NNIRR In the news

LATEST NEWS

Reno church joins growing immigrant sanctuary movement

Arlene Torres was not planning on a birthday celebration for her son, who turns 10 in a week. Read more >

Are Open Borders the Solution to the Refugee Crisis?

Activists and experts debate who really benefits from opening borders: migrants or corporations

(Oct. 12, 2015) Around the world, borders are tightening as fast as they are dissolving. Even as thousands of desperate migrants from war-torn and impoverished parts of the Global South cross into the European Union, Donald Trump is vowing to build an invincible U.S.-Mexico border wall. Is it time to rethink borders? Or even to envision a world without them? Read more >

Posted in

Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet

New report from Detention Watch Network and the Center for Constitutional Rights explores immigrant detention and lockup quotas within ICE's facilities under the Obama Administration.  Read more >

Who Will Lose Under Obama's Executive Action?

Under President Obama’s historic executive action announced Thursday, Maru Mora Villalpando, a Washington State-based undocumented immigrant activist with the #Not1More campaign, could win a three-year reprieve Read more >

Posted in

Asian American Advocates Say Immigration Action Falls Short

President Obama's executive action to enact temporary deportation relief for millions of undocumented immigrants received mixed reviews among Asian Americans, with many leaders and legal experts expressing dismay the president's plan did not go further. Read more >

Posted in

California's reaction to Obama's impending immigration action ranges from joy to outrage

News of President Barack Obama's impending executive action on immigration reform sparked excitement and hope among advocates but outrage among opponents across California. Read more >

Posted in

The Bi-Partisan Push to Militarize the Border: The Draconian Calculus of Immigration Reform

The United States has always had mixed feelings about its immigrants.

The country and its people take pride in their history as a “nation of immigrants”, and celebrate the diversity and bold spirits of pioneers who came from other countries in search of freedom and prosperity. Read more >

Posted in

Care About Food? Then Care About Immigration Reform Too!

As you've probably heard, the Senate is now selling a new brand of immigration reform bill called the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. Senators -- both Democrat and Republican -- have stirred together a complex and massive proposal that has potential to become law, driven by a strong showing of immigrant voters in the November election. Read more >

Posted in

KPFA Up Front: Panel on Immigration Reform

Berkeley's own KPFA Community Radio, 94.1 FM:

Panel on Immigration bill; Crystal Patterson, Communications Director for the Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, Anoop Prasad, Staff Attorney for Immigrant Rights with the Asian Law Caucus , and Catherine Tactaquin Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Immigration program begins about 30 minutes into the tape.
Read more >

Posted in

Immigration Reform Set to Boost Business, Undermine Rights

As D.C. politicians quibble over immigration-reform details, their plans all make the same mistakes. Read more >

Posted in