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A Father's Perspective on the Humanitarian Border Crisis

Christopher Punongbayan | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Christopher Punongbayan

My son is too young to understand what is happening in the news, but one day I will have to tell him why our country is treating the children from Central America so inhumanely. I'm not sure what I will say about this shameful moment.

Roque Planas

16 Reasons Why Opening Our Borders Makes More Sense Than Militarizing Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 09.02.2014 | Latino Voices

What would happen if the United States suddenly stopped building walls and instead flung open its borders, not unlike the European Union has done amon...

On the Edge: A Tijuana Tech Tour

Carla Holtze | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Carla Holtze

My decision to travel to Tijuana with 19 other investors, leaders and entrepreneurs from Mexico and the United States on the #TJTechTour was met by my friends and family with bewilderment and concern. Tijuana may never be the epicenter of software and technology innovation that Silicon Valley is, nor does it purport to be.

Q & A: Minors Crossing The Border Don't Always Get Lawyers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Isabella Ordaz and Adriana Champagne A sudden increase in undocumented children attempting to cross the U.S. border has drawn the attention of m...

The Immigration Crisis: Just Another Byproduct of the Drug War

Neill Franklin | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Neill Franklin

Until we alter our drug strategy, we can expect more murder and mayhem south of our border -- and greater numbers of immigrants fleeing north for safety.

A Parent's Courage

Julieta Garibay | Posted 10.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Julieta Garibay

I saw firsthand the pain of refugees knocking at our nation's door trying to stay alive. We can't forget that this debate must be centered on the simple fact that they're human beings.

Rick Perry Fails Fact Check On 'Criminal' Claim

FactCheck.org | Eugene Kiely | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. In discussing his decision to send the National Guard to the Mexico border, Texas Gov. Rick Per...

The Rocket's Green Glare

James Moore | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
James Moore

The SpaceX decision to build a launch facility near Brownsville will, eventually, be considered a historical moment that began the transformation of the Rio Grande Valley. However, SpaceX is only the most high-profile development in a series of investments being made in this 120-mile stretch of the Texas-Mexico border.

GOP Panics, Attacks DREAMers and Border Children

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The very fact that Republicans were meeting during what was supposed to be a recess means that, despite the fact we've known about the border crisis for some time, a panic switch had been thrown.

There Are Children to Love

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The scenes of children crossing our borders and arriving to this country have touched me no less than the scene I experienced on the sonogram. Now we are a nation sitting next to a metaphorical sonogram machine and staring at the screen. The concerns that I had are no different from the concerns that many in this country have.

As Migrant Crisis Hits US Border, Texas Town Keeps It Classy

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Building a bigger fence may play well around the cable-TV studio desks where pundits gather to yak in faraway New York and Washington. But down in El Paso, it's a foreign concept.

Ted Cruz Leads GOP to Disaster (Again)

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While the course that the Ted Cruz-controlled portion of the GOP is heading down toward is a predictable one, the results are not.

Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador Governments Must Reassess Their Priorities

Luis E. Montes | Posted 09.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis E. Montes

For there to be real progress, there must be a real focus on the issues that matter. It's time for the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to assume responsibility, look introspectively, clean up and strengthen their institutions to stop the exodus.

Applying our Pro-Life Convictions to the Border Crisis

Daniel Darling | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Daniel Darling

As someone who has devoted much of my life to defending the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the family, I'm concerned about the rhetoric often employed when talking about these children who have recently crossed our borders.

Sam Stein

Boehner Won't Get Help Passing House GOP Border Bill, Top Dem Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moments after House Republicans unveiled the outlines of a bill on Wednesday to deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors on the nati...

Obama's Immigration Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But what is pretty clear is that if Obama does act, it is going to help Democrats in the 2016 presidential contest. The whole immigration reform issue is a gigantic trap for Republicans, and they will likely be unable to resist the urge to walk right into it.

A Call for Compassion for Children Arriving From Central America

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

We all know that where a child is born shouldn't determine how long she lives, but it does. However, we must remember that under God, there is a universal citizenship -- a status that makes us all equal under His eyes and worthy of love, dignity and respect.

Who Will Qualify for Obama's Executive Order?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Removing the age cap and changing the criteria to allow more DREAMers to qualify may be the easiest thing that Obama could do.

Taking Kids as They Come: Soccer, the Border, and Dealing With Migration

Paul Cuadros | Posted 09.14.2014 | Latino Voices
Paul Cuadros

Over the past 15 years, one thing has become very clear to me: As a country we have rarely tackled the causes of migration beyond border enforcement, which has been mildly successful. The current crisis lays bare the failings of this shortsighted policy.

Boehner's History of Inaction on Border Control

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner has gone from confidently touting his and his fellow House Republicans' upcoming leadership on the issue of immigration, to now doing nothing more than groveling for Obama to solve the problem using his executive authority -- which is an ironic enough stance for a Republican to take, these days.

Immigration, Child Refugees and Horrible, Horrible Politics

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Like everything else happening in our country, the children on the border have been dragged into our political discourse, and it instantly turned ugly when the news network spotlight hit it.

Friday Talking Points -- First Marijuana TV Ad Created

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This ad will likely be followed by other companies' ads -- all competing freely in a marketplace for customers -- which means it does represent a historic turning point.

Down Where The River Ends

James Moore | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
James Moore

U.S. foreign policy and economic aid to Central American countries, perhaps, instead of pumping billions into Mideast imbroglios, is likely to ease the flow of refugees toward Texas. But no answer is workable until politicians in Washington and Austin realize the Rio Grande Valley is not a battlefield.

The Future of the American Mood: Hispanic Millennials in Border States

Marian Salzman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Marian Salzman

California and Texas, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, aren't just on the geographical border of the United States and Mexico. They're also a frontier between the America that we were and the America we're rapidly becoming.

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes be...