He came to believe that Hazleton's immigrants, and the city itself, needed more than services. It needed to build bridges between immigrants and the native-born, whites and Latinos. It needed a real and shared sense of community.
Sweden's recent immigrant riots demonstrate America's large advantage over Europe in assimilating immigrants. With much freer labor laws, the United States will continue to avoid such problems, even if the Senate immigration bill results in much higher levels of immigration.
Anti-immigrant forces have hijacked the debate on comprehensive immigration reform by calling for more border security when our borders are the safest they've ever been. Talk of immigration reform attached to greater border security should be viewed with caution by those truly interested in reform.
When it comes to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's involvement in the public sphere of social policy, I have to ask: Why is it OK to disagree with the Church's stance and policies on immigration but not on the issue of marriage equality?
Those with a sharper learning curve like Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are leading the party on immigration. In doing so, they are taking the reigns. Ted Cruz is not.
The image that Democrats and Republicans build for themselves will either help or be hung around the necks of their party-mates during midterm elections, and will set the tone for all things immigration related this political cycle.
We need sound policies regarding who should enter, live and work in the United States, and on how to carry out these policies. And those policies should reflect the opportunity, equality and other core American values that embody our country's great motto: "E pluribus unum" -- out of many, one.
In his second term, President Obama must drastically change his administration's deportation policies and work towards a comprehensive, and fair, path to citizenship for undocumented workers.
Meet Ryan Trabuco and listen to his story. He is an amigo and an old friend from California who is now leaving the Republican Party in light of the f...
This is a Supreme Court justice who, on numerous occasions, has aired his prejudices against the personal choices of human souls in the country he has sworn to protect as a distinguished jurist. How can he uphold his oath to serve when he has a personally vested interest in the case?
After the results of the presidential election, even far right Republican Sherriff Joe Arpaio, famous for his bullish anti-immigrant stance, says that he wants to work with the Latino community.
When the names of those who need to be purged from the GOP to recover and progress past the epic electoral beating they took at the hands of a large voter coalition, Kris Kobach's is one of the first floated.
While we breathed a sigh of relief following the defeat of Mitt Romney and his self-deportation politics, it would be irresponsible for us to return to 2008 levels of hope for change without first taking a critical look at President Obama's record.
I write this missive in the year 2014 from my small, poorly ventilated office in the Shandong Province of China where my job and millions of others have been outsourced by President Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress.
Until recently, Florida has denied some parents the ability to pay in-state tuition for state colleges. However, two weeks ago, Ruiz v. Robinson found that a the Equal Protection Clause forbids this kind of discrimination.
Republicans may continue to harass and bully 11 million illegal immigrants but they're wasting their time, many of them already built a life and a family here and they're decent and honest people who call this country home - even if Romney wants them out.