"Some will insist that Reyes is actually being punished for coming into the United States illegally. But this woman only came to the attention of federal authorities because local law enforcement officers arrested her for an infraction that would...
"The average American naively thinks in terms of "legal" and "illegal"
immigrants, and assumes that one can stay and the other must go. But the
federal government thinks in terms of "U.S. citizen" and everyone else...
"It may be an occupational hazard, but Vargas never stops
asking questions. "People focus so much on the fact that I don't have my
papers, and they never ask 'the why' and 'the how.' Why is this
happening? How is this...
"Americans can build walls and fences, triple the number of Border Patrol agents, and deploy SEAL Team 6 if they like. Yet, it won't make much difference. Talk to the experts -- the Border Patrol agents -- and they'll tell you: There is no...
Charles Garcia says the phrase "illegal immigrant" is a slur . Ruben Navarrette disagrees . The Supreme Court and I take a different tack altogether. In Arizona et al. v. United States , the majority opinion consistently uses the term "unauthorized"...
"[T]here is plenty of money for more fencing. Americans love their fences despite the fact that this tactic has been shown to backfire. Physical barriers don't just keep people out. They also keep them in. Immigrants can't return home during...
Prerna Lal writes: "I enjoy your writing, probably more than most people. You hold President Obama accountable for his abhorrent immigration policies. You stick it to the Republicans for hating on immigrants because their hate has to do with the...
"In the past few months, I've heard from about a dozen immigration
attorneys who have likewise tried to use the Morton memo to spring
clients and likewise struck out. As illogical as it sounds, ICE field
agents whose job it is to apprehend...
"Proving that bad ideas never die, Smith wants to bring back the
braceros. That was the name given to foreign workers — an estimated 5
million of them — who were brought in from Mexico to fill the vacuum in
the fields when America's...
"This is how bad it has gotten in Alabama: A Mexican consulate official in Washington who is monitoring the
fallout from the state's tough new immigration law told me recently
that, as school administrators were initially trying to determine...