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This Popular Anti-Immigrant Talking Point Just Keeps Falling Apart

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

A study released on Thursday confirmed what many people who have been following the national immigration debate have understood for years: Immigratio...

The Route Of 'Ghost Bomber' Ahmad Al-Mohammad

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

The Syrian passport found near the remains of a suicide bomber in the attack on the Stade de France in Paris on Friday night has shone a spotlight on...

Ron Johnson: Deporting Kids To Honduras Is OK Because It's 'A Beautiful Country'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

It's not so bad to deport children to what was until recently the murder capital of the world, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Friday, since Honduras ...

DOJ: No Civil Rights Charges For Border Agents Over Death Of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five years after a Mexican national named Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas died after an encounter with Border Patrol agents, the Justice Depa...

The Billion-dollar Border War: Why Walls and Drones Are Bogus

Regina Clemente | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Regina Clemente

In the new short documentary Border Inc., Brave New Films exposes how the last three decades of immigration politics in this country have created a massive payday for military contractors and wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in this business operation fueled by xenophobia and greed.

Homeland Security Secretary Says Border Wall And Fearmongering Are 'Not The Answer' On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants politicians to tone down their rhetoric on immigration, particularly those who are c...

Dousing the Flames of Immigration Rhetoric with Facts

Michael Dear | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Dear

The facts about migration from and via Mexico are well known. Yet too many presidential hopefuls seem more intent on securing their electoral base, employing an inflammatory rhetoric vilifying Mexicans, urging billions of dollars for yet more walls, and vying to trump one another's "tougher-than-thou" posture.

Border Crossings By Families, Unaccompanied Kids Spiked In August

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

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Republican Candidates Embrace Science!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

"Good luck with that!" This is the most common response we get when we talk about, the non-profit founded to try and persuade the presidential candidates to attend a debate solely on science issues, including technology, the environment, and medicine.

Here's A Border Program That Actually Works

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

EL PASO, Texas -- The serpentine Rio Grande still marks the border between north and south, though it's no longer the raging river it once was. Today...

Humanity Washed Ashore

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Humanity washes ashore, but does anything change? There's only one way for real change to happen: The value of human life must supersede citizenship. Refugees -- people forced by terrible circumstances out of their homes -- shouldn't have their escape routes blocked, either by barbed wire or bureaucratic minutiae, because they have been rendered "stateless."

Tavis Smiley vs. Ann Coulter on Immigration

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Ms. Coulter outlines why she believes immigration to be America's greatest threat -- an idea that has been embraced by many leaders on the right, including current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

Why Donald Trump Has it Wrong About the Border

Abigail Golden-Vazquez | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
Abigail Golden-Vazquez

Instead of listening to those seeking to blame Mexico and make wildly inaccurate claims about the border regions, cities and states ought to take lessons from communities like those of the Borderplex. It is a model of integration that has created economic prosperity by utilizing our crucial trade relationship with Mexico

Undocumented Immigrant Fights To Change 'Disgusting,' 'Unjust' Policies

The Huffington Post | Elisabeth Brier | Posted 09.01.2015 | Latino Voices

After immigrating to the U.S. from El Salvador at 10 years old, Aminta Menjivar is using her personal history as inspiration to fight f...

Canada Responds To Scott Walker: 9/11 Terrorists Had U.S. Visas

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Canada responded on Monday to GOP presidential contender Scott Walker's controversial comments about building a northern border wall by...

Scott Walker Campaign Says He's Not Advocating For A Border Wall With Canada

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

After critics mocked Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for saying a wall between the U.S. and Canada was a "legitimate...

Scott Walker’s Canadian Wall Idea Is An Absurd Solution To A Real Problem

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was resoundingly mocked this weekend for saying a border wall between the U.S. and Canada was a "legitimate...

Scott Walker Open To Building Wall Along Border With Canada

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics

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On Immigration, Trump and Coffman Look the Same, but Are They?

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Washington Post's Greg Sargent called on reporters to extract detailed plans from the herd of Republican presidential candidates regarding their positions on immigration. It's a good idea and has direct application here in Colorado.

El Chapo, Scourge of Mexican Sovereignty

Nicholas Denmon | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Nicholas Denmon

The failure to the victims of El Chapo, both direct and indirect, is a miscarriage of justice of such magnitude that it may be the biggest crime of all.

Scarborough: A 'Generational Opportunity' to Reform the GOP by Fighting Trump

Spencer Critchley | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Morning Joe host (and leading conservative pundit) Joe Scarborough apparently agrees about the need to reform the GOP on the issue of bigotry, and that Donald Trump presents an opportunity to do that.

Post Trump, What Is the GOP's Best Path to Presidential Victory?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Of course if the "short-fingered vulgarian" -- to borrow a Spy Magazine term of endearment for Mr. Trump -- runs as a Independent, then, as in 1992 (when Ross Perot stole huge numbers of the GOP vote), the Republicans don't have a prayer, no matter whom they run.

Trump Has Exposed GOP Racism

Spencer Critchley | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

The GOP has been doing a racist strip tease for decades now, and Trump is just skipping the tease. But it may point to a possible upside. Thanks to gauche clowns like Trump -- not to mention Cliven Bundy, Steve King and others -- the GOP, like the Democratic Party of the 60s, might be forced to reform itself, if only to end the pain.

The Drug War Hurts Latinos, and We Have the Power to Stop It

Mayra Espinoza-Martinez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Mayra Espinoza-Martinez

The one thing all parents share is the desire to protect their kids. Although the legalization and regulation of all drugs may seem counterintuitive to that desire, repealing prohibition will keep our communities safer. Legalization reduces the profit margins of illicit products and disincentivizes the time, money, and violence necessary to traffic drugs.

Here's How Wrong Trump Is: Immigrants Commit Less Crime

Spencer Critchley | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

There are many people who will think that while Trump's comments may be offensive, they're also accurate -- just politically incorrect. But no, they're not politically incorrect. They're factually incorrect.