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Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

When the clock, the year, and the lame duck congress all ran out, so did what the Conventional Wisdom considered President Obama's best shot at immigration reform.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

The frenetic pace of new mandates and initiatives have made it almost impossible for educators to settle in and get good at implementing any particular series of changes.

High-Tech Border Fence Axed

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday ended a high-tech border fence project that cost taxpayers nearly $1 billion but did little to i...

Dispatch From Cancún: Developing Paradise in the Suicide Capital

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roberto Lovato

Cancun is the suicide capital of Mexico. That's a subject that's not likely to come up as thousands of people gather here over the next two weeks for the U.N. Conference on Climate Change.

Spotlight on Mexican New Yorkers Reveals Ugly Truth of Low-Wage Labor

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

Undocumented immigrants remain the sole group whose right to basic workplace protections is constantly questioned and routinely ignored.

Immigration and Mexico: A Time to Tell the Truth

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

Immigration is a serious issue in the United States. Whatever we may think about which measures and policies should be enacted to curb immigration, no one is helped by conversations informed by misleading or inaccurate information.

My Grandmother the Family Anchor ... Baby

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lila Nordstrom

Every family that has moved to the United States, at some point, gives birth to an anchor baby. It's no use isolating recent immigrants and their children as some vague harmful group.

Phoenix Rising ... and the Struggle Continues

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

I've written a lot about Arizona since the national controversy over SB 1070 took hold, and in particular during recent weeks as the struggle over the...

After Arizona

James Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Bradley

From California north to Alaska, west to Colorado and south to New Mexico, posters told the Chinese to get out and that those who hesitated faced the barrel of a white man's rifle.

Arizona's Message: Don't Tread on Me, Tread on Them

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

The brave cowboys in Arizona have proven once again that the most powerful country in the world is also the most frightened. In this case, we're afraid of poor Mexicans.

Not the Arizona I Knew

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Salena Tramel

Today I couldn't be more ashamed of where I'm from. The racist immigration bill signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer more or less turns my childhood home into a xenophobic police state.

"Hey, Jose, You Look Mexican! Pull Over!"

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tamara N. Holder

Arizona can't really think its new criminal law allowing the police to stop "suspected undocumented" Mexicans is Constitutional! There's something e...

Depression and Suicide Rise for Hispanic Teenagers in Queens

Ruchika Tulshyan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ruchika Tulshyan

There are a growing number of severely depressed Hispanic adolescents in Queens who hide suicide attempts. In some traditional pockets, to talk about mental illness is considered shameful.

VIDEO: Lou Dobbs vs. 'Latino in America'

Arturo Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arturo Perez

I decided to start writing to Dobbs, pointing out his many errors, and the danger his words could cause. I don't know how many emails I wrote, but needless to say, he never wrote me back.

Pennsylvania Burning: Feds Levy Charges In Immigrant Killing and Police Cover-Up

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The United States Department of Justice announced a sweeping set of indictments levied by a federal grand jury connected to a racially motivated killing and alleged police corruption in Shenandoah, PA.

Thanks for the Welcome

Raúl de Molina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raúl de Molina

So as we advance into 2010, Lou Dobbs, take a moment to reflect. Remember that one of the Latinos you so systematically bash could well be your president one day. You can bet your Senate run on it.

Gustavo De La Rosa, Mexican Human Rights Activist, Put Into Forced Asylum By U.S.

washingtonpost.com | William Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Gustavo de la Rosa looks over his shoulder, notes suspicious license plates, changes his routine. As one of the most prominent human ri...

Woodstock Film Fest -- Those Who Remain

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stewart Nusbaumer

What we do not see, do not hear about, never even think about, are the families of Mexican immigrant men left behind in Mexico.

Weekly Immigration Wire: Kennedy Was Friend to Immigrants

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

The Massachusetts Senator was a vigorous proponent of both Healthcare and Immigration Reform, which isn't surprising when you consider how much these two issues overlap.

Deporting American Citizens: ICE's Mexican-izing of Mark Lyttle

Jacqueline Stevens, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Stevens, Ph.D.

ICE has been deporting over a million people each year. Most are Mexican citizens residing here without legal status. But thousands of those being detained and even deported are US citizens.

Revisioning the "Poor" Mexican

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

My conversation during a cool summery taxi ride back to my apartment in Puerto Escondido.

Cutting Welfare for the Children of Immigrants will Devastate California

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Henry

If these children -- who are American citizens -- experience such a dramatic blow to their already-limited resource bank, the consequences for the entire state will be dire.

Touring Harlem, Lost and Found

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Are you wistful for that old-time Harlem?

US-Mexico Border Arrests Drop To 1970s Levels As Economy Suffers

Los Angeles Times | Richard Marosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Arrests of illegal immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border have fallen to levels unseen since the 1970s as the ailing U.S. economy and enhanced enforceme...

Mexican Migrants Return Home As US Economy Suffers

Foreign Policy | Malcolm Beith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Every Saturday for nearly four years, Elena Trujillo has gone to the local department store in Morelia, Michoacán, to pick up money wired home by her...