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‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress remembers coming home from school to learn that her family had been deported

Actress Diane Guerrero experienced our draconian immigration policies first-hand when she was 14 years old, and came home from school to an empty house. Hours later she would find out her family had been taken to a detention center and would be deported. Guerrero is using her voice to speak out for humane, fair, and sensible immigration reform.

Actress Diane Guerrero experienced our draconian immigration policies first-hand when she was 14 years old, and came home from school to an empty house. Hours later she would find out her family had been taken ...

Women being deported back to life-threatening conditions in Latin America are fighting back

For months now, we have been hearing about the “immigrant crisis” that is causing thousands of women and children to flee the violence that is wracking parts of Central America (and that is rooted in U.S. interventions in Latin America). This crisis has increased human rights violations in the detention system and given the U.S. government the excuse to deny women and families the due process they deserve in seeking asylum. But these women and the civil rights groups and volunteers supporting them aren’t having it, and it seems that politicians just might be listening.

For months now, we have been hearing about the “immigrant crisis” that is causing thousands of women and children to flee the violence that is wracking parts of Central America (and that is rooted in ...

Feministing Jamz: La Santa Cecilia on feminism, immigration, and storytelling

La Santa Cecilia is one of those bands whose raw energy stops you in your tracks from the jump. I first encountered them live at the Pachangafest in Austin, TX in 2012. On my way from one stage to the next, I was stopped in my tracks in front of a little side stage – pulled in by the voice, the music, the sheer magnetism of La Santa Cecilia who, at the time, I’d never heard of before. Their music is a mix of Pan-American rhythms — you’ll hear cumbias, boleros, some bossa nova — all held by La Marisoul’s booming voice.

It’s been a really big couple of years for them, and earlier this year they won ...

La Santa Cecilia is one of those bands whose raw energy stops you in your tracks from the jump. I first encountered them live at the Pachangafest in Austin, TX in 2012. On my ...

Justin Bieber won’t be deported because he’s rich and white

I don’t know how this keeps happening, but somehow I’m writing about Justin Bieber again. I couldn’t sing one of his songs if there was a gun pointed at my head, but this kid keeps causing trouble in matters that are close to my heart.

What did he do this time? The singer allegedly egged a house in his neighborhood of Calabasas, California, raking up $20,000 in damage -– a wee bit over the $400 in damages that cross you over into the realm of felony. But here’s the interesting part: JBiebs is a Canadian citizen.

I don’t know how this keeps happening, but somehow I’m writing about Justin Bieber again. I couldn’t sing one of his songs if there was a gun pointed at my head, but this kid

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by Juliana and Jos

The Abortion Care Network is sponsoring an abortion stigma busting video contest. Videographers can learn more and enter here.

8 inventions by women that dudes get credit for.

The protestors in Tucson who blocked a bus from deporting immigrants had a small victory: the detainees they were blocking received no jail time and were directly deported.

In Chile, thousands of indigenous Mapuche’s and their allies participated in protests against Columbus Day, calling for “political self-determination and [slamming] the government’s role in land rights disputes in the country’s south.”

Immigrants are making sure that October is not only about the shutdown.

Is Teach for America a union-busting organization that detracts from ...

by Juliana and Jos

The Abortion Care Network is sponsoring an abortion stigma busting video contest. Videographers can learn more and enter here.

8 inventions by women that dudes get credit for.

The protestors in Tucson ...

Familiy ties: immigration, deportation and child welfare

Many of you might be aware that the recent rates of detention and deportation have been alarmingly high. Many immigrant families are being broken apart. A new report from the Applied Research Center gets into an important question: What happens to the children of parents who are detained or deported? What happens to these families? And most importantly, what’s going on in our name?

A little context, from the report:

In fiscal year 2011, the United States deported a record-breaking 397,000 people and detained nearly that many. According to federal data released to ARC through a Freedom of Information Act request, a growing number and proportion of deportees are parents.

Right now, there are at least 5,100 children currently living in foster ...

Many of you might be aware that the recent rates of detention and deportation have been alarmingly high. Many immigrant families are being broken apart. A new report from the Applied Research Center gets into an ...

Familiy ties: immigration, deportation and child welfare

Many of you might be aware that the recent rates of detention and deportation have been alarmingly high. Many immigrant families are being broken apart. A new report from the Applied Research Center gets into an important question: What happens to the children of parents who are detained or deported? What happens to these families? And most importantly, what’s going on in our name?

A little context, from the report:

In fiscal year 2011, the United States deported a record-breaking 397,000 people and detained nearly that many. According to federal data released to ARC through a Freedom of Information Act request, a growing number and proportion of deportees are parents.

Right now, there are at least 5,100 children currently living in foster ...

Many of you might be aware that the recent rates of detention and deportation have been alarmingly high. Many immigrant families are being broken apart. A new report from the Applied Research Center gets into an ...

Deportation case dropped for person in same-sex marriage.

It’s a good week for moving towards a world that doesn’t discriminate based on your sexual preference. Yesterday, immigration authorities dropped a pending deportation case against Henry Valendia, a Venezuelan man who is married to an American man. This case could set a precedent for future deportation cases being dropped as we watch to see if DOMA will truly be abandoned by the feds.

via NYTimes.

“This action shows that the government has not only the power but the inclination to do the right thing when it comes to protecting certain vulnerable populations from deportation,” said the couple’s lawyer, Lavi Soloway.

The case has been closely watched across the country by lawyers and advocates who viewed it as a test ...

It’s a good week for moving towards a world that doesn’t discriminate based on your sexual preference. Yesterday, immigration authorities dropped a pending deportation case against Henry Valendia, a Venezuelan man who is married to an American ...