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The debate in New York State over driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants became a proxy for the unsettled issue of immigration reform.

Abandoning Israel's longstanding commitment to those fleeing persecution, the Olmert government is deporting refugees back to Sudan, where they may face torture and death.

Junot Díaz's masterful new novel maps the ambiguities in the modern immigrant experience in America.

Undocumented immigrants who have survived for years living along San Diego's hillsides and canyons now find themselves left out of relief efforts in the Southern California fires.

Would a vastly expanded guest worker program benefit illegal immigrants? Just ask a guest worker.

A federal judge in San Francisco has put on hold new Homeland Security regulations designed to crack down on illegal immigrants in the workplace.

Immigration reform may have crashed in Washington, but a very different
discussion of the same issues continues below the border.

A grim history lesson of what happened in the 1920s when fears of alien infection inflamed American eugenicists.

History is full of examples showing that policies designed to exclude immigrants are doomed to fail.

The punitive rage directed at illegal immigrants grows out of a larger blindness to the manual labor that makes our lives possible.

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Undocumented immigrants and their advocates are concerned that the president’s orders will be far more limited than the hype suggests—and they’re trying to raise the bar for what aggressive action really means.

August 21, 2014

Child migrants and their families are the ones being affected by the shifts in policy, and ultimately, any decision made impacts their future first and foremost.

August 18, 2014

Now that Obama has given up trying to appease the GOP, why he is considering weakening a law intended to protect immigrant children from trafficking and violence?

July 4, 2014

A heightened credible fear standard would particularly impact immigrants who are detained at the border and subjected to “expedited removal."

June 3, 2014

Hundreds of thousands have fled dictatorship—only to face trafficking, exploitation and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel.

April 11, 2014

The UK seems keen on abandoning its most vulnerable workers to the rule of the master of the house.

April 4, 2014

A decision by US Border Patrol this week “effectively gives a license to kill Latinos on both sides of the border,” according to activists.

November 6, 2013

The nine transnational activists are hoping for a humanitarian return to the United States and are now organizing detainees to halt deportations.

July 23, 2013

Polluters in the Northern Hemisphere have long exploited the resources of countries in the South, which will now feel the effects of environmental catastrophe more accutely.

March 4, 2013

A closer look at Kathleen Parker's take on the idea of a 'full-blooded' American president and the crisis of American identity.

October 4, 2010