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Watch this video on the impossible choice faced by many undocumented women

TweetAn important new campaign called #ImHere is highlighting the terrible choice millions of immigrant women face in the United States: between keeping themselves and children safe and keeping their families together. The human rights group Breakthrough made this heartwrenching video: Click here for transcript. Norma Ortiz, an activist and former undocumented immigrant, has a story [...]
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Familiy ties: immigration, deportation and child welfare

Originally posted in Feministing

TweetMany of you might be aware that the recent rates of detention and deportation have been alarmingly high. Many immigrant families are being broken apart. A new report from the Applied Research Center gets into an important question: What happens to the children of parents who are detained or deported? What happens to these families? [...]
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Quick hit: race-baiting anti-immigration ads hit the airwaves

Originally posted in Feministing

Tweet In this blatantly racist anti-immigration ad sponsored by “Californians for Population Stabilization”, a small white male child asks, “If Californians are having fewer children, where are all the people coming from?” Midwest Mountain Mama has an epic takedown of this BS. If you have the stomach, a second commercial is after the jump. Tweet
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The impact of discriminatory immigration laws

Originally posted in Feministing

Tweet This video from Freedom to Marry highlights the discrimination that LGBT couples face when they are not citizens of the same country. This discrimination in the immigration law is often overlooked by the gay marriage debates here, but it’s an important issue for binational couples. Transcript after the jump Tweet
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How private prisons are profiting off of the anti-immigrant movement

Originally posted in Feministing

Tweet Transcript after the jump. This video and the new campaign that accompanies it highlights what we already discovered last year during the SB1070 debates: private corporations that run detention centers (funded by tax payer dollars) are lobbying for bills that mean more people are detained in their centers. This of course, means more profit [...]
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