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$1 Billion Push To Digitize The Immigration Process Results In 1 Online Form

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.13.2015 | Latino Voices

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has spent more than $1 billion to rectify the notoriously arduous paper-based immigrati...

How America's Immigration Laws Tore My Family Apart For Good

Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn

I felt as though my limbs had been torn from my body.

The Silent Minority

Martin Marty | Posted 04.18.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

America's largest ethnic group has assimilated so well that people barely notice it. So ran a headline in The Economist (Feb 7). Those of us who sight and study and report on ethnic groups are also busy studying their role in religion in American public life.

U.S. Sees Spike In Flow Of Immigrants From The Caribbean

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.05.2015 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Just starting a five-year sentence for illegally re-entering the United States, George Lewis stared at the officers staring back at him...

U.S. Sharply Cutting Deportations

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deporta...

No Longer 'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor'

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

"Give me your tired" and Republicans demand President Obama meet them at the border. Give me "your poor" and Republicans demand they be sent back immediately.

Obama Must Abandon 'Tougher than Bush' Approach on Immigration

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Reshma Shamasunder

The president should uphold the principle that all people are created equal by taking bold action to protect immigrant and refugee families.

U.S. Launches Media Campaign Warning Of Immigration Dangers

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

MISSION, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed by a surge in illegal immigration, especially by unaccompanied children, the U.S. government has launched a $1 mil...

Who's Law Is It Anyways?

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

Like everything else in America, US Law is also a victim of Capitalism... when are we going to wake up and realize this?

Elise Foley

Why Can't A Nation That Calls Itself A Melting Pot Sort Out Its Immigration System? | Elise Foley | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

The United States has long been considered a land of immigrants -- a place where most of the population can trace its ancestry to a different country,...

U.S. To Immigrants: Border Crossers Won't Qualify For Reform

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States is warning migrants thinking of crossing the border that they won't qualify for any potential immigration refor...

Immigration Policy

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Physician Shortage: A Place for Immigration Reform

David J. Skorton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
David J. Skorton

The U.S. already faces a shortage of physicians in rural and inner city areas. Through enlightened immigration policies, we can address our physician shortage and be a beacon for the rest of the world.

Snyder Applauds Bipartisan U.S. Immigration Reform Effort

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 04.03.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Governor Rick Snyder applauds the bipartisan immigration reform legislation that U.S. Senators are working to get passed in Congre...

We've Always Played Politics With Immigration

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America goes through these grand debates every generation or so, and what remains constant is that both sides in the fight can be counted upon to accuse the other side of "playing politics" with the immigration issue. This has, indeed already begun.

What Happens If Your Spouse-To-Be Isn't A U.S. Citizen?

Michael Wildes | Posted 09.29.2012 | Weddings
Michael Wildes

What happens if Mr. (or Ms. Right) is not a U.S. Citizen? Unless you are planning on moving abroad, you better quickly figure out a way to keep your betrothed in the United States legally.

Families Of Two U.S. Immigration Agents Shot In Mexico Seek Answers

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 06.30.2012 | Latino Voices

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- The families of two U.S. immigration agents shot more than a year ago on a Mexican highway renewed their demand Friday that the ...

Immigrants Bring Innovation And Jobs, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

When President Obama announced a temporary halt to the deportation of young undocumented immigrants, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) slammed the move, a...

Bringing the Battlefield to the Border

Todd Miller | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Todd Miller

Border Patrol forces, still growing, have more than doubled in the years since 9/11. As the new uniformed soldiers of the Department of Homeland Security, close to 20,000 Border Patrol agents now occupy the U.S. Southwest.

High School Salutatorian Banned From Returning To The U.S. For Graduation

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.31.2012 | Education

Elizabeth Olivas, 18, was all set to graduate as salutatorian of her Frankfort, Ind., high school class when she was forced to return to her native ...

Hanging on to America

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home
Paul Ratner

Whenever I'm in one of its in-between spaces, I feel the fragility of the American ideal. The ideal, not the cynicism, is why we came here. The America of the middle is worth hanging on to with everything we've got.

A Look At How Congress Has Dealt With Immigration

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.02.2012 | Latino Voices

-- A look at how Congress has dealt with immigration in the past 25 years: 1986: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 both tightens cont...

Timeline Of 10 Major U.S. Federal Immigration Laws

Posted 04.09.2012 | Latino Voices

Last week, Politico honored the anniversary of our nation’s first immigration law, the Naturalization Act of 1790. What was required of foreign-...

Restoring the Rule of Law to the U.S. Immigration System

Donald Kerwin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

The rule of law cannot be equated with rigorous enforcement of the law. To do so would be to mistake the rule of law with rule by law. Repressive regimes rule by law, but dishonor the rule of law in other ways.

US Teen Accidentally Deported To Colombia Is Finally Returning

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA and LINDA STEWART BALL | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home

DALLAS — A Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant was back in the United States on Friday and at ...