Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva has developed a reputation as a blunt, staunch liberal since being elected to represent his state's 7th District in 2003. His outspokenness garnered him national headlines in 2010, when he called for an economic boycott of Arizona following the passage of SB1070. Continue »
The Texas law allowing some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates, a flashpoint issue that helped doom Republican Gov. Rick Perry's campaign for president, is set to be tweaked Thursday to remind students they promised to seek legal status. Continue »
Federal judges proposed new political maps for the state late Thursday, and hope to have new Congressional and legislative maps in place for Texas on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Continue »
With a single quick-lips shot to his right foot, Rick Perry wounded his presidential ambitions, confounded his conservative base, and – most significantly – unmasked once again the racism of the anti-immigrant, states' rights movement. Continue »
Ronald Reagan once said, "Don't be afraid to see what you see." On the matter of in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, Gov. Rick Perry is not afraid to see what is. And what Perry sees is that it is to our state's economic advantage to educate illegal immigrants. Continue »
Maria Fernanda Cabello, a 20-year-old junior at Texas A&M University, moved to Texas from Mexico when she was 12 years old. She and her family came into the country on tourist visas that later expired, and she is now undocumented. Continue »
Rick Perry's tuition troubles have a lot to do with the difference between politics in Texas and politics everywhere else. His support for in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants — and the fact that he's sticking with it — started a political tornado. It was enough to... Continue »
Immigrant rights advocates claim federal immigration raids in Shelbyville were designed to intimidate local Latinos who complained about the way they are treated by law enforcement at a hearing last week — a claim Immigration and Customs Enforcement denies. Continue »
Four months after President Barack Obama went to the other end of the Texas-Mexico border to tally achievements in border security and call for comprehensive immigration reform, a Republican congressman said the border remains unsafe and convened a hearing Monday in this border city to show it. Continue »
​A week or so back, Politico reported that Rick Perry had reached out to Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of America's fiercest illegal-immigration foes and a constant innovator in the competitive field of Being a Total Dick. Continue »