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Undocumented Immigrants

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 12.29.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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.

Carol Kuruvilla

Are Undocumented Immigrants Welcome At America's Thanksgiving Table? | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion

When he was a child, Eduardo Samaniego sat down with his family every year in his hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico, to eat a Thanksgiving meal. But i...

Are Republicans Hoping to Defund Border Security and Law Enforcement?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The president's action is largely one of inaction, making it difficult to withhold money for the non-event. And funds would be cut for targeting dangerous criminals here illegally, as well as border security.

Immigrant Organizations Key to Carrying Out Obama's Executive Action

Erwin de Leon | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

As undocumented immigrants start applying for deportation reprieve, legal-aid and other immigrant-serving organizations will bear the brunt of helping these individuals. These groups will continue providing basic social services, as beneficiaries of the president's executive action will not have access to free health care.

Dana Liebelson

LGBT Immigrants Slam Obama's Plan: 'He's Not In Support Of Us' | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented LGBT immigrants are criticizing President Barack Obama for excluding them from his immigration plan, even as they are happy...

Immigration Fight Is Psychological Warfare

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The GOP pushes Obama's buttons. Obama -- finally! -- pushes back.

I'm a Legal Immigrant and I Welcome the President's Action on Immigration

Dex Torricke-Barton | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Dex Torricke-Barton

All of us, documented and undocumented immigrants alike, are on a common journey in search of a better life. We came here to join a country that has always been a nation of immigrants, and a beacon to people from all nations. Why reject the people who will make America greater still?

Obama's Immigration Plan Will Affect These K-12 Students With Undocumented Parents

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.19.2014 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama will announce on Thursday night his plan for executive action on immigration, which is expected to grant deportation relief to ...

Undocumented Immigrant Seeks Sanctuary In Philadelphia Church

Reuters | Daniel Kelley | Posted 01.19.2015 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - An undocumented immigrant who has "always lived in fear" of deportation said on Tuesday she moved into a Philadelph...

Who Cares About U.S. Immigration?

Annie Pettit | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Annie Pettit

The issue of refugees and illegal immigration sparked heated debates over the summer. On the July Fourth holiday, Obama told citizens that immigrants are central to the way of life in the USA, and that he hoped to pass comprehensive immigration overhauls.

Matt Ferner

Man Who Says He Was Beaten By Police And Jailed For Months Now Faces Deportation | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

On March 23, when Willian Guillen's shift at the Peruvian restaurant Millenium Chicken on New York's Long Island ended around midnight, he and co-chef...

As Bad As You Think It Is, It's Worse: Wage Theft Comes to America

Les Leopold | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Les Leopold

In Denmark fast food workers make $20 an hour plus benefits, and the corporations who employ them are still profitable. Why there and not here? The answer is simple and painful -- wage theft.

'I'm an American Without Documentation': The Trials and Tribulations of an Undocumented College Student

Matthew Ogbeifun | Posted 01.08.2015 | College
Matthew Ogbeifun

National Immigration Reform is the hope that Nestor and thousands of other undocumented students hang on to. They hope that one day it will allow them to be more visible and start giving back to the society that raised them.