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Birthright Citizenship

Tea Party Poopers

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

With its stranglehold on the Republican Party and its capacity to paralyze public policy, the Tea (Party), whether it's green or black, is likely to keep many of us awake at night.

Elise Foley

Steve King Seeks To Block 'Anchor Babies'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's the first week of the 113th Congress, and one House member is already trying to stop children born in the United States to undocume...

Residents Furious Over 'Maternity Hotel'

Posted 12.13.2012 | Los Angeles

An alleged “maternity hotel” in Chino Hills, Calif. is housing a “maternity tourism” business accommodating women who travel from Asia to give...

The Founders' Immigration Policy

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 05.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

To truly reform immigration, we should look back to the nation's first immigration and naturalization laws, which are a far cry from restrictive laws in Arizona and Alabama.

Are 'Anchor Babies' Sinking the American Economy?

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

In the wake of the Civil War, many newly freed slaves were struggling to try and establish themselves. Lacking many of the same rights, these African ...

Immigration 'Linsanity'

David Leopold | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
David Leopold

Lin might not be playing for the Knicks, or for any other team in the NBA, if the anti-immigrant restrictionists had their way.

Time to End Birthright Citizenship?

Howard Foster | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Howard Foster

Some legal scholars believe Congress cannot make this change by statute because of the Wong Kim Ark decision. I disagree, because that case did not concern the child of an illegal immigrant.

American Heritage Dictionary Redefines "Anchor Baby" as "Offensive" and "Disparaging"

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 02.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Mary Giovagnoli

While the origins are not reflected in the definition, characterizing the term as both "offensive" and "disparaging" says volumes about how it is used in real life.

"Anchor Baby" Added to New American Heritage Dictionary

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

While dictionaries may be neutral, language isn't. "Anchor baby" is a term that epitomizes the way words reflect and reframe a debate.

Immigration and Birthright Citizenship: Constitutional and Personal Narratives

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

A Better Life show that the dreams of immigrant parents for their children, and the struggles of such children to forge their own identities, are not just Latino, Asian, European, or African immigrant stories. These are American stories.

Elton Gallegly's (R-CA) Immigration Strategy: Destroy California's Economy and the GOP's Future with Latinos

Frank Sharry | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Rep. Gallegly works in concert with Representatives Lamar Smith and Steve King on a strategy they call "attrition through enforcement." That's code for mass deportation.

Taking Aim at the Constitution Won't Make Us Safer

Mike Fishman | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Mike Fishman

Instead of appeasing Tea Party extremists and wealthy right wing donors, Republicans should get on board with the rational majority of Americans who want to see our immigration system fixed.

GOP Overreach: The Mess That Greed and Ignorance Made

David A. Love | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Republican overreach is in the air. You can see it, smell it, taste it everywhere, as you have in years past. And the only surprise is that is that it happened so quickly this time around.

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

Feds Send 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Back To Guatemala

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Protecting the 14th Amendment

Eva Paterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eva Paterson

For almost 150 years, the 14th Amendment has been the backbone of civil rights law in America. Its protection of individual rights for all -- from fre...

Weekly Diaspora: Sweeping AZ Immigration Bills Target Undocumented Children

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Arizona state Senate moved forward with two controversial measures this week that threaten to m...

Elise Foley

Arizona Sets Stage For Another Legal Showdown Over Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawmaker behind Arizona's infamous bill cracking down on undocumented immigrants has introduced additional anti-immigrant legislatio...

Arizona Lawmakers Mull Bill Challenging Birthright Citizenship

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — The Arizona lawmaker who proposed a challenge to automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants called off a scheduled ...

Elise Foley

GOP Senators Target Birthright Citizenship For Children Of Illegal Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sens. David Vitter (La.) and Rand Paul (Ky.) are seeking to deny birthright citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Arizona's Birthright Bill is Bad for the Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are expected to introduce an "anchor baby" bill today that would deny birthright ...

Truths and Untruths About the Constitutional Origins of Birthright Citizenship

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

As Americans and our elected leaders engage in debate over immigration and the constitutional guarantee of citizenship at birth, we should all agree that misleading statements history do not help.

Weekly Diaspora: Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Tucson shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded and 6 oth...

Weekly Diaspora: In 2011, Birthright Citizenship in the Crosshairs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, a coalition of anti-immigrant lawmakers from 14 states unveiled their much-anticipated b...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona vs. 'Anchor Babies'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After commanding the world's attention in 2010 with its cavalier stance on immigration, the Arizona...