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'Sensible Majority' That Approved DHS Funding Could Address Immigration

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

We know there is a sensible bipartisan majority that is willing to compromise and do what has to be done to keep the basic functions of government operating; they voted yesterday. And the leadership should find a way to let that sensible majority govern despite those who take every opportunity to make governing next to impossible in this body.

Scott Walker Admits That He Flip-Flopped On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) admitted on Sunday that he had completely changed his stance on immigration and that he now has a much tougher positio...

Roque Planas

DAPA-Eligible Immigrants Face Threat Of Deportation, Advocates Say | Roque Planas | Posted 02.27.2015 | Latino Voices

Brenda Castro, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, has two U.S.-born children, lives in New Orleans and has been in the country since 2008. Thoug...

Asian Immigrants Less Likely To Seek Deportation Protection, Data Show

Los Angeles Times | Kate Linthicum | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics

While Latinos have signed up for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in large numbers, Asian immigrants have not. According to federal ...

Why Immigrant Rights Advocates Aren't Worried About Texas Judge's Ruling

Elena Shore | Posted 02.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

A federal judge this week blocked Obama's executive actions from going into effect, a move immigration reform advocates are calling only a "temporary setback."

Jackson Connor

Jose Antonio Vargas Teams With LA Times For New Media Platform, #EmergingUS | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

When journalist Jose Antonio Vargas first arrived in the U.S. from the Philippines at the age of 12, the bustle of Los Angeles International Airport w...

5 Theories About The Economic Effects Of Illegal Immigration You Shouldn't Trust

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.17.2015 | Latino Voices

A Texas judge’s decision on Monday to block the executive actions on immigration announced by the Obama administration last year has cast the issue ...

How NYC's Municipal ID Program Protects Immigrants From A Tea Party White House

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.17.2015 | Latino Voices

The bill that created New York City’s popular municipal ID program has a clause protecting undocumented New Yorkers from a conservative White House...

Undocumented. Unafraid. Queer. Unashamed.

Carlos Padilla | Posted 02.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Carlos Padilla

The release of one or two detainees out of detention is not enough. We must challenge the system itself. We need solidarity for those in our community, as well as for those who are not undocumented or LGBTQ.

An Open letter to the LGBTQ Task Force: "Creating Change? For Whom?"

Jonathan Perez | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Perez

As Undocumented Queer & Trans* Youth of Color we noticed a repetitive theme in The National Conference on LGBTQ Equality. The conference created an environment where our experiences as youth of color are being told by people who don't necessarily face our situations/struggles.

GOP 'Self-Deportation' Fantasy Is Alive and Well

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

The fantasy that millions of people will simply disappear if we just have stricter laws, the old "self-deportation" theory and the lynchpin of the Romney campaign in 2012, did not work as a political strategy and is laughable as a policy.

Maxwell Tani

GOP Governor Blames Undocumented Immigrants For Spreading Disease | Maxwell Tani | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) went after undocumented immigrants during his State of the State speech Tuesday, suggesting they were spreading HIV and oth...

Paddington and Empathy for Immigrant Children

Diana Liverman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment
Diana Liverman

Children will fall in love with Paddington bear, a migrant without papers who adores marmalade sandwiches and hides away on a boat to travel from his home in Peru to London hoping for a better life.

How 4 Undocumented Teens Beat MIT In A Robotics Competition

Fusion | Emily Deruy and Geneva Sands | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

It all came down to grit, determination and some tampons. Ten years ago, four undocumented Hispanic teenagers from a tough neighborhood in Phoenix ...

Honduran Mother Living In Philadelphia Church Wins Reprieve From Deportation

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2015 | Latino Voices

By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - An undocumented immigrant who has taken sanctuary in a Philadelphia church since Nov...

The Spirit of Selma: Nine Students Arrested in Georgia for Protesting Discriminatory Education Policies

Stephen Pitti | Posted 01.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Stephen Pitti

As the film Selma screens nationwide to critical acclaim, police from Clarke County arrested nine students on Friday evening in Athens, Georgia, for organizing the first "integrated classroom" for both undocumented and documented youth at the University of Georgia.

Marco Rubio Says He Understands Frustration With Immigrants

AP | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some versions of a story published on Jan. 6 and 7, The Associated Press reported that Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, in ...

U.S. Sees Spike In Flow Of Immigrants From The Caribbean

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.05.2015 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Just starting a five-year sentence for illegally re-entering the United States, George Lewis stared at the officers staring back at him...

Matt Ferner

Man Who Says He Was Beaten By Cops And Jailed On False Charges Walks Free | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

A Long Island, New York, man who said he was severely beaten by police and jailed for months on false charges was cleared of wrongdoing in court last ...

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

While grading term papers in the undergraduate course I teach at USF, "From Slavery to Obama," I found myself watching the televised funeral of one the NYPD officers recently assassinated by an apparently deranged African-American man. The coincidence prompted me to reflect on the moral and political challenges confronting our nation as we commence the new year of 2015.

Elise Foley

After Immigration Win, Advocates Look To Implementation | Elise Foley | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's new executive actions on immigration face legal challenges and major threats from Republicans in Congress, but ...

Lydia O'Connor

Undocumented Immigrants Flock To Get Driver's Licenses Under New California Law | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Latino Voices

California Department of Motor Vehicles locations, often the bane of a driver’s existence, will be exciting places for more than 1 million Californi...

Mr. President, What About Me?

Joana Godinho | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Joana Godinho

I have been in America nearly a decade, and always with a legal immigration status. However, it didn't take me long to figure out that somewhere along the way core American values -- family, hard work, honesty, integrity -- were no longer the guiding principles of its immigration policy.

Indentured Servitude: The Fight to End Recruitment Abuse in Mexico

Daniel Pena | Posted 02.07.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Pena

Imagine this scenario: you're the head of a household in rural Mexico where the local economy collapsed along with the peso and the jobs never came back. The weakening peso eroded your savings, your purchasing power, but most importantly your dignity.

The Time Is Right for California to Extend Health Coverage for All

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Wendy Lazarus

California has benefited tremendously from the hard work of immigrants. And it is continuing to lead the rest of the nation in improving access to health care and coverage in all communities, including families who are undocumented.