Top 10 Immigration Stories of 2011

Top 10 Immigration Stories of 2011

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1. Hate in Arizona: Two Mothers Mourn Their Murdered Children
Two Latina mothers were the main witnesses in parallel murder trials that shed light on the political climate of a state that has become a hotbed of extremism.
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2. Losing Home—Immigrant Families’ Path Through Foreclosure and Beyond
Queens Latino and New America Media trace the paths of three Latino immigrant families who lost their homes.
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3. Black Legislators on Frontline Against AZ-Style Immigration Bills
Black politicians have come out in defense of immigrants, questioning the morality of tough immigration laws in states from Nebraska to Georgia.
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4. 67 Sueños -- Activating the Silent Majority Left Out of Dream Act
Sixty-seven percent of undocumented youth and young adults would not qualify for the Dream Act. This immigration policy paradox inspired the creation of 67 Sueños -- a media and organizing project, based in Oakland Ca. designed to give voice to those left out of the dream legislation.
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5. Latino Immigrant Is Rising GOP Star in Surprise, Arizona
Steve Montenegro, a Republican legislator from Arizona who supported SB 1070 and opposes the Dream Act, is himself an immigrant from El Salvador.
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6. Immigration’s New Battlefield (5-Part Series)
The battle over immigration is now being waged at the state level. Since Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070 went into effect one year ago, five states – Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah have passed similar laws. NAM interviewed community leaders and ethnic media journalists to learn the impact of these laws on the five states at the frontlines of immigration’s new battlefield.
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7. How Do Ethnic Media Say “Illegal Immigrant”?
Before publishing a story on immigration, every editor faces a question: What term should be used to describe an immigrant who is in the United States illegally?
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8. Is the Gulf Coast Safe for Immigrant Women?
New America Media, Commentary, Henry Fernandez
A ballot initiative in Mississippi and Alabama's recently-enacted anti-immigration law are turning the Gulf Coast into hostile terrain for immigrant women.
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9. Ethnic Media Confront Humanitarian Crisis in Alabama
Members of the black, Latino and other ethnic media met in Birmingham to explore their best responses to Alabama’s anti-immigration law.
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10. Postville Deportees Push for Change in Guatemala
Three years after the raid on a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, a group of workers deported to Guatemala are organizing for change in their hometown.
 

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