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Erika Andiola

Obama Caves to Crazies on Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Once again, the Tea Partiers are pushing around the White House, and the repeated criticism of this administration is clearly demonstrated: they cave to the irrational screams from far-right conservatives, who have been screaming nonstop since Obama was elected.

Obama's Legacy: #GoBigObama vs. #DeporterInChief

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the world of social media, the current question of Obama's immigration legacy can be summed up as this: Which will be the dominant tag, #DeporterInChief, or #GoBigObama? Anything Obama does will exist next to the 2 million deportations his enforcement has already carried out, more than any previous president.

Sucked Down by a DREAMer's Ambush Interview

Peter Paskale | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

It was a political ambush, and in deciding to stand and fight, Steve King had lost before he'd even started. The whole idea of a political ambush is that it's lose-lose for the ambushed.

Why I'm Fighting to Stop Deportations Outside of Congress

Erika Andiola | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

This past month, I left my job in Congress to return to community organizing. After the country helped stop my mother's deportation, I came to realize that our community and the American people have the power, not politicians inside the beltway.

Dreamer Leaves D.C. To Fight Deportations

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Undocumented activist Erika Andiola told HuffPost Live on Wednesday that she left her job as a congressional staffer for Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.)...

Janet Napolitano Defends Arrest Of Immigrant Activist's Mother

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano responded on Tuesday to allegations that the agency targeted an undocumented immigrant's fa...

Midday Diversity News And Notes

Janell Ross | Posted 03.19.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

In November, the power of the fast-growing Latino electorate seemed to be conversation topic one for those interested in politics. This week, Latino Decisions, a polling firm that specializes in tracking and gauging the opinions of Hispanics, brings us an interesting reminder that the real power of the Latino vote has not yet been tapped.

Erika Andiola Lands Job With Congresswoman

AP | Posted 01.17.2013 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- An immigration activist who's one of the leaders of the Dream Act movement is joining the staff of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema as a district o...

Activist To Arizona Lawmakers: 'You Can Stop Our Family's Pain'

DRM Action Coalition | Posted 01.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Dear Senator Flake and Senator McCain, Thursday night I heard a banging knock at the door. I looked through the window and immigration agents asked...

ICE Says Activist's Role Didn't Spur Mom's Arrest

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- Federal immigration officials on Friday released the mother of an immigration activist, less than a day after the woman and another relativ...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrant Activist's Mother, Brother Detained

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The mother and brother of a prominent undocumented immigrant activist were detained late Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforc...

Elise Foley

Immigrant Groups Point Out Romney Vetoed Massachusetts Dream Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Immigrant rights groups called Thursday for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to stop airing a Spanish-language televisio...