With this piece, I hope to shed some light on President Obama's authority to enact executive orders to defer the deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants and provide them with work authorization to integrate into our society.
Our country's future demands that we embrace our next generation of leaders -- the often-underestimated Millennials -- who are the largest, most diverse, and most progressive generation the country has ever seen.
While our federal leaders correctly understand immigrant youth to be success stories, our governor has made a less than clear statement.
Florida International University announced a few weeks ago that it will provide in-state tuition waivers for recipients of deferred action for childhood arrivals.
Originally published by The Progressive. Last Monday evening, in a small dark theater space on Manhattan's Lower East Side, a group of young peopl...
This case unmasks the ugly side of the immigration debate, including the antics of restrictionist immigration attorney Kris Kobach and ICE Union Boss Chris Crane.
Two years ago, Georgia passed one of the most stringent immigration laws in the country, House Bill 87. Both supporters and opponents of the bill now agree that it has a major flaw which needs to be fixed quickly.
We cannot let undocumented students languish in a void without access to higher education. Nor can we offer them solutions that are only temporary.
The president is going to Las Vegas Tuesday to bet on the American people. He's betting that Americans are ready to fix the broken immigration system that inhibits business, hurts families, and relegates millions of mothers, fathers, and promising youth to a life in the shadows.
Sopuruchi "Victor" Chukwueke got a gift which he describes as the "best Christmas present ever." He is a step closer to fulfilling his dream of attending medical school, thanks to a private-relief bill introduced on his behalf by Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) last year which passed both Houses of Congress earlier this week.
We have created an environment that hampers the integration of immigrants who could otherwise contribute more to our economy, engage more fully civically and politically, and strengthen our society. We have turned our backs on our immigrant history and legacy.
The role of minority voters, the presence of immigrant candidates on the ballot, and candidates' attempts to address policy concerns of minority communities are trends that are not unique to 2012 campaigns. In an increasingly diverse country, they are the new normal in American politics.
Regardless of the election results for president and congressional races, we will continue to push for permanent solutions that provide a path to citizenship for our families, ending enforcement polices that have broken up so many families, and focusing on action at the state level.
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.
By refusing to outline his stance on DACA, Gov. Romney is walking a fine line between placating his anti-immigrant base and not further alienating Latino voters, a dubious tightrope dance that leaves all sides unhappy.
The narratives on the convention stage aimed to make those third-rail issues palatable to a prime-time audience, not to advance a progressive political discourse.