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Dobbs Argues E-Verify Should Be Mandatory Because “It Works”

Dobbs Argues E-Verify Should Be Mandatory Because “It Works”

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs claimed that the E-Verify program, which allows employers to automatically check the immigration status of newly hired employees through government databases, is 99 percent effective continue reading »

” Drop Fox ” Media Matters Campaign

” Drop Fox ” Media Matters Campaign

It's time for advertisers to decide. Will they continue to put their brand on the line by spending money to associate their products with bigotry, political attacks, and deliberate misinformation? continue reading »

Immigration Policy Expert Recommends Dose of Economic Reality (VIDEO)

Immigration Policy Expert Recommends Dose of Economic Reality (VIDEO)

As President Obama renews an effort to pass immigration reform, Allert Brown-Gort, associate director of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, says immigration has become a bad word. continue reading »

On Being an (Ex) Undocumented Immigrant Father

On Being an (Ex) Undocumented Immigrant Father

Sofia and I had been making that turn since we had moved to Castro Valley. In those five years, the protesters at the corner of Castro Valley Boulevard and Redwood Road had become an constant example of the way politics continue reading »

Remarks at the 41st Washington Conference on the Americas by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Remarks at the 41st Washington Conference on the Americas by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Well, thank you very much and welcome to the State Department for this very important meeting of the Council of the Americas. I want to thank you, John, for the introduction. And I just had a chance to say hello to President continue reading »

President Obama on Fixing Our Broken Immigration System- San Antonio Speech

President Obama on Fixing Our Broken Immigration System- San Antonio Speech

In a debate where the participants on all sides are too often portrayed as caricatures, the President sought to break through the stalemate by reminding us all that it is a debate about real people. continue reading »

First Ladies of Mexico and Dominican Republic Launch Online Safety Initiative

First Ladies of Mexico and Dominican Republic Launch Online Safety Initiative

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) , an international nonprofit organization dedicated to online safety, today launched the First Ladies Initiative for Online Safety. The goal of the Initiative is to engage first ladies from continue reading »

The President to Discuss Sensible Immigration Policies in El Paso

The President to Discuss Sensible Immigration Policies in El Paso

President Barack Obama alights in El Paso, Texas, today to present his vision of an immigration system that meets the economic and security needs of our nation in the 21st century. The president’s speech will undoubtedly continue reading »

Yoani Sánchez From Cuba: The Mansion, The Country

Yoani Sánchez From Cuba: The Mansion, The Country

She has a five-bedroom house that is falling to pieces. She got it in the seventies when the family for whom she worked as a maid went into exile. At first she went through all the rooms each day, continue reading »

Three Honduran Mothers

Three Honduran Mothers

In honor of Mothers Day, that sacred day, I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss the Honduran mothers in my family, women with distinct characteristics that have led equally distinct lives. continue reading »

Race and Beyond: Osama’s Death Unites Americans that Came of Age After 9/11

Race and Beyond: Osama’s Death Unites Americans that Came of Age After 9/11

Late on a clear, cool, spring Sunday night, a dozen or so young people rushed to the north side gate that separates the White House from a large public park in downtown Washington, D.C. They waved flags that fluttered shimmering stars on a blue background, rippled by red and white stripes. They chanted “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” over and over. A few broke into song, a full-throated, if off-key version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” continue reading »

Youth Joblessness at Nearly 20 Percent

Youth Joblessness at Nearly 20 Percent

As the class of 2011 nears graduation, the usual stress points of Latin honors and remaining credits are taking a backseat to a more dire problem. In an economy where continue reading »

Florida Shouldn’t Make AZ’s Mistake; Anti-Immigrant Bills Will Be Bad for the State’s Economy

Florida Shouldn’t Make AZ’s Mistake; Anti-Immigrant Bills Will Be Bad for the State’s Economy

Roughly a year after passage of Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant legislation, S.B. 1070, the Florida state legislature is considering two similar bills. These bills pose a severe economic threat to the state. If passed, they will undoubtedly blight the state’s image, hurt businesses, and alienate the state’s legal immigrant population—all without solving the problem of undocumented immigration. continue reading »

How America has Fueled Illegal Immigration

How America has Fueled Illegal Immigration

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg railed against the current anti-immigrant sentiment on Fox News Sunday this past weekend. continue reading »

Consumption Junction: Stop Using Drugs… or Decriminalize Them

Consumption Junction: Stop Using Drugs… or Decriminalize Them

In a recent argument I had over Facebook, a friend of mine made the futile attempt to post that the current wave of Latino immigration is unprecedented due to what he sees as two, distinct phenomena: drugs and violence. He argued that Latinos are unlike any immigrant group before them, because they bring a significant increase in drug crimes and violence. continue reading »