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Federal Court Condemns Shackling, Vindicates Woman

A new federal court decision adds weight to the campaign to ban the shackling of pregnant women.

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Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Tucson shooting bears a number of weighty implications for immigration issues both in Arizona and across the nation.

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Detained and At Risk: Sexual Abuse and Harassment in U.S. Detention System

Human Rights Watch recently released a report detailing reports and allegations of sexual abuse and assault in ICE detention facilities across the United States. Though this is not an exhaustive account, the report uses the information to reflect on why the abuse is occurring, what policies are being implemented in response and recommendations on how to stem the abuse going forward.

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Weekly Diaspora: Has Obama Failed the Immigration Reform Movement?

After signing a controversial $600 million border security bill last week, President Barack Obama is drawing fire from immigration reform advocates and anti-immigrant conservatives alike.

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Human Rights and Dignity: A Movement Rises in Arizona

For Arizona activists, the legal ruling on SB 1070 is “not a victory, it’s a relief,” says Pablo Alvarado of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON). He and others are leading a proactive movement for social justice for immigrants.

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Judge Says No to Controversial Arizona Immigration Law

A federal judge has struck down some of the most controversial aspects of SB1070, the Arizona law which would have supported, according to some, racial profiling and other civil rights abuses. Women’s groups have yet to speak up about the blockage of certain provisions.

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Immigrant Domestic Violence Victims Have Options

For every case of partner abuse and domestic violence, there usually is a pattern of control placed on the victim to prevent her from leaving. Whether it is financial, emotional, or physical, abusers find many ways to trick their partners into staying. Leaving an abusive partner is difficult enough under such circumstances, but immigrant victims have the added threat of deportation and the loss of their children as well. However, by providing immigrant victims with information about their rights and their legal options, we can give them alternatives to violence, abuse, and torment.

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Women’s Groups Fighting Arizona’s Immigration Law

Twelve members of the Women’s Emergency Human Rights Delegation flew to Arizona to document the stories and experiences of women and their children, after passage of the harshest state immigration law in the country.

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Why Is the Arizona Immigration Law A ‘Women’s Issue?’

With the recent passage of the most extreme state immigration law in the country, immigration advocates are speaking up about why the Arizona law is a women’s health and rights issue as much as anything else.

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Reproductive Justice for Latinas: The Struggle Continues

Immigrant women face considerable obstacles in accessing health care, including low-paying jobs without health insurance and linguistic and cultural barriers.  On Sunday, I will march for reproductive justices.  Will you join me?

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