Earlier this week, new mayor Bill de Blasio's State of the City address set some pretty ambitious policy goals: he promised to set a new minimum wage in the city, presumably higher than New York state's, talked a lot about social inequality, and, most attention-gettingly, he promised to make municip ... More >>
Over the past decade, a slew of art devoted to the cause of amnesty for illegal immigrants has flourished across the United States, everything from music to YouTube videos, posters to poems. It follows in the grand tradition of Mexican protest songs about la frontera and migra, a genre that goes bac ... More >>
There's a bill working its way through Congress that would offer a "path to citizenship" to the sort of immigrants currently known in some circles as illegal. Though its application is general, it's obviously aimed at U.S. guests of the Mexican persuasion, and it only has a chance of passing because ... More >>
As we've chronicled, there is a war going on between the labor union that represents Central Park horse-carriage drivers and animal rights activists who think keeping horses in midtown Manhattan is dangerous and inhumane.Now the activists are using illegal immigrants as PR ammo against the union.The ... More >>
Picking up press credentials at the Charlotte Convention Center yesterday, it was clear from the mob of journalists swarming the scene -- organizers estimate 15,000 -- that the scripted spectacle playing out inside the Democratic National Convention will be exhaustively covered. But there's plenty ... More >>
Another Monday in June, another nail-biter waiting for the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the biggest cases of the year. It seems, so far, that the Supreme Court will not rule today on Obamacare (a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act). Though, being secretive SCOTUS, they could change thei ... More >>
The United States Supreme Court moments ago handed down a ruling on whether Arizona's controversial "breathing while brown" immigration law violates the Constitution.Details of the Court's decision are unclear at the moment -- it literally just happened a few minutes ago -- but according various med ... More >>
A hostile Supreme Court. A feckless Obama administration. America's war on Mexicans has gone too far.
Good news, DREAMers: the New York State Assembly passed a bill yesterday that would create a privately funded scholarship to help undocumented kids go to college.If it becomes law, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors, or DREAM, Fund Commission would enable people to solicit privat ... More >>
There were two notable things that jumped out at us yesterday as the Obama administration challenged Arizona's controversial immigration law SB 1070 before the Supreme Court. First of all, who the hell in the Obama administration let Solicitor General Donald Verrilli anywhere near the Supreme Cour ... More >>
The constitutionality of Arizona's controversial immigration law currently is being reviewed by the United States Supreme Court -- and for some reason New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman decided to chime in in the form of a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the SCOTUS this morning.If you' ... More >>
If you're an illegal immigrant working in New York, you've got a friend in a pretty high place: the New York Attorney General's Office.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman penned an op-ed yesterday, in which he vows to "never ask your immigration status, or share immigration information with federa ... More >>
Starring know-nothing ex-rep Tom Tancredo
And just like that, the Kafka novel ends. Pablo Airaldi, the subject of this week's cover profile, was scheduled for another deportation hearing this morning at Varick Street Immigration Court. He would've been escorted before the judge in shackles, a gaggle of his friends would've been the ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds got off their duffs?
Operation Streamline Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S. Lose your love. Break the law.
Rob Krentz's family speaks
Today in immigration news, Mexican President Felipe Calderon called Arizona's immigration law "partial and discriminatory"; a second grader is all too eager to tell Michelle Obama her mom doesn't have papers (Mrs. First Lady, who was just there to talk obesity, recovers with bureaucratic fine ... More >>
By Scott Greenberg and Alana Horowitz Hillary Clinton ran an ad in 2000 that accused Rick Lazio as being the "wolf that passes for Little Red Riding Hood" in a wrangle over Latino votes. Turns out she was right. The Voice uncovered an internal memo from gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio' ... More >>
Thanks to State Senator Russell Pearce and Governor Jan Brewer
Photos by Mizue Aizeki. There was a protest in Manhattan today over the detention of Jean Montrevil, a Haitian who has had a green card since 1986 but, owing to a drug conviction for which he served time in the 1990s, has been subject to supervision and was detained by U.S. Immigration authoritie ... More >>
What part of 'illegal' don't you understand?
Warm up the Know Nothings, and that old car
Welcome to America, freedom fighter. Now go stuff yourself.
Attention, immigrants: Report to the Office of Detention and Removal
Giuliani's contractor might not have had a 'hire standard' on illegal labor
Much as he hates to admit it, Rudy loved (most of) those huddled masses
Immigrants rally, counterprotesters react, and Al Jazeera takes it all in
Facing mounting public opposition, Gov. Eliot Spitzer has dropped his controversial plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. After meeting with New York's Congressional delegation in the Washington, the governor held a press conference to announce that he scrapped the plan. While ack ... More >>
Immigrants march, plan May 1 strike
Bush makes war on the city's immigrant neighborhoods
Outcry Over New City Policy on Reporting the Undocumented Stuns the Mayor
The Once and Future Shambles at the INS
Undocumented Immigrants Reel After CUNY Hikes Tuitions
The Arrest of an Immigration Lawyer Charged With Smuggling Turns Up the Heat on the INS
Bill Proposes Immigration Rights for Queer Couples