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Revolutionary Idea: Stop Marching, Start Voting

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

It's time for Latin Americans to engage with the political system and show demonstrable success, not by marching, but by enacting legislation.

Indians and Immigrants

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is too late for Native Americans to enact anti-immigration laws -- although they have probably wished many times over the last four hundred years that they had thought of it.

Arizona Police Launch First Immigration Crackdown Under New Law (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio launched his latest crime and immigration sweep Thursday, arresting 89 people, with 61 suspected of bein...

Arizona Immigration Bill Energizes Chicago Activists

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are more than 1,600 miles separating Chicago from the state of Arizona, but the controversial immigration law passed there has resonated through...

Arizona, Immigration, and the Coming Shake-Up

Eric Byler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Byler

You can't judge a state by its legislature. I have been welcomed by all here in Arizona, and in particular by members of the Phoenix business community deeply concerned about the potential economic impact of SB 1070.

Arizona's Dangerous Precedent -- and the Path Forward on Immigration Reform

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Turning immigrants into scapegoats for every social and economic setback is not what America should be about. The new Arizona law has introduced the unspoken word "race" into the debate.

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.

LA Immigration Rally: City Prepares For Massive Demonstration

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A round up of immigration news from around Los Angeles, as the city prepares for tomorrow's massive rally, expected to draw 100,000 people. Appearing...

Legal Challenge to Arizona's Law Explained

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The fight against Arizona's immigration law won't be as easy as many suspect. This isn't because SB1070 is lawful or just. It is because constitutional protections in the US are woefully inadequate when it comes to institutional racism.

Duncan Hunter: Deport Illegal Immigrants' Children Who Are Natural-Born Americans

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO (AP)-- Rep. Duncan Hunter said he would support deporting U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, adding that "it takes more than walking ...

What In The Sam Hill Is Wrong With Arizona?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

I don't know what it is exactly about Arizona, but I do know that the state needs to be boycotted like a Montgomery bus. That state must realize that you cannot treat any group of people as lesser than the rest, nor can you disrespect the country's largest minority group and expect to emerge unscathed.

Hue and Cry

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

There's a hue and cry about bailouts when our trade laws call on the President to act when production is endangered, not wait for it to go bankrupt and need a bailout.

Ryan Grim

National ID Card Included In Democratic Immigration Bill | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats pushed forward on an immigration overhaul on Thursday evening with no Republican support, as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) continues to hold ...

Arizona Immigration Law: Painful Lessons From Oklahoma

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

op-ed originally published April 28, 2010 in Christian Science Monitor In late 2007, Oklahoma legislators enacted what was then the nation's toughes...

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 Conjures Ghosts of Southern Neo-Slavery

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Like the neo-slavery laws of the old South, the Arizona immigration law is another way for the white, Republican establishment to retain some semblance of control in the face of a growing minority population.

Arizona Strikes Out

Billy Weinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Billy Weinberg

Bud Selig and his peers now have the opportunity to put Jackie Robinson's lessons into practice. Baseball can step up to the plate to fight today's discrimination in Arizona.

Arizona ... Take Off Your Mexican Shoes (VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Tea Party types are fond of saying "I want my country back." This is a sentiment possibly shared by the Mexican immigrants in Arizona, if they know their history.

Arizona Peace Talks

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

What is clear is that Joe didn't want to sit back any more.

'ILLINOIS IS NOT ARIZONA': Protesters Arrested After Trying To Block Van Of Deportees

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As many as 30 people were arrested Tuesday morning during an immigration demonstration in west suburban Broadview, where protesters blocked a van fill...

Arizona's New Immigration Law Is a Sham, and That's Just Fine by Republicans

Luis Heredia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Heredia

This law diverts law enforcement's attention from more serious crimes, forces police to defend frivolous lawsuits, creates fear among Hispanic communities and it puts a black mark on Arizona.

Arizona Immigration Law Carries Peril For Both Democrats And Republicans

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Backed into a corner by Arizona's tough new immigration law, Democrats and Republicans alike find themselves grappling with a volat...

Somebody Close the Door: Reactions to Arizona Immigration Law Misses the Big Picture

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

Well-intentioned people are quick to denounce Arizona. Why are they not calling for a boycott of Mexico? The truth is that Mexico is exporting its poverty in the form of illegal immigrants to the United States.

A New, Winning Path to Immigration Reform

Richard Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Herman

Despite the anti-immigrant attitudes of recent years and recent weeks, America remains the greatest nation on Earth and the world's best and brightest still want to come here. The problem is, they often cannot get in.

A Love Letter to Arizona: Your Appointed Governor is a Coward

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

This isn't leadership. It's pandering. It's vilifying the voiceless while setting up the police to catch blame for implementing an ambiguous decree -- all the while terrorizing a third of Arizonians who are Latino. Weak. Cheap. Sniveling. Sycophantic.