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Illegal Immigrants

Stoking Racist Xenophobia for Political Gain

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

Steve Poizner has clearly taken a page from a handbook on propaganda in his latest ad bating us to pin our economic troubles on illegal immigrants. Th...

Omar Blas-Pineda, 23, Gets 20 Years For Sex With 12-Year-Old Girl

Lake County News Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An illegal alien may get deported to Mexico for committing "one of the worst crimes", a Lake County judge said Monday. Omar Blas-Pineda, 23, of Munde...

Rep. Lambastes Santa Ana College's Illegal Immigrant Scholarship

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Should there be a scholarship honoring illegal immigration? That's the question being raised at Santa Ana College in California. U.S. News and World...

For Immigration Crackdown Proponent, Deportations Mean Business

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

Perhaps no one on the political scene has more of a stake in the deportation of illegal immigrants than Allen Weh. In close contention to win the Rep...

Criminalizing Friendship: Immigration Foes Overreach

Tim Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Lynch

Do you know anyone that is in the country illegally? If you do, you had better watch your step. Millions of Americans may have violated federal immigration law and are probably unaware of it.

Is the DREAM Act a Military Recruiter's Dream, Too? (VIDEO)

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

While the DREAM Act has inspired bold activism led by educators and students, its status as a pillar of the immigration reform movement may be somewhat undercut by the taint of the military recruitment machine.

A Hebrew Bible-Based Immigration Policy

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

What seems clear from scripture is that loose borders or barriers to entry are only reasonable if accompanied by quite strict rules about participation once having arrived in the new community.

Schooling Undocumented Immigrants

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

As Washington prepares to train its fire on the issue of immigration, North Carolina has taken a step toward allowing undocumented immigrants -- at their own expense -- to attend community colleges.

Memo to President Obama on a Recipe for a Down Payment on Immigration Reform in 2010

Antonio Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Antonio Gonzalez

Without immigration reform, the November elections are likely to be ugly, with Latino voters "paying back" those they perceive as being anti-Latino as well as purveyors of broken promises, under the slogan "no legalization, no re-election."

Mexican Exceptionalism

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

To fix illegal immigration, we need to concern ourselves with Mexico's domestic policies and U.S. foreign policy. No fence can stop a flood of people risking their lives to feed their families.

President Obama and President Calderon Misguided

Charles Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Butler

The real problem with regard to immigration has been the lack of enforcement of our immigration laws by all branches of the federal government over the last four decades.

Thomas Archer, Lawyer Convicted of Visa Fraud

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For the illegal immigrants who came to the lawyer, the benefits were immediately apparent. The immigrants, many of whom were from Pakistan and India, ...

Obama's Deportations: A Reflection of America's Fickle Welcome Mat

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

The Obama administration has set a record for deportations of illegal immigrants, much to the dismay of immigration reform advocates who had hoped the president would reverse the enforcement policies of his predecessor.

Don't Call It Jim Crow

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

Who are these people that are shocked that police officers use their eyes and a little bit of stereotyping to decide whom to pull over? America has long had a racially biased justice system.

A Salvadoran Immigrant Story

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

I was 13 years old when I learned I was undocumented -- that I was "illegal." Me, the girl who played violin, loved the Dodgers, received straight A's and always sat in front of the class. How could I be illegal?

Pinata

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

Everybody's having fun at the party. It's getting a little boisterous, but don't worry, the help will be here in the morning to clean up. ...

Obama and Calderon Both Insult Americans

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

By publicly bashing an American law during a joint appearance with the President of Mexico, Barack Obama poured gasoline on an already-raging fire and missed a golden chance to be statesmanlike.

Illegal, But Not Alien

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Juan has the intelligence, dedication, skills, commitment, and caring needed. What he doesn't have is a green card.

Eternal Vigilance

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sunil Adam

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Trenton Issues ID Cards To Illegal Immigrants

nytimes.com | KIRK SEMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Since moving to this city from her native Guatemala a decade ago, Herlinda, an illegal immigrant, has supported her family with restaurant work, but h...

A Bipartisan Immigration Plan, Carrots and Sticks

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

Just days ahead of a planned Sunday rally that immigrants' rights advocates hope will bring tens of thousands of people to Washington D.C., Senators C...

Educating for Democracy: Sinking Arizona

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

Crime prevention should not be made into an issue of ethnic profiling.

SB1070 and the Immigration Debate

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

President Obama promised he still wants to get it done... Activists started dark murmurings about November and the Latino vote... And the clock conti...

Jessica Colotl: Kennesaw State Student Ignites Illegal Immigration Debate

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Kennesaw State University student Jessica Colotl studied political science and dreamed of becoming a lawyer until a series of minor traffic violations...

Misclassification of Workers Puts Courts, Due Process in Jeopardy for Limited English Speakers Here Legally

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The federal Civil Rights Act requires state courts that receive federal funds (virtually all of them) to provide properly-credentialed interpreters in...