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House Republicans Have Nothing to Fear from Supporting Immigration Reform

Boehner and EllmersThe May 6th primary election in North Carolina illustrates that House Republicans have little to fear from passing immigration reform, while voters across the country are calling for candidates with pro-immigration reform policies.

by Henry Fernandez and Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, May 19, 2014

Chris Christie Needs a History Lesson on Referendums and Civil Rights

Last week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie demonstrated blatant ignorance of the African American civil rights movement in America as he tried to justify his decision to attempt to derail same-sex marriage by sending the issue to a voter referendum.

by Henry Fernandez | Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mississippi Voter ID Law Would Disenfranchise Black Voters

A new voter ID law in Mississippi would disenfranchise black voters, writes Henry Fernandez.

by Henry Fernandez | Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Is the Gulf Coast Safe for Immigrant Women?

It’s just not a good time to be an immigrant woman in either Alabama or Mississippi, writes Henry Fernandez.

by Henry Fernandez | Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SAT Scores Drop Dramatically: Is It Because of Race?

Henry Fernandez deunks the New York Times claim that lower SAT scores are due to more minorities taking the test in this Grio article.

by Henry Fernandez | Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Immigrant Rights Activists Are Obama’s Freedom Riders

Henry Fernandez compares the courage of immigration activists to the Freedom Riders of the civil rights era in this piece in New America Media.

by Henry Fernandez | Monday, August 22, 2011

Arizona Bajo Fuego

¿Dónde está la indignación tras el asesinato de Brisenia Flores de 9 años de edad y su padre?

by Henry Fernandez | Friday, February 18, 2011

Arizona Under Fire

Henry Fernandez wonders where the outrage is following the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father.

by Henry Fernandez | Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Death at the Border

Immigrants suffer crimes and needless death trying to cross the border every day. But we can end the tragedy with comprehensive reform, writes Henry Fernandez.

by Henry Fernandez | Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fighting Back Against Copycat Immigration Laws Like Arizona’s

book_alt2 icon Report Henry Fernandez gives information useful for pushing back against proposed immigration laws in other states that resemble Arizona’s.

by Henry Fernandez | Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blacks vs. Immigrants Is a Zero-Sum Argument

Immigration reform opponents want to pit black Americans against the undocumented, but Sam Fulwood and Henry Fernandez show it’s not working.

by Sam Fulwood III and Henry Fernandez | Friday, March 19, 2010

La Falsa Premisa del Enfrentamiento entre Afro-Americanos e Inmigrantes

Los detractores de la reforma inmigratoria quieren enfrentar a los indocumentados con los Afro-Americanos, pero Sam Fulwood y Henry Fernandez demuestra que esta artimaña no está funcionando.

by Sam Fulwood III and Henry Fernandez | Friday, March 19, 2010

A Promise Deferred Is a Promise Broken

Latinos expect President Obama and Democrats in Congress to deliver on immigration reform, and no reform may mean no support come election time, writes Henry Fernandez.

by Henry Fernandez | Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rules for (Dealing with) Radicals

The conservative antihealth reform campaign is organized using tactics honed by Washington-based groups opposed to immigration reform, writes Henry Fernandez. Taking on conservatives directly is imperative.

by Henry Fernandez | Friday, August 7, 2009

Supreme Court Rules that Immigrants Have Rights, Too

An identity theft law inappropriately used to punish immigrants is removed from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arsenal, writes Henry Fernandez.

by Henry Fernandez | Tuesday, May 5, 2009