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I Live Without Borders

Nadya Tolokonnikova | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Nadya Tolokonnikova

Migrants are innovative and entrepreneurial. In the 19th century a third of the population of Sweden, Ireland and Italy emigrated to America and other countries. The U.S. is the very best example of how dynamic a country of immigrants can be.

French Interior Minister Calls Border Controls "Stupid"

HuffPost France | Alexandre Boudet | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

In the wake of Berlin's recent decision to temporarily reintroduce controls at Germany's border with Austria, president of the French far right N...

Donald Trump Goes To The Mexican Border, Because Why Not

AP | Marina Fang | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a whirlwind visit to the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics w...

'Mexico Is Doing the Dirty Work': Mexican Government Cracks Down on Immigration on US Behalf

David R. K. Adler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Latino Voices
David R. K. Adler

On Tuesday, 24 members of the Viacrucis were arrested in Queretaro, a city just outside of Mexico City. It appears that the injunction -- far from guaranteeing their safety -- was little more than a brief reprieve from the aggressive tactics of the Frontera Sur regime.

Gaza in Arizona

Todd Miller | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Todd Miller

In Arizona, with up to a billion dollars potentially at its disposal, CBP has tasked Elbit with creating a "wall" of "integrated fixed towers" containing the latest in cameras, radar, motion sensors, and control rooms.

Contemplating a Republican Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A Republican Senate is pretty much an iron-clad guarantee of the return of "fiscal cliffs" and "government shutdowns" and "hostage-taking" and all the rest of the budgetary games Republicans are known for playing.

Suffer the Children

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Suffer the Children

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

Is America to Blame for the Crisis on the Border?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The roots of this crisis go back decades, to a time when the American government thought it was more important to frustrate the Russians than to end a bloodbath. A natural question is, how long are we responsible for the sins and errors of the past?

A Bipartisan Attempt to Restore Credibility to the U.S. Border Enforcement System

Donald Kerwin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

For too many years, Congress and the Executive branch have failed to provide meaningful oversight of the Border Patrol and OSO to set standards for effective, rights-respecting enforcement.

Secure Borders Hype Gets It Wrong

David Cook-Martin | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
David Cook-Martin

We squander valuable human and cultural capital when in another time and place the unauthorized would have been citizens simply because they live and contribute to our common life, and have ties to American citizens. That's what's wrong with our system.

A Valentine's Day Plea: Love Doesn't Stop at Borders

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 04.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Jessica González-Rojas

For many women immigrants and same-sex couples, Valentine's Day is a time they remember their separation from those they love and continue to face the fear that their families could be needlessly torn apart.

Jan Brewer Issues Odd Request To Obama

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) called on President Barack Obama to tour the Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday, just hours before he took the stage to deliver...

Time Is Ripe for Immigration Reform

Alejandro Escalona | Posted 01.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Alejandro Escalona

Obama did not apologize or backtrack on his position. I disagreed that building a wall -- no matter what size -- would deter immigrants from coming to the United States illegally. But I respected Obama for standing his ground.

Despite Drop in Migrant Deaths, Recent Disappearances in Arizona Speak to Unresolved Problem

Ted Hesson | Posted 11.02.2011 | Impact
Ted Hesson

It's not uncommon for migrants to undergo deportation and immediately begin planning a return trip to the U.S., driven by economic necessity and familial ties. Despite the awful risks, people continue to cross.

An Open Letter to Self-Proclaimed Immigrants' Champion, Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Are you trying to destroy any chance for comprehensive immigration reform for the next 10 years? Based on your words and actions over the last two years, it sure seems that the answer is "yes."

At Northern Border, Agents Fight Drug War On Ice

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MASSENA, N.Y. — Border Patrol agent Glenn Pickering slowed his rumbling snowmobile to a stop and eyed two trails of churned-up snow running down...

Hope for 2011

Cilla McCain | Posted 05.31.2011 | Impact
Cilla McCain

I e-mailed some of my friends and acquaintances this new year's and asked what lessons they've learned in 2010. Their responses went much deeper than vowing to lose weight or exercise.

Weekly Diaspora: Immigrants Abused, Denied Social Services in Broken Immigration System

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After decades of misguided policies and patchwork practices, the high human costs of our disordered...

Weekly Diaspora: Will $600 Million Border Security Bill Target Innocents?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Anti-immigrant forces have adeptly shaped the ongoing immigration debate into an issue of crime and...

Clueless Mainstream Media Misses the Real Immigration Reform Story

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Fernando Espuelas

Aside from a few token Hispanic journalists sprinkled through the broadcast and cable networks like pepper on mashed potatoes, the country's largest minority group is basically invisible.

Now Onto Immigration

David Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Gray

Now that the main legislative push on health care is completed, the oxygen should return to the legislative process on a host of other domestic issues. Prime among them is immigration.

Alienation of the Nation and Peggy Noonan in Particular

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The simplest and only way to eliminate the mess on our borders is by revoking our current immigration law and allowing everyone who can find work here to come and do it legally.

DHS' FYI on Illinois' Illegal Aliens

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

The bottom line is that true reform was not going to be a palatable concept to the illegal-immigration-is-killing-this-country crowd while illegal immigration was booming.

HuffPost Review: Which Way Home

Liz O'Neill Dennison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz O'Neill Dennison

Children make up roughly five percent of illegal migrants traveling to the United States alone, and the footage Rebecca Camisa's film crew manages to catch is staggering.