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Still a Nation of Immigrants (VIDEO)

Jamie Moffett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jamie Moffett

During the making of my documentary, Return to El Salvador, I learned of the horrific ways in which U.S. policy had contributed to atrocities in this tiny Central American nation.

Chicago Aldermen Compare Arizona Immigration Law To Nazi Germany, Vietnam War

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Arizona's controversial new(ish) immigration law has prompted protests, boycotts and even copycat bills throughout the country. And this week during a...

A Message to NYPD Commissioner Kelly: We're Against Arizona's Immigration Law, Please Join the Club

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

Today a group of 55 social justice, immigrant and civil rights organizations in New York sent a letter to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly asking him to speak out against SB1070.

Showing the Outrageousness of Arizona's Immigration Law

Jorge Mursuli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jorge Mursuli

We want white Grandmas to wear "Ask Me for My Papers" wristbands. Black men, gay women, soldiers, too. And how about cops? Or maybe Governor Brewer would like one.

Measuring SB 1070's Nationwide Detriment to Law and Order

Thomas A. Saenz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas A. Saenz

In a legislative journey full of contradictions, perhaps the greatest irony surrounding the enactment of Arizona's SB 1070 is that the law presents a serious threat to public safety, not just in Arizona, but nationwide.

Policing Immigration. A Job We Do Not Want

Chief Chris Burbank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chief Chris Burbank

Many in law enforcement are voicing their objection to a change in their jobs that would once again institutionalize racial profiling and biased policing -- while depriving the public of their safety.

Has Bill O'Reilly Stopped Lying About Arizona's Immigrant Crime Wave?

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

On May 21, O'Reilly claimed that Arizona is "overrun with crime and everything else and people getting slaughtered on their ranches. I mean, it's insane." But since then, O'Reilly's stopped making these false accusations.

Sam Stein

Jan Brewer: We Haven't Felt Any Impact From Boycott Of Our State | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Weeks after a coalition of unions, progressive groups, and Hispanic organizations pledged to boycott Arizona over the state's tough new immigration la...

Obama, Jan Brewer Meeting About Arizona Immigration Law In The White House

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Facing off over illegal immigration, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told President Barack Obama that Americans "want our border secured" a...

Immigration Is Not as Divisive as it Seems

Gilbert Cedillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gilbert Cedillo

While the immigration debate rages on TV screens and via public opinion polls, a strong majority agrees on the fundamentals of a solution -- and perhaps not surprisingly, that solution is practical and moderate.

Arizona Immigration Law: City Of Tucson Joins Police Officer's Lawsuit Against Enforcement

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — The city of Tucson has joined a lawsuit by one of its police officers to block Arizona's immigration enforcement law. The suit ...

Protesters Call For Dodgers To Move Spring Training From Arizona

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

KPCC reports: Calls for the Los Angeles Dodgers to move their spring training base from Arizona were made today when about 150 people demonstrated out...

Obama On Arizona: Presidents Don't Do Boycotts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama says the decision to boycott Arizona over its tough new law cracking down on immigration is for private citizens to de...

Sandra Day O'Connor: Arizona Must Show It's Not 'Biased' In Light Of Immigration Law

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says Arizona must figure out how to show it appreciates, respects and admires the ...

A Fruitless Compromise on Immigration: Obama Deploys Troops to Border

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

Republicans have deemed it politically beneficial to block the Democrats' initiatives, so that's what they'll do. It doesn't matter that he'd be "willing to meet them halfway or 75 percent of the way on some of the big issues."

Mexican Senators Visiting Arizona About Immigration Law

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MEXICO CITY — A delegation of Mexican senators plans to go to Arizona to listen to opinions about the U.S. state's immigration law, but it will ...

Arizona Immigration Law Could Be A Boon For Bennet's Reelection Bid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While polls have shown Arizona's controversial new immigration laws to be popular nationwide, the effects of the laws on electoral politics will be be...

Welcome to Arizona : "It's a Dry Hate..."

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

We ought to strive to turn this crisis into an opportunity to overcome fear and hatred. We are quite likely in the throes of a new civil rights movement in America.

Arizona Graduation Speech Criticizing Immigration Laws Elicits Boos, Jeers

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University of Arizona associate professor Sandra Soto has come under intense criticism for talking about Arizona immigration laws in her graduation sp...

Don't Call It Jim Crow

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

Who are these people that are shocked that police officers use their eyes and a little bit of stereotyping to decide whom to pull over? America has long had a racially biased justice system.

WATCH: What Arizona's Immigration Law Means for Organizers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Denise Tejada To find out what Arizona...

Hispanics Face Most Discrimination In U.S. (POLL)

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Who's discriminated against in America? More people say Hispanics than blacks or women – and it's far from just Hispanics who...

Obama and Calderon Both Insult Americans

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

By publicly bashing an American law during a joint appearance with the President of Mexico, Barack Obama poured gasoline on an already-raging fire and missed a golden chance to be statesmanlike.

Dora The Explorer, Illegal Immigrant?

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — In her police mug shot, the doe-eyed cartoon heroine with the bowl haircut has a black eye, battered lip and bloody nose. Dora the Ex...

Felipe Calderon Gets Standing Ovation In Congress After Condemning Arizona Immigration Law (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mexican President Felipe Calderon spoke before a joint session of Congress Thursday and received resounding applause after condemning Arizona's contro...