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Undocumented Immigrants

All-Girls Soccer Team Provides Community For Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.14.2016 | Latino Voices

The Safe Passage Project, a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance to immigrant minors, is using soccer to provide undocumented high sc...

How The Supreme Court DAPA Decision Will Influence The 2016 Election

Latino Decisions | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Latino Decisions

For many Latino voters, the partisan politics surrounding the U.S. v. Texas case reinforce the diverging paths that the parties are taking with respect to immigration.

GOP Senators Try And Fail To Move Two Anti-Immigrant Bills

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Legislation that would have withheld federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities, which do not fully cooperate with federal immigra...

Immigration's Impact on Jobs

Judith Bowman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

Americans' life expectancy will soon hit 80 and those over 65 will make up almost 25 percent of the population. With fertility rates of less than two births per woman we are destined to be a country of elders and not youth. This has tremendous consequences for our economy and culture.

The SCOTUS Immigration Decision Has Aggravated a Humanitarian & Environmental Crisis

Javier Sierra | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Javier Sierra

Those four Supreme Court justices showed no mercy on June 23rd by ruling against President Obama's executive orders on immigration and aggravating a n...

Supreme Court Deadlock Keeps Immigrants' Health at Risk

Judy Belk | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices
Judy Belk

This news from the Supreme Court is deeply disappointing. But the movement for healthier communities is bigger than one legal case.

After Supreme Court Immigration Ruling, Latinos Have a Moral Duty to Fight Back In November

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.24.2016 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Thomas Kennedy and his mom, Maria. Credit: Thomas Kennedy By Thomas Kennedy Millions of hardworking families across this country have been anxiously...

The GOP's Supreme Court Victory On Immigration Could End Up Helping Hillary Clinton

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - Republicans cheered after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday thwarted President Barack Obama's plan to offer millions ...

Moving Beyond Illegal Immigration: Settlers, Latinxs And Imagined Illegality

Alexandros Orphanides | Posted 06.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Alexandros Orphanides

By creating a construct of illegality and assigning it to a broad and diverse group of people, the U.S. racializes a category of human beings who, in the eyes of many in the dominant culture, embody illegality, regardless of their actual status.

Homeland Security Secretary Johnson: Stop Detaining Our Promising Youth

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.17.2016 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Secretary Johnson, as a student who recently received my diploma, I call on you today to allow students like Wildin to finish their high school education while their cases for asylum and their appeal processes play out.

Small Mindedness, Not Small Hands, Disqualifies Trump

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

America is a big country and needs a big president. America needs a president with a big brain, capable of understanding complex constitutional, international and economic issues. Donald Trump is too small to be that man.

Ahead of SCOTUS Ruling, Getting the Message Out to Central Valley Immigrants

Elena Shore | Posted 06.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

Advocates encouraged immigrants to ask to see the credentials of their legal services provider. Applicants should never sign a blank form, and should ask for a translation if they need it. They should also make sure to get copies of any papers filed for their case.

Trump And Ryan At Odds Over A Key Part Of Immigration Policy

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) remain at odds over a plan to pursue a policy of mass deportation of undocumented immigrants should Trump ...

California Moves To Extend Health Insurance To Undocumented Immigrants

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law allowing unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange create...

Undocumented Valedictorian Takes Down Trump In Epic Speech

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 06.10.2016 | Latino Voices

A Yale University-bound woman has just become the second high school valedictorian in Texas to reveal that she's an undocumented immigrant. Larissa Ma...

Photo Exhibit Shows the True Faces of Undocumented Families

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Maria Amalia, a farm worker, has lived in the United States for more than 20 years and has three children who are U.S. citizens. Credit: Faces of DAPA...

Internet Freaks Out When High School Valedictorian Reveals She's Undocumented

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 06.09.2016 | Latino Voices

A high school valedictorian who tweeted seemingly innocuous photos of her graduation last week drew major backlash -- and subsequent support -- by men...

Undocumented and Black

Isy India Thusi | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Isy India Thusi

We must continue to demand comprehensive immigration reform. Furthermore, immigration reform must be sensitive to the unique challenges of migrants of color, especially black migrants who face increased policing and profiling.

As Supreme Court Deliberates Immigration, Family Unity, American Values, Hang in the Balance

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

By Rich Stolz Today, Lisette woke up and got her children ready for school. At 7, 10, and 12, her kids are bright and motivated. They aspire to be do...

DOJ Pushes Back On Judge's Order Seeking Ethics Sanctions For Administration Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics

The Department of Justice on Tuesday contested a federal judge's order that imposes ethics sanctions and other wide-reaching remedies against the fede...

The Madness of Judge Hanen

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

It is one thing for a group of anti-immigrant zealots to threaten teens and young adults to foist their agenda on the country. It is wholly something else for a federal judge to do so. Unless he is stopped, the madness of Judge Hanen will lead to tragic results.

Trump on Immigrants and Health Care Costs: Just Plain Wrong

Leah Zallman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Leah Zallman

According to his website, "Providing healthcare to illegal immigrants costs us some $11 billion annually." As with many of Trump's claims, this one is wrong. But unlike some of his other falsehoods, the media has left this one unchallenged.

Rethinking Arizona's Identity Theft Laws

Sarah B Horton | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Sarah B Horton

On May 2, a federal court in Arizona allowed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to continue his workplace raids to search for undocumented immigrants using false identities to work. In the wake of this decision, we should reconsider how we define identity theft.

The American Dream of Health Insurance Coverage

David Sandman | Posted 05.23.2016 | New York
David Sandman

Insurance coverage among immigrants remains stubbornly low, in part, because many undocumented immigrants are simply ineligible for coverage. With few exceptions, undocumented individuals are barred from accessing public coverage like Medicaid.

How California's Approach to Immigration Is Ahead of the Curve

Cathy Cha | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Cathy Cha

California's transformation shows that progress is possible even in states where anti-immigrant anger and discrimination are prevalent, such as modern day Arizona, Alabama or Georgia.