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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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Undocumented Farmworkers Make “Perfect Victims” for Sexual Harassers and Abusers

On an onion farm in Elba, N.Y., during planting and harvest season about 40 percent of the workforce are women.

The problem is also rampant in food processing plants, where often “a male supervisor will just walk down the line and run his hand along [female workers'] buttock,” according to an attorney.

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Rethinking Immigration: Moms Will Do Whatever it Takes to Protect Their Kids

Congress needs to understand something important as it works to pass a new immigration law: Neither a border nor even the threat of detention can keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her care.

As Congress works to pass a new immigration law, legislators must realize that neither a border nor the threat of detention will keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her care.

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Passing the DREAM Act Would Acknowledge the Human Rights of Migrant Children and Benefit All of Us

While the Maryland ballot initiative on education is great for young migrants in that state, it highlights the fact that federal action is sorely needed to protect the human rights and dignity of migrants everywhere.

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Reflections On My One-Year Anniversary: Latinas Hold the Power and Potential of This Nation’s Future

In the whirlwind of policy debates and activist conferences, it is easy to gloss over the victories we’ve accomplished together this past year. As I look forward to my next year, I’m glad to have such powerful hermanas beside me because we still have much work to tackle. 

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The Call: A Choice No Mother Should Face

As the rights of women are increasingly under attack in the continuing “war on women,” an entire population deeply affected by this conversation continues to be largely ignored: immigrant women.

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Start Shooting, Take Away Votes, This Is Campaigning In Arizona

Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher. AP.

If you want to see the most extreme Republican political views, you just have to look south.

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Soy Poderosa Because I Resist: Undocumented and Unafraid

I believed the promises my teachers told me, about working hard to achieve your dreams. I didn’t know that all this hard work would go unnoticed if I wasn’t a citizen.

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Soy Poderosa Because I Can Lend My Voice in Solidarity

My cousin, who was once so hopeful about her life and her future, now felt trapped and betrayed by the American Dream and, even worse, she felt alone. I don’t know what exactly happened to me after that day, but something struck inside of me and I knew I had to do something for my cousin and for the thousands of people like her.

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