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The Feministing Five: Swapna Reddy

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke to Swapna Reddy, current law student and immigrant rights’ advocate. She recently co-authored a letter to the Obama Administration that calls for an end to the government mistreatment of Central American immigrants.

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke to Swapna Reddy, current law student and immigrant rights’ advocate. She recently co-authored a letter to the Obama Administration that calls for an end to the government mistreatment ...

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Thousands of women & children asylum seekers still at risk for deportation

new report from the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center sheds light on the aggressive and deceptive means ICE used to round up immigrants in deportation raids in January. Through a series of interviews with women in detention, the report’s authors collected stories of women who were tricked into allowing ICE into their homes, suffered unnecessary aggression at the hands of ICE agents and treated “like animals” once they were detained.

new report from the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center sheds light on the aggressive and deceptive means ICE used to round up immigrants in deportation raids in January. Through a ...

 A pair of children's shoes at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church temporary migrant shelter in McAllen, Texas.

Quote of the Day: “Happy New Year. You’re Deported.”

While a tearful President Obama announced a series of welcome executive actions on gun control yesterday, the White House also rang in the New Year with actions unconscionably ugly: as The Nation reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported quietly — on Christmas Eve no less — that it would begin raiding and deporting thousands of Central American refugees who have not been granted asylum.

While a tearful President Obama announced a series of welcome executive actions on gun control yesterday, the White House also rang in the New Year with actions unconscionably ugly: as The Nation reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...

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US House passes dangerously Islamophobic bill

More than 90 percent of the House of Representatives are supporting a bill that changes visa laws to effectively create two tiers of US citizens, Americans of Middle Eastern or Muslim background, and everyone else.

More than 90 percent of the House of Representatives are supporting a bill that changes visa laws to effectively create two tiers of US citizens, Americans of Middle Eastern or Muslim background, and everyone else.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

As other GOP candidates try to distance themselves from Trump’s transparently fascist positions to make themselves look better in comparison, Mike Huckabee has made it clear his problem with Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from entering the US is that it doesn’t go far enough because, “If you’re willing to strap a bomb to the belly of your child to kill Americans, then you’re willing to lie about your religion.”

As other GOP candidates try to distance themselves from Trump’s transparently fascist positions to make themselves look better in comparison, Mike Huckabee has made it clear his problem with Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from entering ...

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How politics & policing block undocumented women from reproductive health care

Ed. note: This post is by Xatherine Gonzalez and is re-published with permission from Bitch Magazine.

In September 2015, an undocumented woman arrived at a healthcare clinic outside of Houston, Texas for a routine follow-up exam.

Ed. note: This post is by Xatherine Gonzalez and is re-published with permission from Bitch Magazine.

In September 2015, an undocumented woman arrived at a healthcare clinic outside of Houston, Texas for a routine follow-up exam. ...

Immigrant advocates protest outside the Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas

Immigrant women in family detention center begin hunger strike & demand their release

As the pressure mounts on the Obama administration to close family immigrant detention centers once and for all, dozens of women at a detention center in Texas are begining a hunger strike and calling on the federal government to release them. 

As the pressure mounts on the Obama administration to close family immigrant detention centers once and for all, dozens of women at a detention center in Texas are begining a hunger strike and ...

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Young Latina demands North Carolina governor veto anti-immigrant bill

Last week, the North Carolina legislature ratified a bill that could be the United States’ newest “show me your papers” law. If passed, HB 318 would increase cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities by empowering local police to arrest anyone anyone not carrying state identification, and prohibiting “sanctuary cities” — cities where law enforcement is not required to hand undocumented immigrants over to immigration authorities. 

Last week, the North Carolina legislature ratified a bill that could be the United States’ newest “show me your papers” law. If passed, HB 318 would increase cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities by empowering ...

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