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Posted on: Apr 25, 2011, Source: New America Media

In Mississippi, the black legislative caucus was instrumental in sinking a "get-tough" immigration measure that had seemingly unstoppable momentum and bipartisan support.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010, Source: New America Media

Again and again, the bill has attracted bipartisan support only to be stopped by a small core of Republican opponents.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2009, Source: New America Media

The hidden costs and other downsides of the program are not understood or are ignored by elected officials seeking to reap political dividends.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: New America Media

As the temperature rises in immigration battles across the country, members of the clergy have emerged as influential voices.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2009, Source: New America Media

Voters resoundingly defeated a councilman's quest to make English the Tennessee city's official language.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: New America Media

Immigrant advocates wasted no time in pressing their agenda of reform, organizing a march the day after President Obama's inauguration.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2008, Source: New America Media

Advocates for immigrant rights have begun weaving together coalitions to have their voices heard.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2008, Source: New America Media

Elected officials in Suffolk County have created a xenophobic climate that breeds hate crimes.