Features related to immigration

Immigrant Children, Ellis Island, New York, ca. 1908 (National Archives)
July 18, 2014 | Blog

The Immigration Act of 1907 declared that unaccompanied children under 16 were not permitted to enter America in the normal fashion. But it didn’t send them packing, either. Continue reading

In this April 19, 2011, file photo, a member of the National Guard checks on his colleague inside a Border Patrol Skybox near the Hidalgo International Bridge in Hidalgo, Texas. National Guard members along the Texas-Mexico border assist Border Patrol by surveying the terrain from the tower.
July 16, 2014 | Blog

Increasingly, the border is becoming a militarized state occupied by a standing army. Continue reading

Immigration activists with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) demand the Mexican government take more measures to protect and respect the rights of unaccompanied minors and families crossing Mexico's territory, during a protest outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles Thursday, July 3, 2014. Activists demand support of migrant children and families Thursday, two days after U.S. Homeland Security buses carrying the migrants were routed away from American flag-waving protesters in Murrieta, Calif., and transported to a facility in San Diego. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 15, 2014 | Blog

Immigration case backlog has increased nearly 120 percent since 2006, and more than 30 positions for judges are still vacant. Here’s how the courts became so ill-equipped. Continue reading

In this Wednesday July 9, 2014 photo, Iraqi refugee children from Mosul stay at a temporary camp for refugees who fled from Mosul and other towns outside Irbil, northern Iraq, nearly a month after Islamic militants took over the country's second largest city. (AP Photo)
July 11, 2014 | Perspectives

Americans’ insular reaction to a relatively small number of desperate children showing up at our doorstep reveals a crisis of compassion and human empathy. Continue reading

Students walk after school in the community of San Jose Las Flores in the northern Cuchumatanes mountains of Guatemala, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. In this small community Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez was born, a Guatemalan boy whose decomposed body was found in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. The number of unaccompanied immigrant children picked up along the border has been rising for three years as they flee pervasive gang violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
July 10, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Immigration activists with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) demand the Mexican government take more measures to protect and respect the rights of unaccompanied minors and families crossing Mexico's territory, during a protest outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles Thursday, July 3, 2014. Activists demand support of migrant children and families Thursday, two days after U.S. Homeland Security buses carrying the migrants were routed away from American flag-waving protesters in Murrieta, Calif., and transported to a facility in San Diego. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 9, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

A demonstrator that opposes illegal immigration, left, shouts at immigration supporters, Friday, July 4, 2014, outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, Calif. Demonstrators on both sides of the immigration debate had gathered where the agency was foiled earlier this week in an attempt to bus in and process some of the immigrants who have flooded the Texas border with Mexico. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 7, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

The Capitol Rotunda looms over the statue of George Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, as the House and Senate resume work in Washington. President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 2, 2014 | Morning Reads

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

In this May 22, 2013, customers enter and exit a Hobby Lobby store in Denver. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
July 1, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

Two U.S. private security contractors investigate the site where a military armored bus was damaged by a roadside bomb on the highway near Baghdad International Airport in Baghdad, Iraq in this Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 file photo. A top aide to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki conceded it may prove difficult for the Iraqi government to expel Western security contractors despite outrage that followed the killings of civilians in a shooting involving Blackwater USA contractors protecting State Department personnel. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
June 30, 2014 | News & Notes

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Pedro Rodriguez, right, talks with Andrus Reyes as they participate in a demonstration on a Burger King parking lot as part of a nationwide protest supporting higher wages for workers in the fast-food industry and other minimum wage jobs in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
June 24, 2014 | Perspectives

Businesses are realizing they cannot succeed over the long term without the purchasing power of the middle class. Continue reading

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. answers questions from reporters on President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2014 | Blog

Dave Brat spent much of his campaign slamming both parties for being in the pocket of “Wall Street crooks” and DC insiders. Continue reading

People stand in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C.,on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, to hear arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC.
April 2, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

A few hundred marchers take part in a Martin Luther King Day march and rally to the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. The march was part of a daylong educational summit organized by the Statewide Poverty Action Network. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
March 26, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Tea Party Rally
March 7, 2014 | Blog

The fears that animate the tea party at the grassroots, Haney López says, are racial narratives that blame minorities for what’s going wrong in America. Continue reading

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