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Under Investigation

AP | Posted 06.21.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Federal prosecutors are investigating Chipotle Mexican Grill over issues with documents showing whether its employees can work legally ...

Elise Foley

Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students | Elise Foley | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), called on the president on Wednesday to stop deporting undocument...

Elise Foley

Officials Refuse To Budge On Deportation Of Students, Families | Elise Foley | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite appeals from immigration reform advocates and some Congressional Democrats, the Obama administration will not block deportations...

4-Year-Old Deported By Feds Is Coming Home

Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

The 4-year-old US citizen who was de facto deported by Customs and Border Protection is coming back to America, in style. "Immigration treated her li...

Elise Foley

50,000 Call For Resignation Of State Rep Who 'Joked' About Shooting Illegal Immigrants Like Hogs | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Latino and immigrant advocacy groups delivered more than 54,000 signatures to the Kansas capitol on Friday calling for state Rep. Virgil...

NYC Should Take a Second Chance on the Census

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

New York's official 2010 Census results came in yesterday far below expectations, stumping politicians and city planners alike.

Elise Foley

Feds Send 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Back To Guatemala | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A 4-year-old girl born in New York was detained by immigration officials and then sent back to Guatemala, separating her from her parent...

Has Anti-Latino Sentiment Peaked?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Virgil Peck's feeble attempt at humor lines up with the more overt shrieking of those conservatives who are terrified of Latinos, immigrants, undocumented people, or all three. They know that their mindset, once the default setting for the nation, is fading away.

Feud Over Hate Crime Enforcement on Long Island Signals Problems

Ted Hesson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ted Hesson

Levy and his longtime hate crimes commander have embarked in a war-of-words, and the resulting feud serves as an indictment of the way Suffolk has handled such crimes.

Mayor Emanuel's Next Move on Immigration Policy

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Afton Branche

As Chicago's next mayor, Emanuel has a crucial opportunity to prove his critics on immigration policy wrong.

(Re)calculating the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

No one argues that legalization alone can fully solve the problems of our broken immigration system, because it won't. Nor will enacting an enforcement-only immigration bill.

Why Aren't the Uninsured in the Streets Protesting, Like the Egyptians?

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael L. Millenson

Maybe the uninsured could learn something from Egyptians and the Arab street. At a time when landmark health reform granting most of the uninsured acc...

Senator Cornyn's Immigration Reform Hypocrisy

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

No wonder Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) -- dubbed the "master of the flip flop" -- is well known in immigration reform circles as someone who talks the talk without walking the walk.

Undocumented Quadriplegic Worker Suddenly Sent To Mexico, Without His Consent

Chicago Tribune | Judith Graham, Becky Schlikerman and Abel Uribe, Tribune Reporters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For almost four months, doctors and nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center cared for the young Mexican laborer who had fallen from a roof and lost t...

House Passes Dream Act

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House passed legislation Wednesday to give hundreds of thousands of foreign-born youngsters brought to the country illegally a ...

Immigration Reform and Border Communities: We Need Bipartisan Problem-Solving

Arturo Venegas, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arturo Venegas, Jr.

Our southern border is being used a pawn for politics rather than progress. What is really infecting the border cities in America is rhetoric about "border violence."

New Lawmakers Get to Work on Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Jumping on the anti-immigrant bandwagon may appeal to some voters, but it doesn't come cheap. Anti-immigrant ordinances cost cities and towns millions in legal fees and lost revenues.

Haterism: Arizona and France Have More In Common Than You Think

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

The unfortunate result of Arizona's new law and similar manifestations of intolerance in France, Belgium, and Switzerland will be further alienation and stigmatization of immigrant communities.

Does Immigration Reform Have a Marketing Problem?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Instead of pointing out how unfair our policies are -- which is true but a loser's lament -- immigration-reform advocates need to make it clear that a massive-deportation philosophy will cost money.

Is Immigration Reform the New Civil Rights Movement?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

many social movements of the last few decades have attempted to appropriate this term as their own. Among the latest to claim the power of the civil rights movement are those who advocate for immigration reform.

Baby Scapegoats

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raul A. Reyes

Undocumented workers may have babies here, but the magnet drawing them across the border is jobs. Wouldn't it make more sense to declare war on the employers hiring undocumented workers, rather than innocent children?

Virginia State Legislature To Consider Bill That Would Ban Undocumented Immigrants From College

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia's Republican-controlled State Legislature is slated to consider a piece of legislation this session that would prohibit undocumented immigran...

New Study Uncovers Wage Theft and Workplace Abuse in the Garden State

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

For day laborers, finding work too often means accepting less than minimum wage, forgoing safety equipment, or enduring abuse by crooked employers. A ...

Undocumented Student Granted Six-Month Reprieve

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

An undocumented student who was slated for deportation back to Peru this month was granted a six-month reprieve on Thursday, according to the San Fran...

Make This a DREAM Act Christmas

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Senators, stand with those immigration opponents who defend the deportations and stonewall the DREAM Act if you want to -- but you better enjoy it while you can.