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Undocumented Immigrants

Recognizing the Human Rights of Immigrant Children

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

To put children at the center of our arguments about immigration is to appeal to something beyond cold reason. Children are symbols of our future, and how we treat, view, care and talk about them matters for the nation we are.

The Immigration Bill No One's Talking About

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Shahryar

While it is paramount that the issue of undocumented immigrants in the US be addressed, refugee protection must not be ignored simply because it is not seen as an election issue.

First Lady Michelle Obama Questioned by Second-Grader Worried About Her Mom's Immigration Status

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Sadly, this exchange says more about the current state of the immigration debate than the remarks of the President today. The little girl wants her mother to have papers, but hears that the President is sending people away if they don't.

The 2010 Census: Be Counted, Be Compensated

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

Undocumented immigrants contribute to New York as workers, consumers and taxpayers; as such, they must be fully included in our city's census tally.

Trenton Issues ID Cards To Illegal Immigrants

nytimes.com | KIRK SEMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Since moving to this city from her native Guatemala a decade ago, Herlinda, an illegal immigrant, has supported her family with restaurant work, but h...

The Zero-Sum Argument that Pits African Americans Against Undocumented Workers is a False Premise

Sam Fulwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Fulwood

At the heart of this specious challenge to fairness for all U.S. workers is the idea that blacks resent undocumented Latino immigrants for taking away jobs that would rightfully belong to them.

SB1070 and the Immigration Debate

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

President Obama promised he still wants to get it done... Activists started dark murmurings about November and the Latino vote... And the clock conti...

Korean Americans March for America

Minsuk Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Minsuk Kim

Undocumented Korean American students are making their voices heard. On March 21, over 100,000 people from every corner of America will come together for immigration reform in the March For America.

Risking Deportation, Undocumented Students Publicly Disclose Their Status to Advocate for the Dream Act

Will Perez, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Will Perez, PhD

Approximately 3.2 million undocumented immigrant children and young adults live in the shadows. It has been almost ten years since Congress promised them the American Dream.

Census: Gillibrand Urges Undocumented Immigrants To Stand Up And Be Counted

nydailynews.com | By Lore Croghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Stand and be counted - or we can't get government cash. That's the word from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-...

Number Of Illegal Immigrants Getting In-State Tuition In Texas Rises

Dallas Morning News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The number of illegal immigrant college students paying in-state tuition and receiving financial aid at Texas' public colleges and universities contin...

Facing History, and Arizona

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It is easy to be cowed by mere numbers in the immigration debate. More than 12 million undocumented people reside in the United States. But whether yo...

Immigration and Our Military

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

By offering a path to citizenship for the many undocumented immigrants that are in our country right now, we are giving them a path to become more active in American life -- including military service.

The Broken Senate Breaks Dreams

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mario Solis-Marich

There are well over 1 million undocumented children in this country. They hold great promise and yet, even at this difficult time, the adults in charge of this country have discarded these students' gifts.

A New Civil Rights Movement: Undocumented Students for Immigration Reform

Will Perez, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Will Perez, PhD

This week is the beginning of a campaign organized by undocumented students across the country advocating for the Dream Act, a narrowly-tailored federal bill that would provide a path to legalization for students.

Obama Must Act To Ease Arizona's Deportation Panic

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

It is open season on the Latino community in Arizona -- people in Latino neighborhoods are afraid to leave their houses because they feel their arrest on suspicion of being an undocumented immigrant could happen at any moment.

Run to Capitol Hill and Work on America's Problems

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

Latinos could very well derail at least 40 congressional races if Congress and the White House fail to overhaul the nation's broken immigration system.

Obama's Message to Undocumented Immigrants: No Se Puede

Will Perez, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Will Perez, PhD

Perhaps neglecting to lay out an immigration reform agenda in his State of the Union address was the best thing president Obama could have done for immigration reform.

On the Census, It's Rubio vs. Reality

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

This week, Marco Rubio voiced his opposition to including undocumented immigrants in 2010 Census figures used to distribute federal funding and seats in the House of Representatives.

The 800 Mile Wall

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Carlos Frey

The recent construction of 800 miles of border security infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico international boundary is proving to be a massive killer.

There's An App For That: Phone Points Illegal Border Crossers To Water

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — A group of California artists wants Mexicans and Central Americans to have more than just a few cans of tuna and a jug of water for ...

Undocumented Immigrants Scared to Seek Free Health Care

Benedict Moran | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Benedict Moran

New York health officials say that a large number of undocumented immigrants fear going to city health centers and instead rely on an illegal network of doctors and traditional faith healers.

Sheriff Arpaio: "I Could Get Elected On Pink Underwear"

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isabel Macdonald

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a defiant, racial-profiling desperado with renewed authority to abuse his inmates. The scary part? The voting public approves.

Pennsylvania Burning: Feds Levy Charges In Immigrant Killing and Police Cover-Up

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The United States Department of Justice announced a sweeping set of indictments levied by a federal grand jury connected to a racially motivated killing and alleged police corruption in Shenandoah, PA.

New York Abandons Role as Sanctuary for Immigrants

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Seth Freed Wessler

Immigrations agents at Rikers regularly deceive people they suspect of not being citizens and rope them into the deportation system by violating their legal and human rights.