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LGBTQ Immigrants On Same-Sex Marriage: 'History Went Along With Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 04.26.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.06.2015 | 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.

'Who Is Dayani Cristal?': Offering Resources for the Movement

Lina Srivastava | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Lina Srivastava

Who is Dayani Cristal?, is an intimate examination of the journey of one migrant who perished in the Arizona desert, far from his native Honduras, with no real identification but a name tattooed over his heart

Obama Caves to Crazies on Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Once again, the Tea Partiers are pushing around the White House, and the repeated criticism of this administration is clearly demonstrated: they cave to the irrational screams from far-right conservatives, who have been screaming nonstop since Obama was elected.

Obama's Legacy: #GoBigObama vs. #DeporterInChief

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the world of social media, the current question of Obama's immigration legacy can be summed up as this: Which will be the dominant tag, #DeporterInChief, or #GoBigObama? Anything Obama does will exist next to the 2 million deportations his enforcement has already carried out, more than any previous president.

Women's and Immigrant's Rights, Hand in Hand

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

Although a better immigration policy would not have prevented the terrible conditions we see in Central America, it could have given them a safe place to run to, instead of having them "warehoused" at the border to be deported by our current broken system.

When We Should Not Have to Choose: Religious Exemptions, LGBTQ Communities and Immigrant Justice

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

Religious exemptions are not only an excuse for businesses and organizations to discriminate against LGBTQ people. They also raise the question of who can participate equally and openly in public life in this country.

Obama's Immigration Announcement and What's Next

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While many on the right are already decrying our "imperial President" on his recent action, the truth of the matter is that he had to act.

The One Thing I Want My Fellow Job-Seekers To Know

Connor Finkbeiner | Posted 08.23.2014 | Teen
Connor Finkbeiner

We are in need of new jobs, and of job creators, to take some of the pressure off of our injured economy, yet our government seems to be ignoring a great power in job creation, immigrants.

Exiled: The Obama Administration's Horrifying Deportation Record

Demian Bichir | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Demian Bichir

Latinos, like me, rewarded Obama with our vote. In 2008: because he warmed our hearts. In 2012: because we believed his second term would free him to get immigration reform done, regardless of Republican obstructionism. But the hope he inspired has spiraled into hopelessness.

Seven Leaders to Inspire You to Act

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Today we announce the seven women and men chosen as our 2014 Prime Movers fellows who will inspire you next or may have already done so.

May Day -- Then and Now

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Unlike the rest of the world's democracies, the United States doesn't use the metric system, doesn't require employers to provide workers with paid vacations, hasn't abolished the death penalty and doesn't celebrate May Day as an official national holiday.

How 5 DREAMers Are Rethinking Their Role In The Immigrant Rights Movement

Feet In 2 Worlds | Von Diaz | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices

No group has been more visible in the struggle for immigrant rights than undocumented youth. Taking the name DREAMers, evoking both...

Deportations, Hunger Strikes and an Uncertain White House

Ryan Campbell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

With immigration, everything begins and ends with family. Until we see a solution to the record-setting family separations, the Administration can expect to see demonstrators on their front step with heartbreaking stories.

Driving While Black and Brown and LGBTQ

Janet Arelis Quezada | Posted 06.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Arelis Quezada

We were two women in a car, holding hands and sleepily making plans for the week. That's when it happened. We were stopped by police officers engaged in their own common practice, a license raid.

To Flee Abuse, Immigrants Need to Keep Car Keys

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Immigrant women in Georgia need a driver's license in order to navigate their lives with dignity and without dependence on others, including their abusers in the case of domestic violence survivors.

Obama: Will He Cut Deportations or Stand Idle?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The criticism from the immigrant rights community has been quiet for a long time as they tried to press Congress. Now, pressure on the President is coming to bear as a legislative solution seems increasingly unlikely, and relief is around five years and almost 2 million deportations late.

Detention Center Deaths Raise Immigrant Rights Questions

New America Media | Alonso Yáñez | Posted 02.22.2014 | Latino Voices

Juana Lopez squeezed her son’s hands and caressed his forehead. “I’m here, mi’jo,” she said. “Your mom’s here. React. Try your best....

"Comprehensive Immigration Reform": The Dead End Debate

John Washington | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
John Washington

2014 chatter about "Immigration Reform" remains superficial. As Obama promised in his State of the Union address last week, yet again, that this will...

What Would MLK Be Marching for Today?

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

King began his activism as a crusader against racial segregation, but he soon recognized that his battle was part of a much broader fight for a more humane society.

Health Care and the Stalling of Immigration Reform

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

Too often, farm workers like Abelino are hurt as they work to provide fresh food for the rest of, sacrificing their own health for ours. What's more, they rarely seek medical care in the U.S. because they can't afford to miss work. These hardworking people deserve health care.