Don’t Blame Children Crossing Border

By Jesse L. Jackson NNPA Columnist   Politicians seeking political advantage blame the Central American children crisis on President Obama.  They demand that the border be secured.  But these children aren’t undocumented immigrants trying to sneak into America.  They are refugees fleeing threats on their […read more]


My House is not Your Home

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Since the economic crash of 2008, I think everyone has had to make adjustments – except the federal government – including cutting back on discretionary spending, fewer weekends at the beach, eating out less, etc.  What I like about Americans […read more]


Settlement Ends Suits Over Ala Immigration Law

by JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama agreed Tuesday to settle the remaining challenges over its toughest-in-the-nation crackdown against illegal immigration, which has mostly been gutted by federal court decisions. The state and the American Civil Liberties Union filed […read more]


War, Poverty, Repression: Why So Many Africans Risk Their Lives to Migrate

Pope Francis lamented the mass drowning of African boat people off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday as “shameful” evidence of human indifference to those in despair. President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, where tens of thousands of desperate migrants cast up on remote shores […read more]


Senate Bill Could Slash Illegal Immigration by 50 Percent: CBO

(Reuters) – A U.S. Senate-passed immigration bill would significantly reduce the flow of illegal immigrants, but increased U.S.-Mexico border security costs would eat into projected budget savings, the Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday. The CBO concluded that the bill, which would double the number […read more]


Workers Claim Race Bias as Farms Rely on Immigrants

[New York Times] VIDALIA, Ga. — For years, labor unions and immigrant rights activists have accused large-scale farmers, like those harvesting sweet Vidalia onions here this month, of exploiting Mexican guest workers. Working for hours on end under a punishing sun, the pickers are said […read more]

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Blacks Underepresented in Immigration Debate

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   The Senate’s Gang of Eight have put together an 844-page monstrosity known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, legislation that President Obama says he “basically approves” of.  The crafters of this essentially unreadable bill was […read more]


Immigration Isn’t Just a Latino Issue

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As lawmakers and special interests groups paint immigration reform as a critical component in shaping the future of Latinos living in the United States, Black leaders say that there is too much at stake, economically and […read more]