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Illegal Immigrants

Libya Shipwreck Tragedy Highlights Plight Of African Migrants Who Risk Everything To Live

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 200 African migrants are feared dead after three boats capsized off the coast of Libya Friday. The 23 people who were rescued relayed that t...

Viewers Riled up Over NOW on PBS Show on Illegal Immigration

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel B. Schwartzberg

This week's special NOW on PBS investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a hard-line sheriff from Maricopa County, Arizona, received an unprecedented avalanche of responses from NOW viewers.

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.

I'm Not a Patriot, But I Still Play One on TV

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

Anyone can rant against AIG. But it takes a maestro to have a diatribe against one of the world's most favorite fun holidays, St. Patrick's Day.

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.

US-Mexico Border Arrests Drop To 1970s Levels As Economy Suffers

Los Angeles Times | Richard Marosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Arrests of illegal immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border have fallen to levels unseen since the 1970s as the ailing U.S. economy and enhanced enforceme...

Amnesty NOW: How and Why

Jane Guskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Guskin

Any delays in pushing through legalization will hurt its chances. We need to mobilize behind a united demand, and make our voices heard every single day until we get what is needed.

Protesters Take On America's Toughest Sheriff (VIDEO)

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Saturday, thousands of protesters walked the streets of Phoenix to air their displeasure with America's toughest sheriff, whose crackdown on the ci...

Hispanic Lawmakers Pleased With Napolitano On Workplace Raids Issue

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hispanic lawmakers are more hopeful than ever that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will end workplace raids by immigration enforcement of...

Italy Passes Emergency Rape Law To Crack Down On Sexual Violence

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Italy's government has rushed through a decree to crack down on sexual violence and illegal immigration after a spate of rapes blamed on foreigners....

No More Secret Prisons

Julie Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Greene

Across the U.S., tens of thousands of immigrants are being held in detention facilities that violate basic standards of humanity. It is well past time for reform.

Immigrant Groups Fighting Stimulus Provision

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Among the many provisions of the $800-plus billion stimulus bill hotly debated and horse-traded behind closed doors, one that remained largely under t...

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.

The Government Mindgame Over Undocumented Immigrants

Marisa Treviño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marisa Treviño

A new examination of government immigration enforcement strategies uncovers a deliberate attempt to confuse real criminals with those who only lack the proper paperwork.

The Unconscionable Idiot of the Week Award Goes To...

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What better way to welcome immigrants to America, where everyone is supposedly innocent until proven guilty, than march them in chains to a temporary concentration camp encircled with a high-voltage fence.

Gillibrand May Change Position On Immigration

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's new senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, who has drawn fire from Hispanics over her views on immigration and gun control, says she...

Local Pride and Supermax

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The list of prisoners who have been or are presently at Supermax is quite distinguished as prison rosters go; it includes Ted Kaczynski, the "Unabomber," and Richard Reid, the "shoe bomber."

Thai Prime Minister Vows To Push Illegal Immigrants Out

Bangkokpost.com | AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Thursday announced a crackdown on illegal immigration as he defended Thailand against allegations the military left a...

Day After Inauguration, Obama on the Spot for Immediate Immigration Reform

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

Three events will collide to put President Obama in the crosshairs of those pushing the anti-"anti-illegal" immigration agenda in this country.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Separates Mother from Children, Immigrant Crack Down

Matt Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two young children were separated from their mother, Ciria Lopez, in Maricopa County, Arizona earlier this week when she was arrested for an unpaid tr...

Financial Crisis Causes Fewer Illegal Immigrants To Come To United States

Christian Science Monitor | Brian Whitley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The economic downturn -- along with more aggressive enforcement -- is reducing the flow of illegal immigrants to the United States. Not only are fe...

Battle For The West: Latino Voters Remake the Electoral Map

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

A study published earlier this month by the William C. Velasquez Institute looked at statewide polling data and determined that, if the election were ...

Irene Fernandez: The Best or Worst of Malaysia?

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzette Standring

It is a textbook case of laws being used to crush critics of governmental operations. Malaysia may be 9,296 miles from the US, but authorities seeking to silence protest is universal.

What's Another $154 Billion?

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

The Des Moines Register comes to this conclusion: We need to do more than just seal our borders and arrest everyone here illegally. We need comprehensive reform.

Presidential Pardon Time

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

So far George W. Bush has granted just about 160 executive pardons. If I may, I'd like to put in my two cents worth for at least two more.