The Battle Over Immigration

The Washington Post's coverage of the immigration issue, from the politics of revising the nation's immigration laws to the impact of illegal immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border and the Washington region.

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An Emerging Community

The Washington region is emerging as a hub for refugees of Burma, specifically for ethnic Chin.

New Burmese Refugee Group Finds a Home In Md. Suburbs

Full Report: The D.C. Region

Local Counties See Surge in Minorities

Fueled by jobs attracting immigrants to suburbs, new census estimates find minorities outnumber whites in nearly one in ten counties nationwide.

Minority Surge, Civility Drop

Map: Majority-Minority Counties

Graphic: D.C.-Area Numbers

The Political Debate

For Republicans, Contest's Hallmark Is Immigration

In last-minute Iowa campaigns, candidates get riled up about illegal immigration.

VIDEO: Republicans in Iowa

Hispanics Feeling Heat Of Immigration Debate

Hispanics across the United States are feeling anxious and discriminated against amid the intensifying debate over immigration and stepped-up enforcement, according to a new study.

Issue of Illegal Immigration Is Quandary for Democrats

After debate, topic burst into forefront of primary campaign, as Democratic candidates broadly embrace immigrant-friendly policies but polls suggest voters want to hear a tougher message.

GOP Finds Hot Button in Illegal Immigration

States' Immigrant Policies Diverge

With federal law reform measures gridlocked, states are creating a patchwork of incongruous immigration laws likely to complicate installing any comprehensive, federally mandated bill later.

Dept of Human Behavior: Immigration Up, Prices Down

The Border and Beyond

Mexico Calls U.S. Border Fence Severe Threat to Environment

Report urges U.S. Congress to seek alternative border protection measures, saying plans to extend border fence would threaten hundreds of plant species and animals.

Deportees' Bittersweet Homecoming

Illegal migration is a crucial safety valve for Honduras, where funds sent directly to families from relatives working in the United States, both legally and illegally, provide nearly one-third of the national income.

In Mexico, A Guest-Worker Program That Does Well by Migrants | VIDEO


Manning the Border

How Border Patrol personnel are distributed along the southern U.S. border.

Corridors and Barriers (PDF)


Life Along 'La Linea'

A portrait of the U.S.-Mexico border, which is at the forefront of a growing debate over U.S. immigration and border security reform.

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