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Learning to Love What You Have

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."

'Fast Food Nation' Author Explains Why Americans Still Aren't Eating Healthfully

Emily Tess Katz | HuffPost Live | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Eric Schlosser's debut book, "Fast Food Nation," made waves in 2001 with its behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. fast food industry and market. While S...

U.S. Proposes Immigration Rules To Help High-Skilled Workers

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - Newly proposed rules for highly skilled immigrants to the United States, including a provision to allow their spouses ...

Political Strategy or Malpractice to Immigrant Communities?

Victor Narro | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Victor Narro

It is upon us as teachers, researchers, advocates and policymakers to embody the ideals of just and humane immigration reform

Dave Jamieson

D.C Taxi Commission Thinks Cabbies Talk Funny | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Taxicab Commission forbid a Washington cab driver from speaking at a public meeting Wednesday because he didn't provide written...

Dependents and Dependency: Immigrants and the Future of the American Economy

James Witte | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
James Witte

As part of the immigration reform discussion we ought to recognize that the U.S. increasingly depends on immigrants to help replace our population and, more importantly, our workforce, which funds our pay-as-you-go Social Security system.

Deporting Customers Hurts the Economy

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

Those critics of immigration forget that immigrants aren't just workers, they are also consumers of products made by Americans.

What Shameful Postville, Iowa Immigration Raid Teaches Five Years Later

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Five years later, the national push for commonsense immigration reform threatens to come undone at the hands of one of Postville's own senators.

Temp Agencies Could Be Taking Advantage Of Immigrants

ProPublica | Michael Grabell | Posted 04.29.2013 | Latino Voices

CHICAGO — Ty Inc. became one of the world's largest manufacturers of stuffed animals thanks to the Beanie Babies craze in the 1990s. But it h...

Immigrant Workers Want A Say On Immigration Reform

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 02.12.2013 | Latino Voices

Josefina Mora, a mother of three U.S. citizen children, said her family was torn apart last November when her husband was detained during a traffic st...

How Immigrants Stack Up To Native-Born Workers

Posted 08.28.2012 | Latino Voices

With a growing population, integration of immigrants is becoming increasingly important. According to an Immigration Policy Center report, which drew ...

DHS Initiative Is Cost Effective and Benefits American Workers

Daniel Costa | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Daniel Costa

We know from multiple reports that many of those who will seek this type of relief from removal are some of the best and brightest students our country has to offer. They deserve to stay here and to become Americans.

The Peach-Picker Shortage

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

There seems to be a shortage of peach-pickers in Marysville, California. Or maybe not. Peach farms in the Marysville region -- in particular, the p...

Why the Proposed Startup Act 2.0 Is Embarrassing

Gene Marks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

It will clearly help this country over the long term by keeping those people who our own universities educated here, where many of these students want to be, rather than forcing them to leave. It seems so fundamentally right that it's unbelievable these rules weren't changed decades ago.

Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence; The Troubling Reality of Many Latina and Immigrant Workers

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 03.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

We stand with Latinas across the nation to ensure that their labor, human and civil rights are fully respected because an injury to one is an injury to all.

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.

Reflections on Labor Day

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

The stratification of the job market is even more acute today than it was in my youth. Adult immigrants are trying to raise families on the kind of jobs I did as a way of contributing to my college expenses.

Weekly Diaspora: 100 Years After Triangle Fire, Immigrant Workers Still Fighting for Labor Rights

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Last week marked the centennial of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, in which 146 most...

Israel Celebrates an Oscar and Prepares to Deport Children

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

It's big news here in Israel that Strangers No More -- a documentary film that focuses on a South Tel Aviv school attended by zarim, Hebrew for foreig...

State of an Immigrant Union

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

The president has an opportunity, make that a responsibility, to tell the American people that reforming our nation's broken immigration system is not an issue that concerns only those on the right or the left, but one that concerns us all.

No One Is Illegal: Why YES! Magazine Is Taking the I-Word Pledge

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

YES! Magazine is joining ColorLines, The Nation, and others in pledging not to use the term "illegals" to refer to people. Actually, this isn't a chan...

Standing Up for Workers' Rights

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

"Exploitation anywhere is a threat to organized labor everywhere." Those were the words of Rev. Jesse Jackson at the introduction of the Protect Our W...

Immigration Debate: Nearly Half Of U.S. Immigrants Work In White-Collar Jobs: STUDY

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the Senate expected to take up broad immigration reform this year, the immigration debate has lately focused on "amnesty" for foreign-born worker...

The Zero-Sum Argument that Pits African Americans Against Undocumented Workers is a False Premise

Sam Fulwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Fulwood

At the heart of this specious challenge to fairness for all U.S. workers is the idea that blacks resent undocumented Latino immigrants for taking away jobs that would rightfully belong to them.

The Invisible Face of Immigration

Irasema Garza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irasema Garza

Women immigrants are facing impossible choices daily: put up with abuse, or sacrifice their only life line to economic security for themselves and their families.