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Immigration Policy

Immigration Policy news and analysis from The Nation

  • August 19, 2006

    Ground Zero for Immigration

    A recent rally at the World Trade Center site displayed anti-immigration activists' latest tactics: distorting the truth and exploiting national security concerns.

    Ali Winston

  • August 15, 2006

    From the Streets to the Polls

    Young, US-born Hispanics who took to the streets to push for immigrant rights are hoping to become a potent political force in the midterm elections and beyond.

    Paloma Esquivel

  • August 15, 2006

    The Hard Edge of Hatred

    American white supremacist groups have a long and ugly history of using anxieties over immigration as a recruitment tool. It's happening again, with a vengeance.

    Chip Berlet

  • August 15, 2006

    Nightly Nativism

    CNN pundit Lou Dobbs has made himself a "specialist" in channeling nativist, nationalist and even white supremacist rhetoric.

    Daphne Eviatar

  • August 15, 2006

    Locked and Loaded

    The Minutemen have been transformed from an extremist "citizen border patrol" to part of the neocon establishment. Has their leader sold out, or bought in?

    Susy Buchanan and David Holthouse


  • August 10, 2006

    Same Old Song

    American history is marked by waves of immigrants--from Germans in the eighteenth century to Mexicans in the twenty-first--and by nativist backlashes against them.

    Daniel Tichenor

  • August 10, 2006

    White Heat

    Welcome to Nashville, Tennessee, the unlikely symbol of the biggest American immigrant resettlement since the Industrial Revolution. It's also the white-hot nexus of the new American nativism.

    Bob Moser

  • August 10, 2006

    The New Nativism

    The nation must address the working-class anxieties underlying the anti-Hispanic sentiments now rising in Middle America--and Congress must pass an enlightened immigration bill that is both sensible and humane.

    the Editors

  • June 1, 2006

    What They’re Marching For

    With or without a comprehensive immigration bill, a working-class immigrant Latino movement is emerging--allied with progressive groups--that could reverse a tide of xenophobia and make significant gains.

    Saurav Sarkar

  • June 1, 2006

    A Shared Vision

    The vitality of the new Latino-led immigration movement could provide the spark to jolt the civil rights movement out of its complacency and create a shared notion of an imagined future.

    Salim Muwakkil