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Field Trip to the American Dream

Andrew Cotto | Posted 04.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Andrew Cotto

In the end, I believe, we learn that the American Dream is far more complicated than most people imagine and that, often, it is defined by the courage of individuals who are not officially American.

Catholic Bishops Call For Border Justice

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion

Border justice is more than simply a legal issue; for some it is a moral, ethical and even spiritual cause. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...

A Bipartisan Attempt to Restore Credibility to the U.S. Border Enforcement System

Donald Kerwin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

For too many years, Congress and the Executive branch have failed to provide meaningful oversight of the Border Patrol and OSO to set standards for effective, rights-respecting enforcement.

Elise Foley

Bipartisan Duo Hopes House Can At Least Agree To Stop Border Patrol Abuses | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Comprehensive immigration reform efforts haven't been successful in the House, but two members are hoping they can address at least one ...

The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities Aren't Anywhere Near Mexico

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2014 | Latino Voices

The Texas Republican primary for lieutenant governor has evolved into a competition to see who can portray himself as the biggest immigration hardline...

Immigration Reform Is at a Standstill but There's Still Work to Be Done

Anita Sinha | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Anita Sinha

Comprehensive immigration reform may be the most ill-fated three words on Capitol Hill. The Senate passed a bill last summer, and depending on the week the issue on the House side is either dead on arrival or may see the light of day.

Dem Candidate: 'Momma Ain't Happy' With 'Toxic' GOP Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) blasted her Republican opponents in the lieutenant governor's race, saying that their messaging on immigrati...

The Promise and Pitfalls of the House Republican Standards for Immigration Reform

Donald Kerwin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

They may sow the seeds of reform, but do not (in themselves) offer sufficient guidelines for reform.

"Comprehensive Immigration Reform": The Dead End Debate

John Washington | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
John Washington

2014 chatter about "Immigration Reform" remains superficial. As Obama promised in his State of the Union address last week, yet again, that this will...

Capitalists for a Higher Minimum Wage

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Unz has part of the equation right: Raising the wage floor brings up the rest of the economy. But he departs from the progressive view in a key respect: A higher wage floor won't really help workers unless it lifts all equally, built to be as level as it is broad.

Dying to Cross: Migrants Continue to Perish in Arizona

Leanne Tory-Murphy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Leanne Tory-Murphy

The immigration reform bill currently being proposed would be devastating to the humanitarian crisis that is already occurring on the border.

Border Security or BS for Short

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Something is missing in the passionately debated border security, as a part of the immigration overhaul. Advocates for increased border protection bri...

Border Patrol International

Todd Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Todd Miller

Militarized borders are becoming ever more common throughout the world, especially in areas of U.S. influence.

Shining Soul: A Phoenix Hip-Hop Duo Raps on Border Militarization

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Carl Gibson

Shining Soul, a Phoenix, Arizona-based hip-hop duo, is made up of Franco/The Bronze Candidate, who makes beats and instrumentals with a distinct underground, jazzy flavor, and Alex Soto/MC Liaison, who spits politically subversive rhymes.

Border Patrol Faces Backlash Over Allegations Of Violating Constitutional Rights

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX -- PHOENIX (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a federal government probe into allegations of constitutional rights violati...

One Government Activity Continues: 1,100+ Deportations a Day

John McCullough | Posted 12.03.2013 | Religion
John McCullough

When Congress decides to end the shutdown -- which it must do at some point -- our national leaders will need to prove that they can still get things done. Immigration reform should be at the top of that list.

Greece's Migration Problem: From Samos to Brussels

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Nikolas Katsimpras

It is time for policies to start demonstrating empathy across both space and time. It is time we stopped treating people like sardines.

Border Security Takes Toll On Cattle Industry

Texas Tribune | Julian Aguilar | Posted 09.26.2013 | Latino Voices

OJINAGA, MEXICO — This remote town on the Texas-Mexico border used to enjoy the distinction of being one of the busiest ports for importing Mexican ...

The Brutal Spending of the Border Surge: Can the House Do Better?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

This money poured out for something unnecessary to anyone other than Republican politicians who need to save face in front of primary voters comes from somewhere important, like meals for impoverished seniors.

Communities Up In Arms Over Misguided Debate

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — Under the watch of a Border Patrol agent, U.S. and Mexican pastors set up two small altars – one on each side of a towering bo...

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano Gives Parting Defense Of Record | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gave a farewell speech Tuesday to praise her department for its achievements and to defend ...

Another Republican Ties Terrorist To Latino Border-Crossers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said at a town hall meeting this week that more border security is needed to keep terrorists from posing as Hispanic to en...

SAFE Act an Expensive Boondoggle

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

Throwing more money and delegating more powers to an immigration enforcement bureaucracy will be largely ineffective at halting unauthorized immigration, waste scarce taxpayer dollars, and harm American workers and businesses.

Baja Smugglers: Transporting News to the 18-34 Demographic on YouTube

Jesse Aizenstat | Posted 10.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Jesse Aizenstat

Young people don't watch the news. The common understanding is that young people like reality TV and mindless television dramas. But I think that network executives and media moguls simply haven't found the right way to relate to the 18-34 demographic.

'Bargain' on Immigration Would Feed Prison Profits

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The supposed grand bargain of the immigration reform bill is shaping up to be a lucrative deal for prisons. As a compromise between "border security" ...