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.
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.
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.
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.
ICE plans to promote a lighter image through a new "community outreach program," but immigrant and community activists are not convinced.
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.
Hundreds of thousands will join nationwide actions on April 4 under the banner "We Are One" to fight for all working people.
Georgia state lawmakers are considering tough anti-immigrant bills similar to Arizona's draconian and controversial SB 1070, which passed last year.
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.
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.