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By Molly Illes

First-hand accounts like Enrique's story, told in There's No Jose Here: Following the Hidden Lives of Mexican Immigrants (Nation Books 2006), by journalist Gabriel Thompson, can humanize the issue of immigration for legislators and the broader community.

By Walker Bosch

That is the message of Phillipe Legraine in his interview with the New York Time's Freakonomics blog. Moral viewpoints drive policy debates across a wide spectrum of issue areas, and immigration is no different.

By Kelly M. Anderson

Plead guilty and the U.S. government will not charge you with the felony of identity theft, but rather offer a "bargain" of 6 months in prison followed by deportation. Plead not guilty, request a trial, wait several months in jail for a trial, and then face the prospect of 2 years in prison. . . followed by deportation.


By Erika Lee, Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies, IHRC Affiliate,

The public's focus on immigration for much of the past year has been on
reforming national laws targeting foreigners as they enter – or try to enter
– the United States. Little attention has been paid to how the United States
deals with immigrant detainees who are already in the United States. And
since the federal government changed its illegal immigrant policy in the
summer of 2006 from "catch-and-release" to "catch-and-remove," immigrant
detention has grown exponentially.

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