Immigration

Blog: Immigration Reform As Viewed From a Classroom

Blog: Immigration Reform As Viewed From a Classroom
OUR country’s immigration policies are reflected in the lives of my students. Some kids are taught from early ages to protect the people they love or those people will be sent away, never to be seen again. Some are made to lie, forced to cheat, and threatened with unnamed horrors so their undocumented family members can remain in the shadows.
One clue comes with simple questions. How many brothers and sisters do you have? Do your mother and father speak English? How long have you lived in Colorado? When the answers keep changing, you learn to stop asking.
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Appeals Court To Obama: Stop Imprisoning Immigrants for No Reason

Appeals Court To Obama: Stop Imprisoning Immigrants for No Reason
A federal appeals court sent a clear message to the Obama administration this week: stop locking away immigrants without bond based on old criminal convictions.
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GOP Candidate and Top Anti-Immigrant Activist Charged With Child Sexual Abuse

GOP Candidate and Top Anti-Immigrant Activist Charged With Child Sexual Abuse
Maryland GOP politician Michael Hethmon, who also serves as senior counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, has been charged with child sexual abuse over claims that he molested an 8-year-old girl, according to WUSA.
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Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence Need a Fair Chance

Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence Need a Fair Chance
Imagine this: Several months ago, a young mother realized that if she didn't leave home, she would be raped, murdered, or both. She had two young children – an infant and a toddler – and few resources. She knew she couldn't count on the police to protect her.
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CA's Jerry Brown Tries Novel Idea of Helping – Not Hurting – Child Immigrants

CA's Jerry Brown Tries Novel Idea of Helping – Not Hurting – Child Immigrants
Child refugees from South America have become a hot-button issue. And while many border-abutting states like Texas are taking a hard line, putting up fences and calling in the big guns, California is actually trying to help.
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Calls for Obama Impeachment Continue: This Time It's CO's Tom Tancredo

Calls for Obama Impeachment Continue: This Time It's CO's Tom Tancredo
Colorado Republican Senator Tom Tancredo has joined the ever-increasing numbers of truly out-of-touch right-wingers that are calling for Obama's impeachment.
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GOP Rep Wants to 'Lovingly and Compassionately' Send Children Back to the Horrific Violence They're Fleeing

GOP Rep Wants to 'Lovingly and Compassionately' Send Children Back to the Horrific Violence They're Fleeing
A CNN poll taken last February found that 55 percent of all women — and, crucially for the senior-dependent GOP, 64 percent of women over 50 — said that Republicans just don't understand women. The Republican response to their "woman problem" has been strictly cosmetic in nature, and hinges on the assumption that if they can just express their positions in "feeling" words rather than "thinking" words, all will be right in GOP-Land. No where is this more apparent than the "emotional" support of a House Bill that will quickly deport border children right back to the violence they're fleeing.
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Run, Paul, Run: Senator Offers Lame Excuse After Ditching DREAMer

Run, Paul, Run: Senator Offers Lame Excuse After Ditching DREAMer
Senator Rand Paul scurried away mid-hamburger bite when a DREAMer confronted him and Representative Steve King at a fundraiser. Paul lamely defended his escape on Fox News, saying there was just somewhere else he had to be. At that exact moment. While eating.
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Ignorant of History, Republicans Call for Detention Camps for Immigrants

Ignorant of History, Republicans Call for Detention Camps for Immigrants
Seventy-two years ago, U.S. military officials labeled Japanese-Americans "an enemy race." Because they were Japanese-Americans, the government locked members of my family—along with many other men, women, and children—in prison camps behind barbed wire.
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Mo' Better Blues, Mo Brooks: AL Republican Defends America in 'War on Whites'

Mo' Better Blues, Mo Brooks: AL Republican Defends America in 'War on Whites'
Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks joined Laura Ingraham on her radio show to break some stunningly shocking news…there is a war on whites! Oh no! Melanin injections will now be mandatory for all white folks! "Everybody Loves Raymond" will be banned! Brunch is now illegal!
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