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Undocumented Immigrants

Republican Steve King Is 'Campaigning' For Hillary Clinton

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.03.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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 04.24.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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.

Elise Foley

Dreamers Plead With Texas Lawmakers: Don't Take Away In-State Tuition | Elise Foley | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Even with in-state tuition rates, it's been difficult for Katia Carmona to pay for college. The 25-year-old undocumented immigrant, who has lived ...

Undocumented at Harvard: The Real American Heroes

Lisette Candia | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Lisette Candia

Ever since I "came out" as undocumented, people have been telling me how brave I am. They ask me how I found the courage to put myself in that spotlight. But here's what I want to explain. I am not braver or more courageous than others who choose to keep their status a secret.

Denying Higher Education to Undocumented Students is a Roadblock to Future Economic Growth

Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Zenen Jaimes Pérez

Every year, of the at least 122,600 undocumented seniors in the country's high schools, only around 2,000 are expected to graduate with a college degree.

Scott Walker Denies Changing Stance On Undocumented Immigrants

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - Likely 2016 Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Scott Walker's stance on illegal immigrants remains unchanged, his...

The Immigration Debate Is Not About Legality, It's About Culture

John Tirman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
John Tirman

What is likely to bedevil Republicans on this issue is not the amount of toughness they bring to the arena -- Democrats have often gone along with many of the harsh measures -- but the mismatch between what the right-wing base demands and what the public more broadly is ready to embrace.

Immigration and the Health of a Nation

Tim Suttle | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion
Tim Suttle

You want to know whether the arrow is pointing up or down for our society? Here's your leading indicator: How do we treat the poor? How do we treat the immigrant (legal or not)? Do we elect leaders who will do anything to increase our consumeristic zeal and lust for cash?

GOP's Messy End to DHS-Immigration Episode

Latino Decisions | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Latino Decisions

After threatening to hold the Department of Homeland Security budget hostage to demands that President Obama reverse his executive actions preventing the deportation of certain undocumented immigrants, Boehner and House Republicans eventually relented, as most political observers expected all along they would. This has become a familiar pattern.

'Sensible Majority' That Approved DHS Funding Could Address Immigration

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

We know there is a sensible bipartisan majority that is willing to compromise and do what has to be done to keep the basic functions of government operating; they voted yesterday. And the leadership should find a way to let that sensible majority govern despite those who take every opportunity to make governing next to impossible in this body.

Scott Walker Admits That He Flip-Flopped On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) admitted on Sunday that he had completely changed his stance on immigration and that he now has a much tougher positio...

Roque Planas

DAPA-Eligible Immigrants Face Threat Of Deportation, Advocates Say | Roque Planas | Posted 02.27.2015 | Latino Voices

Brenda Castro, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, has two U.S.-born children, lives in New Orleans and has been in the country since 2008. Thoug...

Asian Immigrants Less Likely To Seek Deportation Protection, Data Show

Los Angeles Times | Kate Linthicum | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics

While Latinos have signed up for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in large numbers, Asian immigrants have not. According to federal ...

Why Immigrant Rights Advocates Aren't Worried About Texas Judge's Ruling

Elena Shore | Posted 04.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

A federal judge this week blocked Obama's executive actions from going into effect, a move immigration reform advocates are calling only a "temporary setback."

Jackson Connor

Jose Antonio Vargas Teams With LA Times For New Media Platform, #EmergingUS | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

When journalist Jose Antonio Vargas first arrived in the U.S. from the Philippines at the age of 12, the bustle of Los Angeles International Airport w...

5 Theories About The Economic Effects Of Illegal Immigration You Shouldn't Trust

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.17.2015 | Latino Voices

A Texas judge’s decision on Monday to block the executive actions on immigration announced by the Obama administration last year has cast the issue ...

How NYC's Municipal ID Program Protects Immigrants From A Tea Party White House

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.17.2015 | Latino Voices

The bill that created New York City’s popular municipal ID program has a clause protecting undocumented New Yorkers from a conservative White House...

Undocumented. Unafraid. Queer. Unashamed.

Carlos Padilla | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Carlos Padilla

The release of one or two detainees out of detention is not enough. We must challenge the system itself. We need solidarity for those in our community, as well as for those who are not undocumented or LGBTQ.

An Open letter to the LGBTQ Task Force: "Creating Change? For Whom?"

Jonathan Perez | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Perez

As Undocumented Queer & Trans* Youth of Color we noticed a repetitive theme in The National Conference on LGBTQ Equality. The conference created an environment where our experiences as youth of color are being told by people who don't necessarily face our situations/struggles.