Kari Lyderson's article reviews stories related to immigration that emerged in the final weeks of 2011. Let's hope we make progress toward justice in 2012 for immigrants -- especially the children -- who are suffering because of rampant xenophobia and crappy immigration policy (and enforcement) in the US.
Several of the Republican candidates have surprisingly moderate records and/or positions on immigration, but they are trying to obscure this in order to cater to hardcore anti-immigrant voters or generally come off as extremely conservative. Ironically a hardline anti-immigration message is out of step with the majority of Americans across the political spectrum, according to an analysis of five recent polls by the Center for American Progress.
Thousands of Kids Lost from Parents in US Deportation System (Colorlines, 11/2/11)