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Immigration Policy

Immigration Policy news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 3, 2006

    May Day, May Day

    Despite the loud and determined voice of immigrant communities for fair and just immigration reform, we have yet to see an acceptable proposal from Congress.

    Saurav Sarkar

  • May 3, 2006

    My Mother, the Illegal Alien

    As the May Day protests, they evoked memories of an earlier generation of immigrants who lived with the fear of deportation.

    Robert Scheer

  • April 27, 2006

    The Media Is the Mensaje

    Outspoken DJs on Spanish-speaking radio are giving immigrant activists a loud, clear voice.

    Ed Morales

  • April 11, 2006

    Immigrants and Us

    Progressives should join forces with immigrant advocates to create a broad social movement placing the rights of immigrants at the heart of a struggle for economic justice.

    the Editors

  • 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

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  • 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