Research Reports

April 13, 2006

New York’s Immigrant Communities Respond to Outage, by Gabrielle Banks. Thursday’s power outage was no big deal for Ruby Rodriguez. Twenty-five years ago, Rodriguez went into labor during an energy rationing campaign in Armenia, Colombia, and gave birth to her son in the hospital by candlelight. Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

By Tram Nguyen. Abdul Hatifie hosts a weekly radio show broadcast to the Afghan community in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Along with announcements of community events and discussions of Afghan culture, the Alameda doctor tries to talk about discrimination and anti-immigrant scapegoating.  Full article available on ColorLines here.

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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

April 13, 2006

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

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2006

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