The Florida House has passed HB 851, a bill that will allow illegal aliens who have attended high school in Florida consecutively for four years to be eligible for resident in-state tuition rates at Florida public colleges and universities. Supporters of immigration reform celebrated it as a win in ... More >>
South Florida prison reform and immigrant rights activists are mounting a vigil this evening at the Boca Raton home of GEO Group CEO George Zoley, in support of hunger strikers at the global private prison company's Tacoma and Houston-area immigrant detention centers. See also: - GEO Group Earns Ov ... More >>
A group calling itself Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (or, FLIMEN) is putting on the full-court press to get legislators to derail HB 851, a bill that would allow all students who have studied in Florida for three consecutive years the opportunity to pay in-state tuition at a state college o ... More >>
Once upon a time, Marco "Golden Boy" Rubio was seen as the great Hispanic hope for the Republican party -- he fell perfectly in line with all the GOP's wonderful ideas like denying climate change and talking about how bad illegal immigrants were. But this January, he proposed a path to citizenship ... More >>
Right now Washington D.C. is buzzing about the immigration bill, legislation that could radically change the country's stance on who's in and who's out. The one guy who seems to have put all his political chips on the passage of the legislation is Senator Marco Rubio. And because Rubio is essentiall ... More >>
A gay Fort Lauderdale married man has become the first person in a same-sex marriage to be approved for a green card. Traian Popov, a Bulgarian immigrant who is married to an American citizen, received the notice of his green card approval via email on Friday, just days after the Supreme Court stru ... More >>
Barack Obama took to the TV and told the world that Marco Rubio "has been a very positive force" in the immigration debate. Hmm.Obama is up to no good. He has to be. Why else would he suddenly be praising the GOPers' Goldeny Golden-Touch Golden Boy of the Golden Future Rubio? What say you, Admira ... More >>
A group of eight Democratic senators and Republican senators have decided to stop it already with all the bickering and do some bipartisan work and have released an immigration reform framework that includes a "path to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants -- a day earlier than when Obama is supp ... More >>
With Republicans foundering amid fiscal-cliff apoplexy and John Boehner looking more bewildered by the day, Marco Rubio, in a sharp departure from earlier hard-line immigration positions, said yesterday he's in favor of a pathway to citizenship. Wait, wait, wait. Actually, what he said was: "The b ... More >>
We had a four-story package a few weeks ago that looked at Arizona's SB 1070, the controversial law that would turn local law enforcement into immigration officials -- the controversial law that was just gutted by the U.S. Supreme Court.The court said this morning that Arizona was not allowed to mak ... More >>
This week's issue includes a four-story special report from Village Voice Media about SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law that both casts criminal suspicion on anyone who looks Latino and transforms local law enforcement officers into immigration investigators. It's featured nationally because it i ... More >>
As the U.S. Supreme Court debates the Arizona law destined to make life miserable for brown-skinned people, advocates on both sides of the immigration-reform issue are freaking out. Senate Bill 1070 requires Arizona cops to detain immigrants they suspect are in the country illegally and check ... More >>
The Dream Act would help immigrant students.A bill that would make college more affordable for undocumented immigrants has recently been filed in the Florida Legislature.If passed, the Dream Act would allow undocumented immigrants who attended three or more years of high school in Florida to qual ... More >>
joycekaufman.comJoyce Kaufman -- Best Object of Political HatredNew Times Best of Broward-Palm Beach edition is here, folks.Even as Gov. Rick Scott continues to go lower and lower in the ranks of sanity every week, Joyce Kaufman is still the area's number-one object of political hatred.Kaufman, R ... More >>
An ICE raid in MiamiA coalition of immigrant-rights groups is publicizing data obtained after a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that shows a new program that aims to identify dangerous criminals who are here illegally is having major side ... More >>
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Prop 200's dismissal.
Do undocumented migrants steal jobs from American workers?
Russell Pearce and other illegal-immigration populists rely on misleading, right-wing reports to scapegoat immigrants and terrify penny-pinched Americans.
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship
Support for AZ Sheriff Joe's draconian immigration enforcement.The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is under scrutiny in Lake Worth these days. As we reported yesterday, residents packed a small room at Monday night's CRB meeting to hear a presentation on local "hate groups," inc ... More >>
Taking a nap at the Mentoring Center.Immigration is a hot-button issue in tomorrow's Lake Worth City Commission elections, in part due to the large number of undocumented residents in the city but also because of the recent flap over candidate Scott Maxwell's alleged ties to anti-immigration hate ... More >>
Protesters say illegals take our jobs, bring in leprosy, and, grrr, sell ice cream from bicycles
101 Haitian refugees sailed north full of hope. They got screwed.
It´s about the haughtiness of the band
Can you count to $16 billion, gabacho?
The government's determination to deport old-school rapper Slick Rick knows no bounds
David Caulkett wants your $10 to help Uncle Sam in the fight against illegal immigration.
Sgt. Cabadiana was the poster child for the Bush military. Then they took his wife away.
The INS screwed up when it let in the September massacre's mastermind
For a growing number of immigrants, detention by the INS comes down to a long and lonely stint in the Fort Lauderdale Jail
Forget rickety rafts and inner tubes. The well-heeled illegal immigrant is coming here on a luxury cruise.