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Amy Novick

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Winning Gold in the "Anti-Immigration Olympics"

(27) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 12:34 PM

When Ryan Lochte won his gold medal a few weeks back, there was lots of talk about what a proud moment it was for our country - as there is whenever America wins in the Olympics. He has three gold medals, one silver, and two bronze. He wears the American...

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Immigration's 10 Worst State & Local Politicians

(65) Comments | Posted June 2, 2012 | 9:19 AM

This week, Immigrants' List unveiled the inductees into its second annual Local Hall of Shame. This is a list focused exclusively on the ten worst anti-immigrant local politicians in America. These are politicians who have benefited politically from spreading fear and misinformation about immigration, and have enacted harmful policies that...

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Immigration's Top 10 Heroes for 2012

(29) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 1:44 PM

The issue of immigration reform remains front and center in the national political debate, and already it has become a crucial part of this campaign season. Regrettably, however, candidates vying for positions of power in America have chosen to rely on baseless claims, hatred, and misinformation when discussing the role...

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Nominees Wanted: Local Immigration Hall of Shame

(8) Comments | Posted May 26, 2011 | 4:43 PM

When obstructionists and demagogues on the national level spread misinformation and fear, it gets attention.

We hear about it when Congressman Steve King calls for an electrified wire border fence, arguing "we do that with livestock all the time."

We hear about it when Michele...

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On Immigration, the Past Is Prologue

(7) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 4:47 PM

This week 129 years ago, the first Chinese Exclusion Act was passed, ushering in an era when virtually all persons of Chinese descent (regardless of country of birth) were barred from entering the United States (with few exceptions). Immigration from China was effectively halted.

The Chinese Exclusion Act...

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The Immigration Hall of Shame -- 2011 Edition

(167) Comments | Posted April 20, 2011 | 3:36 PM

This week was the 104th anniversary of Ellis Island's one-day peak -- the day when more immigrants were welcomed than any other in American history. On April 17, 1907, 11,747 immigrants became Americans -- and that was just at Ellis Island.

Today, 104 years later, America is stuck in...

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Support the DREAM

(14) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 4:32 PM

The DREAM Act has always been one of the most important facets of comprehensive immigration reform. And when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he was bringing the DREAM Act up for a vote, we knew that we had to get involved.

Below is a letter that we...

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Presenting the Good Guys

(10) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 11:29 AM

A couple of weeks ago, Immigrants' List unveiled its Hall of Shame list -- the list of the 10 biggest obstructionists to real immigration reform. The list received a lot of notice as well as some sharp tongued responses from a few inductees, notably Arizona Governor Jan Brewer,...

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Presenting the Immigration Hall of Shame

(39) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 12:14 PM

Congress after congress, president after president, and year after year, the immigration status quo has continued to persist, and a broken, inhuman and often irrational immigration system has been allowed to fester. And every time an opponent of immigration reform engages in a campaign of fear and misinformation, that's just...

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