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U.S. v. Texas: How the Supreme Court Got Tangled in Immigration Law

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

Something is wrong when Supreme Court Justices wrestle this way with legal concepts. The problem is clearly not they. The law, regulations, and policies are the problem, as is the inertia that keeps them that way.

This Is Not Cricket but Migration Is a Part of Our Future

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In a documentary titled This Is Not Cricket, currently crowdfunding on Aflamnah, Italian director Jacopo de Bertoldi and British producer Suzy Gillett have paired up to tell the story of two boys -- one Italian, one Indian -- who form an unlikely friendship through an unusual sport.

My Letter To Michelle Obama: From One Mother To Another, Help My Immigrant Family

Patricia Guillen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Patricia Guillen

We have many things in common, however, there is a major difference between us: I have been refused the right to raise my children with my husband, their father, at my side.

This Is How ALL Border Patrol Traffic Stops Should Go

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 04.04.2014 | Comedy

Wouldn't it be nice if border patrol checkpoints went like this? In an informative comedy sketch, ReasonTV explored the idea of how a well-informe...

Elise Foley

GOP Reveals Immigration Reform Principles | Elise Foley | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- House Republican leaders laid out their long-awaited immigration reform principles on Thursday to the GOP conference, suggesting a b...

Yet Another American Dream Left Unfulfilled

Ketaki Desai | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Ketaki Desai

Every year thousands of students from all over the world make their way to American universities. Most of them come with the hope of achieving the American dream. Our story started out on a similar note.

5 Immigration Laws Passed During Election Years

Center For American Progress | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Over the past few months, we have seen a slew of news stories predicting what will happen with immigration reform in 2014, after the Senate passed a s...

Immigration Laws Should Reflect Our Values, Not Politics Or Fears

Sr. Simone Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Sr. Simone Campbell

As Americans who find joy in our family heritages and faith traditions, we really have only one choice: Commonsense immigration reform that makes our entire nation stronger.

State Expands Ban Denying Driver's Licenses

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

(Adds ban includes Liberian immigrants granted relief from deportation, paragraph 11) By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX, Sept 18 (R...

Key Issue Sees Rising Attention In 2013

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

By Lisa Maria Garza Sept 11 (Reuters) - The number of immigration-related laws passed by U.S. states rebounded sharply in the first ha...

A Few Conclusions Missing

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Given such a sobering approach, a reader could be a little disappointed that after saying "a" authors refrained from spelling out many obvious conclusions.

Supreme Court Will Revisit The Voting Rights Act

VOXXI | Raisa Camargo | Posted 12.28.2012 | Latino Voices

The New Year is likely to amass a wave of issues that will affect Latinos including a pending case in the Supreme Court that revisits a key provision ...

Multiple Myths and the Struggle for Political Truth

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

It explains misfortune and reduces the pain of daily life. By the same token it also opens the door to political abuse, demagoguery, and a future of political regret.

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 ...

States Scale Back Immigration Enforcement Efforts After Legal Problems

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

* Decline attributed to pending litigation * Budget issues, redistricting bigger priorities this year By Tim Gaynor ...

Take It To The Bank: Helping Young Aspiring Citizens Will Boost Our Economy

Ali Noorani | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Ali Noorani

We've seen enough barriers from Congress. The administration's temporary action should inspire a bipartisan effort to create a permanent immigration process that adheres to our values of equality and hard work. Our economy deserves nothing less.

Harvest Empire

Wendy Thompson-Marquez | Posted 08.13.2012 | DC
Wendy Thompson-Marquez

A growing anti-immigrant movement has succeeded in polarizing communities across the country, tapping into fears about falling incomes and demographic diversity.

New Law Could Outlaw Foreign Passports As Acceptable ID

Posted 03.28.2012 | Latino Voices

They have been beaten time and time again in federal courts. And they still insist. Republican-majority Legislatures in several states continue...

Opponents Of Anti-Immigration Laws In Georgia Find Unlikely Ally In Republican Mayor

The Huffington Post | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Those fighting against Georgia’s expanding anti-immigration laws have gained an unlikely comrade in the Republican mayor of a small town in the sout...

Judge Delays Ruling On Utah Immigration Law

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge on Friday said he will delay a decision about the constitutionality of Utah's immigration enforcement law eight mont...

Could Local Governments Become Incubators of Pro-Immigrant Laws

Kristian Ramos | Posted 04.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

In the absence of any Congressional action on immigration reform, states have stepped into the void.

Republicans and the Hispanic Vote

Howard Foster | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Howard Foster

The premise that downplaying tough talk about cracking down on undocumented immigration leads to Hispanic votes just does not hold up.

Immigrant Scapegoating: Not Just an American Pastime

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.27.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Around the world, as long as people keep moving, politicians will continue to talk breathlessly about the immigration "crisis."

John Celock

Kansas Official Pushes For Immigration Law Like Arizona's | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is promising to press several controversial immigration measures when the state legislature reconvenes in Januar...

Note to Alabama AG 'Big Luther': Stop Acting So Small

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

By threatening to obstruct the Justice Department's work, the Alabama attorney general is simply delaying evidence of this law's disgraceful impact from coming to light.