This month, the United States celebrates Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and the many contributions that Asian-American communities have made to our nation.
According to his website, "Providing healthcare to illegal immigrants costs us some $11 billion annually." As with many of Trump's claims, this one is wrong. But unlike some of his other falsehoods, the media has left this one unchallenged.
The heterosexual marriage assumption in Greek culture can be suffocating, especially if you grow up realizing that you are Greek and queer.
Insurance coverage among immigrants remains stubbornly low, in part, because many undocumented immigrants are simply ineligible for coverage. With few exceptions, undocumented individuals are barred from accessing public coverage like Medicaid.
California's transformation shows that progress is possible even in states where anti-immigrant anger and discrimination are prevalent, such as modern day Arizona, Alabama or Georgia.
Fear-mongering and xenophobia are not really my areas of expertise, but I dip and dabble in poetry a bit, so here's a reply to his reading of Al Wilson's "The Snake":
Chances are, if you haven't heard the phrase "You're in America, speak English," someone you know has, perhaps your grandmother, mother or a primo who recently moved to the United States.
The coalescence of the Republican leadership around Donald Trump may be happening slightly quicker than expected, but it was entirely predictable. Turns out that for many Republicans #NeverTrump actually meant, "on balance we would prefer somebody like Marco Rubio, but we will support pretty much anybody who is not a Clinton or an Obama."
This past Tuesday, an incident at San Francisco City Hall showcased both the worst - and the best - of the immigration debate. That day, scores of u...
Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, being elected Mayor of London, topples a pervading narrative and in its wake leaves behind unparalleled opportunities.
Until we acknowledge our past injustices, include its lessons and the experiences of our victims in our self-definition, and radically transform our societies to create more fully inclusive societies, we will continue to be plagued by the consequences of our original sins.
Who else is captivated by the P&G Olympic commercials? Athletes from across the world stand poised for their moment, filled with trepidation, doubt, n...
The American Dream is chased by everyone! These Immigrant Entrepreneurs achieved their dreams and share the stories on an inspirational podcast. Kent...
With all the talk swirling around about immigration, building walls and expelling millions of people from the US, I thought I should tell my story about becoming an American citizen. It's a story of romance, passion, and great expectation and how this all crashed upon the rocks of government bureaucracy only to succeed wonderfully in the end as a manifestation of what makes the country great.
My niece will have many things working against her when she grows up, because no matter what I or anyone else does, we cannot protect her from the hatred and injustice that is the birthright of people with brown skin and foreign names.
In the spring of 2015, I traveled to the Turkish border of Syria with a small camera crew to make a documentary about the women in the Syrian refugee camps. I met Rahaf in the art room of the refugee camp in southern Turkey.