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Donald Trump’s Modern-Day Gestapo


The Republican Party’s professed reverence for family values doesn’t apply to undocumented immigrants.

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Broken Dreams









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Politics at the Super Bowl: Commercials Play on Immigration Theme, Lady Gaga Plays It Low-Key

By Kasia Anderson

Despite rumors that there would be a politically charged halftime show and an ensuing boycott from the right, main act Lady Gaga delivered a tame performance, while corporate sponsors took bigger risks.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Lizbeth Mateo Explore the Contradictions of U.S. Immigration Policy

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief speaks with the lawyer and immigrant-rights activist who self-deported to illuminate the plight of immigrants like herself.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Who Benefits From the White House Immigration Plan?


The announcement of President Obama’s executive action on immigration elicited threats of retaliation from congressional Republicans. Here are some of the winners and losers.

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Dreaming With Dignity


AP/Samantha Sais

Undocumented students use a bold new strategy in their pursuit of documents, diplomas and immigration reform.

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Obama Delivers Major Economic Speech, Congress Hits Historic Low, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including Republican Congressman Steve King doubles down on controversial immigration comments he recently made and Anthony Weiner says he won’t drop out of the New York City mayoral race amid a new sexting scandal.

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Budget Report Proves Krugman Right, Coulter Says ‘Screw You’ to Obama, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including a Republican flip-flop on immigration reform and Chris Christie pokes fun at himself on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

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It’s the Economy, Stupid!


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Some people claim immigration reform is political posturing; others say it’s a humanitarian issue. The reality: It’s in the country’s self-interest.

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47 Percent Part Two









Posted on Nov 16, 2012 ENLARGE

Not All Undocumented Immigrants Are on Obama’s Side (Video)


AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Benita Veliz, a young Hispanic from San Antonio, proclaimed her unauthorized status and her support for President Obama in front of millions of television viewers at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. But her enthusiasm for the incumbent is not universal among the undocumented.

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Karl Marx on a Credit Card: Priceless


Many East Germans are choosing credit cards with an image of a Karl Marx bust staring at the MasterCard logo; Urban Outfitters, owned by a right-wing conservative, is selling Mitt Romney merchandise to irony-thirsty hipsters; meanwhile, the political pressure Latinos placed on Obama is finally paying off. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 READ MORE

Mitt Romney’s Long-Term Solution for Immigration Reform









Posted on Jun 25, 2012 ENLARGE

A Movement Built by Dreamers


Photo by Paulina Clemente (CC-BY)

Undocumented immigrants in the United States number around 12 million people, a group larger than the populations of most countries on the planet.

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Arizona Sheriff Arpaio’s Office Arrests 6-Year-Old


Photo by Gage Skidmore

A 6-year-old girl suspected of being in the U.S. illegally was arrested by the office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona on Friday. Ironically, the arrest came just after President Obama announced he would make it easier for the children of undocumented immigrants to stay in this country.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: My Big Fat Greek Tragedy

Bankers are bracing for international financial chaos as Greek voters head to the polls to decide on an austerity plan that could kiss the euro bye-bye. But that’s not the only major world event happening, with Egypt’s military tossing the recent Democratic elections aside as it dissolves the country’s parliament.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

U.S. Halts Deportation of Young Illegal Immigrants


Sasha Y. Kimel (CC BY 2.0)

In a bold stroke, the Obama administration has ordered an end to deportations of young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. 

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Brown Signs California Dream Act Into Law


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Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he has signed the California Dream Act, making state financial aid available to undocumented immigrants who choose to attend California universities and community colleges. (more)

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A Bold Step on Illegal Immigrants


Flickr / Sasha Y. Kimel (CC-BY)

The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would halt deportations of thousands of illegal immigrants who don’t have criminal records and pose no threat to national security. (more)

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Congressman Arrested for Protesting Deportations


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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)

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Undocumented Students Give Congress an F


AP / Jason Redmond

Some of the nearly 2 million young people who would have benefited from the Dream Act blame Washington insiders for the legislation’s demise.

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Dream Act Is Dead for This Year


AP / Jason Redmond

The U.S. Senate has failed us again. On a 55-41 vote, the proposed Dream Act, an immigration reform measure aimed at paving the way to citizenship for undocumented students who attend college, has effectively been killed for this year.

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Dream Act









Posted on Sep 27, 2010 ENLARGE

‘They Kill Alex’


Courtesy of the Arredondo family.

Crazed and distraught with grief, the father went into his garage and took out five gallons of gasoline and a propane torch. He walked past the three Marines in their dress blues and began to smash the windows of the government van with a hammer.

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Xenophobia Goes National


AP / Laura Rauch

As legal and activist battles continue to be waged in Arizona against the anti-immigration laws it passed this year, a number of other states are also are a xenophobic path, with many passing legislation that restricts immigrants’ access to in-state tuition or public benefits.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010 READ MORE

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