Immigration benefits both sides. It is neither a zero-sum game nor charity for poor foreigners. The government should get out of the way and let Americans and immigrants work together to each other's benefit.
If 3 million immigrants entered the U.S. under an immigration tariff system similar to the one described here, the government could raise as much as $30 billion in revenue -- more than enough to cover the costs of the three major immigration regulation and enforcement agencies.
During our time in Tucson, we met with 27-year-old Hector, a former detainee who spoke in detail about his experience in an immigration detention center.
When I hear that AT&T and Verizon are key players with other multinationals and Republican legislators in a so-far obscure group that advances corporate interests and undermines ours, my thoughts turn...shall we say, vehement.
I am about to go on trial in Phoenix. One year ago, I was arrested during an act of nonviolent civil disobedience to speak out against anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona.
We're no longer living in the age of Bill Russell, Arthur Ashe and Muhammad Ali. All of these athletes were at the very top of their sports, and understood that they had the power to induce real, meaningful social change by virtue of their platform.
As the camera pans across Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, it will also be a painful reminder that when he had the chance, Bud Selig failed to stand up for his Latino players, coaches, and fans by not speaking out against Arizona's war on the Hispanic community.
If we focused on financially penalizing businesses that employed illegal immigrants, instead of punishing the immigrants themselves, we might diminish the demand for jobs of which there is a seemingly never ending supply.
Mark down July 8th as a day history was made in Arizona. In a swift affirmation of Arizona's fast-growing and powerful new political movement, the architect of the state's controversial immigration law has officially been recalled.
Americans as a whole are out of luck -- the victims of deceptive policies created by corporate lobbyists and right wing think-tanks, and paid for by the fortunate few under a legalized system of bribery called campaign finance.
While the occasional spasm of extremist rhetoric and legislative initiative are often dismissed as nutty episodes in Arizona Gone Wild politics, some observers are wondering if John Huppenthal crossed the line of lawlessness.
Co-authored with Omar Jadwat, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project This week the ACLU and ACLU of Georgia along with a coalition of other civil rights gr...
Arizona's law has not been shown to reduce illegal immigration. In 2008, the first year it was in effect, state income tax collection dropped 13%. But sales tax revenues on food and clothing remained fairly steady.
Last week, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's "Legal Workers Arizona Act" (LAWA) enabling the state to revoke the business licenses of employers who hire undocumented workers. But is this really a win for the state?
Do you know of a local or state politician who is spreading fear about immigrants, proposing Arizona-style laws, or obstructing immigration reform?
From May 13-16, I accompanied a delegation from Long Island to Tucson, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico, where we learned firsthand about the ongoing humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.