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LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE AND LOS LOBOS PERFORMED AT MALDEF’S “TRUTH IN IMMIGRATION” EDUCATIONAL CONCERT

Oct 7, 2010   LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE AND LOS LOBOS PERFORMED AT MALDEF’S “TRUTH IN IMMIGRATION” EDUCATIONAL CONCERT

Los Tigres del Norte and Los Lobos joined Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel, to deliver messages of humanity and hope during concert


Five Facts About Immigration

Oct 5, 2010   Five Facts About Immigration

We all know that the United States is primarily a nation of immigrants and their descendants. But, it is also true that the United States is an independent nation in part because of a reaction to a restrictive immigration policy.


Truth In Immigration Concert Gallery: Los Tigres Del Norte and Los Lobos

Sep 28, 2010   Truth In Immigration Concert Gallery: Los Tigres Del Norte and Los Lobos

Check out the photos from our educational awareness concert about the Truth In Immigration campaign. Los Tigres Del Norte and Los Lobos performed in a jam packed crowd of 5,800+ at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios.


Sign the Petition to Veto SB1070

Apr 23, 2010   Sign the Petition to Veto SB1070

Our community is under attack - we face yet another oppressive piece of legislation. This bill, SB1070, is currently before Arizona Governor Jan Brewer awaiting her signature. SB 1070 makes it a misdemeanor to lack proper immigration paperwork in Arizona. It also requires police officers to determine a person's immigration status.


Grand Jury Indicts Luis Ramirez's Assailants and Police Officers Implicated in Cover Up

Dec 16, 2009   Grand Jury Indicts Luis Ramirez's Assailants and Police Officers Implicated in Cover Up

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, the US Department of Justice revealed that a federal grand jury handed out three indictments related to the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania.


Shining Some Light on the Ugly Debate

Oct 19, 2009   Shining Some Light on the Ugly Debate

We applaud the directors/producers of "9500 Liberty" for shedding some light on how ugly the immigration debate can get in one community, and how a community can organize to fight back.


Memory of Luis Ramirez Invoked During Debate on Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Jul 16, 2009   Memory of Luis Ramirez Invoked During Debate on Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved, by a 63-29 vote, to attach the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act to S. 1390, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, which is considered a "must-pass meaure."


How Xenophobia Facilitates Civil Rights Violations

Jul 9, 2009   How Xenophobia Facilitates Civil Rights Violations

On June 25, 2009, the Department of Justice announced that Carlton Moore, former officer the Memphis Police Department admitted to three counts of violating civil rights for stealing from motorists while acting under color of law.


Immigrants Make El Paso Safe

Jul 8, 2009   Immigrants Make El Paso Safe

On July 6, 2009, Reason.com reported that El Paso, a city that borders the violent Ciudad Juarez, is one of America’s safest big cities. Given all the variables of what would make up a fearsome city, El Paso stands 3rd in lowest crime-ranking in a city with a population of 500,000 or more.


Univisión: Odio a Muerte

Jun 25, 2009   Univisión: Odio a Muerte

On June 24 20009, Univisión aired a special called "Odio a Muerte" (From Hate to Death). It was a broadcast to bring attention to the many hate crimes that have occurred in the United States. The special focused on anti-immigrant sentiment in order to explain where anti-immigrant violence stems from.


Sign the Petition: Justice for Luis Ramirez

May 7, 2009   Sign the Petition: Justice for Luis Ramirez

We need you, and so does Luis Ramirez’s family. Will you join us in making sure the DOJ does its job and brings justice to Shenandoah, Pennsylvania?


Media Matters: Conservative Media Scapegoats Immigrants

Apr 8, 2009   Media Matters: Conservative Media Scapegoats Immigrants

In a new report released yesterday, Media Matters for America finds that, among others, undocumented immigrants were the choice scapegoat for conservative figures in the media. The report documents various myths, including one accusing undocumented immigrants of causing the current economic crisis. MORE


ICE Neglects Interests of  Citizen Children

Mar 30, 2009   ICE Neglects Interests of Citizen Children

On Monday, March 23, 2009, The Urban Institute hosted an enlightening panel titled “In Whose Best Interests? U.S. Immigration Enforcement and Citizen Children,” discussing the long ignored vital issue of U.S. born children and the neglect in the nation's immigration enforcement policy.


Amnesty International Releases Scathing Criticism of ICE Detention Standards

Mar 27, 2009   Amnesty International Releases Scathing Criticism of ICE Detention Standards

This week, the leading voice for human rights across the globe, Amnesty International, issued an extensive report detailing the numerous human rights violations occurring within the U.S. immigration detention system.


The Economics of Immigration Reform

Mar 25, 2009   The Economics of Immigration Reform

The Immigration Policy Center published a report finding legalizing undocumented workers would improve wages and working conditions for all workers and increase tax revenues for cash-strapped federal, state, and local governments.


 Lou Dobbs Apologizes!

Mar 19, 2009   Lou Dobbs Apologizes!

On March 10, 2009, CNN anchor Lou Dobbs made disparaging remarks about the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a national organization representing more than 2.5 million Hispanic-owned business, after President Obama delivered a major speech at their annual conference.


Misguided Priorities for Immigration Enforcement

Mar 4, 2009   Misguided Priorities for Immigration Enforcement

The Los Angeles Times published an editorial this week titled “ICE fishing” commenting on research provided recently by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI).


Sign the Petition to Investigate Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Feb 26, 2009   Sign the Petition to Investigate Sheriff Joe Arpaio

America’s Voice has joined MALDEF in calling for the Attorney General to investigate Sheriff Joe Arpaio. We encourage every single TII subscriber to sign the petition and show their support for the civil rights of all Americans. MORE


 Raid in Washington State Sheds Light on Broken Immigration System

Feb 25, 2009   Raid in Washington State Sheds Light on Broken Immigration System

On Tuesday, February 24, federal immigration agents raided Yamato Engine Specialists Ltd., an engine remanufacturing plant in Bellingham, Washington State, arresting 28 individuals suspected of being in the country illegally. MORE


Brutal Police Beating in Prince William County, VA

Feb 11, 2009   Brutal Police Beating in Prince William County, VA

When law enforcement undertakes the role of the border patrol, the result can be ugly. Agueda Dominguez knows how nasty this can get. On February 1, 2009, Agueda Dominguez, a Salvadoran immigrant who has lived here legally for eleven years and has a valid driver’s license, was pulled over.


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