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Illegal Immigrants

Federation for American Immigration Reform - Wrong Again

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

Estimating the fiscal costs and benefits of unauthorized immigration is very difficult. That doesn't mean it's not worth trying, but FAIR's report is not a serious effort.

Immigration Nation

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education
Ellen Siminoff

With an issue that is clearly going to be a constantly prevalent one in our nation's future, as it has been in our past, how do we communicate this situation to the children in our schools without bias?

"Build the Danged Fence": History's Record on Walls as Borders

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home
Paul Gunther

With a deteriorating 19th- and 20th-century infrastructure and its evident ties to the overall national well-being, a wall is a colossal investment in something for which history offers little evidence of lasting results.

The Land of Cotton

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

All over Alabama the lamps are out... The fields lie there, with nothing at work in them, neither man nor beast. -- James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famo...

Yolanda González Gómez

Mother Wearing Electronic Bracelet Fights Deportation | Yolanda González Gómez | Posted 12.22.2011 | Latino Voices

DALLAS -- Anatolia Garcia doesn't like the electronic bracelet shackled around her ankle, but she prefers it to the prospect of being deported and for...

Dave Jamieson

Opponents Of Alabama Law Rally Around Deli Owner, Latino Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Latino Voices

Last week HuffPost told the story of Steve Dubrinsky, a Birmingham deli owner who was pilloried by strangers for defending his Latino workforce in an ...

Alabama Rules

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


After Tough Alabama Law, Few Americans Taking Immigrants Work

AP | By JAY REEVES and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

ONEONTA, Ala. -- Potato farmer Keith Smith saw most of his immigrant workers leave after Alabama's tough immigration law took effect, so he hired Amer...

Dave Jamieson

In Alabama, Defending Even Legal Workers Invites Fury | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

When Alabama's sweeping new immigration law went into effect last month, Birmingham business owner Steve Dubrinsky realized he had a serious problem. ...

A Humanitarian Crisis in the Making?

Marie Friedmann Marquardt | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Marie Friedmann Marquardt

Unauthorized immigrants and their children are settled. Rather than forcing them into the shadows, our elected officials should actively seek to harness their energy, vitality, and resiliency to build safe, thriving communities.

Mad About Immigration? Blame the Federal Government

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 12.13.2011 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

To prepare for the next round of newcomers, Americans can look back to our Founding Fathers' legacy of free immigration for peaceful and healthy people. While free immigration is a political pipe dream, there are some reforms that increase the number of visas and green cards and bring us a step closer to America's traditional immigration policy.

Immigration From Central America To Mexico Drops 70 Percent

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The number of Central American migrants crossing Mexico to reach the United States has dropped almost 70 percent over the last fiv...

As Immigration Law Takes Effect Ala. Workers Flee State

AP | By PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama's strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away man...

Study: Georgia Immigration Law Will Hurt State's Economy

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

A Georgia law that penalizes anyone harboring undocumented immigrants and allows police to check the immigration status of anyone they believe to be i...

Disabilities: A Deterrent To Deportation?

Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact

Though Luis Cervantes is an illegal immigrant, he may not have to worry about getting deported. The 30-year-old Omaha resident is autistic and moderat...

The Continuing Saga of Obama's Illegal Alien Aunt & Uncle

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Barack Hussein Obama isn't like the rest of us; and I don't mean because the rest of us aren't President. I mean that the rest of us don't have two relatives living in this country illegally.

Give Criminal Aliens a Second Chance

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 12.03.2011 | Crime
Bill Ong Hing

With great fanfare last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced the arrest of some 3,000 convicted "criminal aliens" during a it...

Journalist Group Calls For End To Use Of Controversial Terms For Immigrants

Posted 11.30.2011 | Media

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) voted on Tuesday to recommend that newsrooms across the country discontinue using the phrases "illegal a...

Undocumented Journalist Challenges Media On Immigration Coverage

Posted 11.28.2011 | Media

Jose Antonio Vargas, the journalist who shocked the country when he revealed he was an undocumented immigrant, has challenged the media to cover the d...

Can Educating Consumers Help Make Farm Labor Fair?

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

While the traditional farm labor movement may have lost ground, other groups have surfaced on the horizon to push beyond the bounds of traditional unions, on and off the farm.

Oscar Handlin's Message to Republicans

Al Eisele | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

How ironic that we should read about the death of Harvard historian Oscar Handlin at the same time that Republican presidential hopefuls were beating each other up over the issue of immigration.

The Myth of the Illegal Invasion

Jeanne Marie Laskas | Posted 11.23.2011 | Latino Voices
Jeanne Marie Laskas

We talk about increasing the number of border security guards and we hear about more states enacting even tighter laws designed to stop the invasion of illegal immigration from Mexico. So much shouting over so many years seems to have created a mythology too complete for even facts to alter.

E-Verify E-Viscerates Labor Market

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 11.23.2011 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

As the Latin American writer Alvaro Vargas Llosa wrote, "Whenever there is a disconnect between the law and reality, reality finds ways of making the law irrelevant." That is happening very quickly in immigration. Intrusive regulatory mandates like E-Verify are just expensive regulatory diversions.

In Rick Perry's Texas, Most New Jobs Have Gone To Immigrants: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

As the 2012 presidential campaign has started to take shape, Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has made much of the Lone...

B-4 Retiree Visas

Andy Schupak | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Andy Schupak

Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer believes it would be beneficial to extend visitor visa benefits to foreign retirees wishing to reside in the United States.