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Illegal Immigrants

The fight against SB1070

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

By now you've heard of Arizona's recently passed law, set to take effect in a little over a week, that will give local law enforcement officers in the...

Obama Gets It Right in Arizona

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

Immigration is an explosive subject that raises many questions with no clear resolution. No one here legally should be a target in the United States. Not in Arizona. Not anywhere.

Immigration: Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Immigrant-oriented immigration policies for the past two decades have been flashy and made for good TV and newspaper shots, but its like treating the flu with cough drops rather than with an antibiotic.

Dream University: Illegal Immigrants Hold 'Teach-In' To Push Bill

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA and RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — They can't get citizenship or in-state tuition rates, so they're taking the next steps – the Capitol and White House steps, t...

There Goes the Neighborhood: Which Groups Make Americans Nervous?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

For the most part, I've been pretty lucky when it comes to my neighbors. I've gotten along with the vast majority of them, and I've never had cross-ya...

New Rule: This Mother's Day, Americans Must Extend a Special Thanks to Their Nannies

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Lost in this whole immigration debate is why Americans want to be so harsh on the people who, in so many ways, enable them to sit on their fat asses. Why set our crosshairs on the humble, servile people? I'll tell you why. Because we're bullies.

After Arizona

James Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Bradley

From California north to Alaska, west to Colorado and south to New Mexico, posters told the Chinese to get out and that those who hesitated faced the barrel of a white man's rifle.

Arizona's Immigration Law: Racial Profiling at Its Worst as 10 States Explore Copycat Legislation

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

Arizona's law is racial profiling at its worst, and it forces police officers who know better but are just doing their jobs to harass millions of innocent legal immigrants who have done absolutely nothing wrong.

San Francisco Sanctuary City Policy Will Be Dropped If City Joins 'Secure Cities' Fingerprint Program

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco is set to join a federal program next month that will automatically check the immigration status of anyone arrested or ...

Immigration Reform: An Unbridgeable Gap?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

At some point, immigration reform will happen. But it will be ugly, and everyone will be at least a little disappointed, so don't get your hopes up.

What They Aren't Telling You About Arizona's New Immigration Law

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


4 Top Reasons Illegal Immigration Grew Out of Control and How We Can Fix It

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Only 5,000 green cards a year are issued to low-skilled workers seeking permanent residence. Clearly, we should expect a black market in labor to arise when demand for workers far exceeds the legal supply.

Obama: Immigration Bill Work Should Begin This Year

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he wants to begin work this year on legislation overhauling the nation's immigration system, ...

They're Not Illegal Immigrants, They're Heroes

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

We need to stop calling undocumented immigrants in the United States "illegal". A more appropriate term is: New American Heroes. Why are undocument...

Immigration Law's Impact on Kids: Broken Families and America's Soul

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

When language barriers and poverty enter the mix, separated family members might have only a dim awareness of their children's fate or the legal process for keeping custody within the family.

Call Them What They Are: Illegal Aliens

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Regrettably, the Arizona legislation went too far, allowing local police to ask individuals "reasonably suspected" to be illegal immigrants for identifying papers.

Why the U.S. Needs More Immigrants

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

If we want to maintain our superpower status, assure economic growth, save Social Security and other entitlement programs, we need a growing pool of (immigrant) tax payers to fund it.

Charges of Racism for Criticism of Illegal Immigration Is No Substitute for Effective Border Enforcement

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Why has illegal immigration been implicitly elevated as such a worthwhile pursuit that all Arizonans and American citizens at large should compassionately understand and support.

A Woman Without a Country

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

If I were to drive my Prius into Arizona, I expect that the state troopers would probably wave me on with a smile, perhaps allowing themselves a chuckle about those "green" Californians.

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...

Arizona's Message to Immigrants: Take Your Billions and Run

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

A recent University of Arizona study found that Arizona's immigrant workers paid an estimated $2.4 billion in state taxes, and accounted for $44 billion in economic output that created 400,000 full-time jobs.

Arizona's Message: Don't Tread on Me, Tread on Them

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

The brave cowboys in Arizona have proven once again that the most powerful country in the world is also the most frightened. In this case, we're afraid of poor Mexicans.

Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law Hits Women the Hardest

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arcelia Hurtado

The vulnerable socio-economic status of Latina immigrant women makes them more prone to suffer workplace sexual harassment and violence. But they can never report it lest they be arrested.

Arizona Law Endangers America's Immigrant Heritage

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

In the past, as now, nativism, bigotry and fear of competition from foreign workers dulled the collective American memory of its own immigrant history and democratic ideals. We must not go down that road again.

Fits and Starts: The Reid-Schumer-Graham Immigration Proposal

Philip Wolgin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Wolgin

While the Reid-Schumer-Menendez immigration proposal would go a long way toward reforming the immigration system, worryingly, it continues many of the current inequities, and leaves many questions unanswered.