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Undocumented Immigrants

Worms for Dinner: Inside a U.S. Immigration Detention Center

Mili Chapado | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Mili Chapado

As an undocumented immigrant, I was familiar with the realities of detention centers, but I never thought I'd find myself in one, even as a visitor. When I was eight, my family and I immigrated to the Miami-metro area from South America.

On Immigration: Mr. Trump, You're Wrong

Reyna Araibi | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
Reyna Araibi

Generally, I would shrug off a comment from Donald Trump, but the game has changed. He has been given a stage and his words have power. It is dangerous when people like Trump use their status to fuel ignorance and hate. So, Mr. Trump, excuse me while I take back the microphone.

Judge Rules U.S. Government Must Quickly Release Immigrant Children In Detention

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 08.23.2015 | Politics

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Iraq Documentary Filmmaker Turns His Lens on the US Prison Pipeline

Ming Holden | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Ming Holden

Manning's current work on The Odyssey Project film grows out of the belief that relying on that "sophisticated machine" of mainstream media to tell the truth about incarcerated young men of color would be an exercise in futility.

Conservative Radio Host Is Totally Cool With Bringing Back Slavery

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.20.2015 | Media

A conservative radio talk show host in Iowa wants to turn undocumented immigrants into "property of the state" and forced into labor.  ...

Fox Guest Host Suggests Making Undocumented Immigrants Build U.S.-Mexico Wall

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media

A Fox News guest host suggested Monday that undocumented immigrants earn their right to stay in the U.S. by helping build the wall Donald Trump would...

Appeals Court Tosses Out Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Suit Against Deportation Relief

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit on Friday from Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over President Barack Obama's deportation relief, ...

Misleading Rhetoric From Republican Candidates and Congressional Leaders Distracts From Real Immigration Solution

Lizet Ocampo | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Lizet Ocampo

Leading up to the debate, we've heard much rhetoric from Republican presidential hopefuls that feeds into negative, untrue stereotypes of undocumented individuals.

Bobby Jindal Says Sanctuary City Mayors Should Be Arrested

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

If it were up to GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, mayors of "sanctuary cities" would all be arrested and sued. In an interview with Boston He...

Lawyers Claim Medical Neglect At ICE Family Detention Centers

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.31.2015 | Latino Voices

Women locked up with their children at family detention centers in Texas have been repeatedly subjected to medical neglect, alleges a complaint lodge...

What It Feels Like When Your Future Is In The Hands Of The U.S. Government

Cristina Lopez G. | Posted 07.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Cristina Lopez G.

Getting attached to friends and places is no longer reckless. Dating can now be on the table. Transitioning from a month-to-month to a long-term lease is now allowed. The feeling of not owning my future is gone.

Critics See Chance To End Family Immigrant Detention Entirely

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Family immigrant detention was dealt a major blow last week in court, and critics are hoping to build on the ruling's momentum to kill ...

Telemundo Tackles 'Huge Obstacles' Immigrants Face In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2015 | Latino Voices

“Those who come here already lost everything, and they don’t want to lose anything more.” Mexican immigrant Carlos Martine...

Donald Trump Goes To The Mexican Border, Because Why Not

AP | Marina Fang | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a whirlwind visit to the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics w...

Under Obama's New Policies, 87 Percent of Undocumented Immigrants Won't Be Targeted For Deportation

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

Even if President Barack Obama's deportation relief policies remain blocked, up to 87 percent of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. likely will not ...

Immigrant Youth Give Dianne Feinstein 'Donald Trump Award'

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices

A group of mostly undocumented immigrant youth gave Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) the "Donald Trump Apprentice Award for Immigrant Fear Mongering" ...

Texas Denies Birth Certificates To U.S.-Born Children Of Undocumented Parents

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.23.2015 | Latino Voices

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Scott Walker Has No Good Answer For Kids Whose Dad Could Be Deported

The Huffington Post | Matt Ramos | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

  Two children pleaded with Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Sunday to drop his opposition to a program that could sav...

Families Of People Killed By Undocumented Immigrants Make Emotional Plea For Congress To Act

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Laura Wilkerson, whose 18-year-old son was killed by an undocumented classmate in 2010, said Tuesday that business mogul Donald Tru...

I Was Sentenced for 'Crimes' that Stopped Operation Streamline

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

My name is Gabriel Schivone. I'm an educator at the University of Arizona, specifically a learning tutor. I help students find the right words to convey the meaning of what they want to say. When I think of why I locked myself down to that bus that day, I think of family

Trump Speaks Out On Undocumented Immigrants, Protesters Gather

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

By Phoenix Tso LOS ANGELES, July 10 (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump met in Los Angeles on Friday with familie...

Dayana Morales Gomez

Obama's Immigration Deferred Action Spurs Huge Boost To Dreamers' Wages | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented young people called Dreamers have seen their average wages jump 45 percent since President Barack Obama granted them tempor...

A Message to Donald Trump From Two Undocumented Entrepreneurs

Ivan Ceja | Posted 07.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Ivan Ceja

We are two first-generation undocumented immigrants from Mexico. We are the first members in our families to graduate from high school and attend college. Recently, you made statements referring to Mexican immigrants as criminals, rapists and drug dealers. We beg to differ.

The Courage to Be Undocumented

Julissa Arce | Posted 07.07.2015 | Latino Voices
Julissa Arce

It's not the year 2000 anymore and the DREAM Act hasn't passed, but over the last 15 years a movement has been brewing. One story changed the course of my life. Imagine if our collective stories can change history?

UndocuQueers: How the LGBT and Immigrant Rights Movement Progress Together

Ryan Campbell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the end, this is a group of people who have been slandered ruthlessly, kicked to the bottom of many arbitrary, nonsensical social pecking orders that any bully feeds off of. This is as true of the bully in the sandbox as it is the bully in Congress or State Assembly.