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24-Year-Old Detained For Weeks Over Brief Overstay

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Jane McCrohan, a 24-year-old Australian, says she stayed in the U.S. for about 11 hours longer than she was supposed to, and it's ...

Hillary Rodham Clinton Makes It Official: She Is Running

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Over the next months, they will hear her platform and policy initiatives and realize that she is the right person to be president. Hillary will run a campaign that will reach out across party lines in the same way she did when she was in the Senate.

Migrants Must Be Saved, Not Counted

William Lacy Swing | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
William Lacy Swing

Easter tells us of mankind's triumph over injustice; Passover of mankind's liberation from dictatorship. Both holidays should remind everyone today living in peace and security of the terrible price millions elsewhere are paying to achieve the freedom to live in dignity.

Immigrants and Minorities of America, Unite!

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Instead of sitting on different fences, immigrant and minority organizations need to coordinate/unite their efforts with one strategic goal in mind: converting people's perceptions and gaining merited recognition. One commonsense tactical goal may be advancing children's education.

Bigotry Hits US-Born Latino Teens Harder than Immigrant Teens

Daniel Cubias | Posted 03.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

If it sucks to be an adolescent, it sucks more to be an immigrant teenager in a new country. Take all the angst that faces every teen, then add language barriers, cultural confusion, discrimination, and general discombobulation. It's not pretty, is it?

Another Failure of All-or-Nothingism

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the last three months, we've all been watching the Kabuki drama play out, but the ultimate outcome was never really much in doubt. Like a badly-written detective drama where the audience spots the killer in the opening act, almost everyone knew the Tea Partiers were going to lose this battle.

Baldev Duggal, Immigrant to Icon: An American Dream

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Many immigrants don't just bring their luggage with them when they come to America's shores. They also bring their determination -- and, yes, their dreams. It is the power of these dreams that will help America grow and prosper in the face of the endless challenges and opportunities our future holds.

New Municipal ID Opens New Doors to Financial Mainstream for Thousands

Keith Mestrich | Posted 04.26.2015 | New York
Keith Mestrich

We want everyone to enjoy the same benefits so many of us take for granted, to come out of the financial shadows, to put their money to work for them and not for the check cashers and payday lenders.

An Immigrant's Take on 'Selma'

Barbara Sostaita | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment
Barbara Sostaita

As an immigrant, the inequalities Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contemporaries struggled against are all too familiar.

Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

It was seven years ago when I identified Fulmoth Kearney of Moneygall, Ireland as the most recent immigrant on the maternal side of Barack Obama's family tree. Inheriting land in Ohio from a brother, Fulmoth's father, Joseph, left Ireland for the United States in 1849.

Fulmoth Kearney, President Obama's Irish Immigrant Ancestor, Gets a Tombstone

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Back in 2007, I researched then-candidate Barack Obama's roots and identified one of his third great-grandparents, Fulmoth Kearney of Ireland, as the most recent immigrant on his mother's side of the family.

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.

Yoga Anyone?

Rachel Wahba | Posted 01.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Rachel Wahba

When I arrived in Los Angeles ten years earlier as an eighteen year old foreigner, it wasn't Kobe, and it was a lot bigger than The American Pharmacy. I was about to live my dream of being surrounded by Americans, especially American Jews.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Anthony Bourdain's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Anthony Bourdain's very existence is against the odds, and his wanderlust almost inevitable.

Astoria Characters: The Pharmacist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.08.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The central aisle of Norwood Rexall Drugs is long and narrow like a train tunnel. It leads straight to Syed Naqvi. The pharmacy counter is tall. Syed is not.

'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law

Victor Williams | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Worse than any Jim Crow poll tax, the Voter ID law attacks social and economically vulnerable citizens' very identity as they consider exercising their most precious freedom. It intimidates and threatens long before election day.

American Family Values? Think Immigrant Women Leaders

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

For many successful conservative talk show hosts "family values" acquired an anti-immigrant meaning associated with gaining social and political power.

There Are Children to Love

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The scenes of children crossing our borders and arriving to this country have touched me no less than the scene I experienced on the sonogram. Now we are a nation sitting next to a metaphorical sonogram machine and staring at the screen. The concerns that I had are no different from the concerns that many in this country have.

The Future of the American Mood: Hispanic Millennials in Border States

Marian Salzman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Marian Salzman

California and Texas, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, aren't just on the geographical border of the United States and Mexico. They're also a frontier between the America that we were and the America we're rapidly becoming.

My Career Veered Off Course On purpose: Melissa's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."

'Mr. Zezima Goes Back to Washington'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.

Border Backlog Crisis

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In all the fulminating going on about the children in the current border "crisis," there is one problem I have yet to hear addressed, by either side in the debate. Mostly, I suspect, because it would cost a lot of money to fix.

Carlos Rosario School Educates and Graduates the New Americans

Franklin Garcia | Posted 08.31.2014 | DC
Franklin Garcia

The faces of the graduates depicted every race known to man. But what is unique about this graduating class is that the majority of its graduates are immigrants.

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.

A Symbolic Victory For People Power In Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Ruairí McKiernan

After 19 nights of sleeping on the floor of the Paris Bakery in Dublin, a group of mostly young migrant workers succeeded in forcing political action that will help them recoup unpaid wages and make history in the process.