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Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

The Soul of Our Nation

Marqueece Harris-Dawson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Black Voices
Marqueece Harris-Dawson

Often times in the heated rhetoric of the immigration debate, African Americans and immigrants are pitted against one another. But once again, I see more commonality than difference.

Dear Tea Party, America's Addiction to Illegal Drugs and Cheap Labor Causes Illegal Immigration

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

It's against the law to buy $28 billion of cocaine and it's against the law to hire illegal immigrants to pick our crops, but we do both. It's time to face the reality that we've caused the border crisis.

Is America to Blame for the Crisis on the Border?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The roots of this crisis go back decades, to a time when the American government thought it was more important to frustrate the Russians than to end a bloodbath. A natural question is, how long are we responsible for the sins and errors of the past?

Murrieta Immigration Protests Were Unfortunate, Unnecessary

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

The Murrieta protests were a shameful, sickening display of anti-immigrant sentiment. Such vigilante behavior and vitriol are out of sync with American values, and have no place in a civil society.

Police Separate Protesters, Supporters Awaiting Buses Of Immigrants

AP | MATT HAMILTON | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency...

Reclaiming 'USA!, USA! USA!' from the Bigots in Murrieta

Janet Murguía | Posted 09.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

However you feel about the immigration issue, the sight of angry protesters in Murrieta, California shouting invectives to a busload of children and their moms has to make you queasy.

Reflections for Independence Day - Central American Child Refugees and Our American Conscience

Miguel Guadalupe | Posted 09.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Miguel Guadalupe

While my family and I enjoy the privilege of a semi-suburban life, I wonder what it would take for me to willfully pay a stranger to take them thousands of miles away, alone, to another country with the probability of never seeing them again.

The Moral Failure Of Immigration Reform: Are We Really Afraid Of Children?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Many conservative Republicans have more or less admitted that those feelings are very present in the constituencies they represent. And the Republican leadership is unwilling to stand up to their fear of a more diverse American future.

Protesters Force Buses Carrying Migrant Children To Reroute

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after American flag...

Run A Red Light, Donate To Charity, Calif. Councilman Proposes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In an effort to convince a skeptical public that the city's red light camera operation isn't a money-making venture, Murrieta officials have pledged t...