Your Saturday Immigration Rundown: 08.27.2011

Imagine 2050 Staff • Aug 27, 2011

Good morning, everyone! We’ve amassed a compilation of some stories that some of us might’ve missed over the last week. We hope you find them engaging, informative, motivating, and so on. As usual, Twitter handles have been provided when readily available. Please give @Imagine2050 a follow, as well.We’d really appreciate it. Enjoy!


  • A piece about the mural (above right) that our recent delegation to Georgia helped construct: “‘Deport Hate’ Mural Pops Up In Little 5!!,” by Tim Franzen, via the blog of American Friends Service Committee. > click here
  • “Obama administration seeks stay of Alabama immigration law,” by Verna Gates, via Reuters. > click here
  • Great in-depth analysis here: “Proposed Immigrant Detention Centers Draw Criticism From Residents, Immigrant Groups,” by Elise Foley (@elise_foley), Huffington Post. > click here
  • More criticism of the private prison industry here: “VOICES: Crime pays for the private prison industry and modern-day convict leasers,” by Joe Atkins, Facing South, the Online Magazine of the Institute of Southern Studies. > click here
  • Quick look at the progress of AB 131, the second part of California’s Dream Act: “DREAM Act (Part II) Breaks Out of Committee, Heads to California State Senate Floor,” by Simone Wilson, LA Weekly blogs. > click here
  • Shameful stuff here: “Vandals strike Birmingham office of Hispanic group challenging immigration law,” by Val Walton, The Birmingham News. > click here
  • Uplifting news from Georgia here: “I.C.E. releases jailed North Georgia students,” by Devin Fehely, WXIA-TV / 11Alive in Atlanta, Ga. > click here
  • of the week: The Ausgewandert Daily > click here
*These articles have been compiled independently by us.
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