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Friday Talking Points -- First Marijuana TV Ad Created

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This ad will likely be followed by other companies' ads -- all competing freely in a marketplace for customers -- which means it does represent a historic turning point.

Down Where The River Ends

James Moore | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
James Moore

U.S. foreign policy and economic aid to Central American countries, perhaps, instead of pumping billions into Mideast imbroglios, is likely to ease the flow of refugees toward Texas. But no answer is workable until politicians in Washington and Austin realize the Rio Grande Valley is not a battlefield.

The Future of the American Mood: Hispanic Millennials in Border States

Marian Salzman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Marian Salzman

California and Texas, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, aren't just on the geographical border of the United States and Mexico. They're also a frontier between the America that we were and the America we're rapidly becoming.

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 be...

We Must Respond Compassionately to Children at the Border

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

The influx of vulnerable people from Central America, including unaccompanied minors as well as mothers with children, continues to challenge the United States to respond compassionately.

GOP Really Wants Obama To Visit The Border. But They Criticized Him For Doing So In 2011

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Republicans clamoring for a presidential visit to the U.S.-Mexico border this week were singing a different tune after Barack Obama's first trip there...

Border Backlog Crisis

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In all the fulminating going on about the children in the current border "crisis," there is one problem I have yet to hear addressed, by either side in the debate. Mostly, I suspect, because it would cost a lot of money to fix.

Johnson: 'We Have To Do Right By The Children'

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) - A top U.S. official said on Sunday the U.S. border is not open to illegal entry into the country, but acknowledged th...

Ryan J. Reilly

Rick Perry Won't Back Away From Obama Border Conspiracy Theory | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is not backing away from a conspiracy theory he recently floated about the Obama administration somehow coordi...

The Refugee Option Obama Will Ignore

Dan Kowalski | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

Under existing law, with the stroke of a pen, President Obama could solve the current crisis of the Central American children coming to America without visas.

Border Crisis Linked to Bishops' Crusade Against Contraception

John Seager | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
John Seager

While experts strive to stem this immigration surge, one fundamental cause shouldn't be ignored: the Vatican's refusal to respect the rights of all women to make their own childbearing decisions.

Elise Foley

Democrat Unveils Plan For Border Crisis | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) unveiled a 20-point plan on Thursday for beginning to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing t...

Elise Foley

Raul Grijalva Cancels Visit To Border Facility Children After U.S. Rebuffs Clergy | Elise Foley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raúl Grijalva's (D-Ariz.) visit on Monday to a facility holding hundreds of unaccompanied minors near the U.S.-Mexico border was d...

Two Years Later, Deferred Action Is Renewed Without Future Guarantees

Juan Escalante | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Juan Escalante

Let us stop and reflect on where we are, how we got here, and where we are headed. Despite the fact that some of us being able to breathe a sigh of relief, the work to achieve a sensible reforms that will bring about change to immigration laws is far from over.

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 ...

Here in the Third World

James Moore | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
James Moore

The reference to the border by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who recently used the term Third World as a descriptive of the region, offended those of us who love la frontera. The GOP candidate for governor, Abbott described the border as practically being destroyed by corruption, although there are no statistics to support his critique.

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 Mayors Push Economy Into Immigration Debate

Arizona Daily Star | Perla Trevizo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Whether the U.S. House is going to take up immigration reform this year is still an open question, but elected officials from the border region want t...

A New Group Of Immigrants Surges Across Arizona's Border

The Arizona Republic | Daniel González | Posted 09.09.2013 | Latino Voices

On a recent Friday night in Phoenix, an unmarked white Department of Homeland Security bus pulls up to a curb near the Greyhound bus station. The d...

Why I Support the Bring Them Home Campaign

Prerna Lal | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

Several immigrant youth, who have been leaders in the undocumented youth movement in the United States, have crossed the border into Mexico, and plan to turn themselves in alongside other undocumented youth who left or were deported from the United States at a border crossing.

Bus 'Em to the Border

Farai Chideya | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Farai Chideya

I would love to see the entire body of Congress bussed to various parts of the U.S./Mexico border -- in shifts and between votes, of course. They might find that what they're planning to execute has little merit and very high cost.

7 Reasons The 'Border Surge' Is A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | Latino Voices

The U.S. Senate voted Monday to adopt an amendment calling for a so-called "border surge" that would double the size of the Border Patrol, mandate 700...

Elise Foley

Senators Scramble For Border Alternative | Elise Foley | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Senate immigration reform "gang of eight" worked furiously behind the scenes on Wednesday to come up with an amendment th...

WATCH: A Family Reunion Through The Fence

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 06.12.2013 | Latino Voices

For the past six years, thousands of miles have separated three Dreamers from their mothers who were deported. But recently, it was only a rusted stee...

Border Fee Idea Stirs Debate In Southwest

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2013 | Latino Voices

The Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to conduct a study on the possibility of enacting a fee for crossing over U.S. borders by land awaken...