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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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Immigration Fairytales

New America Media, Commentary, Walter A. Ewing, Ph.D., Aug 04, 2008

A report by the Center for Immigration Studies that attributes the decline in undocumented immigrants to immigration enforcement is based on flawed data, says Walter A. Ewing, senior researcher at the Immigration Policy Center.


Railroad Justice

New America Media, Commentary, Kathleen Campbell Walker, Esq., Jul 31, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security has transformed undocumented workers into identity theft criminals, using the threat of long jail sentences to coerce them into taking deportation orders.


New Coalition Highlights Needs of South Asian Communities

New America Media, Deepa Iyer, Jul 17, 2008

South Asian immigrants confront a variety of problems in their daily lives yet no one seems to be talking about them. A new coalition hopes to change that.


As American as Apple Pie (and Samosas and Tacos)

New America Media, Commentary, Rinku Sen, Jul 04, 2008

On this July 4 this commentator will eat hotdogs, tacos, samosas and falafel. But the immigrants who brought America this food feel increasingly unwelcome in this country.Traduccin al espaol

Tonight: Night of 1000 Conversations

New America Media, Commentary, Margaret Huang, Jun 19, 2008

Tonight in cities across the United States, people will gather in homes, offices, coffee shops and places of worship to talk about how to restore human rights and due process protections to the legal system.

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Indians on Hunger Strike to Avoid Deportation

New America Media , Commentary, Arnoldo Garcia, Jun 12, 2008

Hundreds of workers trafficked from India are on hunger strike demanding that the Department of Justice allow them to remain in the US under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.


Visitors Bring Human Touch to Detention Centers

New America Media, Commentary, David Fraccaro, May 29, 2008

A program that pairs detainees with visitors is bringing something new inside the walls of detention centers: hope.


Why Gay Immigrants Cant Have Wedding Cake and Eat it, Too

New America Media, Commentary, Marta Donayre, May 22, 2008

In all of the excitement over Californias legalization of gay marriage, one group has been left out: immigrants.

Californias Stake in the Integration of Immigrants

New America Media, Commentary, Daranee Petsod, May 09, 2008

Immigrants and their children will radically alter future elections in California, says a new study. The imperative now is a good integration policy.

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This Year, May 1st is About Believing in America

New America Media, Commentary, Rich Stolz, Apr 30, 2008

May 1 is not just the anniversary of mobilization for immigrant advocates. In a year of presidential campaigns, it's also a time to make a promise for building an inclusive America.

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