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Death Eaters In The White House

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is a Death Eater, consider all that the Groper in Chief and his circle of Dementors have done in the space of just three short weeks.

Here's How Donald Trump's Travel Ban Affects You

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics

Note: As of Feb. 3, federal agencies have temporarily suspended enforcement of key provisions of President Donald Trump’s executive order, allowing ...

The San Bernardino Shooting Doesn't Prove the U.S. Immigration System Is too Lax

American Anthropological Association | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

The experiences of Ghanaians migrating to the United States suggest that our family reunification policies are not at fault for the San Bernardino shootings. Family reunification is already too expensive and takes too long.

Immigration Benefits for Sons and Daughters of New Permanent Residents: Another Setback

Jan H. Brown | Posted 10.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Jan H. Brown

The U.S. Supreme Court recently restricted the use of the Child Status Protection Act so that certain children who turned 21 before their parent received a green card would have to go to the back of the line and start their wait all over again!

MD Expands Opportunities for Abused, Undocumented Children

Christina Wilkes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Christina Wilkes

The new bill recognizes that if these children succeed, Maryland succeeds. Hopefully more states will follow the lead of Maryland and a handful of other jurisdictions and close this harmful gap between federal and state laws.

Review: Greencard Warriors

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

I recently saw an important new film at the Crosby Hotel presented by the Dutch Consulate. As always, the Dutch support their filmmakers with the hope...

Yet Another American Dream Left Unfulfilled

Ketaki Desai | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Ketaki Desai

Every year thousands of students from all over the world make their way to American universities. Most of them come with the hope of achieving the American dream. Our story started out on a similar note.

An Expats Dream: "The Green Card"

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Sriya Chakravarti

The "American Dream" shines brighter in most eyes that I encounter across continents. I have been traveling since I was 18, and every time USA becomes a topic of discussion, the quest for the stars and stripes (green card) seems to be the aspiration of the world.

Why Are American Workers Being Left Behind?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

If our companies cannot find skilled employees, why don't they hire for aptitude and provide the specific training for the skills and abilities they need?

My Government Recognizes My Marriage and Welcomes My Wife! Karin Got Her Green Card!

Judy Rickard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Judy Rickard

Now she can be with me legally and safely in the U.S. She can travel on her own or with me and return safely through the U.S. residents' line at border-crossing customs desks. Our future is ours to plan; travel taken and time spent doing it are not at the whim of the U.S. government anymore.

Death of DOMA Revives the American Dream for Same-Sex Couples at Home and Abroad

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

One impact of the Court's decision that resounds far beyond our borders, is in the area of immigration.

Gay Couple Receives Green Card After DOMA Ruling

Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

A green card application from a married gay couple has been approved for the first time by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, a group advoca...

The Long Wait For A Green Card

USA Today | Posted 06.24.2013 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- Alejandro Bojorquez wants to play by the rules. The Mexican citizen has patiently waited for years for a green card to allow him to come...

My Simple, One-Page Immigration Proposal

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

With regard to our nation's illegal immigration problem, the goal should be to solve it -- not win some political battle. The solution must but be simple, not complex. So I thought I would take a stab at a simple, not perfect, solution for illegal immigration.

How Immigration Reform Helps Undocumented Immigrants Jump the Queue

Dinkar Jain | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Under the proposed bill, an undocumented immigrant who entered the U.S. in December 2011 will have more economic rights than an MIT engineer who enter...

Amnesty + Marriage Equality = Zero

David Sperling | Posted 05.28.2013 | Latino Voices
David Sperling

I support gay rights. Same-sex couples should have all the rights of heterosexual couples, and discrimination of any type must not be tolerated. But the marriage equality movement's desire for same-sex couples to be included in immigration reform is a recipe for disaster.

Will Immigration Reform Mean More Deaths on the Border?

Hannah Hafter | Posted 05.19.2013 | Latino Voices
Hannah Hafter

What is "secure" about a border where people are losing their lives? And what is "comprehensive" about immigration reform that not only fails to address the humanitarian crisis on the border, but also reproduces the same policies that led to it in the first place?

Immigration Reform -- Not Amnesty

David Sperling | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
David Sperling

Some knee-jerk immigration advocates would have the American public believe that nothing less than a speedy "path to citizenship" for 11 million illegal immigrants is the only just and humane solution to our dysfunctional immigration system. Nonsense.

Stand in What Line, Mr. President?

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

It should now be clear that immigration reform cannot demand that the applicant go home and stand in line; there is no line for them to stand in, unless Congress creates a new visa category for them.

Lesbian Grandmothers Lead Green Card Fight (VIDEO)

Brynn Gelbard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Gelbard

Long before immigration reform was the hot topic it is today, Judy Rickard and her wife, Karin Bogliolo, were in the trenches spreading the word about the harsh reality for same-sex binational couples trying to remain together in the U.S.

President Obama: Protect This Family Now (VIDEO)

Brynn Gelbard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Gelbard

President Obama, you can ensure that Becky and Sanne's green card petition is not denied but put on hold until either the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act or Congress passes an immigration reform bill that includes the gay partner provision you put forward.

Immigrants: What to Expect When You're Expecting a Legal Status?

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Hani Almadhoun

Members of Congress and the president are working toward giving illegal immigrants a legal status. But what will it take for an immigrant 'illegals' or otherwise to becoming an American?

Married Gay Couples Challenge the President to Put Their Green Card Cases on Hold Until the Supreme Court Rules on DOMA

Brynn Gelbard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Gelbard

Despite advances at the state level, same-sex spouses were nothing more than strangers to each other in the eyes of the federal government. One group that has suffered these harsh repercussions is gay and lesbian Americans with foreign spouses.

Key House Vote Sets Stage For Larger Battle

Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A House vote to offer permanent residency to foreign students graduating with advanced degrees in sci...

Janell Ross

Mitt Romney: Dad Was Born In Mexico, Now Here's My Hard-Line Immigration Plan | Janell Ross | Posted 10.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney offered a disclaimer in the second presidential debate Tuesday before he addressed his stance on immigrati...