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Immigrant Rights Topics

Immigration

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Immigrant Rights

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  • Gutierrez
    As pressure grows for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform now that the government shutdown is over, we spend the hour with one of those leading the fight. Democratic Rep. Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois has been working to improve immigration policies since he won his congressional seat in the early 1990s. Most recently he helped author the bipartisan proposal for reform in the House. Earlier this month, Gutiérrez and seven other...
    Oct 21, 2013 | Story
  • Still_dreaming
    Read a chapter of Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s new memoir, "Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill," and watch our extended interview.
    Oct 20, 2013 | Web Exclusive
  • Javiergalvan-father
    Earlier this week, more than 30 undocumented youth who lived in the United States as children, as well as three of their parents, were held by authorities after they attempted to re-enter the United States from Mexico at the crossing in Laredo, Texas. It is the second time in three months that undocumented immigrants have attempted to re-enter the United States through an official point of entry in an act of protest. On Monday, the activists...
    Oct 04, 2013 | Story
  • Shena
    As the Senate begins its debate on the immigration reform bill, we speak to Shena Gutierrez, whose husband was nearly killed in an encounter with Border Patrol agents. While still unconscious in the hospital, he was threatened with deportation. She explains what happened. [includes rush transcript]
    Jun 13, 2013 | Web Exclusive
  • Needtoknow
    As the Senate begins debate over border enforcement in the immigration reform bill, we look at the human cost of militarization of the border. The award-winning PBS documentary "Crossing the Line at the Border: Dying to Get Back," tells the story of Alfonso Martinez Sanchez, a 39-year-old father of five U.S.-born children. After being deported last year, Alfonso got heat stroke while attempting to re-enter the U.S. through the...
    Jun 13, 2013 | Story
  • Iword
    The Associated Press has dropped the phrase "illegal immigrant" from its popular stylebook, a move welcomed by immigrant advocates who argue the term is a dehumanizing slur. The influential AP Stylebook is the definitive guide for reporters and editors both within the news cooperative and beyond. We’re joined by Rinku Sen, publisher of Colorlines.com and president of the Applied Research Center, which launched the the...
    Apr 04, 2013 | Story
  • Cornish_girl_3
    The new film "The Girl" examines the issue of undocumented immigrants and human smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border. Starring award-winning actress Abbie Cornish, "The Girl" tells the story of a young, down-and-out Texas mother who loses her son to foster care and subsequently gets involved with trying to smuggle Mexicans into the United States. Her plan goes awry, and she finds herself stranded with a young Mexican...
    Mar 07, 2013 | Story
  • Yale_school_of_medicine
    Students and alumni at Yale University are organizing against a proposed campus center to train special operations forces in interview techniques. The center would be funded by a $1.8 million grant from the Pentagon and could open as early as April. Dubbed an "interrogation center" by critics, the facility would be housed at the Yale School of Medicine and led by Charles Morgan, a professor of psychiatry who previously conducted...
    Feb 21, 2013 | Story
  • President Obama has vowed to make immigration reform a priority of his second administration. Today he is announcing a sweeping blueprint for immigration reform backed by a bipartisan group of senators. The Senate plan includes an "earned path to citizenship" for the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the United States, but also demands tougher border enforcement, including more use of drones, and a system for tracking those...
    Jan 31, 2013 | DN! In Depth
  • Eddie_and_son_jose_arma
    As President Obama backs an immigration plan that includes a path to citizenship for some of the country’s 11 million undocumented residents, deportations are continuing at record levels. We go to Arizona, where one family was almost torn apart because of a three-year-old traffic violation. Last night, 11-year-old Jose Arma was reunited with his father, Edi Arma, who was detained two weeks ago and almost deported to Guatemala. One day...
    Jan 31, 2013 | Story