Immigration

Although everyone is talking about the presidential election this year, I am much more excited about the role of immigrants in the politics of 2012. It’s not a year like 2009 when we waited anxiously for a new president and Congress to create a sensible solution for immigration reform. Those hopes...
01/13/2012
News/Resource
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who calls himself “America’s toughest Sheriff”, claims that harassing Latino immigrants is good for America. His actions, however, are pretty far from what America is all about. Reports of abuse by Sheriff Arpaio are well-documented: whether it...
12/23/2011
Blog
In recent years, the debate about immigration in the U.S. has focused largely on how best to expel the undocumented: more border security, bigger fences, and even moats have been proposed. It’s refreshing, then, to hear new ideas that acknowledge the humanity of those who immigrate to the U.S...
12/14/2011
Blog
Fmr. President Bush and Pres. of Mexico Felipe Calderón at the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins in 2007 In different era long, long ago, a Republican president newly arrived in office signaled a strong commitment to work with Mexico and address immigration in a way satisfactory to both countries; a...
11/29/2011
Blog
President Obama speaks about immigration reform in El Paso, Texas on May 10, 2011 Among the many issues where the Obama administration is walking a fine line that pleases exactly no one, immigration tops the list. Back in August, the administration announced a new deportation policy where the...
11/28/2011
Blog
In a Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 photo, owner Marta Guzman, right, speaks with her son, Francisco Mejia and server Maria Velazquez, left, at Taqueria Mixteca restaurant, in Dayton, Ohio. The restaurant is one of four restaurants in southwest Ohio started and owned by the same Mexican family. It's the...
11/18/2011
Blog
It may be a cliché that we are a nation of immigrants, but statistics show that it is as true today as in any other period in our history. And while Americans may debate the best way to bring noncitizens into the civic life of our communities, there is widespread, strong agreement that when...
06/29/2010
Publication
These new Americans have not been participating in elections on par with their native–born counterparts. In 2008, a year of historic turnout generally and enormous interest in the election, the turnout numbers for naturalized citizens barely improved relative to previous elections.  ...
06/28/2010
Data Byte
GritTV with Laura Flanders Most Americans agree our current immigration policy is not working -how to deal with it garners far more debate. As government mulls over ways to improve policy, the tally of recent hate crimes continues to grow. Can the government reform our immigration policy while...
06/16/2009
Video
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