Research Reports

4/13/06

By Theresa Allyn. Theresa Allyn never imagined that a family vacation would result in her mother’s deportation, and the breakup of her family. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Francis Calpotura. In the wake of the domestic crackdown on their communities, immigrants have begun to turn to their home-country governments for support. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Tram Nguyen. All eyes this week are on the mass exodus out of modern-day Mesopotamia. President Bush has sounded the clarion, and now Land Rovers full of diplomats, foreign aid workers, and dejected weapons inspectors have begun their journey out of Iraq. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

Deportation Uproots a Filipino Family from Kentucky, by Gordon Hurd on RaceWire. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

2001-2004: A timeline of major events and policies affecting immigrants and civil liberties. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Bill Ong Hing. In the post-Sept. 11 era, state and local governments are being forced to choose sides on the immigrant rights debate.  Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Suleman Din. The lasting effects of the FBI’s anti-terror campaign in Jersey City have local residents, prosecutors and agents wondering where to draw the line. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Evalyn Tennant. What can the immigrant rights agenda learn from the Free South Africa Movement? Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Will Pittz. In Mattawa, Washington, 46 Latina daycare providers face jail and deportation after local prejudice, backed by government authorities, led to raids and bizarre accusations of fraud. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Gabrielle Banks. There is a pattern here. Immigrants have been unjustifiably and illegally targeted by the U.S. government in response to national crises across the decades. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Gabrielle Banks. The deaths of 17 migrants in an overheated semi trailer brought on a bout of political hand-wringing. But what will escalating atrocities at the border mean for long-term change to enforcement policies? Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Tram Nguyen. Cambodians convicted of felonies have spent years in indefinite INS detention. In March, the U.S. government struck a deal to repatriate them to Cambodia. Now 1,500 Cambodian Americans await deportation. What happens next? Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Silja J.A. Talvi. Immigrants and communities of color have faced the brunt of hate crimes, raids, and detentions since 9/11. But in Washington State, organizing efforts of the Hate Free Zone campaign have made it possible for those under attack to regain dignity and hope. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Tram Nguyen, ColorLines Executive Editor. Before the 9/11 round-ups, INS detention had already grown into a system handling 150,000 immigrants a year. Tram Nguyen looks for the connections. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By William Pittz. Refugee policy is dictated by political objectives, not humanitarian principles. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Nicole Davis. "Before September 11 we had almost succeeded in eliminating racial profiling, After September 11, it’s a whole new world," says Michel Shehadeh of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).  Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Hatem Abudayyeh. As reported incidents of hate crimes began to file in after September 11, Arab Americans and Muslims living in Chicago braced themselves for the anticipated climate of discrimination and violence.  Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

New York groups fight cutbacks to their communities, by Hannan Adely. Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

By Samantha Chanse. "You strike a match and everything goes up in flames," says Pramila Jayapal who heads the Hate Free Zone Campaign of Washington. "That’s what 9/11 felt like to me... Full article available on ColorLines here.

4/13/06

by Francis Calpotura. Millicent Bowden immigrated from Belize with her seven-year-old daughter in 1981 to the Bronx. She joined Mothers on the Move (MOM), a community organization based in her neighborhood, during a campaign to get slumlords to fix their buildings. It has been years since she thought of going back to Belize. After the events of September 11, Millie is seriously considering that option. Full article available on ColorLines here.