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Triumph of the Immigrant American Spirit: Meb Keflezighi and the Boston Marathon

On Monday, Boston responded with its vigorous spirit of community and transcendence to the cowardly terrorism that marred the marathon in 2013, coming out in record numbers for this year’s event.

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 READ MORE



Yearning for Home: Undocumented Immigrants Challenge the Border

When I asked Edgar Torres how he felt about the fact that he would soon be spending the night at a detention center he said, “I honestly don’t mind, I borderline don’t care. All I want is to simply be able to go back home.”

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 READ MORE


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We Are Family

Immigrants, gays and women who choose abortion are our relatives. They are in our families. We love them—even Republican senators with gay children love them—and we don’t like seeing them pushed around by our government.

Posted on May 7, 2013 READ MORE


Death on the Border

In May 2010, Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, a 32-year-old Mexican immigrant, was handcuffed, hogtied, kicked, beaten and tased five times before he died in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol officers, who justified their actions by claiming he resisted arrest. New eyewitness video says otherwise.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Congressman Arrested for Protesting Deportations

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., was arrested in front of the White House Thursday afternoon with about a dozen others while demonstrating against the deportation of illegal immigrants. Gutierrez is a supporter of the DREAM Act, which would allow students who are in the country illegally to become conditional permanent residents ... (more)

Posted on Jul 27, 2011 READ MORE



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Arizona Legislators Vote Down Anti-Immigration Bills

Arizona lawmakers did a 180 on Thursday, voting to reject new anti-immigrant measures in a move ostensibly in response to the harsh economic realities of the state’s budget and unrelenting pressure by human rights groups.

Posted on Mar 19, 2011 READ MORE



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Reagan’s Defense of Collective Bargaining

In 1980, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan defended collective bargaining as a fundamental human freedom. Soon after his election victory, both he and others in his party promptly forgot that stand.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 READ MORE


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Ariz. Lawmakers Target Birthright Citizenship

Arizona lawmakers, adding to their anti-immigrant portfolio, are pushing a bill that seeks to end the automatic citizenship granted to children born in the state to illegal-immigrant parents.

Posted on Jan 29, 2011 READ MORE



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California’s Top Court Upholds Undocumented Immigrant Tuition Policy

Even the California Supreme Court’s conservative contingent agreed Monday to uphold a ruling that gives undocumented immigrants a chance to partake in in-state tuition rates at participating institutions of higher learning.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 READ MORE



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Witness Says Slain Day Laborer Was Unarmed

The neighborhood of Westlake near downtown Los Angeles has been under lockdown as protests continue after the LAPD killing of a Guatemalan day laborer Sunday. Officers say the man was brandishing a knife, but one witness has come forward to say he was unarmed.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 READ MORE



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Israel to Deport 400 Children

Q: What do Arizona and Israel have in common? A: An uncanny disregard for immigrant rights. Two weeks ago the Israeli Cabinet voted to deport 400 children of migrant workers, and even after the wife of the Israeli prime minister wrote a letter pleading for amnesty for them, the Cabinet has refused to reconsider.

Posted on Aug 15, 2010 READ MORE



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Copycat Bills Aim at Illegal Immigrants

The push to criminalize undocumented immigrants, as seen most poignantly in the recent legislation adopted in Arizona, is growing. Many more states are seeing anti-immigrant bills introduced in their legislatures, backed by the far-right group Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Posted on May 8, 2010 READ MORE


Arizona F***ed With the Wrong Mexican

“Machete,” a phony trailer bundled into Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 collaboration “Grindhouse,” is getting expanded into a full-length movie. Rodriguez just sent out an updated trailer, with a “special Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona.”

Posted on May 6, 2010 READ MORE


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Glenn Beck Gets It Right

What if Faisal Shahzad, the alleged Times Square car bomber, had turned out to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico? Imagine the fuel it would have provided to those who are using national security as an excuse for cracking down on hardworking immigrants in Arizona.

Posted on May 4, 2010 READ MORE


The Unintended Consequences of Good Government

Arizona’s bold election reforms just backfired. Public financing and an attempt to stop gerrymandering may be to blame for the state’s immigration law.

Posted on May 4, 2010 READ MORE


‘Los Suns’ Protest Immigration Law

The Phoenix Suns pro basketball team will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by wearing “Los Suns” jerseys—in part to protest their home state’s anti-immigrant law. Steve Nash, the team’s star (and an immigrant himself), explains rather eloquently why he opposes the law.

Posted on May 4, 2010 READ MORE



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Arizona’s Plain Old Politics

Even before Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the racist, anti-immigrant SB 1070 into law Friday, the climate around the debate on immigration in that border state had been saturated by politics. Plain old politics.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 READ MORE



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Border Agents Shoot Man at Tijuana Crossing

Seemingly taking a cue from Iraqi anti-insurgency manuals, U.S. border agents opened fire on a man as he attempted to drive through the border checkpoint at the Tijuana-San Ysidro crossing, fleeing officials after he failed to present legal identification.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010 READ MORE


White-Collar Immigrants on the Rise

To the anti-immigrant sentiment in the country, here’s a noteworthy fact: A new analysis of census data shows that in 14 of the country’s 25 largest metropolitan areas, more immigrants are employed in white-collar jobs than in the low-wage blue-collar work we normally associate them with.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010 READ MORE


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Senate Panel Votes Down Abortion Amendment in Baucus Bill

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch tried, and ultimately failed, to add an amendment to the health care hydra that Max Baucus’ reform bill has become. This one would have required women to buy separate policies for abortion-related services. Even the formerly reticent Sen. Olympia Snowe cast a “no” vote on this one.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009 READ MORE


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Amigos de Los Latinos

Latino voters have become a major force in American politics, especially in the Democratic primary. Although these Spanish-language ads from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are similar in theme to the two presidential candidates’ other TV spots, the music adds a little sabor.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008 READ MORE


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O’Reilly on America’s ‘Complexion’ Change

In this latest dispatch from the “No Spin Zone,” Bill O’Reilly frets with Sen. John McCain about the “legitimate fear” that undocumented workers and their “extended families” will infiltrate the U.S., setting off a domino effect that will “sink the Republican Party” and—“pardon the pun”—alter America’s “complexion” permanently.

Posted on Jun 1, 2007 READ MORE


Immigration Deal in the Works

The stage is set for a possible Senate showdown next week after top Democratic and Republican senators came to an agreement Thursday with White House officials on the particulars for a proposed immigration overhaul.

Posted on May 17, 2007 READ MORE


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Bush: I Can Hold Immigrants Forever, Without Trial

From the AP: “Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts,” Bush & Co. officials said Nov. 13.
Maybe it’s time to stop singing that Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the U.S.A” ? (And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free…) Those lyrics don’t quite resonate anymore…

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


Jabari Asim: Closing the Racial Gap in Medical Treatment

Why do African Americans still lag behind even recent African immigrants when it comes to beating heart disease and cancer?

Posted on Jul 29, 2006 READ MORE


Goldwater Nephew Calls for Forced Immigrant Labor Camps

Dan Goldwater, a gubernatorial candidate in Arizona and nephew of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, told a Spanish news agency that he wanted to hold undocumented immigrants in camps to use them “as labor in the construction of a wall and to clean the areas of the Arizona desert that they’re polluting.”

  • He claims, however, that his words were taken out of context—that he only wanted to put convicted immigrant felons to work….
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    Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Fatal Shooting at U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing

    Authorities killed the driver of a truck suspected of transporting illegal immigrants.
    A sign of things to come?

    Posted on May 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Race Card Backfires on Republicans

    Dec. 16, 2005, is a day that will live in infamy in the Hall of Fame of Unintended Republican Consequences.

    Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Rev. Madison Shockley: Christian Coalition in the Fray

    The religious advocacy group is inserting itself into the fight over the San Diego congressional seat of disgraced ex-Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham.

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Immigration Boycott Protest
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    Over 1 Million Attend Protests

    The mostly Hispanic immigrants flooded the streets of Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Miami and other cities, causing shutdowns at ports, factories and construction sites. The total impact is unknown.

  • Marc Cooper strips away the myths surrounding the immigration debate.
  • Read about how many companies would simply shut down if it weren’t for illegal labor.
  • Read “The Case for Globalized Labor,” which argues that it is “economically and morally wrong for the world’s poor immigrants to be locked out of work in the richest countries.”

  • Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE



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    Immigrant Boycott Will Seek to ‘Close’ Cities

    A nationwide day of boycotts and marches planned for May 1 will flood the country’s streets with Latinos demanding amnesty and legalization for undocumented workers. “We’re going to close down Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Tucson, Phoenix, Fresno,” says a boycott organizer.

    Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Hundreds of Thousands Rally for Immigrant Rights

    In dozens of cities across the country, from New York City to San Diego, from Atlanta to Phoenix, protesters took to the streets in support of legislation that would help some 11 million undocumented workers settle permanently in the United States.

    Posted on Apr 10, 2006 READ MORE


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    Legalize the ‘Illegals’

    “This is a moment of truth for America. It is time to acknowledge that we need the immigrant workers as much as they need us, and to begin to treat them with the respect they deserve.”

    Posted on Mar 28, 2006 READ MORE


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