US Senate starts debate of Immigration Reform Bill with supermajority vote: historic day

Debate senatorial por reforma migratoria se inició hoy martes en el Senado de Estados Unidos

Pilar Marrero to participate in political discussion panel at the LA Times Festival of Books - Saturday

Second generation of recent immigrants is socially mobile and...more politically liberal than the general population.

The "low skill" workers of today are the "paupers" of yesterday (Book excerpt)

Benjamin Franklin was concerned over "low skilled immigrants speaking another language".

Immigration Hearing in Judiciary Commitee is LIVE now

Border Patrol getting "bonuses" and "vacation awards" as they increase number of arrests

Immigration reform: a matter of legacy for Obama, survival for Republicans.

Pilar Marrero on KPFK: the good, bad and ugly of immigration proposals (AUDIO)

What Obama should do on immigration in a Second Term (KCRW, Audio)

Today´s Impremedia/La Opinión round up: the anti-immigrant crowd starts moving

Especial de IMPREMEDIA/La Opinión: Enfoque en la Reforma Migratoria

Sonia from The Bronx remembers repeated questions about being "deserving" at different moments in her career

National outcry results in release of DREAMER´s family from the brink of deportation

ICE takes mom and brother of prominent DREAMER activist

The US spends more money protecting the border and jailing immigrants than in all federal criminal prosecutions combined.

Arpaio´s department accused by DOJ of "worse pattern of racial profiling against latinos in the country´s history".

Teen's suicide a call for "politicians to stop ignoring" the plight of undocumented students, brother says.

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How anti immigration extremists are destroying the nation

What´s at stake if don´t deal with immigration reform in an honest way? Nothing less than the future of the country. A book by journalist Pilar Marrero

As the US deports record numbers of immigrants and local and state governments scramble to pass laws resembling dystopian police states where anyone can be questioned and neighbors are encouraged to report on one another, violent anti-immigration rhetoric is growing across the nation. Against this tide of hysteria, Pilar Marrero reveals how damaging this rise in malice toward immigrants is not only to the individuals, but to our country as a whole.

On sale nationwide October 2nd in bookstores and all electronic platforms.

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Reviews of “Killing the American Dream”

“This book reminds us that the American Dream is the dream of America’s immigrants. To insult, fire, jail, deport and scapegoat immigrants for every imaginable evil—even to kill them—is to extinguish not just their dream, but ours a nation. Pilar Marrero’s careful, penetrating and comprehensive look at the toxic mess of the politics and policy of immigration picks up in the 21st century where the indispensable work of John Higham, author of the classic study of nativism Strangers in the Land, left off.”
Rubén Martínez, author of desert America, boom and bust in the New Old West.

“It ought to be easy to persuade a nation built by immigrants to keep the door ajar. But it isn´t. Few people are moved by studies showing the economic benefits of migration. But many can relate to stories of flesh and blood human beings who migrate to find a better life. Ms Marrero tells these stories with passion and conviction. Killing the American Dream is, oddly enough, a step towards saving it”
Robert Guest, Business Editor of The Economist.

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