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Boycott the White House: The Pathway to Citizenship Begins With Self-Representation

Prerna Lal | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Prerna Lal

This week, grassroots leaders from the immigrant rights movement went to several D.C. organizations with a simple request: Stop negotiating with the White House on behalf of directly impacted immigrant communities.

Zach Carter

Fox Panel Trashes Republicans On Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- A Fox panel on Sunday strongly criticized Republicans for resisting immigration reform and calling to quickly deport thousands of childr...

President Obama Should Go Big on Immigration Reform

Joe Hansen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Joe Hansen

The unfolding humanitarian crisis on the border further highlights the urgent need to fix our broken immigration system and create a clear and fair path to citizenship. Yet some Congressional Republicans are using the plight of immigrant families to call for even stricter enforcement policies. It's shameful.

Richard Branson: Yes, I Would Invest in Pot Industry

Blaise Zerega | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Blaise Zerega

Sir Richard Branson has never been afraid to tackle big, thorny business problems or large, complex social issues. One of his latest challenges: Ending the war on drugs, combines both of them.

Coming Soon: 20,000 Pounds of Medical Pot for Canada

Blaise Zerega | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Blaise Zerega

Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based private equity firm, is making a very big ,and what looks to be a very smart, investment as Canada's national medi...

Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform to Help Immigrant Victims of Violence

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

Comprehensive immigration reform would lift millions of immigrants out of the shadows, reducing women's vulnerability to abuse and exploitation and eliminating one of the major barriers to seeking assistance. Further, many women would no longer have to make the heart-wrenching decision to stay in an abusive situation out of fear of being torn apart from their families.

New Year, Same Priority: 2014 Is the Year for Immigration Reform

Rep. Marc Veasey | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Marc Veasey

Congress must seriously address comprehensive immigration reform this year and should not hide behind piecemeal efforts that would help only a small percentage of the undocumented living in this country.

A Laundry List of What President Obama Can Do On Immigration

Prerna Lal | Posted 02.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

Short of placing a moratorium on deportations, there are many things the Administration can do to relief the pressure on immigrant families across the country that are well within executive powers. These include:

Immigration Reform Is Dead But We Must Continue to Push Forward

Prerna Lal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

Obama can change his legacy, while giving our communities a victory, and giving us freedom to live, drive, work, and travel without fear of being separated from our families.

But We Are Criminals: Countering the Anti-Racial Justice Framework of Immigration Reform

Prerna Lal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

One of the greatest victories of right-wing extremists has been to push immigration reform advocates to adopt right-wing talking points. As such the entire immigration reform debate is framed along the binary of good immigrant and bad immigrants.

A Call to Non-Violent Resistance: Immigration Reform Is a Moral Imperative

Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales

The time has come to resist our nation's immigration system: we cannot justify a system which deports 400,000 people per year, even while there is widespread agreement that the system is broken.

Comprehensive Immigration Bill Does Nothing For Our Families

Abraham Paulos | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Abraham Paulos

Standing on the tears, hearts, and hopes of our families, we want reform with justice, not a bargain with politicians that promises provisional status in exchange for a police state that exploits the detention and destruction of our families.

Post-DOMA Decision Thoughts for Our Green Card-seeking Community

Judy Rickard | Posted 10.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

We got thrown under the bus by the Senate in its early process. The House hasn't even moved a bill to discussion. There's lots of work to do in immigration reform. We got our piece of the pie. But remember, it's sweeter to win together.

The Glass Wall That Divides Us

Judy Rickard | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Judy Rickard

I think we live with a more insidious glass wall today -- one that divides our people and keeps our country from being ok. This glass affects men and children as well as women. Unlike yesterday's clear ceiling, it's vertical, blocking interaction while allowing a view.

Why I Support the Bring Them Home Campaign

Prerna Lal | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

Several immigrant youth, who have been leaders in the undocumented youth movement in the United States, have crossed the border into Mexico, and plan to turn themselves in alongside other undocumented youth who left or were deported from the United States at a border crossing.

Immigration Reform Is Very Much Alive

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Contrary to recent news accounts, we are closer to passing a meaningful immigration reform bill than at any point since John McCain and Ted Kennedy introduced their bill in 2005.

Boehner Should Drop Hastert Rule, Honor Pledge to Let House 'Work Its Will' on Immigration Reform

Brian Levin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

At best, it is hard to imagine Boehner retaining the speakership for more than a few years. So why doesn't Boehner honor his pledge to let Congress "work its will" democratically and put the interests of the American people first?

Immigration Is a Personal Matter

Ana Maria Fernandez Haar | Posted 08.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Ana Maria Fernandez Haar

In our perennial state of gratitude, my sister and I alone have contributed millions in economic and civic value to our beloved country, in addition to taxes, which we pay happily. Trust me -- we are not unusual at all. We are the norm.

"This Is Not About Her Personal Opinion"

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 06.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

On April 10, the national day of action for immigration reform, labor leader Maria Elena Durazo was outspoken in her critique of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Senate Immigration Bill - The Good, Bad and Ugly

Prerna Lal | Posted 06.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

There is something for everyone, which means that it has a good chance of becoming law, with several amendments. Most of the provisions, however, do not mean much without effective regulations after enactment. Overall, the good outweighs the bad.

How the Technology Sector Will Help Achieve Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 05.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Jason A. Llorenz

The tech sector's recent calls for comprehensive immigration reform could mean the difference in the long fight to bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows, and create a path to citizenship.

How the GOP Can Win on Immigration Reform

Prerna Lal | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Prerna Lal

Republicans need to take advantage of immigration reform in a way that not just allows them to take back the House, but also win the presidency. With 40 million new Latino voters by 2030, and more if immigration reform becomes a reality, the GOP does not have any way to escape the issue of immigration reform.

Bravo Mr. President, Now Let's Get This Done!

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Ana Garcia-Ashley

President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address to the people of the United States of America, while the entire world watched. As a Gamaliel-trained organizer, the President knows how to unite people around American values of caring for our neighbors.

We Remain Vigilant and Want a Timeline

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Ana Garcia-Ashley

Time and time again, independent polls show that the public, by and large, supports comprehensive immigration reform that holds employers accountable, stops the exploitation of the vulnerable and pays a living wage.

Obama's Words on Immigration Reform Fall Short

Prerna Lal | Posted 04.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

It is high-time for the Obama administration to practice what it preaches, and prevent the lengthy separation of American families. It is not only the right thing to do. It is the legal thing to do.