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Immigration Matters

Immigrant rights advocates sound off on immigration policy issues.

For more information on NAM immigration coverage, contact Sandip Roy at sroy [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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GOP: Anti-Family and Anti-Latino?

New America Media, News Analysis, Domenico Maceri, Jun 26, 2007

The GOP is proposing a point system to award green card applicants. Latino applicants do not fare very well under such a plan.

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U.S. Shrouds Immigration Detention Center in Secrecy

New America Media, Commentary, Michele Deitch and Sunita Patel, Jun 14, 2007

When the U.S. government denied a United Nations expert access to two immigrant detention lock-ups it sent a worrying message about secrecy and lack of transparency in a system already being condemned as woefully inadequate.

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Anti-immigrant in Black Face

Black Commentator, Commentary, Bill Fletcher, Jr., May 31, 2007

An anti-immigration ad featuring an African American has been generating some buzz. One veteran of the labor movement offers a critique that is sure to generate some buzz of its own.

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IMMIGRATION MATTERS: The Anatomy of an Immigration Raid

New America Media, News Analysis, Mary Holper, May 21, 2007

ICEs raid on a New Bedford factory underscores the inhumane way the federal agency operates in enforcing immigration laws says Mary Holper of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. The raid left scores of families without a breadwinner or legal recourse.

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Rights Advocates Fire Opening Salvo in Congress Debate

New America Media, Commentary, Rich Stolz, Apr 27, 2007

A chief sponsor of a new House immigration reform bill unveils it first to ethnic media, attracting nearly a hundred thousand supportive phone calls to Congress.

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Special Registration Has Special Targets

New America Media, Commentary, Nadia El-Zein, Apr 22, 2007

Immigrants of Middle Eastern background who show up for Special Registration have been detained by immigration authorities for minor infractions. Its time to replace this program with a fairer, non-discrimnatory system. IMMIGRATION MATTERS regularly features the views of the nation's leading immigrant rights advocates. Arabic Translation

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Shut Down Hutto; Rethink the Detention of Families

New America Media, Commentary, Megan McKenna, Apr 19, 2007

The Department of Homeland Securitys T. Don Hutto immigration dentention center in Taylor, Texas treats detainees, including children, like criminals. Its time to close it down and adopt more humane immigrant detention policies. IMMIGRATION MATTERS regularly features the views of the nation's leading immigrant rights advocates.

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More Immigrants Means More Jobs

New America Media, Commentary, David Alff, Apr 16, 2007

Often lost in the bitter immigration debate is the role of immigrants as a whole in developing the U.S. economy. Heres a reminder. IMMIGRATION MATTERS regularly features the views of the nation's leading immigrant rights advocates.

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The STRIVE Act Is A False Promise

New America Media, Commentary, Lillian Galedo, Apr 14, 2007

While some immigrant rights advocates support Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Jeff Flakes immigration bill (STRIVE Act), others believe its not a good plan for immigrants. Lillian Galedo is executive director of Filipinos for Affirmative Action in Oakland, Calif. IMMIGRATION MATTERS regularly features the views of the nation's leading immigrant rights advocates.

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New Bill Tackles Guest Worker Dilemmas

New America Media, Commentary, Bob Sakaniwa, Apr 12, 2007

A new bill in Congress proposes a new temporary worker program that would protect U.S. workers, eliminate opportunities for abuse of foreign hires and answer the growing demands of the economy for manual labor all at the same time.

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