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The Obama Administration Must Start Speaking to DREAMers, Not Just for Us

In an interview on MSNBC, Cecilia Muñoz, Obama's immigration advisor and one of the most influential Latinas in the White House, apparently forgot her background as a former immigration reform advocate and sided with her boss’s hesitation in taking action on immigration.

Those of us directly affected by immigration policies are tired of being used as a talking point. When it comes to deciding our future, the administration seems to consult everyone but us.

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Democrats Can’t Keep Ignoring Immigrants and Their Allies

Obama's failure to take executive action on immigration reform by the end of the summer is just the latest in a string of his broken promises on this issue.

Obama’s failure to take executive action on immigration reform by the end of the summer is just the latest in a string of his broken promises on this issue.

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Study: Number of Uninsured in California Plunges Due to Obamacare

The longitudinal study found that of the California residents who were uninsured prior to open enrollment, 58 percent signed up for insurance.

The longitudinal study found that of the California residents who were uninsured prior to open enrollment, 58 percent signed up for insurance.

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Immigrant Women Should Not Have to Wait Years to Access Health Care

A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.

A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.

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How Immigration Reform Could Help Improve Women’s Economic Security

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 1, 2009: Monica Mendoza holds her son, Esteban Mateo Mendoza Flores march to the White House to call for immigration reform.

One ignored aspect of immigration reform is that a pathway to permanent residency or citizenship for immigrant women could help improve women’s economic security in the United States in the long term.

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Rethinking Immigration: This Is Why the One-Year Asylum Deadline Has to Go

Aissatou tells her story.

The one-year asylum filing deadline has resulted in thousands of survivors of persecution being turned away because of an arbitrary, technical barrier.

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The Snake Oil Salesman: Author of Heritage Foundation Immigration Report Touted Failed Ab-Only Policies

No amount of spin can change the fact that the Heritage Foundation and Robert Rector were selling snake oil then, and are selling snake oil now.

Marco Rubio said the Heritage Foundation’s work on immigration is “not a legitimate study.” He’s right. The author of the study, Robert Rector, has a long history of producing studies of questionable legitimacy.

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One Mama, Many Mamahoods

Diana as a small child with her mother.

The professional, older mother who is constantly negotiating conflicts between her career expectations and having a young child at home is not a face you see all that often in Hallmark cards, especially if that face is an immigrant and a former teen mom.

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How Empathy Brings Us Closer to a Radical Definition of Family

As we approach mother’s day, I’m thinking about my mom and the women from Guatemala and the millions of other mothers who are undermined because of inhumane policies and practices.

As we approach Mother’s Day, I’m thinking about my mom and the women from Guatemala who cared for me when I was young and the millions of other mothers who are undermined because of inhumane policies and practices.

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Moving Immigrant Mothers Beyond Second-Class Status

As we get ready to celebrate and honor the work that mamas do every day, I am struck by the severe disconnect between what immigrant mamas need to take care of their families and our current immigration policies.

As we get ready to celebrate and honor the work that mamas do every day, I am struck by the severe disconnect between what immigrant mamas need to take care of their families and our current immigration policies.

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