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Notes From the Other Border

Leanne Tory-Murphy | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Leanne Tory-Murphy

The word "border" has always conjured up images of wide, flat and dry places. My sense of reality began to sharpen about 10 years ago when I received a phone call from a friend who had been detained by Border Patrol on an Amtrak train in upstate New York. Her detention was not unique.

My Simple, One-Page Immigration Proposal

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

With regard to our nation's illegal immigration problem, the goal should be to solve it -- not win some political battle. The solution must but be simple, not complex. So I thought I would take a stab at a simple, not perfect, solution for illegal immigration.

Paul Soros' Visible Legacy

Andrei Cherny | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Andrei Cherny

At this moment when Washington is convulsed with debates over the most significant overhaul of immigration laws in a generation, the life and work of a man named Paul Soros, who passed last week at the age of 87, is not only instructive, but inspiring.

It's Not Rocket Science

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

We Americans can always find ways to make the simplest things very complicated and difficult. So, it is no surprise to watch as the United States Senate tries to prevent itself from becoming bogged down with regard to immigration reform.

Mother's Day Is All About Families

Mee Moua | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

Some members of Congress want to gut the family immigration system by making it much harder for siblings and adult married children to reunite with their loved ones here in the U.S.

Immigration Reform and the GOP's Crisis of Sincerity

Michael Sargeant | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

The GOP is hoping these new voters will just conveniently forget that for years, Republicans used them as a lightening rod to scare other Americans. They're hoping their own recent history will just disappear after a single vote.

Now Is the Time for Enforcement Reform

Fernando Garcia | Posted 06.18.2013 | Latino Voices
Fernando Garcia

We cannot ignore the serious threats to civil and human rights that are inherent in the call for new border triggers and continued unaccountable spending on border enforcement. Immigration reform may finally be within reach. It's now time for enforcement reform.

America's 'Melting Pot' Is Boiling Over

Atul Tandon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Atul Tandon

The American demographic reality has changed. No one can deny that the United States is an ethnically diverse nation. Non-profits need to catch up to this reality -- in their leadership and staffing, as well as in their programs and funding.

Gendered Laws: VAWA, IRCA and the Future of Immigration Reform

Laura E. Enriquez | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Laura E. Enriquez

A lesser-known fact of the Violence Against Women Act is that it provides a temporary visa and creates a pathway to legalization for undocumented immigrants who are the victims of domestic abuse.

Time for a National ID Card

Howard Foster | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Howard Foster

It's time for a single nationally issued worker ID card with secure biometric features. This would make the entire process almost seamless.

No Drama, Just the Right Reasons for Labor and Big Business to Seek Commonsense Immigration Reform

Eliseo Medina | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

If the odd fellows odd fellows of Big Business and Labor can try to work together, there is no reason why Congress can't see that we can live up to our forefathers' expectations by fully integrating our immigrant communities into the nation.

We've Always Played Politics With Immigration

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America goes through these grand debates every generation or so, and what remains constant is that both sides in the fight can be counted upon to accuse the other side of "playing politics" with the immigration issue. This has, indeed already begun.

Elise Foley

Congress To White House: Let Us Write Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), two of the lawmakers working across the aisle on immigration reform, said ...

Congress To Take Harder Line On Illegal Immigration

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress' approach to immigration...