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Undocumented Immigrants

Oregon Immigrant Who Took Refuge In Church Arrested

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 11.07.2014 | Religion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An immigrant activist who took refuge at an Oregon church more than a month ago to avoid deportation has been arrested on fede...

Elections Happened: What's Next For Immigration?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

Obama now has around two months to come out with some sort of relief as the deportation counter keeps ticking away. He is still encouraging the GOP to come out with something, but has doubled down on his promise to reform as much of the immigration system as he legally can if they don't.

Why Some Republicans Think Health Insurance for Undocumented Residents Makes Sense

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Democrats in Congress decided not to provide coverage to the estimated 11.5 million undocumented residents in the U.S. Actually, it'd be more accurate to say that many of them were unwilling to vote for a reform bill enabling undocumented residents to buy coverage on the state health insurance exchanges out of fear of jeopardizing their re-election chances.

Ryan Grim

Justice Department Blocks Deportation Of Immigrant Beaten By California Police | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The Department of Justice has stepped in to free a man from detention by immigration authorities, telling a federal judge that the DOJ ...

Jesuits Urge Humanitarian Protections for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Be Upheld

Christian Fuchs | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Christian Fuchs

The Society of Jesus in the United States and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA continue to urge the government not to roll back humanitarian protections for refugees and asylum seekers simply because more people need it.

Obama Administration Urges Rejection Of Jan Brewer's Appeal

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — The Obama administration has urged a court to reject Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that blocks the state from denying ...

'Strong Year-End Executive Action' on Immigration: Legally Sound and Politically Helpful

Prerna Lal | Posted 11.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

The fact that legal challenges to administrative actions such as DACA have bit the dust should embolden the President to expand the program to as many people as possible, and not stop at any arbitrary limits imposed by political will.

Leading Change or Waiting For It?

Laphonza Butler | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Laphonza Butler

It's time to stop the spin and make one thing perfectly clear: Pundits and politicos make speeches. Working people make change. The power of our vote will be felt at the polls in November.

Undocumented Activist Takes Refuge At Portland Church

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A community activist who first came to the U.S. from El Salvador nearly two decades ago spent the weekend hidden in an Oregon ...

She Goes To Get Her Driver's License And Learns A Life-Changing Secret

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

A new web series looks at what life is like for an undocumented teenager in America. "Annie Undocumented" is the story of a teenage girl, played by...

Elise Foley

Democrats Urge Obama To Meet With Families At Risk For Deportation | Elise Foley | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of House Democrats plans to press President Barack Obama to meet directly with undocumented immigrants who are being affected --...

Elise Foley

Immigrant Mothers Face 'Unnecessary Cruelty' At Detention Facility, Lawyer Says | Elise Foley | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented immigrant mothers and children are kept in excessively cold conditions, given undercooked food and mocked by guards in a de...

'Who Is Dayani Cristal?': Offering Resources for the Movement

Lina Srivastava | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Lina Srivastava

Who is Dayani Cristal?, is an intimate examination of the journey of one migrant who perished in the Arizona desert, far from his native Honduras, with no real identification but a name tattooed over his heart

What is Driving the "Central American Migrant Crisis"? US Economic Recovery

Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda

The increasing number of migrant children being apprehended at the US border has finally focused media and political attention on the humanitarian plight of Central American migrant families.

Elise Foley

Most Undocumented Adults Have Been In U.S. For More Than A Decade | Elise Foley | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing proportion of the undocumented immigrant population has been in the U.S. for more than a decade, according to a new report by ...

Matt Ferner

Man Beaten By Police Accuses Immigration Agents Of Trying To Silence His Testimony | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

When immigration agents arrested Edgar Vargas Arzate on Aug. 18, he was driving to a court hearing in which the facts of a savage beating by Santa Ana...

Mexico To Increase Railroad Surveillance In Hopes Of Deterring Immigrants

AP | Posted 08.26.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican federal official says the government plans to improve railway surveillance and increase the speed of northbound trains ...

24 More Bodies Recovered In Italy's Refugee Rescue Of Libyan Refugees

AP | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

ROME (AP) — The Italian navy has recovered another 24 bodies from an overturned fishing boat during rescue operations for the thousands of would-be ...

100 African Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast

AP | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — At least 100 African migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned off the coast near the capital, Tripoli, an official with Li...

Carolina Moreno

What A High School Soccer Team In The South Can Teach America About Acceptance | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.25.2014 | Latino Voices

As the United States wrestles with a demographic shift set in motion by the fast-growing Latino population, a small North Carolina town could offer th...

What If Governments Were More Like Tech Startups? How to Grow a City in Honduras

Zach Weissmueller | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Zach Weissmueller

How do you fix a system that's so broken and corrupt that the citizens living under it go to lengths such as jumping aboard a freight train nicknamed "The Beast" with their children just to escape it?

Our Duty to the Children at the Border

Constance L. Rice | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Constance L. Rice

We endangered these kids and now owe them safe harbor from the danger that we helped to create.

Immigration Reform: Go Incrementally, Mr. Obama, and Go Before November

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Reform of our immigration system has been on the docket forever. Campaigning to get to the White House, candidate Barack Obama not only promised but guaranteed immigration reform in his first year in office. That guarantee has not been delivered on because of the President's need to rescue an economy on the abyss.

Horrifying Discovery Made In Texas | Posted 08.20.2014 | Latino Voices

In "The Real Death Valley," we tell the story of Fernando Palomo, a 22-year-old Salvadoran who happened to be a talented artist, and who was beaten wi...

5 Terrifying Facts About Undocumented Asian Americans

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Sahra Vang Nguyen

America prides itself as being the "Land of Opportunity." It's about time we ensure that opportunity is a real possibility for all people living in this country.