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Undocumented Immigrants

Marina Fang

House Democrats Shame GOP For Not Caring About Border Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats publicly shamed Republicans on Tuesday for what they said is a lack of compassion toward undocumented children streaming...

Most Americans Think U.S. Should Shelter Child Migrants, Not Deport Them

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossmann | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home. An...

Texas Lawmaker: Undocumented Immigrants Will 'Come In And Hurt You'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

A Texas lawmaker claimed Monday that undocumented immigrants crossing the border will unleash criminal activity nationwide if the government does not ...

The Lamp Beside the Golden Door: Protecting Refugee Children at our Borders

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

This is 2014, when hundreds of angry protesters in Murietta, California, chant "USA, USA, USA" while blocking a busload of hungry, tired, lonely children from a long journey in search of a concrete floor to serve as a bed.

New York City May Begin Housing Unaccompanied Border Children

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.25.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is urging the city to consider ways to house unaccompanied minors detained at the U.S.-Mexican bor...

Applying our Pro-Life Convictions to the Border Crisis

Daniel Darling | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Daniel Darling

As someone who has devoted much of my life to defending the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the family, I'm concerned about the rhetoric often employed when talking about these children who have recently crossed our borders.

Have We Lost Our Humanity?

Pramila Jayapal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Pramila Jayapal

Here are seven ways President Obama and Congress can help ensure the safety and well-being of the women and children caught at the border, and make our immigration system fairer now and in the future.

Illegal Immigration Numbers Are Still Low Despite Crisis At The Border

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally cr...

2008 Immigration Law Stalls Congressional Action On Border Crisis

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an int...

Republicans Have Some Truly Horrifying Theories About The Children Crossing The Border

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Since the beginning of October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been caught at the U.S.-Mexico border trying to enter the United States i...

Sam Levine

Immigration Activists To GOP: You're Dead To Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dressed in black and carrying a mock coffin, a coalition of immigration activists paraded through the halls of the Dirksen and Hart Sena...

Suffer the Little Children

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

The Alliance for Progress did much good but it got pushed aside by the demands of our commitment in Vietnam and somehow withered away. In the intervening years, we have treated Latin America as a sideshow.

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio Ramps Up Hard-Line Rhetoric Amid Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent days, as concern and anger have spiked over the flow of undocumented children along the nation's southern border, Republicans ...

Governor Gets Personal While Explaining Plan To Help Undocumented Children

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) detailed Friday his plan to temporarily provide shelter to undocumented children who have illegally entered the U...

Protesters Fear Government Is 'Sacrificing' The Children In Rush To End Border Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers rolling back a law meant to protect unaccompanied minors from being summarily deported to unsafe countries, protes...

Jesus was a Migrant Child

Michael W. Waters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

Christ was born with a bounty on his head during a government-sanctioned infanticide of all male children under two years of age. In order to save their child's life, Joseph and Mary had to flee with Jesus across the border of neighboring Egypt.

Immigration: 32 Years Later

George Mitrovich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
George Mitrovich

Immigration will not be resolved by slogans. It will not be resolved by demonstrations. It will not be resolved by sheer, mean, dishonest, gutless or accusatory politics. Nor will it be resolved by beating up on President Obama.

Rachel Lienesch

Almost Half of Americans Want Undocumented Kids Deported Right Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

A near-majority of Americans want the undocumented immigrant children currently being held at the border deported as soon as possible, even though onl...

The Privilege of Normalcy

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Ian Reifowitz

No one who hasn't experienced it can understand how hellish a place must be for parents to send their offspring -- unaccompanied -- into and across Mexico on the hope that they'll be able to make it over the American border.

Determination Defined: The Carmen Rodriguez Story

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The lesson to learn from the "Carmen Rodriguez Story" is that through hard work and dedication you can achieve your personal goals. Though life may hand you obstacles, you can turn them into opportunities.

Sam Stein

Republicans Worry That Border Crisis Inaction May Come Back To Bite GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the political world grapples with how to respond to the current crisis on the nation's border, several Republicans have begun warning...

GOP Congressman: Children At The Border Are Being Treated In A 'Lovely Way'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

A Texas congressman thinks President Barack Obama should take action to send the unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border back to their native c...

Busloads Of Turned-Back Immigrants, An Image Of Shame

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

We now await a moral conscience moment in the welcoming of children and others escaping the violence in such countries as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

Undocumented Children Belong to All of Us

Kim Simon | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

If you are a parent, you know that only an act of terrible, terrifying desperation would cause you to send your children out into the world unaccompanied. I am not here to debate that desperation. I am not here to talk about immigration law, or taxes or the state of affairs in other countries. I want to talk to you about your children.

Immigration Advocates Hopeful About Utah Mother's Delayed Deportation

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Activists are pointing to the delayed deportation of a Utah mother and her children as the kind of compassion they hope Presid...