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Undocumented Immigrants

Critics See Chance To End Family Immigrant Detention Entirely

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Family immigrant detention was dealt a major blow last week in court, and critics are hoping to build on the ruling's momentum to kill ...

Telemundo Tackles 'Huge Obstacles' Immigrants Face In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2015 | Latino Voices

“Those who come here already lost everything, and they don’t want to lose anything more.” Mexican immigrant Carlos Martine...

Donald Trump Goes To The Mexican Border, Because Why Not

AP | Marina Fang | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a whirlwind visit to the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics w...

Under Obama's New Policies, 87 Percent of Undocumented Immigrants Won't Be Targeted For Deportation

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

Even if President Barack Obama's deportation relief policies remain blocked, up to 87 percent of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. likely will not ...

Immigrant Youth Give Dianne Feinstein 'Donald Trump Award'

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices

A group of mostly undocumented immigrant youth gave Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) the "Donald Trump Apprentice Award for Immigrant Fear Mongering" ...

Texas Denies Birth Certificates To U.S.-Born Children Of Undocumented Parents

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.23.2015 | Latino Voices

Undocumented parents in Texas are having a tough time obtaining birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, the LA Times reports. The Lone Star ...

Scott Walker Has No Good Answer For Kids Whose Dad Could Be Deported

The Huffington Post | Matt Ramos | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

  Two children pleaded with Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Sunday to drop his opposition to a program that could sav...

Families Of People Killed By Undocumented Immigrants Make Emotional Plea For Congress To Act

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Laura Wilkerson, whose 18-year-old son was killed by an undocumented classmate in 2010, said Tuesday that business mogul Donald Tru...

I Was Sentenced for 'Crimes' that Stopped Operation Streamline

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

My name is Gabriel Schivone. I'm an educator at the University of Arizona, specifically a learning tutor. I help students find the right words to convey the meaning of what they want to say. When I think of why I locked myself down to that bus that day, I think of family

Trump Speaks Out On Undocumented Immigrants, Protesters Gather

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

By Phoenix Tso LOS ANGELES, July 10 (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump met in Los Angeles on Friday with familie...

Dayana Morales Gomez

Obama's Immigration Deferred Action Spurs Huge Boost To Dreamers' Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented young people called Dreamers have seen their average wages jump 45 percent since President Barack Obama granted them tempor...

A Message to Donald Trump From Two Undocumented Entrepreneurs

Ivan Ceja | Posted 07.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Ivan Ceja

We are two first-generation undocumented immigrants from Mexico. We are the first members in our families to graduate from high school and attend college. Recently, you made statements referring to Mexican immigrants as criminals, rapists and drug dealers. We beg to differ.

The Courage to Be Undocumented

Julissa Arce | Posted 07.07.2015 | Latino Voices
Julissa Arce

It's not the year 2000 anymore and the DREAM Act hasn't passed, but over the last 15 years a movement has been brewing. One story changed the course of my life. Imagine if our collective stories can change history?

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Factcheck.org | D’Angelo Gore | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. 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.