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Undocumented Immigrants

Why I'm Thankful for DACA and Ready for Hillary

Cindy Nava | Posted 11.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Cindy Nava

Thanksgiving is a time when American families living under the terrifying threat of deportation will gather. We know that pilgrims were immigrants, too. We know how to bake a turkey until it's golden and go nuts when our team gets a key first down. Like I said, American families.

This Thanksgiving, Let's Honor Our Immigrant History

Rev. Ryan M. Eller | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Rev. Ryan M. Eller

Throughout history, we haven't always reciprocated generosity, as seen by how we've treated our native neighbors. That shouldn't preclude us from giving thanks to them now, and from continuing to be welcomers ourselves.

A Call for All Movements to Unite Against the Corruption of Our Democracy

Beth Green | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Beth Green

At no time in recent history have we more needed leadership to counteract the seemingly relentless movement away from decency, honesty and civil liber...

NBC Executive Calls Undocumented Immigrants "Illegals" In Meeting With Latino Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.20.2015 | Media

NBC News President Deborah Turness needs a lesson in cultural sensitivity. Turness angered members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus during a mee...

A Year After President's Immigration Order, Families Still Fight to Stay Together

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

By Sulma Arias Friday marks one year since President Obama signed an executive order that would allow youngsters who came to the U.S. as children a...

Putting Faces On the Immigration Debate: The Cortes Family and Ted Roach's '120 Days'

Sezin Koehler | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

Miguel Cortes was detained for a full week at Wake County Jail without proper access to a telephone or lawyer, and was poised to be deported in chains with a group of others when a friend of the family in Raleigh posted his bail of $5,000.

Immigrant Rights Leaders Say This Is the Time to Act

Elena Shore | Posted 11.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

A day after the 5th Circuit announced its ruling against the Obama administration's executive actions on immigration, immigrant rights leaders said now is the time to act.

The Crossing: An American Tradition

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

An anthem for an immigrant nation where crossing borders and cultures out of necessity, in hopes of greater opportunities, are as American as apple pie (which, by the way, was brought by British and Dutch immigrants.)

Slovenia and the Refugee Crisis (Video Coverage)

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

This month, I embarked on a journey to seek out candles of hope amidst the darkness: Love Under Bullets, a project debuting in 2016 where I share love stories from conflict areas.

Ted Cruz Ties Immigrant 'Amnesty' To Nuclear Weapons In Iran

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn't going to stand for opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) painting him as moderate on imm...

As an Undocumented Immigrant, It's Easier to Get My MD-PhD Than a U.S. Visa

Cesar Montelongo | Posted 11.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Cesar Montelongo

The fundamental reason that I was accepted into an MD-PhD program is because I was given a chance. And yet at one point in my visa application process, the chance of obtaining legal residence became non-existent.

Steve King Plans Bill To Target Undocumented Immigrant Protesters

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Protesting could be a deportable offense for undocumented immigrants if Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) gets his way.  The immigrati...

Immigrants Shape California

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 10.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Toni G. Atkins

These new laws are fitting and just. They show that here in California, we recognize our state has been shaped by immigrants of many different ethnicities, cultures and experiences and that immigrants are our neighbors, friends and family.

Sheriffs Join Hate Group on Southern Border

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

This Friday, sheriffs from around the country will converge in McAllen, Texas, for a two-day border event led by the largest anti-immigrant hate group in the United States, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

North Carolina Governor Signs Anti-Undocumented Immigration Bill

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a bill into law on Wednesday that bans the state's cities from adopting sanctuary policies for undocumente...

Undocumented For Life?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Tami Shaikh

I have just started to work as a civil rights advocate. It has been an absolute eye opener for me. When looking at the history of immigration in the US there have been so many steps in the right direction however there have also been areas where we have moved back as a nation.

Family Detention Centers Seek Child Care Licenses As Deadline Looms

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

As a Friday deadline approaches for the Obama administration to comply with a court order restricting family detention, authorities in Texas are faci...

The Side Of Mexican Immigration That You Need To See

Raul Roman | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Raul Roman

What these immigration stories have in common is a set of universal values that has always inspired Americans. These Mexican families embody the hope that moves us to dream a better life for ourselves and future generations. Hope and courage. So when you look at the pictures, you can probably see yourself.

Senate Republicans Fail In Push To Punish 'Sanctuary Cities'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans failed Tuesday to move forward with a bill to punish so-called "sanctuary cities" and certain unauthorized immi...

Trump's Wall and the Cost-Benefit Analysis of Immigration

The Conversation US | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
The Conversation US

In order for someone to migrate from Mexico to the U.S., he or she must identify that the stream of benefits (wages) net of all the costs (direct and indirect) is greater than the benefits of staying in place.

'Sanctuary Cities' Bill on Senate Floor Is Unsafe and Unwise

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The truth is that anti-immigrant groups are less concerned about public safety and more concerned with reducing overall levels of immigration, particularly people of color.

Texas Won't Stop Denying Immigrants' Children Birth Certificates -- For Now

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics

Texas officials do not have to make it easier for undocumented immigrants to get birth certificates for their children born in the state while a lega...

Immigration Could Be A Major Issue In Nevada's Democratic Debate. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

When Democratic candidates take the stage in Las Vegas for Tuesday's primary debate, members of the state's Latino population likely will be listenin...

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.