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Immigration Rights

Friends in Hiding

Monica Trasandes | Posted 11.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

As a gay person, I remember hiding, and it was not a good way to live. I know there's a difference between orientation and legal status, and hiding who you are is different from literally hiding, but the feeling of being an outsider, I think, is very similar.

Why I Am Fasting to Keep Families Together

Gabriela Abendano | Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami
Gabriela Abendano

I have lived in this country long enough to know that I love it. But when our families, friends and neighbors work hard everyday and still have to be afraid of raids in their own neighborhoods and homes, it feels a lot like the countries we came from.

This Mother's Day, All I Want Is a Moratorium on Deportations

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Ana Garcia-Ashley

Every day we wait for a clear path to citizenship, 1,100 families lose someone to deportation. This includes mothers of U.S. born children and dreamers.

Bringing Gideon's "Noble Ideal" to the Immigration System

Carmen Iguina | Posted 05.22.2013 | Los Angeles
Carmen Iguina

Each day in this country, hundreds of immigrants appear in immigration court on their own and without legal counsel, even though the government is represented by a trained attorney and immigration law has been referred to as "more complex than the tax code."

Doc Explores The Beauty Of Immigration Activists

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts

Artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez recently teamed up with Pharrell Williams' I Am Other YouTube Channel to create a moving new documentary series...

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couples To Be Officially Considered Families In Deportation Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday that she will instruct immigration agents to consider same-sex ...

A New Form of Immigration Assimilation

Omandra Zamora | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Omandra Zamora

Using the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) as a case study, I attempt to understand how a human rights organization facilitates the process of immigrant incorporation into American society.

Northern California Occupy Movement Broadens Base, Tactics

Shepherd Bliss | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Shepherd Bliss

Just as Sonoma County is a leader in wine production throughout the nation, this semi-rural California region is proactive with regards to questions being asked by Occupy organizers around and beyond the United States.

Queer, Undocumented and Unafraid

Julio Salgado | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices
Julio Salgado

There have been sit-ins, hunger strikes and calls to stop the deportations of undocumented students who have been in this country most of their lives. Oddly enough, a lot of the young people at the forefront of this movement also happen to be gay.

Baby Baiting

Robin Templeton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Templeton

The anti-immigrant right is capitalizing on a concept with old nativist roots that is lending new potency to the assault on Latino immigrants, demonizing babies as the weapon of choice for armies of "illegals."

Lindsey Graham Gay? Conservative Group ALIPAC Demands Senator 'Admit Homosexuality'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

William Gheen, head of the conservative, anti-"amnesty," anti-illegal immigration group Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), spoke at a Green...

The Zero-Sum Argument that Pits African Americans Against Undocumented Workers is a False Premise

Sam Fulwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Fulwood

At the heart of this specious challenge to fairness for all U.S. workers is the idea that blacks resent undocumented Latino immigrants for taking away jobs that would rightfully belong to them.