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Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and U.S. Marshals prepare a group of teenagers to board a chartered airliner at Tucson International Airport, as part of an effort to deal with the influx of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America over the summer of 2014.

Opinion: All asylum seekers must be informed of their rights, have access to counsel, and not be rushed to deportation before making their full case for protection. Read more»

The film industry exercises a huge amount of influence on perceptions of success in America—or the lack thereof. Read more»

Residents walk through common campus area at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas.

Companies’ quest for greater profits is expanding the immigration custody system at the expense of the health, safety, and rights of immigrants. Read more»

New citizens take the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at Saguaro National Park, July 4, 2014.

This June marks the second annual Immigrant Heritage Month, when Americans celebrate their immigrant roots and tell their families’ stories of sacrifice and contribution. Woven together, these stories form the backbone of the United States. To mark the month, here are 10 things you need to know about immigrants today: Read more»

Using his legal authority, President Obama brings temporary relief to millions of immigrants through executive action. The president’s move is a first step but not a permanent solution. Read more»

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has had an enormous effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people and their families, but more needs to be done. Read more»

Young detainees are escorted to an area to make phone calls at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona, June 18, 2014.

Over the past two decades, the United States has put immigration and border enforcement into overdrive, while not allocating adequate resources to the immigration court system. This mismatch leads to long backlogs and delays. Read more» 1

This Veterans Day, and throughout the year, remember those who have served in our armed forces, and honor their struggles and sacrifices. Read more»

A nearly empty polling place in Chicago on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this column offers neither post-election analysis nor after-the-fact second-guessing–well, at least, not in the well-worn, traditional sense. Instead, I want to use the occasion of Election Day to share an insight into the sad fundamentals of electoral democracy. Read more» 1

The Empire State Building was lit in alternating shades of red and blue to mark the midterm election.

Deep voter pessimism and a lack of an economic agenda from Democrats, not just structural obstacles, drove GOP gains in 2014. Read more»

A first-of-its-kind analysis of county-level 2012 election data finds that, in 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates. Read more» 4

Immigration has been a constant source of economic vitality and demographic dynamism throughout our nation’s history. Immigrants are taxpayers, entrepreneurs, job creators, and consumers. But the immigration system is broken and in need of an overhaul. Although the U.S. border is now more secure than ever, decades of ever-increasing border and interior enforcement have exacerbated the dysfunction caused by rigid, out-of-date laws. Read more»

Although some teachers, students, and parents may feel a degree of anxiety as their classes transition from the old standards to the Common Core, they should be confident that their efforts will pay off. The Common Core is grounded in cognitive science and incorporates practices that have been proven to improve student learning and achievement. Read more»

Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries. Read more»

Millennials are saving less for retirement than older generations, threatening the long-term financial security of the youngest generation of American workers. Read more» 1

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