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Never Again: Keeping a Promise about Human Suffering

Amy Porterfield Levy | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics
Amy Porterfield Levy

"Never Again" was the slogan I used to hear about the Holocaust and I believed it - until now. The comments that have been made about Syrian refugees and Muslims are echoing the sentiments leading up to the Holocaust in such a way that it's becoming easier to understand how an atmosphere might evolve that could lead decent people to forget their humanity.

Us vs Them--A Compassionate Look at Immigration

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Lisa Ancona-Roach

Whenever I hear people talk of keeping "them" out by building a wall or whatever method, I can't help but feel the sad irony of it. I really don't understand how folks can forget that truth about the history of the United States.

From a Recipient of Birthright Citizenship: Immigration Made America Great, Because Immigrants Are Us

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Whether we are descended from majority who came here willfully and found a better life, or from the many who came here unwillingly and lived lives of destitution and terror, the fact remains: We are all transplants, all the descendants of immigrants who desired to have a flourishing life.

Going Undercover in Jailhouse USA

Alexander Reynolds | Posted 07.31.2015 | Crime
Alexander Reynolds

Arrested, cuffed and booked, I was close enough to share the same breath as the lower depths of modern day America. Child molesters. Rapists. Murderers. Nazis. Gangbangers. Drug dealers. Thieves. Recidivists. Taxpayers. Voters. Citizens. People who were just like you and me.

Like a Good Referee, the Next U.S. President Should Be Measured, Courageous, and Decidedly Not the Story

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

What we need in our next President is someone who eschews the limelight, who is fully dedicated to the protection of the constitution, and who consistently calls plays the right way, despite enormous pressure.

UndocuQueers: How the LGBT and Immigrant Rights Movement Progress Together

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the end, this is a group of people who have been slandered ruthlessly, kicked to the bottom of many arbitrary, nonsensical social pecking orders that any bully feeds off of. This is as true of the bully in the sandbox as it is the bully in Congress or State Assembly.

Something Rotten (And Fascistic) In Denmark

Paul Gordon | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Paul Gordon

I see a giant chasm between the incomprehensible American stereotypes of life in Denmark versus the reality here. I think this comes from a wish for easy fixes to the screwed up American system.

What You Don't Know About Immigration

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Bronwyn Lea

I do want you to know that being allowed to stay in this beautiful land of opportunity is far tougher and more complicated than you might think. The laws which protect the U.S.'s borders are the same laws which apply to our family. Even though we don't "look" like immigrants, we are.

Would You Call Jesus 'illegal?'

Rev. Ryan M. Eller | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Rev. Ryan M. Eller

As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors. The Bible tells us to welcome strangers in our land and to love them as we love ourselves. That's why the media and all Americans should immediately stop referring to our undocumented brothers and sisters as "illegal."

Stop Blaming Illegal Immigrants For the Measles Outbreak

Cynthia Leifer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Leifer

Blaming immigrants for spread of disease is not a new concept in the U.S. and like previous spurious claims, this latest attempt holds no water.

The Christmas Spirit Is an Affront to Conservative Values

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Comedy
Dale Hansen

On the surface, this charitable giving may seem like the right thing to do for the holiday season. In reality, it's part of a nefarious plot being perpetrated by the lamestream media and Comrade Obama to turn true patriots into bleeding heart liberals and bring down this once-great nation.

Terrorists, Thugs and the King of the Jews

Zack Hunt | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

As Christians, we can't preach about the cross as a life-giving moment, while continuing to participate in the same dehumanizing, degrading, and justifying of violence that allowed Rome to nail our Savior to the cross. This must stop.

Republican Outrage Over Immigration Executive Order Is Misplaced

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Republicans should be more concerned about the failure of GOP leadership to address this issue. Not only did Boehner miss out on an opportunity to mend fences with a growing Hispanic voting bloc, he has now backed himself into a corner with no clear way out.

Are Republicans Hoping to Defund Border Security and Law Enforcement?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The president's action is largely one of inaction, making it difficult to withhold money for the non-event. And funds would be cut for targeting dangerous criminals here illegally, as well as border security.

Betrayed Moves Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Lisa Scottoline is an accomplished author of many books with many characters, but she is never as good as when she is writing about the characters associated with the "Rosato & Associates Novels." When she enters this world she is at her most creative and most entertaining. Luckily her new novel is one of those books.

Immigration Man

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

President Barack Obama took a historic step in announcing he would take far-reaching executive actions to change immigration policy. But his actions have set up a major confrontation with Republicans who have accused the president of an abuse of power.

Americans Don't Support the Republican Agenda

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The best thing Republicans had going for them in this election was the fact that they weren't in the same party as President Obama. But it would be a huge mistake for them to act as though this was an endorsement of their policies -- a mistake they seem likely to make. A mistake that seems destined to be part of the 2016 Republican autopsy.

A Conversation With Daniel Burity

Aline Pimentel | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Aline Pimentel

The main subject is an immigrant who survives working as a Hello Kitty character. Never revealing who is behind the mask, Daniel creates a metaphor for faceless immigrants working in the shadows of American society.

Who Cares About U.S. Immigration?

Annie Pettit | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Annie Pettit

The issue of refugees and illegal immigration sparked heated debates over the summer. On the July Fourth holiday, Obama told citizens that immigrants are central to the way of life in the USA, and that he hoped to pass comprehensive immigration overhauls.

Alright GOP, Time to Put Up Or Shut Up

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Congratulations Republicans, you've won control of Congress. Now it's time to put down the talking points, stop your OCD obsession with ObamaCare and ...

Americans Deeply Worried Undocumented Immigration Is Threatening U.S. Way Of Life, Economy

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

By Alistair Bell KINGSTON, New Hampshire, Aug 7 (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. ...

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.

Where Have All the Children Gone?

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

I beg the American leadership, the American people, to reconsider their position and to hearken back to those words on the Statue of Liberty, for if we do not, then we might just as well take down that beacon of freedom and store it away someplace very dark where it will never be seen again.

This Bad Week in News: Are People Created Equal?

Courtney McKinney | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

Whether a person is in "your" country legally or not, whether a person is living in occupied territory or settled land, whether a person is from Asia or from Europe -- people are people with no exceptions.

They Are Our Children Now

Fred Lundgren | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Fred Lundgren

The question must be asked. Where is the empathy or Christian charity among those who protest children? Did these children choose their fate? Did they maliciously and knowingly choose to be born into poverty and strife? The idea is as absurd as protesting their presence.