If more Latinos register, more will vote. In places like Arizona and Nevada, where Latinos lean Democratic, Barreto concluded, adding more voters to the rolls will pay enormous dividends for Democrats.
Constitutional questions aside, the anti-immigrant laws in Georgia and Alabama are increasingly viewed as a failed experiment exacting intolerable human tolls, alarming economic costs and genuine political risks.
Are we really so uncertain and so unsure of how stable our society is that we would become this afraid to share the perspectives of those who have experienced feelings of isolation -- or loneliness in our society or who have a different story to tell?
It is disingenuous at best for the Republican Party to say out of one corner of their mouth that our immigration system is broken, then do everything they can to stop any wholesale fix. Our states and our country deserve better.
Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu fancies himself a "Leader on Border Security" and an immigration hardliner. Yet it turns out that Babeu was willing to help one immigrant: Jose Orozco, his Mexican boyfriend.
Solving the illegal immigration problem requires solving the legal immigration problem. If a quick and legal pathway to immigrate similar to Ellis Island were revived, unauthorized immigration would virtually disappear.
The misguided decision to ban ethnic studies turns truth into criminal behavior. It recasts Latinos and communities of color as outsiders, blaming them for their struggles in our flawed educational system.
Around the world, as long as people keep moving, politicians will continue to talk breathlessly about the immigration "crisis."
Will the Hispanic Republicans in Florida continue to drive a wedge that goes against what most Latinos are in support of?
The current system fails more than just immigrants seeking opportunity and fair treatment. It fails all of us by refusing to embrace a future that welcomes diversity and equal access to the American dream.
Romney's short sighted campaign strategy raises serious questions about his character and fitness to be president.
The 2012 Immigrants' List Annual Heroes come from across the country, and work to positively impact policies on immigration. We are grateful for their work and excited to honor their achievements.
This week as communities the world over justly mourn the victims of last year's Tucson's shootings, the violent death of young Torres--one case in a larger pattern--remain barely known.
Favianna's latest feat is helping organize, the first coalition of artists, writers, and filmmakers working to expose the negative effects of SB1070.
I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about states taking immigration...
With the intellectual weight of Helen Krieble's ideas, a nationwide, pro-immigration movement with conservatives involvement is gaining strength in the states.