immigration

Immigrants for Sale: How Private Prisons Exploit Aspiring Americans

Immigrants for Sale: How Private Prisons Exploit Aspiring Americans
Five billion dollars. That’s how much profit private prison corporations are making on immigration detention centers a year, according to the documentary “Immigrants For Sale.”
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Obama Says 'Hola!' to Mexico, 'Our Laws Don't Reflect Our Values'

President Obama addresses a crowd in Mexico City in both Spanish and English.
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May Day: Living in the Margins and Marching on the Streets

May Day: Living in the Margins and Marching on the Streets
Blaming or finding a culprit for our suffering only further divides us and separates us from deep connection with one another. It’s a tactic that has been used throughout history to divide and conquer people, including the workers we honor on International Workers' Day, May 1.
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Billions Proposed for New Border Security. Where Would the Money Go?

Billions Proposed for New Border Security. Where Would the Money Go?
Federal spending on border security is at an all-time high—and it would get even higher under the Gang of Eight’s new plan. The Senate immigration proposal, released last week, would allocate $4.5 billion in the next five years to tighten control of U.S. borders.
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McCain's Gang of Eight Presents an 844-Page Immigration Bill

McCain's Gang of Eight Presents an 844-Page Immigration Bill
Four Democratic and four Republican senators formally unveiled a sweeping immigration bill Thursday at a news conference attended by traditional opponents from big business and labor, and conservative and liberal groups.
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AP: 'Illegal' May No Longer Be Used to Describe a Person

AP: 'Illegal' May No Longer Be Used to Describe a Person
The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that “illegal” should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally.
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Don't Forget Don 'Wetbacks' Young's Offensive Anti-Immigrant Votes

Don't Forget Don 'Wetbacks' Young's Offensive Anti-Immigrant Votes
Rep. Don Young (R-AK) set off a media firestorm for his use of the offensive term “wetbacks” to describe immigrant workers. He has since apologized and said that he supports immigration reform.
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Can Zuckerberg Corner the Political Market on Immigration Reform?

Can Zuckerberg Corner the Political Market on Immigration Reform?
A person familiar with Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg is forming a political group to address issues such as education reform, immigration and scientific research.
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Rand Paul: 'We Aren't Going to Deport' Millions of Illegal Immigrants

Rand Paul: 'We Aren't Going to Deport' Millions of Illegal Immigrants
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are sometimes hostile to such an approach.
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MN Senate Hears Controversial Early Voting Bill

A proposal to legally allow early voting in Minnesota is being called "unconstitutional" by those who led last year's unsuccessful attempt to restrict voting through a "Photo ID" constitutional amendment.
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