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What Politicians Get Wrong About Immigration

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

Despite the reality, a recent survey conducted by researchers (including myself) at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky has revealed that the vast majority of Americans believe "the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States has been growing significantly over the past few years."

Humpty Dumpty and Donald Trumpy: Wall Woes

Bernie Shine | Posted 10.08.2015 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall and it didn't end well for him. Donald Trump has promised to build a wall across the US/Mexican border, and the results are likely to be equally disastrous.

U.S. Deportation Rates Hit A 10-Year Low

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal...

Why Immigrants Matter: 50th Anniversary of 1965 Immigration Act

Betty Ming Liu | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Betty Ming Liu

It's time to claim our birthright as second gens, and to acknowledge our parents as first-generation pioneers. Anything less makes us perpetual outsiders, the "other" who never belongs.

Congressman Wants To Heed Pope's Advice, Open Obamacare To The Undocumented

The Huffington Post | Ruby Mellen | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many undocumented immigrants who pay taxes would be able to access Obamacare under a long-shot bill introduced Wednesday ...

Pope Francis's Message is About People -- Not Politics

Maricela Rodriguez | Posted 09.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Maricela Rodriguez

I hope that Pope Francis's visit leads to change and that the dialogue the Pope ignited didn't just land on deaf ears. We were all a part of this moment, whether you were in the chamber, on the grounds or watched it. We all have a responsibility and an opportunity to care for one another.

Donald Trump Wants To Relive 'Operation Wetback'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.29.2015 | Latino Voices

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Federal Immigration Agents Will Be Allowed Back Into Los Angeles County Jails

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics

Federal immigration agents, kicked out of Los Angeles County jails several months ago, will be allowed to return to identify undocumented inmates for...

Girl's Plea To Pope: Please Help Immigrants In America

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion

 A young girl from California delivered a message about immigration reform to Pope Francis on Wednesday and received a blessing in retu...

Dousing the Flames of Immigration Rhetoric with Facts

Michael Dear | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Dear

The facts about migration from and via Mexico are well known. Yet too many presidential hopefuls seem more intent on securing their electoral base, employing an inflammatory rhetoric vilifying Mexicans, urging billions of dollars for yet more walls, and vying to trump one another's "tougher-than-thou" posture.

Texas Continues to Deny Birth Certificates to U.S. Citizen Children Born to Undocumented Parents

Juan Escalante | Posted 09.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Juan Escalante

The Department is refusing to accept consular IDs, a document it has accepted in the past, as a valid ID that would allow them to release birth certificates to the parents. Instead, the Department is asking undocumented parents to provide state issued driver's licenses, a privilege not afforded to undocumented Texans, or passports with valid visas.

Photos Show Rare Glimpse Of How Immigrants Really Live In America

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

Immigrants. Illegals. Undocumented. Outsiders. It seems like they're all over the headlines now more than ever -- whether about Syrian refugees or wha...

An Open Letter To Presidential Candidates From 100 Immigrant Women

We Belong Together | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
We Belong Together

Many of you have engaged in rhetoric that is feeding a rising tide of hatred toward migrants in the United States and globally. From border walls to mass deportations and guest worker programs, we've heard nothing new. But the reality is, many of you count on immigrants every day. In this country, we are interdependent.

Pursuing a Legalization Program, With or Without Congress or the Courts

Donald Kerwin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

Earlier this week, the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) hosted an event on an important report authored by Charles Kamasaki, Susan Timmons and Courtney Tudi, titled "Immigration Reform and Administrative Relief for 2014 and Beyond."

Undocumented Immigrant Tricked Into Arrest At Doctor's Office

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Latino Voices

A Texas gynecologist's staff teamed up with law enforcement to help arrest an undocumented immigrant who used a fake ID to check in for her doctor's ...

Immigration Reform Group Invokes Reagan In Ad Slamming GOP Nativist Rhetoric

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 09.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Days before a Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Library, an immigration advocacy group invoked the ...

Support the Undocumented Workers Who Risked Their Lives After 9/11

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

With the Zadroga bill ending at the end of the month, we can expect the same politicians who get publicly weepy at 9/11 memorial services to go ahead and stiff those who personally responded to the emergency. As a nation, giving benefits to all those who were injured at Ground Zero should be a no-brainer, but this Congress can't even get that right.

Many Latino Workers Still Unpaid 10 Years After Katrina Effort

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices

After Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans coastline, breaking the levees and engulfing the city's low lying areas with water, President Ge...

Tavis Smiley vs. Ann Coulter on Immigration

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Ms. Coulter outlines why she believes immigration to be America's greatest threat -- an idea that has been embraced by many leaders on the right, including current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

Families Suing Texas For Being Too Tough On Undocumented Parents Might Have A Point

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Attorneys in Texas say undocumented immigrants potentially numbering in the hundreds or thousands are being blocked from picking up their U....

Undocumented Immigrant Fights To Change 'Disgusting,' 'Unjust' Policies

The Huffington Post | Elisabeth Brier | Posted 09.01.2015 | Latino Voices

After immigrating to the U.S. from El Salvador at 10 years old, Aminta Menjivar is using her personal history as inspiration to fight f...

Bobby Jindal Claims Immigration Policy Is Not About Border Security, But About 'Values'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential hopeful and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal suggested on Sunday that to stem illegal immigration, the solution is not to p...

'Anchor Babies' and Other Horror Stories About Immigrants: Be Not Afraid

John Tirman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
John Tirman

Apparently we're going to hear much more about "illegals" from the GOP campaign, and among their rote talking points will be how harmful such immigrant are for the U.S. economy and workers. Standing against such nonsense is not only the humane thing to do, however, but the factual thing to say as well.

Is Political Correctness Really "Killing America"?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The real fear of Republicans about politically correct discourse is their over-reliance on offensive language to arouse the emotions in their base of marginally-educated white males by appealing to their fear of "the other."

8 Terms That Are Way Better Than The Slur ‘Anchor Baby’

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.01.2015 | Latino Voices

In recent days, a few Republican presidential candidates have stoked controversy by using the term “anchor baby” to refer to peo...