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Immigration
NYU Professor of Globalization and Education Marcelo Suárez-Orozco speaks with Americas Quarterly about his AQ article on mixed-status immigrant families in the United States.

During Vice President Joe Biden’s one-day visit to Mexico City on Monday, President Felipe Calderón asked that the United States do more to "strengthen actions against the trafficking of weapons into our country and money laundering,” according to a statement from the president's office.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel named Mexican-American activist Adolfo Hernandez the first director of Chicago’s new Office of New Americans on Monday.

Yesterday U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn did not stop several provisions of Alabama’s HB 56—signed by Governor Robert Bentley on June 9, 2011—in a court ruling following Department of Justice efforts to block the bill.

Republican frontrunners took to their podiums last night for the second televised debate, where a discussion on immigration reform and border security featured prominently.

After hearing three legal challenges, federal judge Sharon Blackburn gave mixed signals on how she might rule on Alabama's controversial immigration law.

In 2004, a film called “A Day Without a Mexican” explored a thought experiment: what would happen if all of California’s Mexican population suddenly vanished?

In 2004, a film called “A Day Without a Mexican” explored a thought experiment: what would happen if all of California’s Mexican population suddenly vanished?

The courts alone won’t beat new, regressive legislation in these two states. Without a broader response such copycat of Arizona’s SB 1070 will continue to spread.

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