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Immigrant Rights

Renowned Chef Defends Immigrants, Regardless Of Status, In Rousing Speech

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.01.2017 | Latino Voices

Internationally renowned chef José Andrés declared “I am an immigrant” in front of an audience of hundreds at a black-tie event in South Florida...

Backlash Against Muslim Ban Offers Hope, But Immigrants Still Vulnerable

Elena Shore | Posted 02.13.2017 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

Immigrant rights advocates are hailing Thursday's ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which refused to reinstate President Trump's ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries. But they are also bracing for a prolonged legal fight with the White House.

The United States Of America - 1776-2016

Steve Nelson | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics
Steve Nelson

The United States of America, a country that became world renowned for freedom and justice, died on January 20th at its home in Washington, D.C. The...

Reflections On The Inauguration Day Protests

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics
Mark Schuller

As I write this I'm sitting at an Airbnb in Alexandria overlooking the Washington monument and the Capitol. The capital is now covered in fog.

President Trump: This Is Our New York

Steven Choi | Posted 01.14.2017 | New York
Steven Choi

We are all here to stay, and we won't stop protesting, organizing, advocating and engaging New Yorkers until the President-elect and his administration extend opportunity, equality, and justice to our immigrant communities, to all of #OurNY.

Some Immigrant Rights Activists Remain Distrustful Of Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― As a child of Mexican immigrants who grew up in an Arizona border town, immigration is one of the issues closest to Rosa’s heart. H...

Judge Puts Brakes On Releasing Sensitive Information On Thousands Of Immigrants

Reuters/HuffPost | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

A U.S. judge in Texas suspended his order to force federal authorities to turn over to the court personal information about immigrants who were given ...

#Stopthehate: SF City Supervisors Defend Undocumented Cancer Survivor From Hate

Maria Poblet | Posted 05.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Maria Poblet

This past Tuesday, an incident at San Francisco City Hall showcased both the worst - and the best - of the immigration debate. That day, scores of u...

Here's A Good Reason For The Fourth Amendment To Apply To Immigration Courts

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

When Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at his house in Springfield, Illinois, in 2012, Colombian-born Jhon Erick Ocampo struggled t...

Undocumented Immigrants Watch As Supreme Court Considers Case That May Change Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marly Arevalo, 21, has been outside the Supreme Court many times. She lives about 30 minutes away, in Riverdale, Maryland, and often par...

Lives at Stake as Supreme Court Debates Immigration Actions

Kimberly Krone | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Kimberly Krone

Seventeen-year-old "Mariam" is a young girl with big dreams. If all goes right, she'll be a lawyer or work in business. But unlike other girls her age, her future will be decided not by her grades or her family income but by the justices of the Supreme Court.

'Sanctuary Cities' Bill on Senate Floor Is Unsafe and Unwise

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The truth is that anti-immigrant groups are less concerned about public safety and more concerned with reducing overall levels of immigration, particularly people of color.

Immigrant Rights Groups Will Start Protesting Obama Again

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.16.2017 | Latino Voices

Several immigrant rights groups announced Tuesday that they will spend a week protesting the deportation and detention policies of President Barack Ob...

Support the Undocumented Workers Who Risked Their Lives After 9/11

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

With the Zadroga bill ending at the end of the month, we can expect the same politicians who get publicly weepy at 9/11 memorial services to go ahead and stiff those who personally responded to the emergency. As a nation, giving benefits to all those who were injured at Ground Zero should be a no-brainer, but this Congress can't even get that right.

UndocuQueers: How the LGBT and Immigrant Rights Movement Progress Together

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the end, this is a group of people who have been slandered ruthlessly, kicked to the bottom of many arbitrary, nonsensical social pecking orders that any bully feeds off of. This is as true of the bully in the sandbox as it is the bully in Congress or State Assembly.

5 Ways Nail Salon Workers are Winning: Victory in New York State Legislature

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 06.19.2016 | New York
Charlene Obernauer

As the New York State legislative session extends indefinitely, nail salon workers and advocates are celebrating perhaps the biggest victory for low-wage workers this legislative session.

Citizens United Cracks Down on Free Speech

Ryan Campbell | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

At a rally Citizens United sponsored for Steve King to bring all the GOP candidates to Iowa, Marco Malagone and Cesar Vargas, Co-Director of Dream Action Coalition, were kicked out for trying to ask candidates questions.

Draconian: America's Detention Nightmare

John Tirman | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
John Tirman

Detention has been widely decried by human-rights advocates for its prison-like conditions and the too-frequent abuses that are visited upon the detained. But the truly horrifying aspect of this system is how it's being used and expanded to detain the mothers and children who have sought asylum in the United States.

Building on California's Immigrant Rights Blueprint

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 05.20.2016 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

Now, the Golden State is building a blueprint of pro-immigrant policy-making that's reverberating across the nation. And we are far from done. This year, we're determined to break new ground and fortify our blueprint for immigrant rights.

Elise Foley

LGBTQ Immigrants On Same-Sex Marriage: 'History Went Along With Us' | Elise Foley | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex marriage arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday stem partly from a dispute over a few words on a piece of paper. Jim ...

This Year's May Day Rallies Continue Tradition of Protests for Workers Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Progressives around the country, working on a variety of issues, have embraced the new May Day movement. It isn't just about workers rights on the job, or immigrant rights, or civil rights, or even about raising the standard of living for all workers. It's about what kind of country we want to be.

GOP Racial Woes and 2016

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Within the GOP, there's been some ugly rhetoric on issues of race and authority, but that's quite frankly nothing new; what is new, however, is the magnitude of the problem they have been creating for themselves. What is this laundry list, and how will it be affected by the run to 2016?

Colorado Civil Liberties On the Brink: Why Your Vote Matters

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

The margins between advancing, losing or just holding ground in civil liberties are very narrow in a state like Colorado. Voters would do well to pay attention to what goes on in the legislature and to take seriously the threat of legislation.

Heading to the Supreme Court This Valentine's Day

Christopher Punongbayan | Posted 04.14.2015 | San Francisco
Christopher Punongbayan

Valentine's Day takes on a special meaning at the Supreme Court this year. The first case on the docket delves straight into the matter of love and rights. Specifically, the Court is asked whether a U.S. citizen can be denied the ability to live here with her spouse without the government providing a reason.

The Tragic Cost of Family Detention: Sexual Abuse and Assault

Michelle Brané | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Michelle Brané

The Administration's recent expansion of family detention comes at a tragic and horrific cost. This week, allegations of sexual abuse and assault were revealed inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement's new family detention center.