Immigration has always involved hardship, but unfortunately I never fully came to grips with that reality until it became part of my own reality. Ours was supposed to be an open-and-shut case: a fiancée visa. Our timing, however, was admittedly unhelpful: right after 9/11.
My expectations about midlife, and having a white picket fence around my home, obscured the real view.
Almost four years after the economy began growing again, the recovery is still coming in fits and starts. Reforms that would re-design the employment-based immigration system so that it puts our economic needs first couldn't come at a more important time.
When you watched how different your children were from others, you kept a nonjudgmental, open mind. In the absence of role models, you managed to let me be gay without knowing what that might mean, going against a homophobic stream so ingrained in the Filipino machista system.
Coffee is a real labor of love. You have to create your own ritual for drinking it.
My father was a German-Ukrainian immigrant, a laborer who had married and in due course produced three daughters. Having weathered wars and oceans li...
Given the current and future demographics of the U.S., Democrats and Republicans have to expand their networks, not just to more diverse communities but also down the ballot. to local and state races where the pipeline to Congress begins.
My grandmother's birthday was this week. She was born in 1877 and would have been 136 years old. And when, in her honor, I looked at some family photos, I discovered something that I had not noticed before.
We are all the poorer for a system riddled with injustice. Let us take inspiration from the teachings of Leviticus and exercise our democratic rights and responsibilities by advocating for more equitable and humane immigration policies.
When the media is filled with stories, often largely anecdotal but highly effective, about immigrants not learning English, or waving Mexican flags at immigration rallies, it makes people on the fence turn against immigration reform.
Even the title feels cramped. Stuck Elevator. Hardly the inspiration for a play, let alone a musical drama or an opera; hardly a title that would excite a potential audience. However, Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis thought differently.
The immigrant community must step up even more and prove that through hard work and sacrifice, they earned the right to not just be here lawfully, but citizenship itself. This shouldn't be that hard.
On April 10, the national day of action for immigration reform, labor leader Maria Elena Durazo was outspoken in her critique of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Vân, Cúc, Trúc, and Trang; Dũng, Dai, Khôi and Phát. In my mother tongue these names carry music, cadence, poetry. They evoke for the listener i...
In early April the Associated Press announced that it would no longer use the word "illegal" when referring to undocumented immigrants. The decision h...
Perhaps the greatest benefit of working with international students is that I get a constant reminder of what it's like to be "new." These students ar...