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Immigration Delay Ups The Ante On Obama, GOP
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 11:58am | Type: Press

May 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Josh Lederman ...

Activists Say The White House Delay Of A Deportation Policy Review Means 70,000 More Deportations Between Now And August
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 11:50am | Type: Press

June 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Albor Ruiz ...

MAP: Detention Facilities in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 11:42am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The United States maintains 33,400 beds and spends nearly $2 billion a year on the detention of immigrants under the dubious ...

Waiting for a Miracle
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Patty Kupfer While the battle for immigration reform continues, more than 1,000 people are deported every day. ...

For Love and Family
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 12:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey People go to great lengths for those they love, especially when it comes to immigration reform. ...

Why I Chained Myself to a Deportation Bus
Originally Posted: 10/21/2013 - 1:39pm | Type: Blog

On Oct. 11, I spent the morning under the front wheel of a bus filled with shackled immigrants. I joined this action with other community members to stop the two Homeland Security buses (operated by private co ...

'Forward Together, Not One Step Back!'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove A grassroots resistance movement emerges in North Carolina. THOSE WHO BELIEVE in fr ...

Conservative Congressman Targets DREAMers
Originally Posted: 06/07/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Despite the progress on immigration reform being made in the Senate, this week offered an unfortunate reminder of the uphill battle any legislation faces in the House of Representatives. ...

Bordering on the Truth
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Maryada Vallet Where the U.S. meets Mexico, rhetoric often gets in the way of the facts. DURING CONGRESS’ cur ...

Come With Me Into the Fields
Originally Posted: 06/04/2013 - 1:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick O'Neill In today's environment, there's little difference between farm labor organizing and immigration reform. ...

To Redeem the Soul of America
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 9:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Vincent Harding King's "living letter" from Birmingham jail still speaks to us all. AT TIMES I ...

Laying Under a Border Patrol Truck — An Act of Love and Resistance
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

Ni una más. Oh God, not one more; not one more family torn apart by deportation right before our eyes. No more tears shed by young children who miss the care of their parent. No more spouses worried about payi ...

Seeing Citizenship Path Near, Activists Push Obama to Slow Deportations
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

February 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Shear ...

Stop Low-Priority Deportations
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey The Obama administration is not living up to its promises. Sign a petition to put an end to low-priority deportations. ...

To Comfort the Afflicted
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger If we read 1 Peter's message to immigrants, exiles, and foreigners only as a metaphor, we risk missing the poin ...

'Where Were You?'
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper "You shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt." ...

Inside Job
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Viridiana Martinez A young immigration activist goes behind bars--on purpose--to shed light on Obama's deportation policies. ...

Immigration Profile: Is There Room for Redemption?
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

It sounds like Tony is the poster child for the kind of person who should be deported: two felony convictions and possession of a gun. But you haven’t heard the whole story. Five ...

U.S.-Born Kids Of Deported Parents Struggle As Family Life Is 'Destroyed'
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Thousands of children to parents living in the U.S. without citizenship are abruptly forced to carry on without one or both of their parents, as a record number of people are being deported from the U.S. Accor ...

Deportations are Not the Way to Show Respect for Veterans
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

Today, any veteran who has never naturalized could be deported if he or she has a conviction for almost anything at any time in their life. This is in stark contrast with the past, when such deportations were ...

Christians Deliver Petition to Repeal Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Executive Order
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

Today, two Christian leaders in Arizona delivered a petition signed by thousands of Christians to Gov. Jan Brewer calling on her to retract her controversial executive order denying driver’s licenses and other ...

Five Ways You Can Help DREAMers Find Relief
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

As many as 1.4 million undocumented immigrant youth — aka “DREAMers” — would qualify for temporary work permits and be shielded from deportation once President Obama's DREAMer relief goes into effect Augu ...

Detained DREAMer Tells His Story From Behind Bars
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: A recent news report recounted how activists with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance have placed themselves intentionally in deportation proceedings in order to enter the Broward Transi ...

Crowds Erupt in Praise as Obama Announces Immigration Policy Change
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

Dreams came alive today as President Obama granted relief to thousands of undocumented students. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? ...

BREAKING: ICE Arrests 3,100
Originally Posted: 04/03/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

This just in from the Associated Press: "The Obama administration said Monday it arrested more than 3,100 immigrants who were illegally in the country and who were convicted of serious crimes or othe ...

Refugee Finds His Own Church ‘Sanctuary’
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

Global positioning satellites track every move Saul Timisela makes while he seeks refuge in a church, claiming the centuries-old right of sanctuary from the reach of secular authority — in his case, the federa ...

Misguided Encouragement Leads to Deportation of Indonesian Immigrant
Originally Posted: 03/23/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

The day before the Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale was supposed to meet with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, a tragedy occurred — one more Indonesian immigrant from his congregation was deported ...

Refugee Defies Deportation, Seeks Sanctuary at Church
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 7:00am | Type: Blog

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. — Saul Timisela was ordered to report to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Newark early on the morning of March 1 to be deported. Instead, the Indonesian Christian took sanctuary ...

The Morning Sojo: November 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/07/2011 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. Susan Straight , an author whose nove ...

Undocumented and Unafraid: The Immigrant Rights Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/12/undocumented-and-unafraid-the-immigrant-rights-movement/" target="_self"></a>The immigrant rights movement is getting extreme. ...

Rethinking Our Approach to Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It is time for those of us who have been advocating for comprehensive immigration reform to rethink our strategies. It is time for those of us who have been advocating for compreh ...

Why Your State Should Follow Utah's Example
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Reading the recent headlines of immigration news has hardly been uplifting, with multiple state legislatures attempting to pass <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/29/arizona-style-imm ...

Young Evangelicals Must Champion Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In some ways, 2010 was a great year for evangelicals who have longed for the church to stand for just and <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/immigration/">compassionate immigration reform</a& ...

Where is my Mother? The Injustice of a Broken Immigration System
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Maria, 7, and Lupe, 3, are our next-door neighbors. For some reason, they have decided they like coming to our house. I'm not exactly sure why, we have nothing that I would consider appealing to ...

Deportation is Not a Family Value
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

President Obama has often been praised for his consistent support of families. President Obama has often been praised for his consistent support of families. He has been touted as ...

Human Beings Matter More Than Analogies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Last week, I joined a conservative talk show in Cincinnati to talk about <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/30/pray-for-bernard-pray-for-the-dream/" target="_blank">Bernard Pastor& ...

Undocumented Young People Need the DREAM
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Last Wednesday, December 1 marked the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Bus_Boycott" target="_blank">Montgomery bus boycott< ...

Don't Deport My Neighbor!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Are you feeling dismayed that comprehensive immigration reform will not be a victory this year? I am with you in those feelings of frustration. Are you feeling dismayed that compr ...

Where is God on the Border?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

There is no doubt in my mind that the border has religion. There is no doubt in my mind that the border has religion. The Arizona border region as well as the surrounding border s ...

Stephen Colbert for the Least of These
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Last week more than 500 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to lobby for the DREAM Act. Last week more than 500 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to lobby for the DREAM Act. We ...

Why We Must Not Give Up on the DREAM Act
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The DREAM Act did not pass with the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday, but we must not give up. The DREAM Act did not pass with the National Defense Authorization Act y ...

Charges Against Border Humanitarians Reversed
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In southern Arizona, a glimmer of hope for immigration activists is like a drop of water on a hot summer day -- you are quenched for a brief moment, but the moment is gone once you realize how thir ...

Angel Island: History Repeats Itself
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em><strong>Editor's Note</strong></em><em>: This statement was delivered at an interfaith prayer vigil at the U.S. Editor's Note ...

REEL Images of Immigration: The Visitor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/reel-images-of-immigration/"></a></p> <p>[Editor's Note: This week we will have a series of reviews on films with a focus on im ...

Deportations that Destroy the Human Spirit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"Maybe I would be better off just crossing again and going to prison for many years." Upon hearing this, an instant knot forms in my gut. "Maybe I would be better o ...

Getting Past False Debates
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, President Barack Obama spoke on the moral issue of reforming a "broken and dangerous" <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/immigration-system/">immigration system</a>, i ...

Imagining a New American Church Response to Immigration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

This week, a group of 150 Christian leaders committed to the ministry of reconciliation in their churches, communities, schools, and organizations gathered at Duke Divinity School to explore how th ...

Then and Now: Students Caught in the Middle are Leading the Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100524_100501-0007-immigration-rally.jpg"></a>On May 17, the anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, four college students ...

Pedagogy of the Oppressor: Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Arizona's lawmakers just keep finding ways to transform their xenophobia into law. First, they questioned whether Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a legitimate holiday. Arizona ...

Undocumented and Unafraid: American DREAMers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

This January, four immigrant college students from Florida began a fifteen hundred mile pilgrimage, "risking their future because the present is unbearable" (Matos, 23, in <a href="http://www ...