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Undocumented Immigrants

Group Of Suspected Undocumented Immigrants Arrested In Texas Camp

AP | Posted 04.19.2014 | Latino Voices

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban S...

While Misinformed Opponents of Immigration Stall Reform, Change Begins at the Local Level

Laura Weiss | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Laura Weiss

Economic development in immigrant neighborhoods can have both positive and damaging effects for both immigrants and low- and middle-income residents.

Christina Wilkie

Rand Paul: 'We Can't Invite The Whole World' To Immigrate To U.S. | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said that America "can't invite the whole world" to enter the country, no matter how much some immigran...

What You Don't Know About Immigration and Border Patrol Will Horrify You

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.10.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I met Todd Miller after a friend told me about the amazing work he was doing on the issue of immigration, borders and the people who guard them. My pa...

The Time Is Now

Rep. Joe Garcia | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Rep. Joe Garcia

The United States is missing out on economic opportunities every single day the House of Representatives refuses to act on comprehensive immigration reform. We cannot let the economic growth and job creation that millions of new Americans would bring slip through our fingers.

WATCH: An Emotional Plea From Mother And Daughter Separated By Deportation

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices

As the number of deportations since 2009 reaches the 2 million mark, activists grow impatient towards President Obama’s idleness. On Friday, acti...

Jeb Bush: Illegal Immigration Often 'An Act Of Love'

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

By Peter Cooney WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - Jeb Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Sunday that ...

Migrant Children Are Children First

Maria Teresa Rojas | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Maria Teresa Rojas

Children are by definition vulnerable. That's particularly true for girls and boys journeying alone, under unsafe circumstances, often fleeing violence. Mexico and the US have an obligation to apply the international principle of the "best interests of the child" as the gold standard for all dealings with underage migrants.

Many More Must Have Access to Obamacare Before Mission Accomplished

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

All human beings have value, regardless of their country of origin or socioeconomic status. We are confident the administration will fix the technological problems and hope it will make the sound decision to allow DACA recipients into Obamacare. We can only hope Congress can correct the immorality and shortsighted public policy of denying immigrants access to affordable health care.

Immigration Is a Feminist Issue

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Our current failed immigration system denies immigrant women the right to equal opportunity and equal treatment under the law. Women and children constitute three-quarters of all immigrants -- women alone make up 51 percent -- and yet only 25 percent of work visas are given to women.

5 Million Reasons for Record Deportations

Susan Pai | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Susan Pai

Very few taxpayers have ever heard of the Congressional Bed Mandate -- the quota that requires 34,000 undocumented immigrants be detained every single night -- but it's costing them five million dollars, each and every day.

Review: Greencard Warriors

Isa Freeling | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

I recently saw an important new film at the Crosby Hotel presented by the Dutch Consulate. As always, the Dutch support their filmmakers with the h...

Three Immigrants Found Hiding In Wooden Box Under RV

AP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border Patrol officials say three adult Mexican immigrants were found inside a wooden box carried under a recreational vehicle stop...

Two Little Words That Can End Suffering and Restore a Little Sanity to the System in 2014

Susan Pai | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Susan Pai

Attacking President Obama and claiming he can use executive orders to stop deportations is worse than counterproductive. It's misdirection from the real issue that is powering the deportation machine.

Reporters Should Clarify That Coffman Is Not Supportive of Citizenship Path Via College

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Journalists continue to report that Rep. Mike Coffman is being nicer to young undocumented immigrants than he really is. Coffman supports giving youn...

Oscar for Valid Dreamers

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

During her acceptance speech, Lupita Nyong'o eloquently remarked: "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." We should continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that can provide every talented person the opportunity to succeed in the greatest nation on Earth.

WATCH: The Plight Of Female Day Laborers

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.27.2014 | Latino Voices

Every morning, scores of women crowd the corner of Division Avenue and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in hopes they'll get hired to clean the...

This May Be The 5th State To Offer College Aid For Undocumented Immigrants

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | College

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb 26 (Reuters) - Washington is set to become the fifth U.S. state to offer college financial ai...

Can President Obama Stop Deportations?

Julian Gomez | Posted 02.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Julian Gomez

Can we truly have a civil conversation on comprehensive immigration reform while simultaneously deporting millions of people that would be affected by such a bill?

Court Okays Labor Department Rule: Guestworkers Must Earn Prevailing Wages

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

In 2011, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued major reforms to a flagship guestworker program known as H-2B. Business groups, predictably, sued to block the regulations -- but last week, an appeals court finally put their arguments to rest.

Florida Politicians Confused About In-State Tuition

Ediberto Roman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

Lately, Florida headlines have been filled with conservative political leaders coming out in support of DREAMers. While what follows may be slightly confusing to some, and has even confused one of the country's top law firms hired to advise our state's flagship university, let's examine the issue.

Undocumented Immigrants In NYC To Get ID Cards

Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City's undocumented immigrants will soon be able to obtain municipal ID cards, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. "We will protect th...

Giving Dreamers a Chance

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.12.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Resistance to immigration reform is, in many ways, a last grasp at salvaging the majority; but sociology is a tidal wave that inchoate outrage cannot stanch.

Samantha Lachman

Emilio Vicente Runs To Help All Undocumented Students | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

Undocumented immigrant Emilio Vicente is on the ballot Tuesday in North Carolina. The job is short-term but offers a significant platform: Vicente, a ...

City To Reconsider Immigration Legislation

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Almost four years after a small Nebraska city tried to crack down on illegal immigration, the town is having second thoughts ab...