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Supreme Court Justices Decline To Re-Enter Immigration Debate

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended two local governments' efforts to prevent some immigrants from renting apartments. The justices on Mo...

Pennsylvania Town Refuses To Fly Dominican Flag

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

The mayor of a largely Latino town in Pennsylvania is refusing to fly the Dominican flag over City Hall to celebrate that country’s independence thi...

Ban Reinforced On Town's Harsh Immigration Laws

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

HAZLETON, Pa. — The tiny northeastern Pennsylvania city aiming to crack down on immigrants who are in the country illegally lost another round F...

Immigrant Integration Is American -- and Key to Reform

Manuel Pastor | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Manuel Pastor

The inclusion of integration measures in the Senate's current version of the bill is essential to helping us prepare immigrants and the nation for a brighter and more productive future.

In the City That Inspired Arizona's 'Papers, Please' Immigration Law, A Crosscultural Movement Emerges

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Ian Reifowitz

He came to believe that Hazleton's immigrants, and the city itself, needed more than services. It needed to build bridges between immigrants and the native-born, whites and Latinos. It needed a real and shared sense of community.

John Rudolf

Pennsylvania Public Defenders Rebel Against Crushing Caseloads

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 10.23.2012 | Crime

At half past 5 on a cold, cloudy April morning, Ed Olexa kneels by his front door, sorting through stacks of case files for the coming day's hearings....

Supreme Court Orders Re-Examination Of Pennsylvania Town's Immigration Law

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania city will get another chance to defend its never-enforced illegal immigration law after the Supreme Court on Mon...

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 ...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Could be First Step to Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After months of intense debate over the Obama administration's efforts to revamp our immigration sy...

The Mayor Who Cried 'Whoa'

Amy Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Crawford

With voters still angry at Republicans in Congress, Democrats are poised to pick up a dozen or more House seats this November. But in Northeast Pennsylvania, Republicans may have a chance to oust a senior Democrat.