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Oscar Handlin's Message to Republicans

Al Eisele | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

How ironic that we should read about the death of Harvard historian Oscar Handlin at the same time that Republican presidential hopefuls were beating each other up over the issue of immigration.

The Myth of the Illegal Invasion

Jeanne Marie Laskas | Posted 11.23.2011 | Latino Voices
Jeanne Marie Laskas

We talk about increasing the number of border security guards and we hear about more states enacting even tighter laws designed to stop the invasion of illegal immigration from Mexico. So much shouting over so many years seems to have created a mythology too complete for even facts to alter.

E-Verify E-Viscerates Labor Market

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 11.23.2011 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

As the Latin American writer Alvaro Vargas Llosa wrote, "Whenever there is a disconnect between the law and reality, reality finds ways of making the law irrelevant." That is happening very quickly in immigration. Intrusive regulatory mandates like E-Verify are just expensive regulatory diversions.

In Rick Perry's Texas, Most New Jobs Have Gone To Immigrants: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

As the 2012 presidential campaign has started to take shape, Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has made much of the Lone...

B-4 Retiree Visas

Andy Schupak | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Andy Schupak

Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer believes it would be beneficial to extend visitor visa benefits to foreign retirees wishing to reside in the United States.

Reflections on Labor Day

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

The stratification of the job market is even more acute today than it was in my youth. Adult immigrants are trying to raise families on the kind of jobs I did as a way of contributing to my college expenses.

Illinois Rejects Federal Immigration Mandate, Again

Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

When it comes to federal immigration compliance, Illinois lawmakers have been bold in their rejection of some Obama administration policies in recent ...

Chris Kirkham

After 9/11, A New Era In The Business Of Detaining Immigrants | Chris Kirkham | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

This article has been updated On a conference call with investors less than two months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Wall Street executive ...

Immigration is Not Charity

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 11.09.2011 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

Immigration benefits both sides. It is neither a zero-sum game nor charity for poor foreigners. The government should get out of the way and let Americans and immigrants work together to each other's benefit.

Dave Jamieson

AFL-CIO Goes To Bat For Undocumented Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The country’s largest trade union came out in defense of undocumented workers on Thursday, criticizing a recent ruling by the federal ...

WATCH: Why Rick Perry Doesn't Get Superman

Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices

Rick Perry, the governor of Texas and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has taken a hard line on immigration during his time as th...

Asheville Latino Advocates Want End To Immigration Status Checks

Citizen Times | Posted 11.04.2011 | Latino Voices

Federal law intended to help county sheriffs identify illegal immigrants with criminal histories has led to the deportation of more than 400 people fr...

The Problem With the GOP's Love Affair With "Backdoor Amnesty"

Kristian Ramos | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Kristian Ramos

"Backdoor Amnesty," is the buzz word used by pundits to perpetuate the idea that there is a conspiracy to grant undocumented immigrants citizenship outside of Congress and the federal government.

Mishandled minors: Detained immigrant children need better assistance

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan Ferriss, iWatch NewsIn December 2010, Washington attorney Jennifer Podkul received a call from the Department of Homeland Security inspecto...

Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones, But 'Illegal'?

Posted 10.25.2011 | Latino Voices

Welcome to the first installment of Vistas, a regular feature of HuffPost LatinoVoices whereby we will ask prominent Latino thinkers and doers for th...

Georgia Profs Offer Course To Undocumented Immigrants

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 10.25.2011 | College

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- As college students return to campus in Georgia, a new state policy has closed the doors of the five most competitive state school...

Lizzie Schiffman

Immigrant Rights Groups To Illinois GOP: Tell 'Tough Sheriff' To Take A Hike | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

A coalition of Illinois religious, labor- and immigrant-advocacy groups issued a statement Wednesday condemning this weekend’s Kendall County Republ...

New Obama Immigration Policy is Neither New, Nor a Solution to America's Immigration Fiasco

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

Comprehensive immigration reform, enacted by Congress and signed into law by the President, is the only real path to end our national immigration nightmare.

White House Response to Protests; Short on Facts, Long on Desperation

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 10.18.2011 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

For the president to win re-election, he must garner a significant percentage of Latino votes. SCOMM, the, massive and controversial deportations program that President Obama is championing, is one sure way for him to lose the election.

On Immigration and Detention, the Facts Matter Indeed

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 10.17.2011 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

In 2008, I was one of the many who hit the streets, knocked at doors and stood under the hot Florida sun to help President Obama get elected. After two and a half years, what did I get from my hard work? 1 million deportations and a total devastation of my community!

Elise Foley

Latinos To Obama: Change On Immigration Or Else | Elise Foley | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Some Latinos around the country rallied on Tuesday against the White House's deportation policies, attempting to send a message to Presi...

Governor's Great Grandparents Were Illegal Immigrants | Posted 10.12.2011 | Latino Voices

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and the protestors against her fight to ban driver's licenses for illegal immigrants have more in co...

Yolanda González Gómez

Gen. Zapata's Grandson, An Undocumented Busboy In Texas | Yolanda González Gómez | Posted 10.11.2011 | Latino Voices

DALLAS, Texas - Gen. Emiliano Zapata, the legendary military commander of the Mexican Revolution, is still revered to this day for the ideals and pri...

Tony & Janina, Chasing the American Dream... Again

Ruth Leitman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Ruth Leitman

I met Tony and Janina Wasilewski on the worst day of their lives -- June 6th 2007. Janina had just exhausted her final stay of deportation and was ordered to deport from the US back to Poland. In 48 hours, she was to leave her life and family in America behind.

The Third Way to Immigration Reform

Andy Schupak | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Andy Schupak

Comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) usually translates into an amnesty for all aliens here illegally, or mass deportations and criminalization of undocumented aliens. In this interview, an immigration lawyer discusses a "third way."