It was with deep disappointment that we learned last week that some of the people who were evacuated from Haiti by U.S. Marines in the chaotic days after the earthquake had been jailed in immigration detention centers from the first day they arrived here.
To put children at the center of our arguments about immigration is to appeal to something beyond cold reason. Children are symbols of our future, and how we treat, view, care and talk about them matters for the nation we are.
Subtle or not, the Republican Party is obviously sending a message by choosing Florida over Arizona for the site of the 2012 RNC. Whether they admit it publicly or not, the national Republican Party is now on the side of the boycotters.