Immigration

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Demonstrators at immigrant justice march in San Francisco October 5, 2013. (Photo: Annette Bernhardt/flickr/cc)
Under U.S. President Barack Obama, the war on drugs is driving a surge in deportations of non-U.S. citizens, ripping families apart for alleged drug possession—including the most minor amounts and in many cases years after the fact—a new report from Human Rights Watch reveals. A Price Too High: US Families Torn Apart By Deportations for Drug...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
In case after case involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shooting...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
May Day march in Oakland, California 2014. (Photo: Annette Bernhardt/flickr/cc)
In a blow to undocumented people across the United States, a federal appeals...

Further

The humanitarian crisis that is the influx of thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America stranded at our border has been met with the usual right-wing compassion, aka hysterical protests about an "invasion" of "illegals forced upon us." So when news spread of the expected arrival of 40 (short) invaders in an Arizona town, Tea Party congressional candidate Adam Kwasman turned up to speechify about "the abrogation of the rule of law" and later tell a reporter he'd seen the children on...