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Undocumented Immigrants

WATCH: The Plight Of Female Day Laborers

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.27.2014 | Latino Voices

Every morning, scores of women crowd the corner of Division Avenue and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in hopes they'll get hired to clean the...

This May Be The 5th State To Offer College Aid For Undocumented Immigrants

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2014 | College

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb 26 (Reuters) - Washington is set to become the fifth U.S. state to offer college financial ai...

Can President Obama Stop Deportations?

Julian Gomez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Julian Gomez

Can we truly have a civil conversation on comprehensive immigration reform while simultaneously deporting millions of people that would be affected by such a bill?

Court Okays Labor Department Rule: Guestworkers Must Earn Prevailing Wages

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

In 2011, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued major reforms to a flagship guestworker program known as H-2B. Business groups, predictably, sued to block the regulations -- but last week, an appeals court finally put their arguments to rest.

Florida Politicians Confused About In-State Tuition

Ediberto Roman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

Lately, Florida headlines have been filled with conservative political leaders coming out in support of DREAMers. While what follows may be slightly confusing to some, and has even confused one of the country's top law firms hired to advise our state's flagship university, let's examine the issue.

Undocumented Immigrants In NYC To Get ID Cards

Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City's undocumented immigrants will soon be able to obtain municipal ID cards, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. "We will protect th...

Giving Dreamers a Chance

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.12.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Resistance to immigration reform is, in many ways, a last grasp at salvaging the majority; but sociology is a tidal wave that inchoate outrage cannot stanch.

Samantha Lachman

Emilio Vicente Runs To Help All Undocumented Students | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

Undocumented immigrant Emilio Vicente is on the ballot Tuesday in North Carolina. The job is short-term but offers a significant platform: Vicente, a ...

Republicans: Don't Worry About the Votes of the Unauthorized, Fear the Power of Their Citizen Kids

Manuel Pastor | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Manuel Pastor

While one Republican congressman did suggest that reform will produce "11 million Democrats," that need not be the case. After all, Republicans used to do a good job attracting immigrant votes (think of Bush winning more than 40 percent of the Latino vote in his 2004 reelection to the presidency).


Joanne Lin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Joanne Lin

Whether measured by budget allocations, criminal prosecution volumes, or people deported -- it is clear that the federal government has pursued an enforcement-first policy. This enforcement-first and enforcement-only approach is precisely what has produced our failed immigration state.

"Comprehensive Immigration Reform": The Dead End Debate

John Washington | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
John Washington

2014 chatter about "Immigration Reform" remains superficial. As Obama promised in his State of the Union address last week, yet again, that this will...

Mehdi Hasan

Bashing Immigration To UK Hurts The Economy -- But Does It Win Votes? | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

LONDON -- Even as evidence mounts that immigration is bolstering the British economy, the political consensus seems to be that bashing immigration boo...

UndocuYouth Respond to Justin Bieber Deportation Buzz

Jonathan Perez | Posted 03.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Jonathan Perez

So, the Biebs got arrested by Florida police on Thursday morning for driving under the influence and speeding in his Lamborghini. We know this. The i...

Capitalists for a Higher Minimum Wage

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Unz has part of the equation right: Raising the wage floor brings up the rest of the economy. But he departs from the progressive view in a key respect: A higher wage floor won't really help workers unless it lifts all equally, built to be as level as it is broad.

Elise Foley

New Push Could Help More Dreamers Afford College | Elise Foley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A joint effort was launched in the House and Senate Thursday to encourage states to grant in-state tuition or financial aid at public co...

Key House Republican Hints At Legal Status For Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) hinted at the principles the GOP will release on immigration reform in a new interview with T...

Health Care and the Stalling of Immigration Reform

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

Too often, farm workers like Abelino are hurt as they work to provide fresh food for the rest of, sacrificing their own health for ours. What's more, they rarely seek medical care in the U.S. because they can't afford to miss work. These hardworking people deserve health care.

Why I'm Fighting to Stop Deportations Outside of Congress

Erika Andiola | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

This past month, I left my job in Congress to return to community organizing. After the country helped stop my mother's deportation, I came to realize that our community and the American people have the power, not politicians inside the beltway.

On Attitude, Racism and Immigration

Marivir R. Montebon | Posted 12.21.2013 | New York
Marivir R. Montebon

(This article is condensed from the author's memoir Biting the Big Apple which is available at or in print and digital v...

Nigeria's Ethiopians Protest Abuse In Saudi Arabia

Chika Oduah | Posted 12.19.2013 | World
Chika Oduah

An ongoing clamp down on undocumented Ethiopian migrant workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rendered thousands vulnerable as many were not able to renew work permits before the November 4th deadline signifying the expiration of an amnesty that was announced in April.

Dave Jamieson

Worker Who Reported Wage Theft In Capital Spared Deportation | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An undocumented worker who wound up in deportation proceedings after he accused his employer of wage theft has been granted permission t...

This Holiday Season: Fast. Reflect. Pray. Celebrate. Act. Change.

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion
Jose Antonio Tijerino

"This is not about politics, the fast is about faith. Faith in the American people who we believe care about families being torn apart. Faith that Congress will reflect during the holidays and do the best thing for America."

Four Ways to Help New Migrant Populations

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Improving migrants' access to education, affordable housing, skill development programs and health care are key steps to helping these marginalized urban newcomers achieve their goal of social mobility.

Why a Climate Activist Fasted Nine Days for Immigrant Families

Tom Weis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Tom Weis

As someone who believes all social justice issues are interrelated, here was a chance to take a stand in defense of families being torn apart by an immigration system that flies in the face of our nation's immigrant history, and the bedrock American value of justice for all.

Opening the Door to the DREAMers

Eugene J. Cornacchia | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
Eugene J. Cornacchia

Imagine growing up with your classmates from elementary school through high school with the dream of one day going to college, only to discover that you are in fact an undocumented immigrant.