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Unconstitutional and Costly Report
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, the leader of the court fights for local immigration enforcement, is in the tank for at least $2.8 million with some estimates totaling $5 million as it defends its ordinance. (AP/Steve Klaver)

Unconstitutional and Costly

Gebe Martinez shows how cities have been paying the price for costly local immigration enforcement policies.

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Latinos Make Their Mark Article
El Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) da un discurso despues de vencer a Sharron Angle para ganar la reeleccion el martes, 2 de noviembre 2010 en Las Vegas. (AP/Jae C. Hong)

Latinos Make Their Mark

Latinos strongly responded to negative campaigning and turned out in large numbers to cast ballots in the midterm elections, write Angela Kelley, Marshall Fitz, and Gebe Martinez.

Angela Maria Kelley, Marshall Fitz, Gebe Martinez, 1 More Vanessa Cárdenas

Making DREAMs Come True Article
Students and immigrants march toward the federal building in New York carrying a sign that calls for passing the Dream Act, a bill that would open a path to immigration for college-bound students who have lived most of their lives in the United States but lack legal immigrant status. (AP/Kathy Willens)

Making DREAMs Come True

This week the Senate has the opportunity to give a new generation of leaders the chance to serve their country, write Angela M. Kelley and Gebe Martinez.

Angela Maria Kelley, Gebe Martinez

Taking Action Against Arizona Article
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks in Phoenix. (AP/Ross D. Franklin)

Taking Action Against Arizona

Arizona’s new immigration law violates the U.S. Constitution, and police chiefs say it threatens citizens’ safety, write Gebe Martinez and Angela Kelley.

Gebe Martinez, Angela Maria Kelley

Massive Border Enforcement Falls Short Article
A U.S. Border Patrol truck is parked along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. (AP/Ross D. Franklin)

Massive Border Enforcement Falls Short

Comprehensive immigration reform is desperately needed as Americans struggle under the failure of years of piecemeal strategies.

Gebe Martinez, Marshall Fitz

Beyond Arizona Report
The raging political firestorm over Arizona's new immigration law will not end until constitutionally sound federal solutions are in place. (AP/George Frey)

Beyond Arizona

Report from Gebe Martinez argues that without real federal solutions frustration over our broken immigration system will continue to rise.

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Arizona: Pariah State or Mainstream? Article

Arizona: Pariah State or Mainstream?

Gebe Martinez argues on Politico that the public is in favor of the Arizona's immigration law because they are frustrated with the lack of action on the issue from Congress and the White House.

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Learning from Proposition 187 Article
Pro- and anti-Proposition 187 activists are separated by a police line during a rally outside the Federal Building in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on August 10, 1996. (AP/Frank Wiese)

Learning from Proposition 187

Arizona’s new extreme immigration law hearkens back to California’s Proposition 187 in 1994, which triggered political backlash in the state, writes Gebe Martinez.

Gebe Martinez

Immigration: A Borderline Call? Article

Immigration: A Borderline Call?

Gebe Martinez argues in Politico that there will be a high political price if the Senate does not take up immigration reform this year.

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