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David Leopold

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Supreme Court Deals a Major Blow to Arizona's Immigration Law

David Leopold | Posted June 26, 2012

The Court's ruling makes it crystal clear that America stands for the greater principles of equal treatment and non-discrimination, and racial profiling is unconstitutional and won't be tolerated.
John W. Whitehead

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In a Police State, Everyone Loses: The Supreme Court's Ruling in Arizona v. United States Endangers Us All

John W. Whitehead | Posted June 25, 2012

If you're dark-haired, brown-skinned and have the misfortune of living in Arizona in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in State of Arizona v. United States of America, get ready to be stopped, searched and questioned.
Voto Latino

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The Aftermath of SB1070

Voto Latino | Posted June 25, 2012

The authors of SB1070 hoped to make the life of a migrant so unpleasant that it would cause a mass self-deportation movement. Instead it has caused the people to become inspired, informed and involved. Not only are we not leaving, were fighting!
David Leopold

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Obama Legitimizes Legitimacy, Wreaking Havoc on the GOP

David Leopold | Posted June 25, 2012

More than a week has gone by since President Obama announced that he was granting deferred action to DREAM Act-eligible youth. Yet the Republicans remain as perplexed as ever.
Anthony D. Romero

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Supreme Court Deals Blow to Three Provisions of AZ's Racial Profiling Law; "Show Me Your Papers" Provision Lives to See Another Day

Anthony D. Romero | Posted June 25, 2012

As law enforcement leaders across the country have recognized, it is impossible to enforce this kind of law without relying on discriminatory stereotypes based on skin color or accent.
Michelle Chen

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Migration as Ecology: How Culture Evolves

Michelle Chen | Posted June 25, 2012

The immigration debate in the United States often centers narrowly around people who cross a border, and their social impacts on the "destination" country. But what if we viewed migration as a social phenomenon, or as a natural process?
Mark Potok

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In High Court's Immigration Decision, an Ideologue is Repudiated

Mark Potok | Posted June 25, 2012

Kansas attorney Kris Kobach has been urging municipalities and states for years to pass the draconian laws he writes that are aimed at so badly punishing undocumented immigrants that they will "self-deport." Woe to those who believed his fairy tales.
Kristian Ramos

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Romney's Immigration Plan: He's Not "Overly Concerned" With Fixing Our Broken System

Kristian Ramos | Posted June 25, 2012

Romney's speech at the National Association of Latino Elected Official's (NALEO) conference had been billed as an opportunity for a candidate, who is struggling to connect with Hispanic voters, to re-orient his message to this core voting block. He did not.
Christina M. Martínez

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Latinos Serve: It's Who We Are

Christina M. Martínez | Posted June 25, 2012

Selfishly I have a soft spot for Latinos who serve because I see in them what I saw in my dad - pride and commitment.  It warms my heart to hear Latino military personnel share their stories. I see a little bit of my dad in each of them.
Jayne Lyn Stahl

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Romney on Immigration: "Softer Touch" or Snow Job?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted June 25, 2012

His Florida speech to a group of Latino lawmakers in Florida isn't indicative of a softening on immigration reform at all, but just another in a long series of Mitt Romney smokescreens.