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Illegal Immigrants

A Higher Ed Opportunity for All Undocumented Immigrants

Shai Reshef | Posted 03.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Shai Reshef

After President Obama signed into law DACA, or "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," this past August, over 300,000 eligible undocumented students...

Let's Reframe the Immigration Debate: Put the Focus on People

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

Beyond the psycho-social costs of current immigrant policies are the tremendous financial ones. By working off the books, millions of unauthorized immigrants are part of a vast underground cash economy that keeps billions of dollars a year out of the U.S. Treasury.

The New York Times Editorial of November 18th on Immigration Reform Is a Disgrace

Ed Koch | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Many opposed to an amnesty providing a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants support a compassionate response such as the "Dream Act." The Times should allow a debate presenting the arguments fairly on both sides.

Legalizing Immigrants Can Help Reduce Poverty

Andrew Wainer | Posted 01.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Andrew Wainer

Some people oppose widespread legalization because they fear that it will hurt U.S. workers and the economy. However, most research indicates that immigration -- both legal and illegal -- benefits the economy and global development.

The Right Thing to Do: Conservatives and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Enforcement-only policies drive immigrants underground, where they're not only susceptible to hardened criminal elements but also powerless in improving their neighborhoods and partnering with schools in the educational lives of their children. In other words, enforcement-only policies are imprudent.

LOOK: Sergio Romo Sports Controversial Shirt

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.31.2012 | Latino Voices

Sergio Romo may have closed the 2012 World Series with a winning fastball down the middle, but the true winner of the San Francisco Giant’s vict...

'Illegal v. Undocumented': Obama And Romney Weigh In

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.17.2012 | Latino Voices

It’s official: describing immigrants without papers as “illegal” rather than “undocumented” is a political act. The presidential candida...

Is Using The Term 'Illegal' A Generational Thing?

ABC News | CRISTINA COSTANTINI | Posted 12.15.2012 | College

Two of the biggest names in print journalism, The New York Times and the Associated Press, continue to use the term "illegal immigrant," despite the c...

'Illegal' v. 'Undocumented': Univision Takes On The Times

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Jose Antonio Vargas may have reenergized the debate over whether to use the term “illegal immigrant,” but Univision’s taking it to a whole new l...

Undocumented Gay Immigrant Faces Deportation To Mexico

AP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Gay Voices

DENVER (AP) -- A federal appeals court in Denver is refusing to block extradition of a gay undocumented immigrant who sought protection in the U.S. cl...

No Real Differences Between Presidential Candidates on Immigration

David Bier | Posted 12.01.2012 | Latino Voices
David Bier

As long as journalists accept the political establishment's battle lines, marginal differences balloon into polar extremes. The reality is that little separates the two parties. The fundamental changes America needs will only be implemented if we reject such a narrow policy debate and demand real options.

TRUST Act Deceit: Federal Government Deceives Sheriffs Into Detaining Immigrants

David Bier | Posted 11.11.2012 | Latino Voices
David Bier

Despite the federal government's claim that the program targets only criminals, only 14 percent of ICE deportees as of late 2011 were even charged with a criminal offense. S-Comm should be ended in its current form. Until then, the TRUST Act is a good step toward limiting its effects.

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrants Arrested At Democratic National Convention | Elise Foley | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ten undocumented immigrants filed off a brightly-painted bus here on Tuesday and walked to an intersection across from the Time War...

A Dream Deferred?

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Michelle Chen

The Obama administration made a careful political calculation when it offered Deferred Action. Now it's time for DREAMers to cautiously weigh their fears against their dreams. Temporary relief from deportation could open the door to more exploitation of young immigrants.

A HUGE Win For Undocumented Immigrants In California

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles

President Barack Obama's new immigration program will mean some undocumented immigrants will be granted driver's licenses -- and some will not, depend...

Winning Gold in the "Anti-Immigration Olympics"

Amy Novick | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Amy Novick

These champions return to our country and see games of a different sort going on - elected officials stooping to the worst kind of politics, spreading fear and misinformation about immigrants, and enacting harmful anti-immigration policies.

Carolina Moreno

Border Crossing Deaths More Common As Illegal Immigration Declines | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

The number of people attempting to illegally cross the U.S-Mexico border has plummeted, but the number of migrants dying during the trek through the m...

"They're Taking Our Medals!"

David Bier | Posted 10.17.2012 | Latino Voices
David Bier

Driving away job creators and innovators does not make any more sense than driving away potential Olympic medalists. If America's immigration laws force Manzano and those like him out of the country, we will lose more than just another medal...

Coming Out: A Confession From a Harvard Student

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 10.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Pierre R. Berastaín

It is important for people to know I am a contributing member in the United States, and that while my personal profile demonstrates a commitment to the communities in which I have lived, my communities have not always welcomed me.

Illegal Sweatshop Discovered On 'World's Worst Tenants'

Posted 08.08.2012 | TV

When Todd and his team were called in for reports of heavy foot traffic at a residence on "World's Worst Tenants" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on Spike), they co...

Private Prisons Holding Illegal Immigrants 'A Millionaire's Business'

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

MIAMI (AP) — In a story Aug. 2, The Associated Press reported that three private prison companies in the U.S. have spent at least $45 million on cam...

The Peach-Picker Shortage

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

There seems to be a shortage of peach-pickers in Marysville, California. Or maybe not. Peach farms in the Marysville region -- in particular, the p...

President Obama's Deportation Deferral Order Is Legal

David Bier | Posted 09.25.2012 | Latino Voices
David Bier

Deferred action is not only legal, but was in regular use before the administration's decision to expand it.The Founders understood that discretion plays an important role in responsible enforcement--a role recognized in the immigration laws Congress passed

The Young Turks- My Interview with the Liberal Immigrant Cenk Uygur

Susie Sampson | Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

2012-07-20-Screenshot20120720at1.49.48PM.jpgI sat down with the liberal immigrant, Cenk Uygur from "The Young Turks," and discussed some of the recent issues facin' our country.

This Is What Racism Looks Like

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Immigrants living in Greece have been targeted in at least 300 violent attacks in the last three months, local anti-racism campaigne...