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Growing Up Illegal in Colorado: Paying for a System We Didn't Break

Kristen Leigh Painter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kristen Leigh Painter

At 6:30 a.m. on Apr. 28, Edgar Niebla was awoken by his crying mother and told, "The police are here for you." His crime: growing up in the United States, but having been born in Mexico.

Arizona's Message to Immigrants: Take Your Billions and Run

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

A recent University of Arizona study found that Arizona's immigrant workers paid an estimated $2.4 billion in state taxes, and accounted for $44 billion in economic output that created 400,000 full-time jobs.

Obama the Visionless: Flogging the Four Horsemen of the Bureaucracy

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

We are stuck with the checklist president -- the to-do-list president, the carry-over president, the regulation president -- when what we needed was a vision president.

No Accent for Arizona English Teachers

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tanya Jo Miller

According to the Washington Post, heavily accented teachers can't teach English in Arizona. Candi Candali tells you why that's a good thing. Hear he...

We All Live in Arizona: On May Day, ICE Dogs, and the Future of NYC (PHOTOS)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

There's a world of difference between New York County and Maricopa County. But that didn't stop somebody from dispatching ICE agents with dogs to surround the protests at the end of Saturday's march.

Immigration Reform Today: President Leads, Republicans Obstruct

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Now is a time for Republicans to either stand with Americans who want a practical solution to our broken immigration system or continue down the road of obstructionism and open flirtation with racist extremism.

"This is Racist Stuff": Baseball Players/Union Speak Out Against Arizona Law

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

There are rare historical moments when protest can shape athletes and athletes can in turn shape the confidence, size, and scope of protest. This could very well be one of those moments.

State of Disgrace: The Right Fiddles While Arizona Burns

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

When fear is rampant on all sides of the immigration debate, perhaps the recognition of a basic commonality can serve as a crucible for turning this into an opportunity for Arizonans to act well with the eyes of the nation now squarely upon us.

Joel Stein and the Curry Problem

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

For Edison, N.J.'s old timers, brown is brown. Too many curry shacks is not that different from too many taquerias. We are all Mexicans now. When Joel Stein goes to Edison, he "feels" what people in Arizona talk about.

Do I Look "Illegal?"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

It's disgraceful that Latinos have to worry about this in any state in the union in 2010.

The Democrats' New Immigration Plan: Outdoing Arizona in Bigotry

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The "Democrats" finally revealed their immigration plan today. What's not to like about this proposal -- if you're that bigoted woman poor Gordon Bro...

Arizona Immigration Law is Problematic [Video]

Hasan Kwame Jeffries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hasan Kwame Jeffries

Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history at The Ohio State University talks about the Arizona immigration law and how it is intrusive an...

Arizona Immigration Law: Painful Lessons From Oklahoma

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

op-ed originally published April 28, 2010 in Christian Science Monitor In late 2007, Oklahoma legislators enacted what was then the nation's toughes...

The F Word: Good Enough for Oklahoma, How About Goldman?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Democrats in D.C. are going about this regulation thing all wrong. Want to get Republican buy-in? Give Republicans the kind of regulation they like. As usual in U.S. politics, the states provide the road map.

Arizona's Anti-Immigration Law: Hurting Immigrants and Criminalizing Compassion

Rt. Rev. Kirk Stevan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rt. Rev. Kirk Stevan Smith

Just two weeks ago, Governor Brewer received an award from the Arizona Interfaith Movement for her work in promoting the "Golden Rule." But by signing the recent anti-immigration bill, I believe she now must give it back.

Sarah Palin: Obama Is Perpetuating 'Myth That Racial Profiling Is Part' Of Arizona Immigration Law

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin called Arizona's controversial new immigration bill a "reasonable...wake up call" Tuesday, and criticized President Obama for "perpetuatin...

On SB 1070 And What Happens When "Brown" Means "Illegal"

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What does an illegal immigrant look like? Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who just signed SB 1070 into law last Friday--which allows law enforcement to ...

Boycotting Arizona's Racism

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

It was a boycott that eventually forced Arizona to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a shame that similar tactics are needed again, following the passage of anti-immigrant bill S.B. 1070.

Arizona Worsens Issue of Immigration for Playing Enforcer of Federal Matters

Eduardo Barraza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eduardo Barraza

With the new 1070 law, Arizona is clearly determined to continue on the path of failure not only as an enforcer of immigration law, but also of economic collapse.

May Day Immigration March Offers Opportunity to Push Back Against Arizona

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

On Monday night hundreds came out in suburban Chicago to protest the growing racism against immigrants epitomized by passage of Arizona's new law, SB 1070.

The Time is Now - A Declaration for a Free Arizona

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gihan Perera

On Behalf of the day laborers, domestic workers, home care workers, laundry, and debris cleaners, who are the diaspora of the world economy, On Beha...

Weekly Diaspora: White House Likely to Sue Over Arizona's Racial Profiling Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Hope for a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year has fallen by the wayside, but the Obama administration is rallying for one last hurrah before mid-term elections in November.

Obama and the Arizona Immigration Law

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

It's been Obama, far more than Bush, who has successfully implemented the idea at the practical level that local law enforcement is the appropriate agency to enforce immigration laws.

The Unintended Consequences of Arizona's SB 1070

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

There's a perverse irony to the idea that states such as Arizona will, years from now, be clamoring for young Latinos to immigrate.

John McCain and Republicans Determined to Permanently Alienate Latino Voters

Jon Youngdahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Youngdahl

In an outrageous attempt to out-maneuver his zealous anti-immigrant competitor J.D. Hayworth, McCain has tacked so far right that it's hard to imagine he'll ever find his way back.