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Immigration Policy

Immigration Policy news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 6, 2006

    ‘We Will Not Be Thrown Away!’

    Young rebels in France are fighting not for change but for the same rights their parents tried to secure during the 1968 student revolution.

    Angelique Chrisafis

  • March 29, 2006

    Moment of Truth

    There is no immigration crisis in the US. But it is time America acknowledged that we need the immigrant workers as much as they need us--and treat them accordingly.

    Robert Scheer

  • March 23, 2006

    Strangers in the Land

    Human Cargo and The Rights of Others chronicle the plight of refugees and migrants, revealing how seemingly simple moral positions can assume toxic political form.

    Corey Robin

  • March 16, 2006

    Showdown on Immigration

    After twenty years of inaction, the US Senate is considering sweeping immigration reform. But a push for quick action and the November elections may thwart the current bipartisan consensus.

    Marc Cooper

  • February 26, 2006

    Hard Times in the Big Easy

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

    Gary Younge


  • February 16, 2006

    The Palestinian Patient

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

    Raja Shehadeh

  • February 16, 2006

    Envisioning Another World: Integración Desde Abajo

    Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.

    Roberto Lovato

  • January 19, 2006

    Realistic Immigration

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

    Hilda Solis

  • December 20, 2005

    Out of Place

    Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, portraits of the Moroccan immigrants in Spain, gracefully evokes the unease of immigrants caught adrift between the stagnation of their old homes and the hope of their lives on a new shore.

    Emily Lodish

  • December 8, 2005

    Beyond Braceros

    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.

    David Bacon