Immigration

NBC Fires Donald Trump For Calling Mexican Immigrants ‘Rapists’

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 30, 2015 3:50PM

NBCUniversal will no longer work with Donald Trump on The Apprentice franchice, and drops Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from its lineup.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Politics

Reggaeton Star J Balvin Cancels 'Miss USA' Performance Over Donald Trump's Racist Remarks

by Sameer Rao on Jun 25, 2015 5:15PM

The Colombian singer showed solidarity with other Latinos over the xenophobic and racist remarks of Trump, who owns the Miss Universe Organization. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Media, Politics

Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz Protest Dominican Republic Expulsions

by on Jun 25, 2015 4:25PM

Danticat, who is from Haiti, and Diaz, who is from the Dominican Republic, joined forces to condemn the D.R.'s ongoing expulsion of natives and residents who can't prove that they have at least one parent with "Dominican blood."

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Politics, Global Affairs

Why Jennicet Gutiérrez Interrupted President Obama at White House Pride

by Aura Bogado on Jun 25, 2015 12:50PM

 "I spoke out because our issues and struggles can no longer be ignored," says the trans activist. 

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

Read Daniel José Older’s Essay On Why U.S. Latinos Should Care About Forced Deportation in The Dominican Republic

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 19, 2015 5:42PM

Writer says U.S. Latinos need to move beyond culture of anti-blackness and use their voices to advocate for residents facing forced deportation from the Dominican Republic.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

VIDEO: Check Out a Short Doc on the Haitian Birthright Crisis

by Sameer Rao on Jun 19, 2015 4:07PM

"Birthright Crisis 2013" takes a critical and painful look at anti-Haitian sentiment and the history of violence (and community resilience) that led to the current crisis in the Dominican Republic

Topics: /NOW, Society, Immigration

Mark Zuckerberg to Pay For Undocumented Students' Tuition

by Sameer Rao on Jun 18, 2015 10:59PM

The Facebook CEO and his wife pledged $5 million in scholarships to The Dream.US. 

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Immigration

200 Men Launch Hunger Strike At ICE Detention Center Following Detainee’s Death

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 15, 2015 1:15PM

For the last 48 hours, more than 200 men have been on a hunger strike inside an Arizona immigration detention center in response to abuse and a "mysterious" death.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration, Criminal Justice

Cool on Kickstarter: 'Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America'

by Sameer Rao on Jun 5, 2015 11:56AM

The Philadelphia-based South Asian American Digital Archive is raising funds for a breakthrough history book.  

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Immigration, History

Prominent Immigrant Advocate to Lead Clinton’s Latino Outreach

by Aura Bogado on May 20, 2015 11:53AM

News about Lorella Praeli joining the campaign was first announced exclusively on Spanish language media

Topics: /NOW, Immigration