As we usher the last decade into the realm of memory, it’s time to stop viewing immigration reform as an Us vs. Them issue. The metaphors and language we use are key to framing a debate because they can communicate broader truths via association. For example, a scientist might mention the porous nature of all membranes and boundaries found in nature to describe the ineffectiveness of the militarized U.S.-Mexico border.

Arizona’s anti-illegal-immigration laws and the poor economy have had a chilling effect on the number of babies born in the state.

Newly released figures from the state’s Department of Health Services show a 7 percent drop in the number of infant births in the past year alone and a more than 10 percent drop over the past two years.

With the healthcare battle still unfinished, the Obama administration has been laying plans to take up an issue that could prove even more divisive — a major overhaul of the nation’s immigration system.

29/12/09 a 1:22pm por Rafael Prieto Zartha Vamos como el cangrejo, caminando en reversa. En dos estados donde se habían sentado bases para que los estudiantes indocumentados pudieran ingresar a instituciones de educación superior, las fuerzas vivas del oscurantismo anhelan borrar los avances o los han frenado sin remedio inmediato. En Nebraska, los legisladores estatales están… Continue »

Migrant-worker advocates on the local and national levels believe 2010 will be the year Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform advocates say is way overdue.

The mere thought that immigrants are an American asset, not a liability, puts a whole new face on the Lou Dobbs-style attacks on America’s 12 million undocumented immigrants that CNN so long tolerated and right-wing media still promote.

On behalf of America’s Voice, Bendixen&Amandi conducted a national poll of 1,010 Latino voters in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New York, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia in December 2009. Interviews were conducted in Spanish and English and the margin of error was 3%. Immigration is a key issue… Continue »

Though Congress still has to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of legislation to revamp the nation’s health care system, the next issue in line is already stepping forward in Washington and at the grassroots.

A bill introduced in Congress by Democratic lawmakers this month seeks a “promotion of family unity” by placing a high priority on eliminating backlogs for legal Immigration — which activists say contribute to the country’s problems with illegal Immigration.

300 lawyers in suits protested Maricopa County Attorney, Andrew Thomas, charging him and Sheriff Joe Arpaio with making a complete mockery of the justice system. Headlining the protest weren’t left-leaning activist attorneys like the ones you might expect . They were self-described conservative Republicans, one of whom actually worked as a prosecutor for Arpaio — before she couldn’t take it anymore.