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The Hole in Trump's Wall

Sarah B Horton | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Sarah B Horton

Trump's approach to immigration is infamously based on a wall constructed on the border to keep undocumented immigrants from "stealing" American jobs ...

Evaluating Trump's Immigration Plan: Facts To Bring Down A Wall Of Fiction

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 09.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

The facts demonstrate that building a wall is purely a political ploy and attempt to pander to Trump's base. After all, it is a powerful hallmark of his campaign that aims to create a culture of division, based on dominance and hate.

GOP 'Self-Deportation' Fantasy Is Alive and Well

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

The fantasy that millions of people will simply disappear if we just have stricter laws, the old "self-deportation" theory and the lynchpin of the Romney campaign in 2012, did not work as a political strategy and is laughable as a policy.

Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

We harm ourselves every day when we deport 1,100 people. We put U.S. citizen children in foster care or the care of others or we send them out of the country. A generation of kids has grown up with the threat of deportation of mom or dad.

What Do We Have Government For?

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

As frustrating as it is, the ongoing Washington stalemate on health care, immigration and almost any other essential issue should not be surprising. It is not politics as some claim. It is a deep ideological rift among Americans.

How the Shutdown Affects Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Looking to immigration, while there is an immediate material affect of fewer workers or certain visa applications being delayed, the longer-lasting effect may be a more subtle political one.

When a Job Is at Stake, Even One Mistake Is One Too Many

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

E-Verify is not ready for primetime, and should not be imposed without commonsense immigration reform that would clarify the status of millions of immigrants who are part of our workforce.

SAFE Act an Expensive Boondoggle

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

Throwing more money and delegating more powers to an immigration enforcement bureaucracy will be largely ineffective at halting unauthorized immigration, waste scarce taxpayer dollars, and harm American workers and businesses.

The Tea Party's Cynical Opposition to Immigration Reform

Jeffrey A. Miron | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey A. Miron

Tea Partiers who claim to believe in freedom and limited government should be trying to purge the big government overreach in the Senate's bill rather than cynically trying to gut the entire effort with phony concerns about the rule of law or border security.

Ohio Senator Missing In Action on Immigration Reform

David Leopold | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
David Leopold

Given the major concessions from both sides of the aisle to get to a bipartisan agreement, Rob Portman's position cannot be justified -- especially given what's at stake for Ohio and for America if immigration reform fails.

No Limits to Senate's E-Verify National ID System

David Bier | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
David Bier

When legislators and regulators begin to discover the possibilities created by E-Verify, the end-product ultimately may be what few people who supported the original version envisioned.

A Pathway to Citizenship Should Create a Pathway to Workplace Protections

Victor Narro | Posted 06.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Victor Narro

The nexus between a pathway to citizenship and workplace protections must not be through an employment verification system. This did not work in 1986 with IRCA's employer sanction laws and it will not work today.

The Darker Side of E-verify

Alison Pennington | Posted 06.30.2013 | San Francisco
Alison Pennington

Do we want to reinforce failed and inhumane policies such as e-verify? Or should we repeal employer sanctions and strive for solutions that do not criminalize people for working to provide for their family?

Will E-Verify Have Discriminatory Results?

David Bier | Posted 06.26.2013 | Latino Voices
David Bier

Immigration reform is fundamentally about acceptance of new people into American society. But tucked inside the Senate immigration bill is a proposal which, if enacted, will make that process of acceptance much more difficult.

Immigration Reform Vital to Healthy U.S. Economy

Greg Brown | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Greg Brown

Faced with a shortage of temporary high-skilled visas and 6- to 10-year waits for employment-based green cards, foreign graduates of U.S. universities are taking their talents elsewhere. Wouldn't it better to have them working for us rather than for our foreign competitors?

Elise Foley

Rand Paul Calls For Path To Citizenship | Elise Foley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave a full-throated endorsement on Tuesday for comprehensive immigration reform that would allow undocumented im...

E-Verify: Bad for Both Businesses and Employees

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Amy B. Dean

The good news is that both Republicans and Democrats have vowed to fix our broken immigration system. The bad news is that they are poised to repeat a key mistake of the past: forcing employers to do the work of verifying whether or not someone is here legally.

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano: Immigration Enforcement Money Can't Just Be Thrown At Border | Elise Foley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano attempted on Wednesday to veer the debate on immigration from the border to interior enforc...

Arizona E-Verify Law Proves Ineffective

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.31.2012 | Latino Voices

Unsuccessful GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have thought Arizona’s E-Verify law was a model for the nation, but the state’s businesses...

Elise Foley

Kris Kobach Convinces GOP To Toughen Immigration Platform | Elise Foley | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the author of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration bill, ensured on Tuesday that the Republican Party platform will al...

Economic Judgment on Arizona's Immigration Law

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

Arizona's immigration law burdens businesses with regulation and penalizes workers. It has driven tens of thousands of laborers, consumers and entrepreneurs from the state. This policy is an unfunded mandate that raises the cost of hiring workers and expanding production.

Romney Meant Arizona Was 'Model' For E-Verify, Not S.B. 1070

Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign reiterated on Thursday that the candidate had never endorsed Arizona's contested immigration law, noting that he m...

Georgia's Anti-Capitalist Immigration Law

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 02.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

Georgia is wise in not applying E-Verify to businesses with fewer than 10 employees, but the smartest policy is avoiding invasive workplace regulations like E-Verify altogether. A flood of new regulations from Washington is a major reason why the economy is so rotten. Adding E-Verify on top of that will only hurt Georgia's recovery.

Kathleen Miles

Lawmaker Proposes Letting Undocumented Immigrants Live And Work Openly In California | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A measure to allow close to one million undocumented immigrants to live and work openly in California without fear of deportation could...

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: 17 Arrested Protesting Firing Of Undocumented Immigrants | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Story has been updated to reflect the latest arrest numbers. Pomona College dining hall workers and their supporters conducted a sit-in Friday to p...