Quitting now on city's anti-immigrant court fight would be pricey.
A controversial Farmers Branch immigration ordinance will get a second chance in court after a sound rejection back in March, and the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's controversial immigration bill will play a determining role. Farmers Branch has three times passed a "housing" ordinance whi ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.
A group of undocumented immigrants is asking a federal judge to declare unconstitutional the use of GPS ankle monitors to track immigrants who pose no threat to society. The suit, filed by Arturo Rodriguez of the Isenberg Center for Immigration Equality, targets the ICE Dallas field office and BI I ... More >>
So often we think of undocumented immigrants as young, rootless men scaling border fences with plastic bags and gallon jugs of water slung over their shoulders. Truth is, people come here, set down roots and have kids. And when they get picked up by authorities, whether for a felony or for something ... More >>
Unfair Park dropped by the Democratic New Leaders Texas PAC meeting at The Kessler last night. The group is billed as a statewide network of Dems "nurturing and promoting the next generation of principled, capable Texas leaders" -- like, for example, the affable and polished state Rep. Rafael Anchia ... More >>
"Pipe down, people, I'm trying to look presidential. My hair can't do all the work."As he gears up for his inevitable run for president, Rick Perry is doing his very best to shield his inner kook and maintain some semblance of populism. But in the last couple days, two Perry allies have taken ... More >>
Steve SatterwhiteElizabeth Villafranca with daughter Natalie, who's now 9 and ... working on a documentaryElizabeth Villafranca entered the limelight in 2006, as Farmers Branch began its illegal-immigrant battle that rages to this day. As we mentioned earlier this week, the Cuquitas co-owner has dec ... More >>
State Rep. Robert AlonzoYou might think that since Texas legislators are tied up dealing with a plunging housing market and accepting stimulus money, they'd drop the predictable collection of politically motivated immigration bills seeking to fill the federal policy vacuum. Nope. Not a chance.Rep. ... More >>
Fair is fair, and bigotry is bigotry. Don't confuse the two
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Native-born and immigrant both get bled at Swift's beef plant
Long delays in processing asylum claims leave Guatemalans in a bind
No border fences make for mad neighbors in Farmers Branch
The Latinos are coming! The Latinos are coming!
The Minutemen are ready to patrol Texas' border. Are we ready for them?
Can shoe leather and signs change immigration law?
The INS is asking the impossible of a Laotian refugee who believes he's an American
Hurricane Mitch left thousands homeless, jobless, and alone, forcing them to cross the border in search for new lives in America. And those were just the kids.
Los Tigres del Norte have become legends by singing the immigrant's song
A legal loophole lets illegal immigrants get out of jail nearly free