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Black lawmakers fight for immigrant rights

Despite the GOP's nationwide push for anti-immigrant laws, Black Democratic lawmakers are denouncing such measures and say their communities support the struggle for immigrant rights.

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Latinos, immigrants and labor form strategic alliance

America's 50 million Latinos have become a political and economic force to be reckoned with, especially when they join with immigrants rights groups and labor.

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Outcry grows over Detroit ICE tactics

Rep. Luis Gutierrez led a 1,000-strong rally here Monday, spurred by an incident in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in SUVs surrounded an elementary school.

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Border communities are ground zero for hunger

For the people who live in boder towns, some with roots going back for generations, these tiny communities are home to growing hunger and poverty.

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ICE to promote softer image, activists not buying it

ICE plans to promote a lighter image through a new "community outreach program," but immigrant and community activists are not convinced.

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Community protests immigration raid on elementary school

Like a scene from a bad movie, agents from the Detroit Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, driving six large tinted-glass SUVs, surrounded an elementary school here March 31.

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“We Are One” actions honor King and Chavez

Hundreds of thousands will join nationwide actions on April 4 under the banner "We Are One" to fight for all working people.

Georgia activists denounce anti-immigrant bills

Georgia state lawmakers are considering tough anti-immigrant bills similar to Arizona's draconian and controversial SB 1070, which passed last year.

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Third grade homework: Should U.S. put "illegal aliens" to death?

A troubling homework assignment asked third-graders, "What is an illegal alien?" and whether the U.S. should put them to death, force them to work in the army or shoot them into outer space.

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Mock border wall separates campus at the University of Arizona

Faculty, staff and students at the University of Arizona are now finding how inconvenient and inhumane it is to have a wall separating human beings from one another.

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