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Undocumented Immigrants

CA Governor To Sign Bill Allowing Driver's Licenses For Undocumented

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 10.03.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday adding California to the growing list of states allowing immigrants living...

Challenging Our Ideas of Home & Belonging: The Importance of DREAM 9 & DREAM 30 Actions

Yunuen Rodriguez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Yunuen Rodriguez

On Monday, September 30, thirty individuals who were raised in the U.S. but were deported or forced to return to their countries of origin in Latinoamérica, turned themselves in to immigration authorities at the Laredo, Texas port of entry.

Greece's Migration Problem: From Samos to Brussels

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Nikolas Katsimpras

It is time for policies to start demonstrating empathy across both space and time. It is time we stopped treating people like sardines.

Amid Criticism, Border Patrol Considers Big Changes

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid criticism about U.S. border agents using deadly force against immigrants illegally crossing the Mexican border, the Homeland Securi...

CA Bill Would Let Undocumented Immigrants Practice Law

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Sergio Garcia’s fight to obtain a California law license despite his undocumented immigrant status has reached the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown through ...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrant Population May Be Growing | Elise Foley | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The undocumented immigrant population rose to an estimated 11.7 million in 2012, up from 11.5 million one year before, according to a Pe...

New York City Immigrants Test a New Economic "Bridge"

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For all the supposed potential of the "American Dream," immigrants in New York City often have a terrible time redeeming its promise. Many arrive in t...

Steve King Invokes 9/11 Deaths In Latest Attack On Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) added a new argument to his harsh anti-illegal immigration rhetoric last week, claiming that undocumented immigrants are resp...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrants Arrested Calling To End Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven undocumented immigrants, some of whom are already in removal proceedings, were arrested after tying themselves to the White House ...

Why I Got Arrested Today With 20 Undocumented Women

Sandy Sorensen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Sandy Sorensen

A few minutes ago, I got arrested on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. I joined more than one hundred other women -- including 20 undocumented women -- to bring attention to our nation's horrendously unjust immigration system.

Immigration Reform Now: The Intersection of Religion, American Political Will and Reason

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Rabbi Steve Gutow

Across race, religion, gender and geography, the American dream holds us all together. We believe that even the most disadvantaged can come to this country and thrive. Keeping the undocumented in the shadows cuts against our founding principles

Racist Image Proves The Daily Caller's Ignorance

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.04.2013 | Latino Voices

The Daily Caller has got its own ideas about what undocumented immigrants look like. An article published by the conservative publication Monday u...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Julius, 19, From Las Vegas (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


Carnivals Are No Picnic for Migrant Workers

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

A trip to the carnival is the quintessential American summer pastime. But for workers who run the show, the hard labor of making our holidays carefree...

'I Have a Dream': An Undocumented Immigrant Version

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

Surely all Americans are thinking of Dr. King's 1,670-word speech today, and creating their own versions. As one of our country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants -- many of us Americans in all but paper -- here is mine.

Marching Then, Marching Now: Civil Rights, Human Rights and Immigration Reform

Eliseo Medina | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we must recognize that it falls to us to continue to fight for civil rights -- for human rights -- the march represented.

Immigration: At the Intersection of Race and Sexual Orientation

Erwin de Leon | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

Most Americans think of immigration as a Latino issue. Many are beginning to learn, however, that it is also an Asian issue. About 9 percent of undocumented immigrants are from Asia. Family reunification stymied by backlogs is a major concern for Asian Americans.

Can Immigration Reform Rebuild America's Middle Class?

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Foes of immigration reform like to position themselves as true-blue patriots acting in the best interests of the country. But it's hard to square that image with opposition to legislation that, more than any other single act, could help rebuild the nation's middle class.

Freedom University Starts School Year With Good News

EFE | Posted 08.19.2013 | Latino Voices

Atlanta, Aug 16 (EFE).- Freedom University, which offers courses with university credits for undocumented youths barred by regulation from Georgia's f...

Elise Foley

HUGE Number Of Dreamers Win Reprieve | Elise Foley | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year ago on Thursday, undocumented young people turned out by the thousands across the country to apply for a new government program...

Rubio Issues Dire Warning To GOP On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) claimed on Tuesday that President Barack Obama might allow undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. by executive order if...

The Dream 9

Sarah Shourd | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Sarah Shourd

Meet Lulu Martinez and Maria Peniche -- two of the nine young undocumented immigrant activists who delivered themselves into the hands of U.S. immigration authorities on the U.S./Mexico border last month in an act of civil disobedience that has captured nationwide attention.

Immigration: If You Build It, They Will Go Around It

Crossover Dreams | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Crossover Dreams

The U.S.-Mexico border runs nearly 2,000 miles, much of it across the Sonora Desert, between a very rich country and a moderately poor one. It can never be completely secured against migration no matter how much it's militarized.

The Glass Wall That Divides Us

Judy Rickard | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Judy Rickard

I think we live with a more insidious glass wall today -- one that divides our people and keeps our country from being ok. This glass affects men and children as well as women. Unlike yesterday's clear ceiling, it's vertical, blocking interaction while allowing a view.

Farmworkers Face Silent Spring in the Fields

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Some lawmakers in Washington may be losing sleep in the coming weeks as they mull over proposed immigration reform legislation. But many migrant child...