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America, Keep Immigrants Coming!

Gerard J. Tellis | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Gerard J. Tellis

People who immigrated to the U.S. miraculously improved their lot relative to their peers who stayed behind, while creating wealth in the U.S. The miracle emerges when their energy meets the enormous opportunity afforded by U.S. equality.

Arizona's Immigrant Smuggling Law Struck Down

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's frustrations over federal enforcement of the state's border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have loca...

Immigration Benefits for Sons and Daughters of New Permanent Residents: Another Setback

Jan H. Brown | Posted 10.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Jan H. Brown

The U.S. Supreme Court recently restricted the use of the Child Status Protection Act so that certain children who turned 21 before their parent received a green card would have to go to the back of the line and start their wait all over again!

Immigration: 32 Years Later

George Mitrovich | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
George Mitrovich

Immigration will not be resolved by slogans. It will not be resolved by demonstrations. It will not be resolved by sheer, mean, dishonest, gutless or accusatory politics. Nor will it be resolved by beating up on President Obama.

What Do Immigrants Bring Us?

Jan H. Brown | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Jan H. Brown

What do immigrants represent to the U.S. economy? The rising tide of immigration floats the boat of the U.S. economy. People do not im...

One State, One Rate: Campaign for Tuition Equality

Alex Hayden DiLalla | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Alex Hayden DiLalla

Assuming for the sake of argument that one was not persuaded by a sense of social justice, extending in-state tuition to undocumented students makes sense for the entire state on a policy level.

Should Raw Human Emotion Dictate When To Act On Injustice?

Cameron Blazer | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Cameron Blazer

We can all point to watershed moments in the histories of our countries, of our world--even when huge groups of people joined in shared, raw feeling for a moment in time. It is what we do in those moments--whether we turn that potential energy into kinetic forward progress or let it scatter into reactive chaos--that often defines us for all the moments that follow.

U.S. Immigration Law Is Biased Against Women

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 06.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Gender inequalities seep through immigration law in the United States, making women go through a different experience than men when attempting to gain...

Ted Cruz Is Just Plain Terrible

Ryan Campbell | Posted 08.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While the parties in Washington remain divided on most issues, they are strongly united on at least one: nobody like Ted Cruz.

Controversial Law Still Faces Several Problems

Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — The immigration debate in Arizona reached a boiling point in 2007 when the state passed a gro...

Dream Action Coalition and John Cornyn

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The DREAM Act may have been controversial before, but it is considered a safe bill on both sides of the aisle now: border security is where the controversy has migrated to after the DREAM Act has been so thoroughly accepted by the American public.

Harry Reid: Obamacare Could Be A 'Train Wreck'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.03.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told radio host Rusty Humphries on Thursday that he agreed with Sen. Max Baucus that the Affordable Care Act could b...

Supreme Court Rejects Alabama Immigration Law Appeal

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected Alabama's appeal to revive portions of a state immigration law, including a section that made it a crime ...

Officials Number The Amount Of Local 'Maternity Hotels'

AP | Posted 04.12.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles County inspectors have cited 16 "maternity hotels" serving pregnant Asian women who stay until they give birth so their bab...

SEE IT: Latino Professor Draws Heat For Comparing Alabama To Nazi Germany

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2013 | Latino Voices

A professor is taking heat for comparing Alabama's immigration crackdown to Nazi Germany in a series of artistic images including swastikas and depict...

House To Consider Limited Immigration Measure

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans still smarting from their poor showing among Hispanics in the presidential election are planning a vote next week...

Republicans Denounce Immigration Regulations Reagan Created

David Bier | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
David Bier

The notion that Obama's deportation deferrals indicate a general refusal to apply immigration law is ridiculous. In fact, if Republican critics should be upset at anyone, it should be Ronald Reagan.

Chris Kirkham

Border Crossers Land In Private Prisons, Sparking Riots Over Conditions | Chris Kirkham | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

This spring, a group of inmates at a privately operated federal prison in Mississippi -- most of them undocumented immigrants from Mexico -- rose up a...

Brewer Strikes Back At Foes Of Controversial Law

AP | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Lawyers for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer are asking a federal appeals court to turn back the latest effort by foes to block the most contentious...

Judge Makes Big Move On Contentious Immigration Law

Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — A judge has ruled that police in Arizona can immediately start enforcing the most contentious sec...

Elise Foley

Immigration Laws Passed Less Frequently In 2012 | Elise Foley | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a recent climb, the number of immigration bills and resolutions passed by state legislatures fell significantly in the first half ...

The Supreme Court Among Us

Bryce W. Ashby | Posted 09.09.2012 | College
Bryce W. Ashby

The Supreme Court matters, and since we cannot vote for our justices, only for the president who nominates them, so does this election.

Arizona's Immigration Bind

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Raul A. Reyes

Americans should be concerned about this immigration law's fate because Arizona has inspired copycat laws across the country. Not only is SB 1070 mostly illegal, it is offensive, unjust, and truly un-American.

California Is Not Arizona

Hector Villagra | Posted 08.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

This decision has posed a question for states around the country: do they want to follow the Arizona example? Or do they want to follow a different path?

Dear Governor Jan Brewer...

Ediberto Roman | Posted 08.26.2012 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

As I predicted several weeks ago, SB 1070 has been left essentially toothless. While it may require state law enforcement to make immigration status determinations, there isn't much that the state can do with the determinations once made.