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Desperate Children Are At Our Border Seeking Asylum, Immigration Reform Should Allow Them To Stay

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The petrifying reality that your taxes might go up, or that you might eventually have to pay for someone else's medical care is what keeps you up at night, not the prospect of leaving your home for a better life in some faraway land.

Perry Renews Calls For Help With 'Rapid Influx' Of Undocumented Immigrants

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, July 3 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry and a key U.S. lawmaker renewed Republican calls on Thur...

One Year Down, How Many More To Go? Why We Must Not Give Up On Immigration Reform

Jason Ritchie | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

The surge of immigrants on our Southwestern border underscores what we know to be true: We need immigration reform and we need it now. We need the U.S. House. We need the Republican Party to listen to business, and act now.

Elise Foley

Democrats Call For Lawyers For Kids Crossing The Border | Elise Foley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of House Democrats announced a bill on Monday that would prevent minors and people with mental disabilities from facing immigrat...

Elise Foley

DHS Secretary To Parents: Don't Send Your Children To U.S. Illegally | Elise Foley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson penned an open letter over the weekend to parents who may be considering sending their children ...

Ted Cruz: Obama Is To Blame For Undocumented Children Crossing Border

AP | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says the Obama administration is to blame for the waves of immigrant children crossing the border illegally. ...

Elise Foley

Obama Administration To 'Surge' Immigration Enforcement On Border | Elise Foley | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to "surge" its immigration enforcement, open facilities to detain families and provide additional support...

Elise Foley

DHS Secretary: 'I Am Not Encouraging In Any Way, Shape Or Form Illegal Migration' | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with conservative attacks that the Obama administration is to blame for a dramatic influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the bor...

Ryan Grim

Shocking Photos Of Humanitarian Crisis On U.S. Border Emerge | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Disturbing images of children warehoused along the border by the federal government emerged on Friday, posted by Breitbart Texas reporter Brandon Darb...

Field Trip to the American Dream

Andrew Cotto | Posted 06.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Andrew Cotto

In the end, I believe, we learn that the American Dream is far more complicated than most people imagine and that, often, it is defined by the courage of individuals who are not officially American.

Catholic Bishops Call For Border Justice

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion

Border justice is more than simply a legal issue; for some it is a moral, ethical and even spiritual cause. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...

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.

Elise Foley

Bipartisan Duo Hopes House Can At Least Agree To Stop Border Patrol Abuses | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Comprehensive immigration reform efforts haven't been successful in the House, but two members are hoping they can address at least one ...

The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities Aren't Anywhere Near Mexico

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2014 | Latino Voices

The Texas Republican primary for lieutenant governor has evolved into a competition to see who can portray himself as the biggest immigration hardline...

Immigration Reform Is at a Standstill but There's Still Work to Be Done

Anita Sinha | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Anita Sinha

Comprehensive immigration reform may be the most ill-fated three words on Capitol Hill. The Senate passed a bill last summer, and depending on the week the issue on the House side is either dead on arrival or may see the light of day.

Dem Candidate: 'Momma Ain't Happy' With 'Toxic' GOP Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) blasted her Republican opponents in the lieutenant governor's race, saying that their messaging on immigrati...

The Promise and Pitfalls of the House Republican Standards for Immigration Reform

Donald Kerwin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

They may sow the seeds of reform, but do not (in themselves) offer sufficient guidelines for reform.

"Comprehensive Immigration Reform": The Dead End Debate

John Washington | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
John Washington

2014 chatter about "Immigration Reform" remains superficial. As Obama promised in his State of the Union address last week, yet again, that this will...

Capitalists for a Higher Minimum Wage

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Unz has part of the equation right: Raising the wage floor brings up the rest of the economy. But he departs from the progressive view in a key respect: A higher wage floor won't really help workers unless it lifts all equally, built to be as level as it is broad.

Dying to Cross: Migrants Continue to Perish in Arizona

Leanne Tory-Murphy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Leanne Tory-Murphy

The immigration reform bill currently being proposed would be devastating to the humanitarian crisis that is already occurring on the border.

Border Security or BS for Short

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Something is missing in the passionately debated border security, as a part of the immigration overhaul. Advocates for increased border protection bri...

Border Patrol International

Todd Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Todd Miller

Militarized borders are becoming ever more common throughout the world, especially in areas of U.S. influence.

Shining Soul: A Phoenix Hip-Hop Duo Raps on Border Militarization

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
C. Robert Gibson

Shining Soul, a Phoenix, Arizona-based hip-hop duo, is made up of Franco/The Bronze Candidate, who makes beats and instrumentals with a distinct underground, jazzy flavor, and Alex Soto/MC Liaison, who spits politically subversive rhymes.

Border Patrol Faces Backlash Over Allegations Of Violating Constitutional Rights

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX -- PHOENIX (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a federal government probe into allegations of constitutional rights violati...

One Government Activity Continues: 1,100+ Deportations a Day

John McCullough | Posted 12.03.2013 | Religion
John McCullough

When Congress decides to end the shutdown -- which it must do at some point -- our national leaders will need to prove that they can still get things done. Immigration reform should be at the top of that list.