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New ICE Policy Allows Detention Alternatives
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a new guidance for its officials when detaining non-criminal undocumented parents with minor children. On Friday, Im ...

Immigration Profile: Is There Room for Redemption?
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 10:06am | 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 ...

Pastor Who Granted Sanctuary to Meet with ICE Officials
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

A New Jersey pastor who granted sanctuary to an Indonesian immigrant in his church is scheduled to meet with an ICE public advocate next week to address the situation but said he remains skeptical given the wo ...

D.C. says no to ICE
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The District of Columbia has no voting representation in Congress, and our city government hasn't always been the best. But yesterday, D.C. The District of Columbia has no v ...

ICE Follies: 'Silent' Raids are Worse Than Useless
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

There are no whirring helicopters, law enforcement vehicles, or hundreds of federal agents swooping down on businesses as in days of old. There are no whirring helicopters, law ...

Chipotle Firings: One Story of a Broken Immigration System
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/19/chipotle-firings-one-story-of-a-broken-immigration-system/" target="_self"></a>Just over one month ago, a few dozen fired emplo ...

The Education of An (Unlikely) Immigrant Advocate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

[<strong>Editors' Note: </strong><em>This month, Sojourners and Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform will be featuring "The Stories of Immigration" blog series. ...

Undocumented and Unafraid: The Immigrant Rights Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | 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. ...

Deportation is Not a Family Value
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | 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 ...

Angel Island: History Repeats Itself
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | 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 ...

Then and Now: Students Caught in the Middle are Leading the Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | 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 ...

We are Exiles Who Follow an Alien, Undocumented, Migrant Messiah
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://ryanrodrickbeiler.smugmug.com/Protests-and-Rallies/May-Day-Immigration-Rally-2010/12041094_aXpkQ#855070806_wCQFN"></a>There's a scene in the film <a href= ...

Immigration Enforcement: 'Why We Do This'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/voices-of-immigration/"></a></p> North Carolina is a leader in local immigration enforcemen ...

I'm also an 'Illegal'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/voices-of-immigration/"></a></p> <p>"Look at those illegals," my friend laughed, pointing at two Latino immigrants leaning ...

50,000 Pesos for Jorge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/voices-of-immigration/"></a></p> It's after dinner at Casa del Migrante in Tijuana, Mexi ...

Notorious Arizona Sheriff has Federal Immigration Enforcement Role Revoked
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Living in Maricopa County, Arizona, we are used to seeing our <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/12/action-alert-victory-department-of-justice-to-investigate-arizona-sheriffs-racial-profiling/" ...

Mixed Signals on Immigration Enforcement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Washington, D.C., is sending mixed signals about how to enforce immigration law, and immigrants and their families are suffering the consequences.</p> Washington, D.C., is s ...

Stop Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Racial Profiling
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>It was very humiliating to be handcuffed in front of my family's business, in front of customers and neighbors. It was very humiliating to be han ...

Fasting for Immigrant Justice this Election Season
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Activists, evangelical Christians, and Catholic Workers have joined in a hunger strike in downtown Los Angeles to expose the plight of immigrants in the United States and to motivate 1 million peop ...

Immigration Raids Continue to Tear Communities Apart
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

It's happened again. It's happened again. With the recent memory of traumatic raids in Postville, Iowa, and Laurel, Mississippi, still lingering, federal agents invaded ...