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The American economy cannot function without migrant labor. The paradox
is the country's political culture cannot function without scapegoating
immigrants.

Gate of the Sun follows the odyssey of Palestinians driven
to refugee camps in Lebanon by Israeli forces in 1948.

Grant legal status to hard-working, tax-paying immigrants;
give up the illusion that law enforcement alone will solve immigration
problems.

In a misguided GOP reform effort, Congress is ready to pass measures
that would militarize border controls, violate workers' rights and give
corporations a new bracero program. Immigrant rights groups,
unions, civil rights organizations and working families push for
something better.

As media attention focused on rampaging youths setting afire the poor
suburbs of France, verbal conflagrations raged among politicians and
elected officials on how to respond to the threat.

Fires and rioting in France are the result of thirty years of
government neglect and the failure of the French political classes to
make any serious effort to integrate Muslim and black populations into
the French economy and culture.

Guest worker programs are a threat to the communities Central American
migrants forge as they sweep across the US. These programs undermine
the economic rights of immigrants and natives alike.

Not since the days of the Dust Bowl has America seen such
a massive migration of refugees. Who becomes one of this tribe
is a matter of race and class.

A trial that will begin on March 8 in Tucson, Ariz. may have far-reaching political and legal consequences throughout the United States.

A dozen deaths in three days marks the onset of the season of
death along the US-Mexican border.

Blogs

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

Tuesday, September 28's media and politics hits/misses from a wide variety of sources plus fun videos and (at the bottom) a music pick.

September 28, 2010

As Colbert showed at the House immigration hearing, when he’s in character, he’s really about Washington’s character.

September 25, 2010