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Immigration reform news and analysis from The Nation
June 23, 2015
The True Story of a Texas Prison Riot
And how our rush to lock up immigrants has overwhelmed the federal prison system.
Seth Freed Wessler
May 13, 2015
How Immigrants Have Changed the Democratic Party
Hilary Clinton’s evolution on immigration reform is a testament to the youthful movement that erupted during the Obama era.
April 11, 2015
15 Questions Hillary Clinton Should Answer Right Now
As Clinton launches her second presidential bid, serious questions remain about her positions on key economic and foreign policy issues.
April 7, 2015
How the ‘Biden Plan’ Will Worsen the Plight of Central American Refugee Children
The vice president is promoting a 2016 budget that deepens the drug-war and free-trade agendas that contributed to the crisis.
Foreign Policy In Focus
April 3, 2015
Even the Government’s Own Accountability Office Found Major Flaws in US Guestworker Programs
Will the Labor Department’s much-delayed new rules for the H2-B visa program strengthen protections for immigrant workers?
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February 17, 2015
A Texas Judge Just Put Millions of Immigrants in Limbo
The ruling suspends President Obama’s executive orders, which were to begin to take effect Wednesday.
December 1, 2014
The Case for Reparations (to Undocumented Workers)
How do we calculate the uncompensated labor of Mexican and Central American migrants?
November 21, 2014
What Will Happen to the Immigrants Left Out of Obama’s Executive Actions?
Despite the important policy changes outlined by the president last night, around six million undocumented immigrants will remain “deportable.”
August 21, 2014
Immigrant Rights Groups Push Obama for Bolder Executive Action
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 6, 2014
Could Obama Solve the Immigration Crisis Through Executive Action?
A surprise announcement planned for after Labor Day could stop millions of deportations.