A vast majority of them were brought to America through no fault of their own. But they have grown up as Americans and know about the country they came from only through stories their parents tell them. Are we to leave them to live in the shadows?
I've made strides in overcoming my depression through working as an activist and with the support of my friends, but I still worry that my dreams remain in jeopardy.
I finally understood -- that the core of the American Dream exceeds the cliché of pulling oneself up by the bootstrap; it requires that we forge a multi-faceted community that reaches out to those in need.
I have lived in this country long enough to know that I love it. But when our families, friends and neighbors work hard everyday and still have to be afraid of raids in their own neighborhoods and homes, it feels a lot like the countries we came from.
As someone who immigrated to Hawaii from Japan as a young child, I know firsthand the determination it takes to thrive in a new school, a new language, and a new country. I was able to succeed because of all the opportunities I had.
If Republicans attack Andrew Romanoff on immigration, reporters should obviously spotlight Mike Coffman's own record on the issue.
Americans of all backgrounds have a chance to work together in solidarity, and women must take the lead, not follow the naysayers or incrementalists.
The DREAM Act may have been controversial before, but it is considered a safe bill on both sides of the aisle now: border security is where the controversy has migrated to after the DREAM Act has been so thoroughly accepted by the American public.
Student Carlos Hernandez-Martinez in the "Dream Resource Center," part of the Undocumented Student Program at UC Berkeley. Photo Credit:...
Like all immigrants, we aim to earn citizenship and contribute to this nation. Indeed, like Senator Cornyn and his father before him, I hope to serve my country as a lawyer and public servant in the Armed Forces.
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.
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.
The GOP ought to remember that Latinos don't just vote for immigration reform alone. They vote for the party that will best represent their interests.
The fact is that Congress does not need some sort of invitation from the White House in order to do their job. To take affirmative action toward addressing our nation's problems, Congress should put aside its letterhead and stop writing letters to the President and federal agencies asking them to take action.
The president and the senators are, for the most part, in sync. But differences over a few key provisions have advocates from all corners expressing concern for their constituencies, promising an intense debate moving forward.
There is something for everyone, which means that it has a good chance of becoming law, with several amendments. Most of the provisions, however, do not mean much without effective regulations after enactment. Overall, the good outweighs the bad.