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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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In Age of Migration, Human Rights Declaration Falls Short

New America Media, Commentary, Joseph Nevins, Dec 10, 2008

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted 60 years ago today, protects the right of exit from a country, but does not affirm a right of entry. The effect is to deny migrants some of the most basic human rights.

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Immigrant Rights Signed Away?

New America Media , Commentary, Jennifer Lee Koh, Esq., Dec 04, 2008

Immigrants in detention are signing their rights away and becoming eligible for an immediate removal order without understanding its implications.

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Expanding Borders, Diminishing Rights

New America Media, Commentary, Sophie Feal, Nov 12, 2008

Border checks are no longer happening just at the border. Immigration checks are being carried out on passengers traveling domestically in the U.S.

Navigating Election Day: A Little Preparation Can Go a Long Way

New America Media, Commentary, Cecilia Martinez, Oct 30, 2008

Tips and useful information for new voters as they head in record numbers to the polls on Nov. 4.

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Expanding E-Verify Hurts Legal U.S. Workers

New America Media, Commentary, Michele Waslin, Oct 09, 2008

A recent study pushing for reauthorizing the federal E-Verify program that checks whether employees are legally allowed to work in the United States does not resolve the problems inherent in the program.

Immigration Control - Special Registration's Legacy

New America Media, News Report, Edward Alden, Oct 04, 2008

The special registration measure that required men from Arab and Muslim countries to register with the government has been suspended since December 2003. But a New York court just upheld its validity.

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It's Immigration, Stupid

New America Media, Commentary, Henry Fernandez, Sep 21, 2008

The duelling McCain and Obama ads show that the parties realize the election could be won or lost on the basis of immigration.

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Hate Groups Lobby Congress

New America Media, Commentary, Angela Kelley, Sep 13, 2008

In the wake of a week of anti-immigrant lobbying in Washington, NAM contributor Angela Kelley reflects that immigration policy in America is a pressing domestic priority deserving of sober analysis, not hateful hype.

Pat Nixon at the U.S.-Mexico Border

New America Media, Commentary, Joseph Nevins, Aug 21, 2008

First Lady Pat Nixon visited the border nearly 40 years ago this month, saying, I hate to see a fence anywhere. Times have changed, and ironically, President Richard Nixon helped to bring about many of these changes.

U.S. Deports 90,000 Mexican Children

Univision, Aug 13, 2008

A report released by a group that studies immigration for Mexicos opposition party PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) found that the United States has deported at least 90,000 children to Mexico this year, reports Univision.

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