigation found no wrongdoing.


Obama calls for unity, immigration reform at La Raza meet

President Barack Obama was welcomed by thousands attending the National Council of La Raza's annual conference, where he delivered a major speech.


Navy to name ship honoring Cesar Chavez

The U.S. Navy is expected to name a new military cargo ship after labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez this week in San Diego, California. But the news has sparked controversy from both those that support and oppose it.


The return of the DREAM Act

Democrats in Washington announced the re-introduction of the DREAM Act, a bill that would grant legal status to children of undocumented immigrants if they attend college for two years or join the military.


Power surge: Record number of Latinos voted in 2010

A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center reported that a million more Latinos voted in 2010 than did so in the 2006 midterm election.


Black lawmakers fight for immigrant rights

Despite the GOP's nationwide push for anti-immigrant laws, Black Democratic lawmakers are denouncing such measures and say their communities support the struggle for immigrant rights.

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