Sister Ping: The Pirate Whose Treasure Was the American Dream

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Work hard, and you can be anything you want to be. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and take advantage of the Land of Opportunity. Slogans like these have become the tired parlance of political campaigns on both sides of the aisle, every candidate arguing that the American dream is suffering, but they can… » 6/30/15 2:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm

The People Vs. Nan-Hui Jo: Domestic Violence Victim Becomes Criminal

In the late afternoon on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, a petite Korean mother of one walked into the lobby of the Yolo County Jail wearing army fatigue pants, with tears streaming down her face. Convicted by a jury in February, she’d been locked up in the Northern California holding facility for a total of nine months. In… » 6/11/15 3:10pm 6/11/15 3:10pm

Interpol Kidnapped the Wrong Girl From Mexico and Sent Her to Texas

In Mexico, a 14-year-old girl named Alondra Luna Nunez was forcibly taken from her middle school by Interpol authorities acting on the behalf of a woman in America who claimed to be her mother. She was moved to a neighboring state to sit through an unusual trial, in which her parents, as well as Dorotea Garcia, the… » 4/23/15 1:50pm 4/23/15 1:50pm

Mothers Detained at Immigration Facility in Texas Stage Hunger Strike

Seventy-eight women being held at a federal immigration detention facility in Texas are demanding their release, and around 40 have launched a Holy Week hunger and work strike. The women are mostly Central American and are seeking asylum in the United States. They are being held in detention with their children. At… » 4/01/15 7:50pm 4/01/15 7:50pm

Judge Orders Administration To End Detention of Women and Children 

Since last summer, Homeland Security has been routinely holding women and children in detention centers across Texas and New Mexico. Under pressure from border states, the Obama administration made the decision in order to stave off the large influx of undocumented workers. But the policy has been applied broadly,… » 2/21/15 3:00pm 2/21/15 3:00pm

Obama's Action on Immigration Will Leave Millions of Women in Danger

On November 20, President Obama announced an executive order that has the potential to benefit 5 million undocumented immigrants. Many in the liberal media celebrated Obama's action, either content to push aside its neglect to fundamentally reform a broken system or unaware of its consequences for millions of… » 12/04/14 2:10pm 12/04/14 2:10pm

Famously Racist Sheriff Sues the President Over Immigration Reform

When we last checked in with Arizona Sheriff and hemorrhoid cream advertisement "before" picture Joe Arpaio, he was still terrible, shackling pregnant inmates while they're giving birth, creating a pedophile- and criminal-riddled "posse" to police Maricopa County's schools, and, of course, his trademark, being as… » 11/21/14 1:50pm 11/21/14 1:50pm

​Diane Guerrero Describes Life After Her Parents' Deportation

At age 14, Diane Guerrero—who you probably know as Maritza Ramos in Orange is the New Black—came home from school one day to a completely empty house after her Colombian immigrant parents and older brother were taken into custody by immigration officers, set to be deported. In a touching op-ed piece for LA Times, the… » 11/15/14 3:30pm 11/15/14 3:30pm

Judge Forces Lawyer to Bring Her Baby to Court, Calls Her a Bad Parent

Ah, work-life balance. Such a beautiful idea. And all too often, such a desert mirage taunting travelers dying of thirst. For instance! A Georgia judge recently informed an attorney that her fancy newfangled European "maternity leave" was insufficient reason enough to postpone a hearing for three weeks. » 10/15/14 5:30pm 10/15/14 5:30pm

​Women at Texas Immigrant Detention Center Allege Sexual Abuse

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) has penned a letter to federal officials with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security regarding horrible allegations that employees at a Southern Texas immigration holding center have been sexually abusing women… » 10/04/14 5:17pm 10/04/14 5:17pm

President Obama Wears the Ugliest Effing Suit America Has Ever Seen

President Obama is having a rough time— Isis beheading a journalist, Ferguson, Mo.'s shit show, Israel vs. Palestine, Russia invading the Ukraine, displaced immigrant children and bombing in Libya— but let’s talk about his suit. Yesterday, the POTUS wore a tan ensemble during a conference that was reportedly… » 8/29/14 11:30am 8/29/14 11:30am

Colbert Perfectly Calls Out Conservatives' Hypocrisy on Child Refugees

Conservative pundits are very concerned about the well-being of child refugees who are fleeing to the U.S. borders from Central America in droves right now. Why, they say, will no one think of the children during these times of crisis? At least the heroes of the right are considering these poor kids...mostly by… » 7/18/14 12:45pm 7/18/14 12:45pm

AZ Politician Confuses YMCA Campers with Undocumented Migrant Children

Outrage over the humanitarian crisis/slew of undocumented child immigrants fleeing their Central American home countries has reached a level such that any ol' group of kids can now be mistaken for undocumented migrants, striking unwarranted fear and indignation into the hearts of Americans. No, please. Think of… » 7/16/14 1:50pm 7/16/14 1:50pm

More Mass Immigrant Graves Found in Southern Texas

Over the last couple weeks, researchers have uncovered mass graves with the bodies of unidentified migrants who died attempting to enter the US in the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Brooks County, Texas. The shocking discovery was part of a volunteer effort to identify migrants who have died of exposure while trying to… » 6/22/14 2:50pm 6/22/14 2:50pm