Truth in Immigration
Los Tigres del Norte and Los Lobos joined Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel, to deliver messages of humanity and hope during concert
We all know that the United States is primarily a nation of immigrants and their descendants. But, it is also true that the United States is an independent nation in part because of a reaction to a restrictive immigration policy.
Check out the photos from our educational awareness concert about the Truth In Immigration campaign. Los Tigres Del Norte and Los Lobos performed in a jam packed crowd of 5,800+ at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios.
Our community is under attack - we face yet another oppressive piece of legislation.
This bill, SB1070, is currently before Arizona Governor Jan Brewer awaiting her signature. SB 1070 makes it a misdemeanor to lack proper immigration paperwork in Arizona. It also requires police officers to determine a person's immigration status.
On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, the US Department of Justice revealed that a federal grand jury handed out three indictments related to the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania.
We applaud the directors/producers of "9500 Liberty" for shedding some light on how ugly the immigration debate can get in one community, and how a community can organize to fight back.
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved, by a 63-29 vote, to attach the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act to S. 1390, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, which is considered a "must-pass meaure."
On June 25, 2009, the Department of Justice announced that Carlton Moore, former officer the Memphis Police Department admitted to three counts of violating civil rights for stealing from motorists while acting under color of law.
On July 6, 2009, Reason.com reported that El Paso, a city that borders the violent Ciudad Juarez, is one of America’s safest big cities. Given all the variables of what would make up a fearsome city, El Paso stands 3rd in lowest crime-ranking in a city with a population of 500,000 or more.
On June 24 20009, Univisión aired a special called "Odio a Muerte" (From Hate to Death). It was a broadcast to bring attention to the many hate crimes that have occurred in the United States. The special focused on anti-immigrant sentiment in order to explain where anti-immigrant violence stems from.
We need you, and so does Luis Ramirez’s family. Will you join us in making sure the DOJ does its job and brings justice to Shenandoah, Pennsylvania?
In a new report released yesterday, Media Matters for America finds that, among others, undocumented immigrants were the choice scapegoat for conservative figures in the media. The report documents various myths, including one accusing undocumented immigrants of causing the current economic crisis. MORE
On Monday, March 23, 2009, The Urban Institute hosted an enlightening panel titled “In Whose Best Interests? U.S. Immigration Enforcement and Citizen Children,” discussing the long ignored vital issue of U.S. born children and the neglect in the nation's immigration enforcement policy.
This week, the leading voice for human rights across the globe, Amnesty International, issued an extensive report detailing the numerous human rights violations occurring within the U.S. immigration detention system.
The Immigration Policy Center published a report finding legalizing undocumented workers would improve wages and working conditions for all workers and increase tax revenues for cash-strapped federal, state, and local governments.
On March 10, 2009, CNN anchor Lou Dobbs made disparaging remarks about the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a national organization representing more than 2.5 million Hispanic-owned business, after President Obama delivered a major speech at their annual conference.
The Los Angeles Times published an editorial this week titled “ICE fishing” commenting on research provided recently by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI).
America’s Voice has joined MALDEF in calling for the Attorney General to investigate Sheriff Joe Arpaio. We encourage every single TII subscriber to sign the petition and show their support for the civil rights of all Americans. MORE
On Tuesday, February 24, federal immigration agents raided Yamato Engine Specialists Ltd., an engine remanufacturing plant in Bellingham, Washington State, arresting 28 individuals suspected of being in the country illegally. MORE
When law enforcement undertakes the role of the border patrol, the result can be ugly. Agueda Dominguez knows how nasty this can get. On February 1, 2009, Agueda Dominguez, a Salvadoran immigrant who has lived here legally for eleven years and has a valid driver’s license, was pulled over.
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