Immigration

5:25pm

Mon September 3, 2012
It's All Politics

The Undocumented Bus: In Charlotte, A Different Kind Of Coming Out

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 9:06 pm

Maria Cruz Ramírez, 46, rode on the Undo-bus for six weeks.
Eyder Peralta NPR

The bus is always the center of attention. Partly because it's a hulking 1970s tour bus that somehow made it from Arizona all the way to Charlotte, but mostly because of what's inscribed on the side of it in thick, black letters.

"Sin Papeles, Sin Miedo," it reads in Spanish. "No papers, no fear."

Carrying a bunch of undocumented activists, the bus rolled through the country, through states like Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Georgia, and into Charlotte on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.

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10:56am

Mon August 27, 2012
Planet Money

Immigration: Who The U.S. Lets In, And Why

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 10:29 am

Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

America's economy would be better off if the U.S. admitted more highly skilled workers, James Surowiecki recently argued in the New Yorker. That got us thinking: How does the U.S. compare to the rest of the developed world when it comes to immigration policy?

The short answer: The U.S. mostly lets in family members of people who are already in this country. Other developed countries focus much more on letting in workers.

A few notes on the data:

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10:18am

Sat August 25, 2012

4:36pm

Thu August 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Immigration Employees File Suit Against Obama's New Immigration Policy

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 11:03 am

The logo of the U.S. Homeland Security Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention and Removal unit.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

9:14am

Tue August 21, 2012
Education

VIDEO: As Classes Start, Metro State's Illegal Immigrant Tuition Rate Still In The Spotlight

Screencap from Al Jazeera's report on Metro State's tuition
youtube.com

Metro State University caused a furor among opponents and some lawmakers with the announcement of their new tuition policy for illegal immigrants this summer. Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports on the policy now that classes are back in session.

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