Speaker John Boehner could end deportations of undocumented immigrants today. Boehner can call an open vote of the House -- as he has done many, many times, ignoring the "Hastert Rule" when convenient -- and pass comprehensive immigration reform. Today.
Does "explore the narrow passageways and catch breathtaking views of unique architecture, mountains, and ocean" sound like the exception, or does it sound like a misguided brochure?
What the RNC and the Republican Party still don't understand is that their biggest problem has never been their primary calendar, their campaign tactics, or a lack of trainings. Their biggest problem is who they are, what they believe, what they say, and how they govern.
As the relationship between Latin America and emerging regions such as Asia remains strong, the argument for optimally engaging America's largest diaspora, Hispanics, in U.S. foreign policy has never been more essential.
Immigration reform is real for me, my family and my community. What we want is what every American family wants: to continue studying, working, raising our families, contributing to this country, and most importantly, staying together without the constant threat of deportation.
In case you've ever looked at the whitewashed array of dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that line the shelves and asked yourself, "Do people of color survive the apocalypse?" the answer is yes. Read these books.
Economic development in immigrant neighborhoods can have both positive and damaging effects for both immigrants and low- and middle-income residents.
But I do have issues with being in a country of over 300 million people who are not all white, who don't all live in -- or near -- Manhattan, who are not all college educated, and who are not all males. But you never would know that if you're relied on the executives from NBC and CBS.
The dialogue between the Venezuelan opposition and Nicolas Maduro is in full swing. Its critics are many, its most visible loser: the Cuban government.
Hardworking immigrant families' vulnerability to separation -- at the rate of 1,100 deportations daily -- has created the urgency for us to interconnect in a way that binds us together.
We need to build systems that support and reinforce these strengths so that more gay, bi, and trans men of color can succeed in a world that too often rejects them.
The conventional narrative is that Democrats need only wait for the rising tide of Hispanic population growth to lift their political fortunes in Texas. But unless Democrats do a better job at mobilizing Hispanic voters, they may end up waiting for a long time.
Realizing that nothing can pass this House of Representatives, organizers asked Obama for help, and felt betrayed after they received a no from the "Deporter in Chief."
The United States is missing out on economic opportunities every single day the House of Representatives refuses to act on comprehensive immigration reform. We cannot let the economic growth and job creation that millions of new Americans would bring slip through our fingers.
The drug war has increasingly become a war against migrant communities. It fuels racial profiling, border militarization, violence against immigrants, intrusive government surveillance and, especially, widespread detentions and deportations.
Monday, April 7 marked the third anniversary of the failed U.S.-Colombia Labor Action Plan (LAP). Rather than celebrating this anniversary, we are just once again reminded that Colombia still has far to go to protect labor rights and labor unionists' lives.
Stories are powerful. Storytelling and film mobilize communities to transform gender norms, fight discrimination and promote equality -- breaking down barriers that damage both girls and boys.
Immigration reform is not just an economic issue -- although it plays a big role in attracting and retaining talented people who will contribute to our economy. Commonsense immigration reform -- as Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley affirmed -- is part of a consistent ethic in which all of life is treated as sacred.