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Community Organizers Revive Immigration Reform Again

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Even while the elite political establishment has been engrossed with the elections, the grassroots has never taken its focus off alleviating the pain felt by people whose lives are affected by our dysfunctional immigration system.

From My Family to Yours: Immigrant Youth Shout Out

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

This week thousands of children will gather in small and large cities in the United States and Mexico to ask Congress to push immigration reform forward and keep families together.

Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck promised on his radio show that "the hammer" would be coming down on me, and that he would devote a week of his TV show to bringing me down. I took that as a "no" to dialogue, but I've decided to go ahead without him.

Can You Find the Mexican Alien?

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

How difficult will it be to enforce Arizona's new anti-immigration law, which gives law enforcement the right to stop and detain anyone who is "reason...

An Immigration Solution: The Exact Opposite of Arizona

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

If California were a country, here would be the solution to the problem of illegal immigration from Mexico.

Arizona is Targeting the Wrong Criminal

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Blaming the victim (illegal immigrants) is nothing more than being unwilling to see who really is at fault: its US business hiring low cost labor and every day citizens who hire domestic help.

Do I Look "Illegal"? -- Latino Nationwide Movement Building

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Arizona's immigration law is creating a wave of Latino social network activism. Following the signing of S.B. 1070, one of the most anti-immigrant laws in the country, Latinos have chosen to mobilize online in numbers rarely seen before.

Congressman Duncan Hunter Wants to Deport U.S. Citizens

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Carlos Frey

In addition to supporting more militarization at the U.S. - Mexico border, Mr. Duncan D. Hunter also believes that the removal of U.S. born children of undocumented immigrant parents will help stop illegal immigration.

What to Do -- Or Not -- About Arizona

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Our knee-jerk reaction is to ask the Attorney General to declare the law unconstitutional. While I support this in principle, I think we might also consider not trying to block it at all.

On SB 1070 And What Happens When "Brown" Means "Illegal"

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What does an illegal immigrant look like? Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who just signed SB 1070 into law last Friday--which allows law enforcement to ...

Arizona Immigration Law Might Boost Foreclosure Rate | Catherine Reagor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Real-estate analysts and economists are watching for signs that both illegal and legal residents are moving from the state, while also tracking the nu...

How Hard Is It to Get a Black Market Green Card in San Francisco?

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harmon Leon

Everyone's entitled to the American Dream. Some wait years to win the green card lottery. To reap the fruits of prosperity, I'm trying to get a green card by mid-afternoon -- no later.

Obama Administration Policy on Mentally Ill Is Questionable

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

While President Obama basks in his noteworthy success in passing health care legislation, he might take some time to review his administration's policy regarding mentally ill immigrants to this country.

Number Of Illegal Immigrants Getting In-State Tuition In Texas Rises

Dallas Morning News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The number of illegal immigrant college students paying in-state tuition and receiving financial aid at Texas' public colleges and universities contin...

DHS' FYI on Illinois' Illegal Aliens

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

The bottom line is that true reform was not going to be a palatable concept to the illegal-immigration-is-killing-this-country crowd while illegal immigration was booming.

After Being Ignored By White House, 521 Immigration Groups Join To Protest Obama's Inaction

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

A coalition of 521 organizations have signed an open letter to Obama and are planning vigils, marches, and other events across the country to protest the administration's policy on the Department of Homeland Security 287(g) local immigration enforcement program

Palin Supports Corsi: District 9 Is a Documentary

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

An indignant Palin immediately released a series of searing Facebook status updates denouncing the impending alien immigrant infestation as "icky" and "un-American,"

So it Begins -- the August Attack on Health Care Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

I received a mass email that exhorted the recipients to pray because of the disaster to befall on us if health care reform is passed. I went through every charge and answered it.

You Don't Agree

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Dimond

It's time again to let some of you get a turn to sound off about what I write in this space. Every week I examine some crime and justice related to...

The Profitability Of Inequality

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

The current concept of the "illegal" person has its roots in the Black Codes, used to define who could be enslaved and who couldn't.

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

Why do some brand those who enter or stay in the U.S. without proper papers as "illegals"? The usual answer is: "They broke the law." In this sense, though, most of us are "illegals" one way or another.

Furlough Arnold

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Danziger

When non-English speaking people who risked arrest to work at below minimum-wage jobs in strawberry fields decide that California's economy sucks so badly they'd rather leave, you know it's bad.

The Freedom of Migration Act Challenge

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The present recession overshadows our unresolved immigration mess. Whether we want it or not, we have to address this issue again.

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Wants "Criminal Aliens" Out Of US

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — If you're a criminal and you're not entitled to be in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants you out...

Inboxes in South Filled With Warnings About Aliens, Commies and Schizophrenia

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

It's getting crazy down here in Dixie. When we're not talking to ourselves, we're talking to everybody else -- whether they want to listen or not. Yada-yada-Muslim, yada-yada-antichrist, yada-yada-doesn't-want-America-to-win, yada-yada-he's-a-commie-socialist!