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Undocumented Immigrants

UndocuQueers: How the LGBT and Immigrant Rights Movement Progress Together

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the end, this is a group of people who have been slandered ruthlessly, kicked to the bottom of many arbitrary, nonsensical social pecking orders that any bully feeds off of. This is as true of the bully in the sandbox as it is the bully in Congress or State Assembly.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T And Why Queers Don't Quite Have It Yet

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Marches now seem like a distant memory, replaced by fabulous and colorful processions parading through mainly business districts and streets. They are corporate sponsored, very straight-friendly and largely white.

Igor Bobic

Congrats, America! Donald Trump Is Now A Presidential Front-runner | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He told us it was going to be huge. Truly one of the biggest ever. And now Donald Trump has some polling data to back him up. The cel...

Jacob Kerr

LGBT Immigrant Rights Protesters Arrested Near White House | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six LGBT immigrant rights activists were arrested Tuesday after blocking a street near the White House to protest the Obama administrati...

Marina Fang

Obama Heckled By Undocumented LGBT Activist Protesting Deportations | Marina Fang | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was heckled Wednesday during a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month by an undocumented LGBT activist prote...

Igor Bobic

Marco Rubio Heckled By Immigration Protesters | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration activists interrupted Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) speech at an annual conference of conservatives in the nation's capital on...

Rachel Dolezal And The Trouble With Asking For 'Proof'

Sara Díaz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Sara Díaz, Ph.D.

I live and teach in the same community as Rachel Dolezal. "What are you?" is an anxiety-producing question for me and for many mixed people. Calls for "proof" of heritage overlook the oppressive histories people of color have with respect to documentation.

I'm an Immigrant and I'm a Human

Tamara Holder | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Tamara Holder

Let's talk about immigration. And I mean let's talk about ALL of it -- the good, the bad and the ugly. With the recent push of the Obama administration to establish new immigration policy, there has been much chatter.

California Senate Approves Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Buy Health Insurance

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (Reuters) - The California Senate voted on Tuesday to allow unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange cr...

Rick Perry Takes Too Much Credit For Reductions In Border Crossings | D’Angelo Gore | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry routinely boasts that border apprehensions dropped 74 percent ...

The South, Not Just in Black and White

Rev. Ryan M. Eller | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Rev. Ryan M. Eller

A new South is emerging. Nowhere is it more evident than in the Carpet Capital of the World: Dalton, Georgia. According to the most recent census, Dalton is 48 percent Latino and 42 percent White.

The 'Significant Injury' the DAPA and Expanded DACA Programs Would Inflict on the State of Texas and the United States

Donald Kerwin | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

Rather than a source of economic injury, the expanded DACA and DAPA programs would position already well-established and productive U.S. residents to contribute even more to their communities and nation.

What's So Funny About Mocking Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem is the adults. I'm taking about the parents who raised their kids to think it's hilarious to embrace racial caricatures. And yes, I'm aware that some of the students in the photo are Latinos. If anything, that's even worse.

Better Manicures In 7 Steps

Miriam Yeung | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Miriam Yeung

The plight of nail salon workers sits at the intersection of the environmental, economic and reproductive justice and immigrant rights movements.

Ten Years Since McCain-Kennedy, an Immigration Starter Kit for the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Steven Choi | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Steven Choi

Moving into the 2016 race, any Presidential candidate that wants a fighting chance needs to prioritize an immigration reform game plan -- one that is fair, just, family-oriented and economically sound.

One (Economic) Argument for ONE California

Manuel Pastor | Posted 05.05.2015 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

There are economic arguments for why ONE California matters for the state: Documentation and citizenship can each result in income gains for immigrants, better conditions for their citizen kids and an expanded economy for everyone.

Dramatic Video: Migrants Rescued From Sinking Boat

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

A video published Tuesday shows a cargo ship's dramatic rescue of a sinking boat full of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday. The footage, ...

Republican Steve King Is 'Campaigning' For Hillary Clinton

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Hillary Clinton, please take a moment to thank Rep. Steve King for his tremendously effective effort to assure your election in 2016. When it comes to rapidly ascendant American Latino and Asian-American voters, Steve King and his radical ideas are the equivalent of several, well-funded SuperPacs dumping money in Hillary Clinton's favor.

If We Don't Reform, Can We Still Be Called the Land of Opportunity?

Dr. Fariborz Ghadar | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Dr. Fariborz Ghadar

Welcoming more foreigners into the U.S. workforce is not traitorous. In fact, it is quite patriotic, and not simply for the obvious ideological reasons.

McCain's Efforts to Criminally Prosecute Migrants Make No Sense

Isabel Garcia | Posted 06.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Isabel Garcia

Senate Resolution 104 ignores the tremendous multiple costs of Operation Streamline and other programs that prosecute immigrants as criminals. Our country is better served by rededicating our energies to accomplish comprehensive immigration reform.

Would You Call Jesus 'illegal?'

Rev. Ryan M. Eller | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Rev. Ryan M. Eller

As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors. The Bible tells us to welcome strangers in our land and to love them as we love ourselves. That's why the media and all Americans should immediately stop referring to our undocumented brothers and sisters as "illegal."

Elise Foley

Immigrants Rally Outside Appeals Court Over Obama Executive Actions | Elise Foley | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics

Maria Trujillo, 22, is set to graduate on May 16 from Prairie View A&M University in Texas with a degree in architecture, and she's been getting her r...

Elise Foley

Clinton Takes Firm Stance On Driver's Licenses For The Undocumented After 2008 Slip-Up | Elise Foley | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Javier Sandoval, a 44-year-old resident of Santa Rosa, California, drives at least 15 miles per day to get to his work as a day laborer....

Elise Foley

Border Crisis Is Smaller, But Still A Crisis | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske traveled to McAllen, Texas, in March 2014 -- his first week on the jo...

Identifying the Bodies of Border Crossers

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

Those who attempt what is very risky journey often feel they have few other options, and the disappearance or death of those who don't survive is incredibly distressing for their families. Colibrí both help to contest the dehumanization of migrants, dignifying them as individuals whose lives matter.