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Rights groups want to end mandate that keeps immigration detention beds full

Yesterday was the official launch of a campaign to end the bed mandate, a little known provision in the federal budget that requires the US to lock up 34,000 immigrants each day. This bed mandate, or quota, is rolled into … Continued

Your Saturday Immigration Rundown: 08.27.2011

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 … Continued

Ecopolitics

Biking Beyond Bigotry: More Bars in More….

by Minnie McMahon The lights of Florence, AZ, were beacons in the night, signaling to us – the Bicycling Beyond Bigotry riders – that our long day was coming to a close. But with its lights urging us on, Florence … Continued

Culture

Film Screenings Honor International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, today students are coordinating events on over 40 campuses across the nation to resist the anti-immigrant movement, including organizations associated with white nationalist John Tanton.  Students are doing … Continued

Politics

Cross-post: Prison Economics Help Drive Ariz. Immigration Law

NPR broke an incredible story this week that is sure to continue unearthing the shady dealings behind the creation and passage of SB 1070 in Arizona. The following article was published on Oct. 28, 2010 by NPR reporter Laura Sullivan. … Continued

Politics

Isolated in Detention

If you squint at the center of the horizon in the photo on the right, you will see the Tri-County Detention Center in Ullin, Illinois.  It is 354 miles from Chicago and 156 miles from St. Louis.  It is number … Continued

Politics

Student Delegation Tours Arizona Amid SB 1070 Enforcement

Today, a national student delegation launched a five day tour of Arizona in the midst of the recent enactment of controversial law SB 1070. The Center for New Community, a national civil rights organization based in Chicago, is sponsoring the … Continued

Politics

ICEing the White House

Let’s face it. With the expansion of the 287(g) program, the new employer audit initiative, the growth of the Border Patrol, and the relentless, unconscionable construction of the border fence, the Obama Administration has completely succumbed to the ICE (and … Continued

Politics

Attention to Israeli Attacks Should be Examined for Anti-Semitic Undertones

I’ve received several email alerts urging me to attend rallies protesting the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza, and while I do lend my voice to condemning Israel’s actions, I won’t attend any rallies. Israel is ruled by a far right-winged … Continued