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Elise Foley

House Republicans Go After Birthright Citizenship | Elise Foley | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress frequently accuse the GOP of attacking immigrants, and on Wednesday, House Republicans gave them more fodder by ho...

Emerging Immigration Leader Paul Ryan Uses Offensive Slur

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2013 | Latino Voices

Rep. Paul Ryan may have emerged as a leader on immigration reform, but he’s still got a thing or two to learn about the issue. The Wisconsin Repu...

Suffer the Children

George Heymont | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Although the plots of many musicals have been built around love stories and comic devices, a growing number can be identified as "message" musicals.

Elise Foley

Steve King Seeks To Block 'Anchor Babies' | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's the first week of the 113th Congress, and one House member is already trying to stop children born in the United States to undocume...

Residents Furious Over 'Maternity Hotel'

Posted 12.13.2012 | Los Angeles

An alleged “maternity hotel” in Chino Hills, Calif. is housing a “maternity tourism” business accommodating women who travel from Asia to give...

GOP State Rep Tells Student To Move To Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.26.2012 | College

A Republican lawmaker in Texas told a college student on Facebook he should move to Afghanistan. State Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) posted a publ...

Are 'Anchor Babies' Sinking the American Economy?

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

In the wake of the Civil War, many newly freed slaves were struggling to try and establish themselves. Lacking many of the same rights, these African ...

Dictionary Adds 'Offensive' Label To Pejorative Term

Posted 12.05.2011 | Latino Voices

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, responding to criticism for including "anchor baby" in its latest edition, will add a label ...

Michele Bachmann Wouldn't Do 'Anything' To Help Children Of Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann said Saturday she would not help children of immigrants who come to the U.S. illegally. At a campaign stop in Iowa, a Latino colle...

4000 Babies: GOP Fecundity and the 2012 Election

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Mark Cassello

The second GOP debate on June 13th in New Hampshire opened with a dizzying account of the candidates' propensity to conceive and rear children. C...

Campaign to Rewrite 14th Amendment Based on Fearmongering Politics, Not Facts

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Derided as "anchor babies" and even "terror babies," the children of today's undocumented immigrants are under attack by a coalition of state lawmakers backed by the nativist lobby.

Student Columnist Compares Illegal Aliens To Home Intruders

| Dan Reimold | Posted 05.28.2011 | College

A student newspaper op-ed arguing citizenship status should not be granted to children of illegal immigrants "has spurred an outcry from some students...

'Don't Touch My Maid,' or My Pool Boy

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

House Bill 2012 would make hiring an "unauthorized alien" a crime punishable by up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine... "unless that is, they are hired to do household chores."

A Minor Setback for Arizona's Residents

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

Last week, the effort to take away the citizenship rights of Arizona's first generation children born of undocumented parents hit a wall.

Birthright Citizenship Is Bedrock Americanism

Van Gosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Gosse

When you hear that birthright citizenship is not part of the America conceived by the Founding Fathers, take a strong drink of skepticism.

The 14th Amendment and the Essential Question

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

It will be interesting to see whether an old idea -- that anyone born here is part of the United States by right -- will survive the bruising arguments over who belongs, who's in, and who's out.

The Other Side of the Anchor: Where Else Do American-Born Kids Belong?

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

We accept the term "naturalization" to describe the process of the foreign-born taking on a new citizenship. What could be more natural than being accepted as a citizen of the only home you've ever known?

The Summer of Republican Race-Baiting

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

What else do we call the deliberate inciting of racial bigotry and resentment for the sake of attaining power? It's race-baiting and it's a major component of the Republican strategic arsenal.

Babies - No Adjectives Needed

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Last week, the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics issued the final birth statistics for 2007. They reported that in 2007, there were 4.3 mill...

Living in a 'Post-Racist' Society

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

The MSNBC documentary series Lock Up ran a story earlier this month about a Maricopa County Jail inmate charged with identity theft named Cecil Kunkel...

Rosemary's Anchor Baby

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Brenner

Please allow me to introduce myself, as the song goes. You can call me Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub -- whatever. I've got a proposition for you. No, I d...

Howard Fineman: Why The GOP's New Culture War Issues May Burn Them

Newsweek | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If we had any sense, the fall elections would be about just one thing: the economy. But we do not have any sense. We are facing what Wall Street would...

Former Bush Aides Bash GOP's New Stance On 14th Amendment As 'Offensive,' 'Embarrassment'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former aides to the George W. Bush Administration are retaliating against a recent flurry of Republican calls for a repeal or readdressing of the 14th...

GOP: Bring Back 'Corruption of Blood'

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Corruption of Blood" was an English law stating that if your parents committed treason, you were also stained. The GOP's idea is to change the Constitution so that being without papers is treated more harshly than treason.

Citizenship: Because I Said So

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

The modern state's reasons for granting or denying citizenship are a mix of "because I said so" and "because we matter and you don't."