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Life on the Border

by Jonathan Adams on October 22 2008, 1:03PM

Using data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, the ACLU has determined that nearly 2/3 of the entire US population (197.4 million people) live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders. Watch Vince Peppard of San…

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Immigration Raids Raise Food Costs

by Jonathan Adams on October 17 2008, 9:40AM

H/T Immigration Prof The Accidental American author, Rinku Sen, argues in her book that a true global economy allows people to move across nations’ borders in the same way that corporations are allowed to move. Critical race theorist Richard Delgado…

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Obama, McCain Avoid Debate on Immigration

by Jonathan Adams on October 13 2008, 8:45AM

The presidential election is days away, and with only one debate left, many are wondering why Sens. McCain and Obama have been relatively silent on immigration. McCain: “When we have achieved our border security goal, we must enact and…

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Racist Conservatives Wrong About Immigrants and Mortgage Crisis

by Jonathan Adams on October 6 2008, 8:52AM

According to various real estate sources, the Los Angeles Times reports, undocumented immigrants are much more responsible homeowners than legal citizens. This may come as a surprise to conservatives Michelle Malkin and Mark Krikorian, who are convinced people of…

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Could you pass the new citizenship test?

by Jorge Rivas on October 1 2008, 3:20PM

By 1993, I was a 4th grader with limited English, but I could tell you what the Constitution is and how many amendments there are to the constitution. A few years earlier, my mother was the first in our…

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New Citizenship Test Takes Toll on Immigrants, Advocates

by Noel Rabinowitz on October 1 2008, 3:09PM

by nrabinowitz Beginning October 1, 2008, immigrants who apply to become U.S. citizens must take a redesigned Naturalization Test given by the US Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the Department of Homeland Security. The new test is longer,…

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Immigration Re(In)form

by Victor Corral on September 25 2008, 11:32AM

I love pictures. Okay, maybe that sounds too childish. How about, I love “infographics,” especially ones that explain complex issues and processes with simple, and even humorous illustrations. This latest one comes courtesy of the October issue of Reason…

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Passports Denied: Mexican-Americans Can’t Travel

by Guest Columnist on September 23 2008, 12:47PM

By Roberto Lovato, Of América Originally published at New America Media Editor’s note: Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people of Mexican descent were subjected to unreasonable and arbitrary demands to prove that they are citizens of the United States before…

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VIDEO: What America Do You Want to Live In?

by Jonathan Adams on September 5 2008, 8:49AM

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When Will It End?

by Megan Izen on August 27 2008, 5:03PM

After ending its self-deportation last week, ICE outdid itself with the largest single-business raid in US history, beating its previous record set earlier this year in Pottsville, Iowa detaining nearly 600 people. I’m outraged, disgusted and saddened by the…

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Asylum Rejections Point to Government Bias

by Terry Keleher on August 26 2008, 12:19PM

Stephen Crowley/The New York Times A new report has found that judges chosen using the Bush administration’s conservative political litmus have shown a…you guessed it…conservative pattern in their rulings against asylum seekers. A research group at Syracuse University found…

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If You Are Mexican Born in the Unites States, Prove It…

by Jonathan Adams on August 14 2008, 10:22AM

Apparently, the State Department doesn’t think that a birth certificate, church records, school records, and voter rolls are enough to prove that a person is a citizen of the United States anymore. Especially if that person is a Mexican…

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Anti-Immigrant Nativists Need Spelling Lessons

by Jonathan Adams on August 12 2008, 1:43PM

The Sanctuary put together a list of foolishly misspelled posters from anti-immigrant protesters, and for some reason I feel a little better. Click here to see the list….

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I TRIED TO DEPORT MYSELF

by Daisy Hernandez on August 8 2008, 2:02PM

Sandip Roy’s blog today was too good to keep to myself. Here it is and for more go to New America Media. I actually just tried to call the immigration office’s toll phone number 1-866-880-6344 to deport myself but guess…

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Italy Deploys Minutemen, Blames Immigrants for Crime

by Jonathan Adams on August 6 2008, 7:33AM

Originally posted on Of América Italy Latest to Use Immigrants as an Excuse for Militarizing Sreets By Roberto Lovato No stranger to deploying totalitarian-lite methods before a severe economic and political crisis, Italia became but the most recent country…

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Deport Yourself, Says ICE

by Guest Columnist on August 1 2008, 12:30PM

by Joyce Li America is obsessed with itself as a meritocracy - this “bootstraps” notion of congratulatory self-motivation deploys a singular set of morals and ethics that finds its way into (and sometimes provides the basis for) our judicial system,…

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Short-sighted Immigration Study Misses the Point

by Rinku Sen on July 31 2008, 2:23PM

The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new report claiming that the numbers of undocumented immigrants have shrunk by as much as 11 percent, or by 1.3 million. They assert that stepped-up enforcement has encouraged many undocumented people…

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Anti-Immigrants Racists Front as Environmentalists

by on July 31 2008, 9:50AM

Some of my favorite left-of-center magazines have been running a peculiar ad recently. It presents an ominous image of a bulldozer clearing away an opening in the middle of a lush green forest. The large font below the image…

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Midwest Activists Show Solidarity for Immigrant Families

by Terry Keleher on July 30 2008, 9:00AM

Over the weekend, some 1200 activists from around the Midwest traveled to Postville, Iowa to stand up for the rights of immigrant families and workers. Like the town of Jena, Louisiana, which became a flashpoint in the debate over…

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Phoenix Sheriff Sued for Racial Profiling

by Jonathan Adams on July 17 2008, 2:23PM

Bettina Hansen/The Arizona Republic The ACLU and MALDEF have filed a class action suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who they say illegally targets Latinos in his immigration sweeps. The attack on the sweeps alleged the officers based…

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