Immigrant Women

Wage & Overtime Law to Include Home Care Workers

On Tuesday, the Federal Department of Labor announced a rule change that will finally extend minimum wage and overtime protections to most home care workers.  Women and people of color make up a disproportionate segment of the workforce. More than 90 percent of … Continued

With Civil and Human Rights Under Attack, Resistance Mounting

In spite of its checkered past, and current anti-immigrant legislation, the state of Georgia is a hotbed of acts of resistance to the anti-immigrant movement as organizing efforts and grassroots leadership training continues to gain ground.  Recently, some organizations came … Continued

A Top Ten “Tasteless” from Center for Immigration Studies

Yesterday, anti-immigrant group Center for Immigration Studies wrote a blog bashing Herman Cain for his call for an electrified border fence. CIS slammed Cain’s “thoughtless remarks,” also calling them “ill-informed and ill-considered comments.” Mother Jones responded this morning slamming CIS, … Continued


Reproductive Agents: The Right-Wing Vilification of Immigrant Women’s Fertility

The Population and Development Program at Hampshire University released its spring 2011 DifferenTakes journal.  The journal focuses on the anti-immigrant movement and the greening of hate, and includes a piece written by Hampshire College student and Imagine 2050 writer Susana … Continued


Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Bills Promote Violence Against Immigrant Women and Their Families

By Susana Sanchez Many of Arizona’s legislators are convinced that harsh anti-immigrant bills would push undocumented immigrants out of Arizona. Instead of encouraging immigrants to leave, the latest anti-immigrant bills are attacking immigrant women and their families. This week, Arizona’s … Continued


Attacks on 14th Amendment are attacks on immigrant women

by Susana Sanchez Lawmakers are wrong to try to dismantle the 14th Amendment. This effort is an attack on Latinas, and on the reproductive rights of Latina immigrants. Lawmakers from 14 states—including Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, … Continued


Babies of Vulnerable Immigrant Women Taken Away

A recent lawsuit involving state agencies and a baby wrongly taken from an immigrant mother exposes the injustices that occur when power, privilege and immigration collide. The lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center on Aug. 12, 2010 alleges … Continued


The President’s State of the Union: Missed Opportunities on the Push for Immigration and Health Care Reform

An insightful post from VivirLatino blogger Maegan la Mamita Mala. Worth reading to the last word. After President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, I needed to get out of Casa Mala. I knew what was coming, the … Continued


Sotomayor is a Beacon of Opportunity for All Women

To all the women out there who fight for women’s rights, let me introduce you to our new hero, Sonia Sotomayor. Maybe you’ve heard of her already. If confirmed, Sonia will be only the third woman to ever sit on … Continued