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Immigrants Rights

Cantor's Immigration Obstructionalism

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

Eric Cantor, in an attempt to stay in the good graces of his base, has abdicated all responsibility to govern and has towed the tea party line to avoid a tough primary or losing his No. 2 position in the House.

Profiles in Courage: Immigrant Women

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Today, I am proud to have been part of 105 very courageous women, many noncitizens, who put a human face on the fight for just and humane immigration reform that keeps families together and creates a road to citizenship for millions of aspiring Americans.

Senate Immigration Bill Is Not a Clear Victory for Immigrant Communities

Alisa Wellek | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Alisa Wellek

The final Senate vote on the immigration bill has just been cast. This is a historic moment for the United States, but there remain serious problems with this flawed bill as it stands today.

Historic Decision Recognizing Right to Counsel for Group of Immigration Detainees

Esha Bhandari | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Esha Bhandari

The ruling will begin to correct an unjust system by providing essential protections for an extraordinarily vulnerable group -- immigrants with serious mental disabilities whom the government imprisons while their cases remain pending.

Last Chance to Make History

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Frank Jannuzi

It is time to put human rights at the center of the United States' domestic and international political agendas. Ratification of all international human rights treaties and protocols is essential, as is taking concrete steps to help the United States live up to its human rights obligations at home.

Celebrating All of America's Workers

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Over 100 years ago, Americans began to celebrate Labor Day to honor our nation's working people and the prosperity they contribute to society. Unfortunately, the many labor rights we take for granted today are at risk due to policies that make working people more vulnerable.

Queering Immigration

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelle Chen

Understanding the universality of certain rights and freedoms doesn't mean aligning every social movement on a uniform agenda; it means connecting between communities and across social divides while simultaneously recognizing the persistence of those differences.

Saki Knafo

May Day Protests Signal Growing Bond Between Occupy Wall Street And Liberal Establishment

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

A little over six months ago, Stephanie McGuinness was camping out in Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of a new movement that often shunned politicians an...

Car Wash Workers Win Landmark Rights

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Workers at a Southern California car wash won a union contract Tuesday, making them the first unionized car-wash employees in the country. The Los ...

Alabama's Assault on Civil and Human Rights

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices
Marielena Hincapié

The passage of Alabama's draconian HB 56 and the federal court's decision must be a call to action for all of us. Children's groups, educators, civil and human rights defenders must stand up against such oppressive laws that threaten the very fabric of our society.

Ecuadorians in New York Form Alliance Against Hate

David Noriega | Posted 10.29.2012 | New York
David Noriega

In September of 1994, an Ecuadorian immigrant was beaten to death in Brooklyn. At the time, Walter Sinche was struck by the absence of a Hispanic group to denounce the incident as a hate crime.

Lou Dobbs Opposes GOP Push To Repeal The 14th Amendment Over Immigration (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The growing chorus of Senate Republicans urging repeal of the 14th Amendment as a means of denying citizenship to the children of immigrants received ...

Protecting Workers' Rights

Richard Aborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Aborn

New York State has strong and progressive wage protection laws on the books, but too many workers go unprotected because those laws aren't enforced aggressively enough.

ICE Declares Self-Deport Program a Failure

Marisa Treviño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marisa Treviño

It doesn't seem to matter that some members of Congress and corporate America have committed far worse crimes than any of those undocumented whose only crime was using a false Social Security number to work a low-wage job.