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Message to Bernie: Be More Creative In Effort to Win Iowa Latino Vote

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Bernie has pulled out all the stops in an effort to court Latinos, but many are still unfamiliar with the left-leaning democratic socialist. If he wishes to solidify his support among Latinos, Bernie must broaden his definition of "political revolution"

Obama Facing Party Flare-Up Over Deportation Raids Hours Before State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama comes to Congress on Tuesday for the State of the Union, he'll be facing a bit of insurrection within his o...

White House Isn't Backing Down On Deportation Raids Targeting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to stay the course on its policies toward undocumented mothers and children fleeing violence in Central America, ...

Question for Bernie: ¿Dónde Está Mi Revolución?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It is baffling, and that is putting it mildly, that Bernie and his advisers have been so obtuse when it comes to crafting a viable media strategy designed to showcase the notion of political revolution front and center.

Asylum Seekers Detained in Aurora

Sen. Jessie Ulibarri | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Sen. Jessie Ulibarri

I was shaken out of my holiday bliss when I received a call from a concerned constituent about a group of seventeen aspiring Americans being detained at a for-profit prison, GEO, located in Aurora, CO, just outside of my district.

They've Lived Their Lives As Americans, But They Can Still Be Deported

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics

Like most Americans, Adam Crapser is eager to avoid any kind of run-in with the law. The difference for Crapser is that based on a few wron...

Detained Immigrant Women Claim Retaliation For Hunger Strike

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

A hunger strike at a Texas immigrant detention center for women has swelled from 27 women to potentially hundreds, and three ringleaders have faced r...

Pennsylvania Warns Family Immigrant Detention Center: Change Policies Or Lose Your License

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

One of the three facilities that detains immigrant families in the United States will not be allowed to expand and could lose its license to operate ...

Are Criminal Justice Reforms and Immigration Policy at Odds?

Marisa Franco | Posted 10.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisa Franco

There is a clear and troubling pattern where policy reforms in the criminal justice system do not extend to immigrants in the criminal justice or immigration enforcement systems. The glaring question is: why not?

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

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2015 | 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.

Immigration Activists Renew Focus On Local Battles After National Disappointments

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The immigration reform movement has had a disheartening year. Activists succeeded in persuading President Barack Obama to expand d...

President Obama: Release Jewish Homeschooling Family Imprisoned in the United States

Christina Fialho | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Christina Fialho

The Albrecht family's story reads like a Kafka novel, but begins with an e-mail from former Bay Watch actress Alexandra Paul.

Activists Want To Know Why An ICE Officer Is Back At Work After Fatal Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.29.2015 | Black Voices

  A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer who fatally shot a young black man while serving an arrest warrant in April returned to dut...

Critics See Chance To End Family Immigrant Detention Entirely

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Family immigrant detention was dealt a major blow last week in court, and critics are hoping to build on the ruling's momentum to kill ...

Family Immigrant Detention Ruling Already Having A 'Groundbreaking' Effect For Women And Children

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

  Immigration judges in Texas have begun ordering the release of women and children from detention without bond following a court ruling on Frid...

Playing Politics With Tragedy: Kathryn Steinle's Death And The Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Sanctuary policies did not kill Kathryn Steinle. In the wake of tragedies like this, we must resist fear-mongering and call out blatant attempts by politicians to veil their racism as outrage for electoral gain.

House Republicans Vote To Penalize Local Law Enforcement Over Immigration Policies

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If House Republicans get their way, cities and counties would either need to cooperate fully with immigration enforcement or lose feder...

Congress Threatens Sanctuary Cities With Loss Of Law Enforcement Funds

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sheriff Richard Stanek of Hennepin County, Minnesota, is a Republican with a long career in law enforcement. He has no problem cooperat...

ICE Refused To Release Child Vomiting Blood From Family Immigrant Detention

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices

  Celina Gutiérrez Cruz’s journey to the United States began with a threat. In a northern border town in Honduras, a gang repe...

Families Of People Killed By Undocumented Immigrants Make Emotional Plea For Congress To Act

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Laura Wilkerson, whose 18-year-old son was killed by an undocumented classmate in 2010, said Tuesday that business mogul Donald Tru...

Republicans Urge Obama Administration To Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of putting Americans at risk by allowing localities to opt out of enforcing fed...

Elise Foley

More Mothers, Children To Be Released From Immigrant Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making good on its promise to limit the detention of immigrant families by beginning to release women and ch...

Elise Foley

Why Some Cities Don't Rush To Turn Over Undocumented Immigrants To The Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In March 2007, while Ron Teachman was serving as the chief of police in New Bedford, Massachusetts, immigration enforcement carried out ...

Elise Foley

Jeb Bush, Other Republicans Go After Funding For Sanctuary Cities

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Funds should be withheld from jurisdictions that don't work with immigration agents, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wed...

Elise Foley

Hillary Clinton Piles On San Francisco Officials, Putting Sanctuary Cities Under Even More Heat

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a deadly shooting in San Francisco, allegedly by a man who had been deported five times, lawmakers are calling on the county to dr...