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Sam Stein

Republicans Worry That Border Crisis Inaction May Come Back To Bite GOP | Sam Stein | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the political world grapples with how to respond to the current crisis on the nation's border, several Republicans have begun warning...

GOP Congressman: Children At The Border Are Being Treated In A 'Lovely Way'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

A Texas congressman thinks President Barack Obama should take action to send the unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border back to their native c...

Busloads Of Turned-Back Immigrants, An Image Of Shame

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

We now await a moral conscience moment in the welcoming of children and others escaping the violence in such countries as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

Undocumented Children Belong to All of Us

Kim Simon | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

If you are a parent, you know that only an act of terrible, terrifying desperation would cause you to send your children out into the world unaccompanied. I am not here to debate that desperation. I am not here to talk about immigration law, or taxes or the state of affairs in other countries. I want to talk to you about your children.

Immigration Advocates Hopeful About Utah Mother's Delayed Deportation

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Activists are pointing to the delayed deportation of a Utah mother and her children as the kind of compassion they hope Presid...

South Texas Sees A Growing Number Of Immigrants Crossing The Border

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The influx of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has grown so large that it now requires its own transportation system: ...

Police Separate Protesters, Supporters Awaiting Buses Of Immigrants

AP | MATT HAMILTON | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency...

Obama's Immigration Announcement and What's Next

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While many on the right are already decrying our "imperial President" on his recent action, the truth of the matter is that he had to act.

The American Way: STEM Education

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Americans love a challenge of any kind, and we believe we have a puncher's chance at winning. That's the American way. That was the mindset of a group of undocumented Mexican students from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona.

Finally, a Beautiful Open Space for a Conversation About Immigrants!

Russell Simmons | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I believe that by moving culture, you create space for politicians to enact policy; sometimes good and sometimes not so good. In this case, we know that the work of these artists will only uplift this nation for the better.

Major NY Network Drops Offensive Term

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Better late than never. The 24-hour, New York City newschannel NY1 will no longer use the term "illegal immigrant," Capital New York reported Mond...

The Urgent Humanitarian Crisis Doesn't Begin or End at the Border

Robin Reineke | Posted 06.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Robin Reineke

While there is no doubt that seeing children in such conditions is distressing, the public concern for the children's well-being is revealing itself to be deeply mixed with anxiety regarding the presence of Latino immigrants in the US.

U.S. To Turn Warehouse Into Child Migrant Processing Center

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 06.25.2014 | Latino Voices

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government plans to turn an empty 55,000-square-foot warehouse in South Texas into a processing facility for unaccomp...

Ted Cruz: Obama Is To Blame For Undocumented Children Crossing Border

AP | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says the Obama administration is to blame for the waves of immigrant children crossing the border illegally. ...

Elise Foley

Obama Administration To 'Surge' Immigration Enforcement On Border | Elise Foley | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to "surge" its immigration enforcement, open facilities to detain families and provide additional support...

Elise Foley

Report Shows Big Gains For Dreamers | Elise Foley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years after President Barack Obama announced that some undocumented young people could apply to stay and work in the U.S., a new rep...

Valley of the Undocumented

Michael Skolnik | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Michael Skolnik

Inspired by the millions of young people who live in the United States with the very real fear that they could lose a family member to deportation, "Valley of the Undocumented" is a short film directed by Guillermo Diaz that conveys the struggle of many American families.

N.Y. Lawmaker Wants To Give Voting Rights To Undocumented Immigrants

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) - A New York lawmaker wants to grant many of the rights of citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants and non-citizen...

Elise Foley

DHS Secretary: 'I Am Not Encouraging In Any Way, Shape Or Form Illegal Migration' | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with conservative attacks that the Obama administration is to blame for a dramatic influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the bor...

Exiled: The Obama Administration's Horrifying Deportation Record

Demian Bichir | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Demian Bichir

Latinos, like me, rewarded Obama with our vote. In 2008: because he warmed our hearts. In 2012: because we believed his second term would free him to get immigration reform done, regardless of Republican obstructionism. But the hope he inspired has spiraled into hopelessness.

Arizona Rushes Supplies To Site Holding Migrant Kids

AP | BOB CHRISTIE & ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Mattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied migrant minors who spent the night sle...

Ryan Grim

Shocking Photos Of Humanitarian Crisis On U.S. Border Emerge | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Disturbing images of children warehoused along the border by the federal government emerged on Friday, posted by Breitbart Texas reporter Brandon Darb...

What's Holding Back Immigration Reform?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Perhaps the question of "why not" isn't very complicated. Though Republican leadership favors a bill, minority caucuses can easily and with impunity block legislation these days. But I was struck by something else.

Remi Ojurongbe: The Incomplete U.S. Immigration Narrative

Wesleyan University | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Wesleyan University

Media content, tone, and the framing of immigration also influences public perceptions and play a role in the definition of immigration as a "social problem."

Meddling with Driver's Licenses and Rebooting S-Comm: Sec. Johnson Failing Key Tests on Immigration

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 07.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

It's no secret that President Obama could heal the pain of immigrant families facing separation today with the stroke of a pen. But instead of taking action now, the president has ordered a "review" of deportation policies.