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Immigrants Still Look to DACA for Relief in Uncertain Times

Elena Shore | Posted 07.13.2016 | San Francisco
Elena Shore

SAN FRANCISCO -- Leticia Urrutia's DACA renewal is coming up in October, a month before the presidential elections. "I was like, 'What am I going to ...

Immigrants Encouraged to 'Take Action' - Apply for DACA, Get Ready for DAPA

Elena Shore | Posted 03.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

Immigrant rights advocates are encouraging families to get ready for the possible implementation of two programs that could go into effect later this year. Both programs provide beneficiaries with temporary relief from deportation.

Martin Luther King and Immigrants' Rights

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 01.17.2016 | Religion
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

Today the immigration question is perhaps as divisive a force in American life as it has ever been, with leading presidential aspirants actually demonizing immigrants generally as criminals, deviants and undercover terrorists. In this season of celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday, it is important to revisit the factors that animated him in order to protect his memory from being misused to serve purposes that he would never embrace.

Jesus the Refugee

Jonathan Williams | Posted 11.19.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Williams

If there were anyone that wanted to fight violence with violence, it would be Jesus. If there were anyone who wanted swift justice by any means possible, it would be Jesus. If there were anyone that had a distrust of foreigners, it would be Jesus.

Immigrants Shape California

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 10.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Toni G. Atkins

These new laws are fitting and just. They show that here in California, we recognize our state has been shaped by immigrants of many different ethnicities, cultures and experiences and that immigrants are our neighbors, friends and family.

Revoking 14th Amendment Birthright Citizenship: The Ultimate in Voter Suppression

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Presidential candidate Donald Trump and several of his Republican competitors have now endorsed the notion of doing away with the very first sentence of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Tucker Carlson: 'Illegal Alien Is One Of My Favorite Terms'

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.21.2015 | Media

Controversy surrounding the term "anchor baby" to describe children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants spurred debate over another offensive ...

A Message to Donald Trump From Two Undocumented Entrepreneurs

Ivan Ceja | Posted 07.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Ivan Ceja

We are two first-generation undocumented immigrants from Mexico. We are the first members in our families to graduate from high school and attend college. Recently, you made statements referring to Mexican immigrants as criminals, rapists and drug dealers. We beg to differ.

Roque Planas

First Undocumented Immigrant 'F**king Finally' Allowed To Practice Law In New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 06.04.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- The courts in New York have allowed an undocumented immigrant to practice law for the first time. Cesar Vargas, a leading voice in the...

La Santa Cecilia On Immigration Reform: ‘People Will Always Put Politics Before Life'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.22.2014 | Latino Voices

A simple strawberry became the symbol of migrant life in La Santa Cecilia’s “Strawberry Fields Forever.” In August, the Grammy-winning band ...

Child Migrant Crisis Raises Questions For Schools

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.12.2014 | Latino Voices

As the school year opens, the child migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border begs the question -- are the roughly 66,000 children who crossed illeg...

These Are The Real Reasons Behind Illegal Immigration

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.25.2014 | Latino Voices

The recent influx of unaccompanied minors crossing illegally into the U.S. from Central America has prompted many elected officials, particularly cons...

Carolina Moreno

Eva Longoria Calls On U.S. To Protect Child Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.23.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- As a child growing up in a Texas border town, Eva Longoria recalls asking her father, “Why were we born on this side?” to which he ...

Carolina Moreno

Latino Civil Rights Leader Has A Harsh Warning For Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Janet Murguía, president of the country's largest Latino advocacy group, has a formal warning for Republicans: Help the child refugees...

Obama's Immigration Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But what is pretty clear is that if Obama does act, it is going to help Democrats in the 2016 presidential contest. The whole immigration reform issue is a gigantic trap for Republicans, and they will likely be unable to resist the urge to walk right into it.

Carolina Moreno

Elizabeth Warren Explains How The U.S. Can Save Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.21.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- “I believe in that America; I will fight for that America,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) fervently cried at the National Council...

The American Way: STEM Education

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 08.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Americans love a challenge of any kind, and we believe we have a puncher's chance at winning. That's the American way. That was the mindset of a group of undocumented Mexican students from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona.

N.Y. Lawmaker Wants To Give Voting Rights To Undocumented Immigrants

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) - A New York lawmaker wants to grant many of the rights of citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants and non-citizen...

A Modern Day Illegal Immigrant

Martine Kalaw | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Martine Kalaw

I'd spent so much of my life fighting the system, working side-by-side with lawyers and bonding with my fellow undocumented immigrants in community and camaraderie. Becoming American felt like abandoning them.

WATCH: Jorge Narvaez's Reunion With Detained Mother Will Bring You To Tears

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 05.09.2014 | Latino Voices

When Jorge Narvaez and his then 6-year-old daughter Alexa posted a YouTube video of them singing “Home” by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero, he...

How Immigration Enforcement Has Changed Since 1993

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Immigration enforcement has changed significantly ever since Congress approved a sweeping immigration bill in 1996, according to a new report. The ...

Roque Planas

This Immigration Documentary Will Make You Rethink Border Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 04.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Few films bring audiences closer to the brutal reality of U.S. border security than “Who Is Dayani Cristal?” The beautifully shot documentary, ...

Here's Proof Illegal Immigration Doesn't Cause More Murders, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

It's become routine for immigration hardliners like U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to blame illegal immigration for an imaginary spike in violent crime...

WATCH: Undocumented Woman Asks To Be Released From Jail To Fight Cancer

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.15.2014 | Latino Voices

Fighting breast cancer has been difficult for Ruth Alvarez and her family. But now, she is battling the disease from inside a jail cell and without he...

WATCH: An Emotional Plea From Mother And Daughter Separated By Deportation

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices

As the number of deportations since 2009 reaches the 2 million mark, activists grow impatient towards President Obama’s idleness. On Friday, acti...