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Immigration Policy

It's Time For An Immigration Policy That Serves Our National Interest

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

It is time for a new approach. While it won't be easy, we need to create an immigration system that focuses on the welcoming the immigrants we need to support economic growth and vitality while maintaining our national security.

How Should We Think About Immigrants

Shayne Looper | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

We have heard more talk about immigrants and immigration policy this election season than any in memory, and the conversation has been highly charged. Since the issue is so prominent just now, it might be helpful to have a sketch of biblical attitudes toward immigrants.

Dear Donald, Meet Saad

Sara Manning Peskin | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Sara Manning Peskin

Donald: Saad. Saad: Donald. Consider yourselves e-introduced. Saad is one of the Muslim refugees you wanted to bar from the United States.

In A Hate-Filled Election, This Moment Shows Exactly Why America Is Already Great

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

With all of the hate-filled rhetoric during this presidential campaign, it's easy to feel pessimistic about politics and the direction of the country....

Candidates' Plans to Change Controversial H-1B Guestworker Program Highlight Need for an Overhaul

The Conversation US | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

The H-1B program is an important program that serves as a bridge to permanent immigration for talented foreign workers. It should be used to recruit truly specialized workers from abroad when the labor conditions are tight and a qualified American can't be found.

Chris Christie Flip-Flops On Self-Deportation

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie supports making it so difficult for undocumented immigrants to live in the U.S. that they'll "leave o...

The GOP: The New Know Nothing Party?

John W. Traphagan | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
John W. Traphagan

When we look at the GOP of 2016, it seems very much as though we are witnessing a new version of the Know Nothings of the 1850s. One can only hope that this time it is equally short-lived.

How to Ensure European Refugee Camps Don't Become Permanent

J. J. Mitchell | Posted 01.16.2016 | World
J. J. Mitchell

One of the paradoxes of the Calais camp lays in the struggle to accommodate its refugees. How does a refugee camp of 7,000 migrants situated in a developed country like France compare relative to other humanitarian crises?

The Billion-dollar Border War: Why Walls and Drones Are Bogus

Regina Clemente | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Regina Clemente

In the new short documentary Border Inc., Brave New Films exposes how the last three decades of immigration politics in this country have created a massive payday for military contractors and wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in this business operation fueled by xenophobia and greed.

Immigrants Shape California

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 10.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Toni G. Atkins

These new laws are fitting and just. They show that here in California, we recognize our state has been shaped by immigrants of many different ethnicities, cultures and experiences and that immigrants are our neighbors, friends and family.

Olivia Wilde Calls Donald Trump's Views On Immigration 'Really Sickening'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment

Actress Oliva Wilde is done with Donald Trump and his views on immigration. At a screening for "Ellis," a short film about Ellis Island, Wilde share...

Joe Biden Tells Latinos To 'Make No Damn Apologies For Anything'

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Latino Voices

Vice President Joe Biden surprised a group of Latino leaders gathered at a fundraiser in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday with a passionate speech about im...

Beware of the Growing U.S.-Mexico Border Industrial Complex

Michael Dear | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Dear

Border walls are the instruments of last resort in the armory of geopolitics. Their current proliferation on a global scale is an expression of failed diplomacy in response to conflict, persecution, and migration.

Donald Trump Wants To Relive 'Operation Wetback'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump likened his immigration strategy to the mass deportation program that expelled roughly 1 million undocu...

Nearly Every Presidential Candidate Is Skipping An Immigration Forum In Iowa This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Residents of the critical campaign state of Iowa will gather Saturday to talk about the pivotal issue of immigration. But only two presi...

Donald Trump Has Been Located!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.18.2016 | Comedy
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"What planet is Donald on?" Well, wonder no longer. The Donald has been located!

Trump Joins Narratives of Hate over Immigration Battles

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The gigantic cover banner headline, "CLOWN RUNS FOR PREZ," appeared on the New York Daily News the morning following real estate mogul Donald Trump's announced run for the office of the presidency.

Big Bills vs. Little Bills

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is amusing for Democrats to watch the "Ted Cruz wing" of the GOP try to defend their big DHS bill, just as it will be amusing to watch them howl later this week when it gets split in two. All a Democrat will have to do to really rub it in will be to say, "But you've been saying all along that immigration reform can only be done one tiny step at a time!"

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's Government Shutdown Showdown

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of Congress, and they are pushing a critical federal department towards shutting down, all in an effort to make a political point.

Escape Hatch, Can Kick or Shutdown?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of President Obama's new immigration policy, which has thrown a curve ball into the Republican congressional strategy of having a big political battle over immigration next week.

America, Keep Immigrants Coming!

Gerard J. Tellis | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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.

Cromnibus Stop?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are plenty of metaphors to choose from, as we all breathlessly watch the Republican Party make their latest attempt at semi-rational governing.

People With Felonies, Criminal Records and Gang Affiliation Are Our Friends and Family

Abraham Paulos | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Abraham Paulos

President Obama's recent speech fits a historic and racist framework through which we can describe the exclusion and banishment of people with felonies who are detained and deported. Even while some parents of citizens will be eligible for relief, parents with felonies and their families will remain vulnerable.

Jumping On The Cromnibus

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yes, apparently that's a new word now: "cromnibus." Now, some, editorially-speaking, have been insisting on "CRomnibus" or "Cromnibus," but for the time being here, we've decided that it doesn't qualify for proper-name status in any way.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama's Gutsy Move

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When Congress wouldn't pass a bill, the president had to act on immigration and deportation policy, to keep families intact -- a measure that affected 40 percent of the undocumented immigrants in the United States.