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    Putting Off Immigration Reform May Backfire on Democrats
    Journalist and immigration rights activist David Bacon discusses the possible political consequences of waiting to reform immigration policy until after the mid-term elections

      September 9, 14

    New Senate Bill Fails To Address Root Causes of Central American Migration
    David Bacon: Senate Democrats' $2.7 billion proposal would escalate border enforcement but ignore the trade policies that drive migrants to the United States in the first place

      July 28, 2014

    Corporations Making a Killing as Billions Are Poured into Border Enforcement
    Author Todd Miller discusses how defense contractors look to cash in on President Obama's expected $2 billion proposal in additional funding for border security

      July 3, 14

    Deporting Immigrant Youth Won't Solve Immigration Crisis
    Silky Shah: Obama is requesting more than $2 billion to increase border enforcement but refuses to address so-called free trade agreements and the 'war on drugs' that drive migrants to the United States in the first place.

      July 1, 14

    Destroy Their Economic Livelihoods, and They Will Come
    Jeff Faux: 95% of immigrant children who cross the US-Mexico border are from countries that the US has dominated or controlled during the past century

      June 20, 14

    Hunger Strikers Demand President Obama Halt His Record 2 Million Deportations
    Immigration activists call on President Obama to halt deportations that separate families, while allowing corporations to profit from the criminalization and militarization of immigration policy

      April 19, 14

    Immigrant Advocates and Families Tell President Obama 'Not One More'
    From the Mexico border to Washington DC, a group of families and activists fight to reunite Jaime Vasquez and Ardani Rosales with their families; these two fathers represent more than 2 million people deported over the last 5 years. The actions call on President Obama to stop deportations.

      April 7, 14

    Immigration Reform in the Shadows of Cesar Chavez's Legacy
    Cesar Chavez's personal aide Marc Grossman and organizer Rosalinda Guillen examine the current situation for farmworkers and whether the Senate's immigration reform will improve their lives

      April 1, 14

    Immigration Advocates Face Serious Challenges in Passing Reform in 2014
    Despite nationwide mobilization, immigrant advocates acknowledge they have failed to reform a broken immigration system

      January 21, 14

    Fewer Crossing But Increased Deaths at US-Mexico Border
    140 people died crossing the US-Mexico border in 2013

      December 30, 13

    Can President Obama Do More To Stop Deportations?
    A heckler challenges Obama to do more to stop deportations, but does the president have the authority to do so?

      November 27, 13

    Immigration Reform Requires Dismantling NAFTA and Respecting Migrants' Rights
    David Bacon explains the essentials of immigration reform.

      November 4, 13

    Frustrated with Congressional Inaction, Immigrant Communities Resist Deportations
    David Bacon: Grassroots communities take matters into their own hands in the absence of Congressional action on immigration reform.

      November 2, 13

    Immigration "Bed Mandate" Requires 34,000 People Detained Each Day
    Activist points to increasing privatization of detention centers as being behind mandatory detention rules in immigration reform bill

      October 29, 13

    Calls For Immigration Reform Ramp Up, But What Fuels Migration to U.S.?
    Peter Watt: Neoliberal economic policies like NAFTA drove Mexico into deeper poverty, fueling an exodus to the U.S

      October 28, 13

    200 Arrested in Historic Action Demanding Immigration Reform and a Halt to Deportations
    The Real News speaks to Rep. John Lewis, Rev. Barber of North Carolina and others who committed civil disobedience to raise awareness for the need for comprehensive immigration reform

      October 9, 13

    100 Women Arrested in Pro-Immigration Reform Protest
    In an attempt to call Congress to act on immigration, the largest number of undocumented immigrant women submitted to arrest

      September 13, 13

    Why the GOP Should Not Blame Immigrants for High Unemployment
    Bob Pollin: Republican-controlled House is split over immigration reform but those against reform should think twice before blaming immigrants for economic slump

      July 22, 13

    The Far Reaching Tentacles of Border Militarization
    Central American Migrants feel brunt of increasing border security in Mexico

      July 7, 13

    Advocates Oppose Senate Immigration Bill Over Escalation of Border Militarization
    As Senate passes its version of comprehensive immigration reform, immigrant rights advocates withdraws support over provisions that increase border militarization and demand president Obama halt all deportations

      June 29, 13

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