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Immigration Policy

The 800 Mile Wall

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Carlos Frey

The recent construction of 800 miles of border security infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico international boundary is proving to be a massive killer.

ICE and Big Business: Too Close for Comfort

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Today, workers, along with immigrant and civil rights advocates, exposed evidence of a disturbing and dangerous attack on workers' rights by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Halting the Exile of an American

Kendrick Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kendrick Nguyen

Qing Wu's story is the story of America's promise of equal justice and economic opportunity, an example that the system can work and can be fair. But now ICE is trying to deport him for dredged-up teenage mishaps.

Without an Inclusive Job Policy, There Will Be No Recovery

Victor Corral | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Corral

If we want to ensure a real and sustainable economic recovery, we must pass inclusive, comprehensive immigration reform that legalizes immigrants in the US.

Obama on Immigration: Then and Now

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

After Barack Obama announced his candidacy, I promised the Latino community that -- at last -- we had a candidate who would fight for us and for our causes. But now I'm having doubts.

Torn Apart By DOMA

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

One can only hope that quick passage of the UAFA will help people like Karla and Stacy have a fair shot at making a loving committed relationship work for the long term.

Timeline for Immigration Reform is in Congress' Hands

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Though he clearly supports the notion that our laws must reflect the contributions immigrants have made to literally build this country, it is clear to me that Congress cannot wait for President Obama on this issue.

Death Toll Increases to Over 5,000 and Counting

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary Ann West

The deaths of unauthorized migrants have been a predictable and inhumane outcome of border security policies on the U.S.-Mexico border over the last fifteen years.

Comprehensive, Inclusive Immigration Reform: The Most Important Gift of All

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Steve and Joe, despite the life they have built together, face separation before year's end because of the country's blatantly discriminatory LGBT immigration policies.

Immigration Detainee's Death Causes Controversy

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the 43-year-old man died in a New Jersey immigration jail in 2005, the very fact seemed to fall into a black hole. Although a fellow inmate scraw...

Love, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Conor Fortune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Conor Fortune

Senator Robert Menendez: "Our family immigration system is broken -- it has not been updated in 20 years and many families wait decades to immigrate legally to this country."

Weilding ICE Sticks on the Local Beat

Tess Thatcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tess Thatcher

New guidelines have tweaked how enforcement should happen, but one hornet that tends to escape high-level debate in the swarm of secure borders is who should be doing the enforcing.

Attorney General Holder Reverses Bush Immigration Policy

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder reversed an immigration order issued in the last days of the Bush administration that limited the ability of immigrants f...

Making the Case: 7 Reasons Why Congress Should Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform this Year

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Passing immigration reform this year would help take the air out of the balloon of the most virulent form of racism in American society today.

Jason Linkins

Glenn Beck Mocks Obama's Aunt (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, President Barack Obama's aunt was recently granted a reprieve from an immigration judge in her asylum case, which has been ongoing since 2002. Ti...

No Time to Wait for Justice

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. John Kerry

Justice may be blind, but it sure ain't always swift. It's time Tim Coco and his husband Genesio "Junior" Oliveira be reunited.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Not Be Prosecuted For Racial Profiling Or Discrimination

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Critics of Sheriff Joe "Tent City" Arpaio have been celebrating but the revelry is premature: Neither Arpaio nor his officers will be prosecuted, punished, or sanctioned.

No More Secret Prisons

Julie Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Greene

Across the U.S., tens of thousands of immigrants are being held in detention facilities that violate basic standards of humanity. It is well past time for reform.

Asian Immigration: A Family Affair, A Chicago Perspective

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

To look at the news coverage, the 'broken immigration system' is about Latinos and their extended families, as if every single one of the "12 million" illegal immigrants in the U.S. came from Tijuana.

Immigrant Groups Fighting Stimulus Provision

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Among the many provisions of the $800-plus billion stimulus bill hotly debated and horse-traded behind closed doors, one that remained largely under t...

Enforcement Only Policies and no Immigration Reform, Could Prove Costly

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

We cannot have a systemic demand for exploitable cheap labor and continue to ignore their basic rights when they are here.

Another Murdered: Pass the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

NCLR has joined other civil rights and Latino leaders to urge Congress and the new administration to make passage of the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act" a priority.

Victim of Racist Attack Awarded $2.5 Million

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Gruver was attacked by Klansmen at a Kentucky fair in 2006. He was in line at a concession stand at the Meade County Fair when two Klansmen... threw whiskey in his face.

What Does An Obama Administration Mean for Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Did this salsa-flavored version of Obama-mania develop because we Latinos believe that the President-elect will be good for Hispanic interests?

The Threatening "Silliness" of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Hoyt

In America we change broken and stupid laws - that is how women got the vote and Jim Crow segregation was ended. We will have immigration enforcement that works only when we create legal avenues for workers to come to the U.S. to do the many entry-level jobs our economy has created and only when we legalize the 12 million undocumented workers who are already contributing to our nation with their sweat.