Immigration

One in 10 Hispanics Questioned about Immigration Status

Via ThinkProgress, news of a recent Pew Hispanic Center study that found one in 10 Hispanics are stopped by authorities who question them about their immigration status. Forty percent of the Hispanics surveyed say they worry "a lot" about deportation and "an additional 17% say they worry some that they themselves, a family member or a close friend may be deported."

Among other types of racial profiling the survey reported:

  One-in-seven (15%) say that they have had trouble in the past year finding or keeping a job because they are Latino. One-in-ten (10%) report the same about finding or keeping housing.

As one ThinkProgress commenter put it: "Living While Hispanic. It's the new Driving While Black."

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Proving Once Again That Courts Matter

American Federation of Labor, et al. v. Michael Chertoff, No. C 07-04472 CRB (N.D. Cal.)

A federal district court judge in California last week gave America another good example of why courts matter. Judge Charles R. Breyer put a stop, at least for now, to a governmental effort that would likely have resulted in the firing of potentially tens of thousands of legal workers this fall, all in the guise of a crackdown on illegal immigration.

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