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At Last, Sensible Immigration Reform May Have a Chance in Washington

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Vivek Wadhwa

Immigration reform has stalled because of ugly Republican politics and an insistence by the Democrats that it be all or nothing. This has taken a toll on the country's economic growth and global competitiveness. But there may finally be hope to slow the skilled-immigrant exodus that is in progress.

Obama Bouncing Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All in all, ever since his forceful response to the midterm elections, Obama seems to be getting more and more popular. In absolute numbers, of course, Obama still has a long way to go.

The Spirit of Selma: Nine Students Arrested in Georgia for Protesting Discriminatory Education Policies

Stephen Pitti | Posted 03.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Stephen Pitti

As the film Selma screens nationwide to critical acclaim, police from Clarke County arrested nine students on Friday evening in Athens, Georgia, for organizing the first "integrated classroom" for both undocumented and documented youth at the University of Georgia.

Thanks to Four Bright Rainbows in Our National Clouds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.

Elise Foley

After Immigration Win, Advocates Look To Implementation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's new executive actions on immigration face legal challenges and major threats from Republicans in Congress, but ...

Elise Foley

Supreme Court: Arizona Can't Block IDs for Dreamers For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Young undocumented immigrants who received deportation relief from the Obama administration should soon be able to get driver licenses i...

Empty Victory

Reyna Montoya | Posted 02.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Reyna Montoya

How can I thank the man who deported my friends? The phrase "2 million" meant nothing on Thursday to the President. He failed to acknowledge that these 2 million already deported also have families. He forgot to say that 2 millions souls have already been hurt.

Elise Foley

White House Turns To Aggressive Defense Of Immigration Actions

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is moving into a new phase for its policy on deportation relief for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants: Not just se...

Elise Foley

Dreamers Divided: Obama's Executive Actions Leave Some Young Immigrants Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In June of 2012, Ramon Garibaldo got a text message from a friend telling him to turn on his television. President Barack Obama was givi...

Roque Planas

Legal Experts Say There's 'No Support' For Excluding Dreamers' Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 11.26.2014 | Latino Voices

At 27, José Luis Zelaya has had four knee surgeries, all stemming from when he was 13 and traveled overland for a month and a half from Honduras to T...

Elise Foley

Americans Split On Obama's Latest Immigration Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans are not crazy about the idea of undocumented immigrants who are the parents of U.S. citizens being allowed to stay in the coun...

Immigrant Organizations Key to Carrying Out Obama's Executive Action

Erwin de Leon | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

As undocumented immigrants start applying for deportation reprieve, legal-aid and other immigrant-serving organizations will bear the brunt of helping these individuals. These groups will continue providing basic social services, as beneficiaries of the president's executive action will not have access to free health care.

GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

At the first Thanksgiving 383 years ago, Native Americans and Pilgrim immigrants gathered with mutual respect to share a bountiful harvest they'd produced together. This Thanksgiving, though, there's no respect or sharing in the homes of GOP nativists.

Roque Planas

Immigration Activists Celebrate Bittersweet Victory After Obama Grants Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 11.21.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Shortly before President Barack Obama on Thursday night announced deportation relief that could benefit an estimated 4.4 million undocume...

We Have a Dream: Improve Transparency and Accountability at the NYPD

Chris Bilal | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices
Chris Bilal

We are asking courageous New York City Council members to exercise their oversight power by passing the Right to Know Act, which would strengthen police accountability and transparency by requiring officers who stop us to identify themselves.

President Obama, Don't Leave My Mother Behind in Your Executive Action

Erika Andiola | Posted 01.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

Today, we are at a different moment. For the first time, we heard from the president's mouth that he has deported people who should have not been deported, and defended his ability to stop those deportations.

Are Blocks and Fears Great?

Bernard Hiller | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernard Hiller

Blocks and fears are not negative. Only unresolved blocks and fears are negative. They are liberating once you are on the other side of them. The way to live productively is to keep overcoming all the blocks and fears for the rest of your life.

Democrats, Don't Take Latinos for Granted

Rafael Salazar | Posted 11.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

Officially, she's not running, but no one at the Harkin Steak Fry in Iowa on September 14th had any doubt that Hillary Clinton's campaign for President of the United States had already begun. What was more unexpected was the presence of several DREAMers.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Democrats Don't Represent Women Like Us, Immigrant Advocates Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration reform advocates held a rally Friday outside a major women's event in Washington to accuse the president and other Democrats...

Roque Planas

Dreamers Demand Immigration Answers From Hillary Clinton In Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 09.15.2014 | Latino Voices

Likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a confrontation with Dreamers on Sunday that seemed to capture the Democrats' increasingly awkward r...

Ted Cruz Attacks Dreamers To Win the November Midterm Election

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Ted Cruz needs something, badly. He can't rally Tea Party support without it, and he can't, then, win the Oval Office in 2016.

Undocumented & Unafraid: How I Embraced My Status to Empower Today's DREAMers

Global Kids | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Alejandra Ruiz, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids Once I started high school I knew that I was undocumented. My ...

Dreamers Left Spinning in Coffman's Immigration Dance

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In interviews aired over the weekend, Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols tried hard to clarify Rep. Mike Coffman's squirrelly positions on immigration reform...

Obama's Legacy: #GoBigObama vs. #DeporterInChief

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the world of social media, the current question of Obama's immigration legacy can be summed up as this: Which will be the dominant tag, #DeporterInChief, or #GoBigObama? Anything Obama does will exist next to the 2 million deportations his enforcement has already carried out, more than any previous president.

Paul Ryan Confronted By Dreamers During Book Signing

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

During a book signing in Florida on Saturday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was confronted by a group of Dreamers over his vote against Deferred Action for ...