The push for immigration reform is also a push for human rights to prevent the vulnerabilities to abuse and exploitation of all those living in the shadows.
As we reach the halfway mark of 2014, the world's oldest democracy still struggles with the basic notion that the United States was founded, developed and enhanced by immigrants, owing much of its success to the hard work and sacrifice of the generations that came before us.
As the revolving door spins faster than ever between jobs in government and corporate America, information and who you know are the currency that gets you through the tollgate, information that paying clients then use for ever greater profits and a competitive edge.
If Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expecting the United States to deliver the $1.3 billion in annual military assistance without any delays or restrictions, he may be in for a "rude awakening," as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said during a hearing on Egypt earlier this month.
Anniversaries are normally a cause for celebration. But there is no joy in Latino communities across the country over this week's one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court Case case known as Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder.
Newly-minted House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blamed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for the gridlock in Congress.
As long as Congress commits U.S. taxpayer dollars to the World Bank, it should fight to ensure those funds are not used to finance projects that drive climate change or harm human health.
The San Gabriel Mountains are a defining feature for the entire Los Angeles region. What many people don't know, however, is just how much strain this region is under to keep up with demand for outdoor space and recreational opportunities.
More than 30,000 Americans die from gunshot wounds every year, and each time Congress abdicates its responsibility to reduce this gruesome tally, we risk more violence.
These waivers could do away with the new standards in vast numbers of school districts across the country. Many districts could qualify for a waiver simply by no longer reporting in their school food budget the district contributions that help support the food programs.
Because you believe that having a black person as president means that racism isn't alive and well in America. It doesn't bother you that one out of three black men will spend some time of his life in America behind bars.
We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.
Can you imagine a baseball game where every stadium had its own rules? Now imagine that the rules are not just set by the home team, but that the home team players are also the umpires. This is what is happening in nearly every state in the nation when it comes to drawing congressional district maps.
President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).
For those who know me and what I stand for, they know that I rarely, if never, become emotionally angry. But today I am not only angry... worse, I am ...
The real budget fights may not come from the House's version of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic -- stealing from readiness to pay for unneeded weapons systems. They are likely to come on two other fronts.