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Why Germany needs to rethink what it means to be German

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Jon Jachimowicz

Unless Germans begin viewing their hyphenated counterparts as viable future citizens, perspective-taking will be aggravated, fueling a vicious cycle of "othering."

Paris Attacks and Europe's Response to the Refugee Crisis

European Horizons | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
European Horizons

While the French authorities continue to investigate the ferocious terrorist act that significantly increased a sense of insecurity among the French and their fellow European citizens, a number of European leaders are raising their concerns in regards to the ongoing refugee crisis while criticizing the EU's response.

Pardoning Turkey Is the Wrong Move for the EU

Federiga Bindi | Posted 12.01.2015 | World
Federiga Bindi

The European Union is desperate to keep immigrants outside its borders, which essentially means keeping them in Turkey and paying any price for it.

The problem with boycotting the Dominican Republic: why it is not the answer to the human rights crisis

Moraima Capellán Pichardo | Posted 06.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Moraima Capellán Pichardo

There is a cruel irony to boycotting Dominican tourism: most travelers staying in the ever-growing list of popular resorts and golf destinations are doing so in spots that are not Dominican-owned.

Dear NPR... Nevermind

Miguel Macias | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media
Miguel Macias

It seems clear to me that the tragedy that occurred last week is business as usual in Europe. And that is the real tragedy. But this disaster has no easy solution and therefore there is no easy way to cover it.

Obama Administration Seeks $1.2 Billion For Border

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration renewed its plea Monday for Congress to provide additional money to deal with the unaccompanied migrant c...

Boat Carrying 100 Migrants Capsizes Off Libya

AP | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A boat carrying more than 100 migrants capsized off the coast near the Libyan capital, a coast guard official said Sunday. Ab...

Giving Migrant Families a Reason to Stay Home

Gustavo Payan | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
Gustavo Payan

As a father, I can understand the desperation that would compel a parent to risk his child's life for the promise of a better future. Yet I am appalled and heartsick that 57,000 children have migrated to the U.S. with no parent or guardian.

Honduran Family Reunites In The U.S. After 10 Years Apart

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 10.11.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) -- The mother arrived early at Miami International Airport, pacing the baggage claim hall until, at last, she spotted her. Denia Zelaya ha...

Summer Reading Suggestions for Congress and the President on Child Refugees

Luis Zayas | Posted 10.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis Zayas

President Barack Obama might check out a copy of Lauren Heidbrink's "Migrant Youth, Transnational Families, and the State," which explores the consequences of not recognizing the unaccompanied child's autonomy.

In Border Crisis, Remember the Women and Children Running for Their Lives

Mary Ellsberg | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Mary Ellsberg

Amidst the horrific gang violence in these nations, the wives, girlfriends and mothers of gang members are targets for violence and revenge killing by rival gangs.

We Must Honor the Rule of Law for Desperate Children at the U.S. Border

Lenni Benson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Lenni Benson

Regardless of their origin, all children have the same right to due process before the law. We should guarantee "equality under the law" not by lowering standards for more kids, but by raising standards for all kids.

Most Americans See Unaccompanied Immigrant Kids As Refugees, Poll Says

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Latino Voices

July 29 (Reuters) - Some 70 percent of Americans think the United States should provide temporary support and housing for unaccompanied Central Amer...

Obama Sends Team To Texas To Assess Need For National Guard Deployment

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

By Jeff Mason SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Gua...

Decades of U.S. Intervention in Central America Echo in Present Border Crisis

Theta Pavis | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Theta Pavis

U.S. intervention in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala may seem like a hazy memory now, but these countries used to feature prominently in our headlines.

Protesters Fear Government Is 'Sacrificing' The Children In Rush To End Border Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers rolling back a law meant to protect unaccompanied minors from being summarily deported to unsafe countries, protes...

Jon Stewart To Those Who Want To Deport Kids: 'What The F*&k Is Wrong With You'

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 07.17.2014 | Latino Voices

Jon Stewart proves, once again, that no one does it better. "The Daily Show" host takes on conservatives who oppose immigration reform in his "Immi...

Honduran President Blames U.S. Drug Policy For Migrant Surge

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY, July 14 (Reuters) - Honduran President Juan Hernandez blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and dri...

Homeland Security Committee Chair Says Immigrant Teens 'Looked Like A Threat'

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said Sunday that it was "heartbreaking" to see unaccompanied immigrant children he...

Bad Blood on the Border

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

A great American tradition: keeping people out.

Mass Immigrant Graves Uncovered In Texas

AP | Posted 06.21.2014 | Crime

FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) — Volunteer researchers have uncovered mass graves in a South Texas cemetery that they believe contain the bodies of immigran...

Immigration Impasse Explained

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Why is it so hard to reach any reasonable compromise on the immigration issue? It is because faults of our immigration policy are about hundred years old and most of us are accustomed to accept them as unquestioned wisdom.

The Freedom of Migration Act Challenge

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The present recession overshadows our unresolved immigration mess. Whether we want it or not, we have to address this issue again.

Immigration Detention Reform Moves to Front Burner

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

Guantanamo Bay isn't the only prison crisis that Obama will have to deal with. There's another crisis growing in the many immigration detention centers carpeting the interior of the country.