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Immigration Policy

Queer DREAMer Joins Battle

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 03.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Jorge Gutierrez tells the story of how he came out as a Queer undocumented immigrant and calls for an inclusive immigration reform. This week, I ca...

The Border Security Black Hole and the Key to Immigration Reform

Sagar Tikoo | Posted 05.20.2013 | Teen
Sagar Tikoo

After two decades of emphasis on high security of the U.S.-Mexico border, brute-force policies have left America with costs that are too high, and benefits that are too little. As immigration continues to permeate American political debate, alternative solutions must be explored.

Keeping the American Dream in America

David Troy | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
David Troy

Consumer-facing, peer-to-peer commerce start-ups are hot, but how many tie-sharing services does the country really need? (Yes, there is hot competition in this space.) Ideas like these are attractive because they are easy to act on quickly.

Immigration Reform Is Bigger Than Our Borders

Sylvia Puente | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

I'll concede that there are aspects of border security -- smuggling of human beings, drugs, and arms -- that do demand immediate attention. However, we can't allow the economic and moral imperatives for broad-reaching immigration reform get lost in rhetoric around the border.

Republicans and Immigration

Charles Kolb | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Charles Kolb

From a political perspective, the current approach of the Republican Party borders on suicidal. But it is more than that: It is also wrong on the merits. As Reagan showed us, America has always been about openness, about welcoming citizens from around the world.

Immigration Policy and Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

These racially- and ethnically-charged representations of minoritized people perpetuate a long and dishonorable tradition of preventing "the huddled masses to breathe free."

Snyder Applauds Bipartisan U.S. Immigration Reform Effort

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 04.03.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Governor Rick Snyder applauds the bipartisan immigration reform legislation that U.S. Senators are working to get passed in Congre...

Don't Follow the Loser on Immigration Reform

Jakada Imani | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Jakada Imani

On the strength of the Latino and Asian vote, Obama won. We also won the promise of a balanced approach to comprehensive immigration reform.

We've Always Played Politics With Immigration

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America goes through these grand debates every generation or so, and what remains constant is that both sides in the fight can be counted upon to accuse the other side of "playing politics" with the immigration issue. This has, indeed already begun.

Memo to the GOP: Immigration Reform Much More Than Just a Policy

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.31.2013 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

For Republicans seeking a path to winning a national majority again, understanding what's really at play in the rapidly evolving immigration reform debate is of existential importance.

Elise Foley

Senators Announce Bipartisan Immigration Measure For Undocumented 'Living In The Shadows' | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators from the eight-member working group on immigration reform did their best on Monday to walk the thin line between two very diffe...

'Gang Of Eight' Unveils Immigration Reform Framework

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

* U.S. Senators back broad outline for legislation * Tough fight seen for first major bill since 1986 * Seeks smoother f...

Doc Explores The Beauty Of Immigration Activists

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts

Artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez recently teamed up with Pharrell Williams' I Am Other YouTube Channel to create a moving new documentary series...

Deportations and Immigration Enforcement: It's Not All Obama's Fault

Laura E. Enriquez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura E. Enriquez

If the battle over Arizona's SB-1070 has taught us anything, it is that "immigration policy" is actually a complex, and potentially contradictory, group of policies that are enacted and enforced at local, state, and national levels.

The New U.S. Visa Rush: Build A Charter School, Get A Green Card

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 12 (Reuters) - It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with financial analysts r...

Rural Republicans Don't Know They Agree With Dems On Immigration

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.25.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. National Rural Assembly Poll results on the presidential race released Monday (pdf) found unsurpris...

Rubio Responds To Knock On GOP Immigration Policy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sen. Marco Rubio says both political parties need to do more to address the needs of Hispanic Americans. The Florida Republican was ...

AZ Gov. Brewer's Latest Finger Wag Media Stunt for Obama: Denial of Driver's License to Deferred Dreamers

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

President Obama may have been too far away on the campaign trail in Iowa today, but that didn't stop Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer from her latest finger-wagging media stunt of state's rights defiance.

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.

Do as I Say, Not as I Want: Dissonance in Conservative Immigration Policy and Practice

Richey Piiparinen | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Richey Piiparinen

Instead of dealing with the conflict that comes with both demanding and demonizing immigrants, we bury our heads away from the reality that conflict exists.

Patriotism July 4, 2012

Robert Reich | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Some Americans loathe the government and are doing everything they can to make the public so cynical about it that it's no longer capable of doing much of anything. But true patriotism means paying for America and coming together for the common good.

Elise Foley

House GOP Members Sticks To Guns On DREAM-Style Bill As Rubio Caves | Elise Foley | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) planned -- but not actually introduced -- legislation on young undocumented immigrants is almost certainly d...

Arizona's "Barrio Defense" Rises for SCOTUS Decision on SB 1070

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

With defiant Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer growing more emboldened as the Supreme Court readies to unveil its ruling on the state's SB 1070 "papers, please" immigration law, Arizona human rights group Puente are bolstering their Barrio Defense Committees.

The Silent Casualties of Immigration Scams

Hernan Vera | Posted 07.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Hernan Vera

The need for comprehensive immigration reform is not going away. In the meantime, however, there are untold casualties who are suffering in ways that few are discussing. Our nation's refusal to make immigration reform a priority has created the perfect storm for a silent problem to fester: immigration scams.

Huge Share Of New Businesses Started By Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business

There are still plenty of entrepreneurs in America. But more and more of them are actually coming from somewhere else. Immigrants were twice as li...