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What Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

The debate over immigration reform often boils down to a tug-of-war between those who want more enforcement and those who want a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. But comprehensive reform requires addressing far more than these two issues.

Will Obama Jeopardize Re-Election by Cracking Down on "Sanctuary" Cities?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Word has leaked out that Janet Napolitano and ICE director John Morton are pressuring the Justice Department to sue "sanctuary cities" like San Francisco and Chicago that still refuse to cooperate with the federal government in local immigration enforcement.

Obama's Hypocrisy on Arizona's SB 1070

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

If President Obama is really concerned about the effects of section 2(B) and that "no American should ever live under a cloud of suspicion just because of what they look like," then he should order an end to the Secure Communities program.

Love vs Sheriff Arpaio's Tent City

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 08.24.2012 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Locking human beings in oppressive heat, whose only crime was seeking a better life for their children, is as far from standing with 'the least of these' than I can imagine

The Buck Stops Here: How the LA County Sheriff's Participation in Immigration Enforcement is Hurting Community Policing and Public Safety

Arturo Venegas, Jr. | Posted 04.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Venegas, Jr.

Does law enforcement being engaged in immigration enforcement really have an impact on victims or witnesses coming forward? The tragedy of sexual abuse of school children at Miramonte Elementary School has, sadly, answered that question once and for all.

Dear Secretary Napolitano: Suspend Secure Communities

Ali Noorani | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Ali Noorani

Secretary Napolitano has her work cut out for her if she truly wants her department to sidestep discriminatory practices and restore an ounce of credibility to Secure Communities.

Secure Communities Program Arrested U.S. Citizens: Report

AP | By E.J. TAMARA | Posted 12.15.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Four U.S. citizens were erroneously arrested in Southern California recently through the federal immigration enforcement program called...

Jorge Luis Macias

Immigration Activists Call For End Of Secure Communities Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Jorge Luis Macias | Posted 10.18.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- On Thursday, the Obama administration announced the Department of Homeland Security would begin a case-by-case review of 300,000 deport...

WATCH: Anti-Deportation Protesters Arrested

Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

What began as the latest public hearing organized by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security task force to address deportation policy concerns ended in...

CA Wants Out Of Controversial Deportation Program, Feds Say 'Too Bad'

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Ryan Gabrielson | Posted 10.10.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson Federal officials have ended agreements with California and 40 other states t...

ICE Arrests 81 Immigrants With Criminal Records

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.21.2011 | Denver

Denver Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have arrested 81 illegal immigrants in Colorado and Wyoming, the result of a 7-day nationwi...