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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 b...

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 ...

Can Chuck Todd Save a 'SOSO' Meet The Press?

Art Brodsky | Posted 10.15.2014 | Media
Art Brodsky

For Todd and NBC to make something of Meet The Press, they have to ditch the SOSO attitude: Same Old, Same Old. They have to try shake things up, bringing back some old ways while integrating the new.

Rand Paul Explains Why He Bolted From A Dreamer

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) sought to explain viral footage showing him hastily moving away from an undocumented immigrant in Iowa on Tuesday. In the vi...

Try Governing for a Change

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

On issue after issue facing our country, this is a Republican Party so obsessed with blocking the president -- and now suing the president -- that it has abdicated its most basic responsibility to govern.

King Has Heated Confrontation With Dreamers

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) had a tense confrontation with two Dreamers in Iowa that was captured on video and posted to YouTube on Monday. The video'...

House Republicans Vote to Deport as Many Kids as Possible

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 10.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

These two bills do not represent a coherent response to our border crisis. They reflect Speaker Boehner's failed leadership as well as the triumph of immigration extremists. While these bills will have zero policy impact, the GOP will likely feel their political impact for years to come -- and not in a good way.

GOP Congressman: All 500,000 DREAMers, '8 Million' Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) appeared Friday night on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" to discuss immigration and the current U.S.-Mexico border crisis. ...

Elise Foley

House Votes To Strip Deportation Relief From Dreamers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans voted on Friday to strip protections from undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, putting more than a half-million ...

They Are Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although members of Congress and the president are professing to pursue a humanitarian response to the border crisis, the proposed solutions often undercut the very protections that children have in current law in order to have the Border Patrol expedite their deportation back to Central America.

Boycott the White House: The Pathway to Citizenship Begins With Self-Representation

Prerna Lal | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Prerna Lal

This week, grassroots leaders from the immigrant rights movement went to several D.C. organizations with a simple request: Stop negotiating with the White House on behalf of directly impacted immigrant communities.

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio: End Relief For Dreamers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday called on the Obama administration to "wind down" a policy that has helped more than 550,000 undoc...

How We Respond to the Huddled Masses Says Everything About Who We Are as Americans

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Scott Dannemiller

They are here. Among us. Christ in our midst. And for them we should open our arms wide. Like a Good Shepherd. Offering a warm embrace. A safe place to call home.