Tag Archives: Immigration reform

Border Patrol to continue shooting in response to rock-throwing

Tweet In a harrowing–but unsurprising–move, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is rejecting a recommendation to stop using deadly force in response to rock-throwers from the Mexican side of the border. What is even more infuriating than this move is the reasoning Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher gave for rejecting this recommendation: Tweet
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Breaking/ Photo of the Day: Rep. Keith Ellison arrested at immigration rally

Tweet Swoon Photo of the Day! You know, there are two kinds of Congressmen in the world. Those who want to shut down the government in order to fight against… people being healthy. And those who are willing to engage in civil disobedience and get arrested to fight for justice and fairness. John Boehner for [...]
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LGBT immigrants may face difficulty applying for marriage-based visas

TweetFolks who know me know that I have pretty complicated political feelings about marriage equality, but when DOMA died the first thing that I thought of was queer immigrants – particularly, that those who were married to U.S. citizens and would now be eligible to be petitioned for by their spouses for permanent residency. While [...]
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Immigrant women and allies risk arrest to demand humane immigration reform

TweetLeisha Carrasquillo is a U.S. citizen, but her husband is an undocumented immigrant from Honduras. In June, her husband was detained and has been in ICE custody since, having devastating effects on her health and her family. Today, she is prepared to take part in an act of civil disobedience to demand an immigration reform [...]
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House members cashing in on immigration reform

TweetA few weeks back, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, and it’s now time for the House to pass its own version.  Just in time for this, Grassroots Leadership has put out a list of the members of the House who are cashing in on  immigration reform from the private detention lobby: 1. Hal [...]
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