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Toward a New Immigration Reform Strategy: Where Do Latinos Go From Here?

September 12, 2014

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Commentary: By Angelo Falcón Latino immigration reform advocates are up in arms over yet another broken promise by President Obama to further delay his plans to issue administration relief on deportations, DACA-style. With the midterm elections ever on his mind, he is now also finally planning military action against the ISIS threat. By side-stepping the […]

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Political Developments Chill Immigration Reform

June 13, 2014

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Frontera NorteSur In new signs that prospects for immigration reform legislation are all but dead for now, developments in both state and national arenas have pushed a solution to the issue farther down the political tracks. For starters, Texas Republicans readopted a tough stance at the party’s convention in Fort Worth last weekend. Drawing more […]

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Politics Meets Religion at Catholic Border Mass

April 11, 2014

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By Shefali S. Kulkarni PRI’s The World Last week, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) conducted a mass along the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona. Standing in front of a 30-foot-high rusted gate that separates the US from Mexico, eight bishops, from El Paso to Atlanta, prayed in both Spanish and English. They […]

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Fasts Across the Country for Immigration Reform: Will You Join Us?

April 4, 2014

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By Elisa Batista MomsRising.org Considering that three-quarters of immigrants to the United Statesare women and children, more than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th when 100 women will fast in DC for […]

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If Immigration Reform Ever Passes, It Will Fail (Again)

February 21, 2014

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Perspective: By David Swaim LatinaLista As we watch the Republicans in the House of Representatives continue to dither over immigration reform, and anti-immigration and pro-immigration groups continue the culture war over this issue, it is important to realize the issues being debated are not the cause of illegal immigration nor are the proposals a solution. […]

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53 Million Hispanics Are Still Waiting, Cecilia

February 7, 2014

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By Charlie Ericksen Hispanic Link Cecilia Muñoz, longtime vice president of the National Council of La Raza whose appointment on Jan. 20, 2009, to President Obama’s initial cabinet was seen as a payoff to the Hispanic community for the huge role it played in Obama’s winning a front-door key to the White House. This, many […]

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Immigration Reform Would Lift Immigrant Families Out of Poverty, Benefit Nation

January 10, 2014

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By Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, MSpS In 1986, Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the last law in this country that provided legal status and citizenship to undocumented immigrants. Although decried by some as a failure, a positive side-effect of the law was the impact it had on wages and upward economic mobility […]

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Fasting for immigration reform was something Maya Medina had to do!

December 6, 2013

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By Jennifer Chung Klam Political activism may not be a priority for most teenagers, but one local teen takes her ability to make a difference very seriously. Chula Vista resident Maya Medina, 17, recently returned from Washington, D.C., where she joined the Fast for Families movement to protest congressional inaction on immigration reform legislation. Activists […]

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¿Muerta la reforma o muerto el liderazgo?

November 15, 2013

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Por Maribel Hastings Subidos al caballito del Obamacare, los republicanos creen haber encontrado en la polémica su carta ganadora en las elecciones de medio tiempo del 2014 y las presidenciales del 2016. Empecinados en bloquear cualquier legislación que represente un logro para la administración de Barack Obama, aunque el crédito compartido pueda representarles réditos políticos […]

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The Fork on the Path to Immigration Reform

November 1, 2013

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Commentary: By Angelo Falcón While the mantra supporting something called “comprehensive immigration reform” intensifies in Latino communities, as the details of what is being proposed and adopted by the different branches of government become known, the long-term consequences of these provisions for Latinos and other immigrants raise troubling questions. This is all the more problematic, […]

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Thousands rally for immigration reform at National Mall, hundreds arrested

October 11, 2013

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Andres Rodriguez  Scripps Howard Foundation Wire WASHINGTON – Hoping to pressure Congress into passing immigration reform, close to 15,000 protesters marched Tuesday from the National Mall to the Capitol steps, where a number of democratic congressmen and activists were arrested in an act of civil disobedience. Approximately 200 arrests were made by U.S. Capitol Police […]

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Immigration Reform Summer: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream Pursued by Immigration Reform Marchers

August 30, 2013

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Commentary: By Gebe Martinez Evoking memories of the African American civil rights marchers of the 1960s, 11 marchers, advocating for immigration reform with a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented in the U.S., are beginning the final week of their 21-day, 285-mile pilgrimage through California with a stop in a town called Selma. […]

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Not Every Immigrant is a ‘Dreamer’ But All of Them Have Dreams

August 23, 2013

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Commentary: Al Día For immigration reform to mean anything it’s got to make it easier for all undocumented immigrants to regularize their status in the United States — not just DREAM-Act eligible young people. Yes, the “Dreamers” are, and have been for some time, immigration advocate darlings. This is not unearned. By and large they […]

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What real immigration reform would look like

August 2, 2013

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Clue: It’s Not a New Guest Worker Program By David Bacon Oralia Maceda, an immigrant mother from Oaxaca, asked the obvious question recently. At a meeting, talking about the Senate immigration reform bill, she wanted to know why Senators would spend almost $50 billion on more border walls, yet show no interest in why people […]

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A Message to Washington: There is No Room for Failure

July 12, 2013

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Guest Editorial: In the Republican-controlled House, many legislators are positioning themselves to not only resist but also undermine immigration reform. Speaker John Boehner has said that he will not bring a bill to the floor unless a majority of Republicans support it. Immigration reform has been on hold for more than a decade, leaving 11 […]

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Republicans have historic opportunity to improve standing among Latinos – or else

July 5, 2013

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Commentary: By Matt Barreto Latino Decisions On Thursday June 27, the U.S. Senate voted 68 – 32 to pass comprehensive immigration reform that included significant border security components, as well as a path to legal status and eventually citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Among the 68 yes votes were 14 […]

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Presidente Obama: La mejor oportunidad que hemos tenido en años para arreglar nuestro maltrecho sistema de inmigración

June 14, 2013

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Por Cecilia Muñoz Hoy, el Presidente Obama habló sobre la necesidad de que el Senado apruebe una reforma migratoria bipartita y de sentido común. Una coalición amplia, bipartita y diversa de líderes empresariales, sindicales, religiosos y de fe así como líderes policiales y otros líderes de la comunidad de todo el país se unieron al […]

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