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Immigration Policy

Close the Torture Houses in North Sinai and Egypt

Suzette Standring | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Suzette Standring

Every day Meron Estafamos answers her phone with an aching heart. From torture houses in Egypt, Eritrean hostages plead for ransom on a captor's cell phone. Help me.

What Amy Chua Didn't Tell You: Why 'The Triple Package' Is Dead Wrong

Khanh Ho | Posted 04.16.2014 | Books
Khanh Ho

I'm not here to jump on that bandwagon. I'm here to address one crucial question that Amy Chua does not consider: the uneven starting point that immigrants face when they decide to come to the United States.

Government Success In Deportations Drops, Says Report

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of immigrants facing deportation are now winning their cases before an immigration judge, their highest success rate i...

One Hundred American Jobs...

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

It is assumed that regardless of its final shape, if any immigration reform will be implemented, it will mean a surge of number of immigrants allowed to come.

Obama Administration Quietly Authorizes Immigration Policy Change

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some immigrants who have stayed in the United States longer than they were allowed can soon apply to keep living in the U.S. under...

Obama Utilizing Immigration Rule Changes

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will allow some relatives of U.S. service members living in the country illegally to stay, according to a...

Arlene Torres or Why Anthropology Still Matters (Part II)

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 08.30.2013 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

As politicians continue to debate immigration policy, efforts to better grasp the particularities of life in diverse communities have become even more relevant.

GOP and the Hispanic Vote

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Immigration Reform Should Address Why People Leave

Andrew Wainer | Posted 09.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Andrew Wainer

Even as policymakers attempt to fix what everyone agrees is a broken immigration system, the proposed legislative solutions overlook one of the system's most important moving parts -- the economic hardship in immigrants' home countries that drives them to seek work here.

Senate Sets Key Immigration Vote

AP | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

BY ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate headed Monday for the first test vote on the measure offering the prize of U.S. cit...

House Loses Memo on How to Succeed on Immigration Reform

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

A year after the president announced DACA, the Republican-controlled House seems not to have read -- or to have lost -- the memo on what makes good immigration policy. The House has embarked on a destructive political and policy strategy that rejects the events of the last year.

Wynwood's IamHere Mural: A Creative and Interactive Approach to Immigration Reform

Tina Orlandini | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Tina Orlandini

The genesis of the IamHere mural and collection of immigrant stories stems from conversations with members of the local community and the broader public. ACLU Florida hopes to eliminate a language that is fraught with "theys" and "thems."

Immigration Push Will Help Border Security, Officials Say

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican senators criticized border security provisions in a new immigration bill Tuesday, arguing that the landmark legislation ...

Obama To Test Higher Profile Role In Contentious Debate

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's prospects for a sweeping legislative victory this year now rest almost solely on the immigration overhaul ...

Conservative Commentators Further "Racialize" Immigration Debate

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To stereotype and scapegoat all followers of Islam is as invalid as blaming all Christians for the despicable actions perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber who was a devout Christian.

Obama Group Steps Up Efforts On Contentious Issue

AP | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's political support group is stepping up its immigration efforts as the Senate holds hearings on overhauling the ...

Rubio Likely To Emerge Unscathed From Big Gamble

National Journal | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Members of the more conservative Florida House released their alternative plan to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act last week. So far, ...

Rubio Balancing Act Puts Ambitions At Risk

RealClearPolitics | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

If you turned on the TV Sunday morning, chances are you saw Marco Rubio. ...

Perry Weighs In On Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) discussed immigration reform on Fox News Wednesday and insisted that America not have a "revolving door" border. "You can...

Court Asked To Block Portion Of Contentious Brewer Law

AP | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers for the federal government say a section of Arizona's 2010 immigration law that prohibits "harbor...

Queer DREAMer Joins Battle

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 03.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Jorge Gutierrez tells the story of how he came out as a Queer undocumented immigrant and calls for an inclusive immigration reform. This week, I ca...

The Border Security Black Hole and the Key to Immigration Reform

Sagar Tikoo | Posted 05.20.2013 | Teen
Sagar Tikoo

After two decades of emphasis on high security of the U.S.-Mexico border, brute-force policies have left America with costs that are too high, and benefits that are too little. As immigration continues to permeate American political debate, alternative solutions must be explored.

Obama Plan Defended As Backup For Congressional Failure

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

BY PHILIP ELLIOT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The White House is downplaying its draft immigration proposal as merely a backup plan if lawm...

Key Obama Aide Looks To Complete Immigration Journey

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Cecilia Munoz, President Barack Obama's chief domestic policy adviser, keeps a framed letter from the late Democratic senator and i...

Keeping the American Dream in America

David Troy | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
David Troy

Consumer-facing, peer-to-peer commerce start-ups are hot, but how many tie-sharing services does the country really need? (Yes, there is hot competition in this space.) Ideas like these are attractive because they are easy to act on quickly.