Arizona’s Immigration Bind

Arizona’s Immigration Bind

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer called a news conference in Phoenix after the Supreme Court released its ruling on her state’s “papers, please” immigration law. She announced that the key components of her law “unanimously have been vindicated by...
Immigration is a Human Rights Issue

Immigration is a Human Rights Issue

Carlos Ruiz was born in Mexico but grew up in California. He speaks English better than Spanish and has two young daughters who were born in the United States. He was deported back to Mexico nearly two years ago, and since then hasn’t seen his children, mother,...
Rubio’s False Promise

Rubio’s False Promise

Sen. Marco Rubio will release his memoir, An American Son in June. In what his publisher is billing as an inspirational story, the Florida Republican writes about his family’s emigration from Cuba and details the sacrifices that his working-class parents made so...
Buyer’s Remorse

Buyer’s Remorse

The latest local and state elections results suggest that voters have second thoughts about the tea party’s political agenda. Consider the following: In Ohio, unions scored a victory. Voters elected tea-party-backed John Kasich as their Republican governor last...

The S Word

A nation is like a marriage, or so Lenin imagined it to be, with each partner or province having a right to get out if things go horribly wrong. The Soviet constitution of 1918 provided this right to each of the republics. It wasn’t an innovation that many other...

Silencing Human Trafficking Victims in America

Thanks to a wave of anti-immigrant proposals in state legislatures across the nation, fear of deportation and family separation has forced many immigrant women to stay silent rather than report workplace abuse and exploitation to authorities. The courts have weakened...
The Con to Criminalize Immigrants

The Con to Criminalize Immigrants

The only time four-year-old Logan got to play hide-and-seek with his dad this year was through a Plexiglass window at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, nine hours from his hometown. A person might be detained in a for-profit center like Stewart for any...