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Illegal Immigrants

Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Reaches Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 06.25.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is questioning Arizona's tough "show me your papers" law aimed at driving undocumented immigrants out of the state, am...

Number Of U.S. Undocumented Immigrants From Mexico Drops

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 04.24.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades, a dramatic shift ...

The LGBT Community Should Condemn Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law, S.B. 1070

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 06.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

There is an indissoluble link between immigrants affected by S.B. 1070 and the fight for LGBT equality, because the LGBT community encompasses not only binational same-sex couples and LGBT asylum-seekers but undocumented LGBT immigrants.

Around The World In 10 Photos

Posted 04.21.2012 | World

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across th...

I Am Undocumented: A Face of Legal Immigration Gone Wrong

Dianne E. Stewart | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Dianne E. Stewart

We've become victims of a legal immigration horror story of deception, criminal fraud, financial ruin, discrimination, pain, uncertainly, insecurity and devastating implications -- not only for this family's future, but for the future of legal immigration itself.

Texas Teen Facing Murder Charges In Van Crash

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 06.16.2012 | Latino Voices

PALMVIEW, Texas -- A 15-year-old South Texas boy has been charged with nine counts of murder among other charges after a van he was driving crashed, k...

Study: Undocumented Workers Have 'Negligible Impact' On Wages

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Hear that? That's the sound of holes being poked in one of the most common arguments for pushing undocumented workers out of America. Undocumented ...

Elise Foley

Thousands Arrested In Immigration Operation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans accuse the Obama administration of shirking its responsibilities on immigration enforcement, the agency responsible for i...

Alabama Fools' Day

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 06.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

On April Fools' Day Alabama's immigration law (HB 56) mandates E-Verify for all employers.

Elise Foley

Thousands Of Parents Deported By ICE

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the first half of 2011 alone, nearly 46,500 parents of U.S.-born children were forced to leave the country, according to a report rel...

Arizona Man Gets Probation In Illegal Hiring Case

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 03.29.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- An Arizona contractor who pleaded guilty to knowingly hiring undocumented immigrants was sentenced to probation in the first case in the st...

New Law Could Outlaw Foreign Passports As Acceptable ID

Posted 03.28.2012 | Latino Voices

They have been beaten time and time again in federal courts. And they still insist. Republican-majority Legislatures in several states continue...

The Founders' Immigration Policy

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 05.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

To truly reform immigration, we should look back to the nation's first immigration and naturalization laws, which are a far cry from restrictive laws in Arizona and Alabama.

Latinos Won't Be Fooled by AZ's New Pro-Israel Bill

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 05.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

The challenge now will be to apply standards equally across the board--across borders and states where situations may be different in the details but fundamental human rights issues remain stubborn and constant.

Court Upholds Ban On Texas Immigrant Housing Law

AP | Posted 03.22.2012 | Latino Voices

DALLAS -- A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that stopped a Dallas suburb's ban on undocumented immigrants seeking housing....

Santuary Cities Are Un-American

Howard Foster | Posted 05.19.2012 | Chicago
Howard Foster

Illegal immigrants who repeatedly commit crimes in this country are barred from ever being allowed back in.

New Immigration Detention Center Look Less Like Prison

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 03.14.2012 | Latino Voices

KARNES CITY, Texas -- With free Internet access, cheap overseas phone calls, private bathrooms and no lights-out policy, the new immigration detention...

Immigration Restrictions Incentivize Corruption

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 05.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

The problem is that our immigration laws give such a massive incentive for immigrants to try to defraud the system that they create similar incentives for immigration and law enforcement officials to do the same.

Chris Kirkham

Private Prison Company Sues Florida Town For Thwarting Immigrant Jail

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

The nation's largest private prison corporation sued a South Florida town this week, arguing that city officials are trying to "disrupt and derail" pl...

Undocumented Immigrant Wins Lottery Ticket Lawsuit

Posted 03.09.2012 | Latino Voices

Almost two years after he bought a winning lottery ticket and gave it to his boss to cash for fear of being exposed as an undocumented immigrant, Jose...

WATCH: An App To Help Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 03.08.2012 | Latino Voices

In the state that signed into law the country's most controversial and stringent immigration measure, SB-1070 in 2010, a new smartphone app is under w...

Winning Lottery Ticket Stolen From Undocumented Immigrant

Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices

An unusual trial opened this week at Judge Goerge F. Nunn’s courtroom in the Houston County Superior Court in Warner Robins, Georgia. A man sued ...

Separated Couple Awaits Immigration Law Change

AP | By CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 03.06.2012 | Latino Voices

TIJUANA, Mexico -- Agustin Portillo checks the oil in his wife's car, stores her luggage in her trunk and then drives her from his tiny apartment in T...

Wealthy Woman Accused Of Enslaving Ilegal Immigrant Inside 34 Room Mansion

Posted 03.06.2013 | New York

A wealthy upstate New York woman is being accused of breaking immigration laws by keeping an illegal immigrant as her servant and forcing her to work ...

Liberals Need to Choose: Welfare State or Immigration

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 05.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

The thinking goes, any increase in immigration will increase the number of people on welfare which will increase taxes for Americans. Very few people would want to pay more taxes in that scenario, so most people are skeptical of immigration.