A comprehensive immigration reform bill has been approved by the Senate committee responsible for immigration laws, and the bill will now move to the ...
A vast majority of them were brought to America through no fault of their own. But they have grown up as Americans and know about the country they came from only through stories their parents tell them. Are we to leave them to live in the shadows?
As it currently stands, undocumented immigrants all across the country are weary of talking to the police. To get a sense for how immigration reform can abate this, just look at the case study of New Haven, CT.
When I walk down the streets in my other home city -- New York City -- I am always proud to see so many people from different countries, cultures, and ethnicities living and working together. It also makes me proud when I see the contributions that waves of immigrants have made in the U.S.
Our federal immigration system is broken, and until we fix it, our economy will continue to suffer and other countries will continue to gain jobs at our expense.
The City of Boston was founded on the dreams, traditions and entrepreneurial spirit of immigrants. Today, immigrants help Boston to thrive and to grow. But the system is broken. And it doesn't work for Boston.
America is a country built by immigrants. My parents' story is important not because it is unique but rather because it is the story of America. It is a story that should be allowed to repeat itself.
America is the most immigrant-friendly nation in the world and we are also the richest; that is not a coincidence. Immigrants have been coming to our shores since the Pilgrims landed and they bring with them determination, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit that built this great nation.
An immigration system that welcomes the innovators of the world who can help us build an even stronger nation is just plain common sense. Let's make this happen.
Our company was created by Americans -- immigrants, children of immigrants, and the great-grandchildren of immigrants -- all of whom share an undying passion for building a better America.
The major impact of the law has been to prevent many non-Latino citizens -- most likely the elderly, the young, and others less likely to have the requisite documents readily at hand -- from registering.
On the face of it, the Tea Party seems autonomous and even a thorn in the side of the GOP. But that façade masks the real truth about the Tea Party, which is that ultimately it is less a political organization than a contract killer working for the Republicans.
The opportunity to reunite their families should be extended to all immigrant families, including LGBT families. It is the just and right thing to do. It is the humane thing to do. It is what we must do.
If undocumented Mexicans are willing to fight and work for this country, they are doing more than many of my contemporaries, who were born here and automatically assume that they have free rein to enjoy all of the amenities that America has to offer while contributing the bare minimum.
One doesn't often have the opportunity to make a quick remark that might affect the course of U.S. policy. I got that chance in an unexpected conversation with Barack Obama in 2007.
The lessons of IRCA argue strongly in support of passage of comprehensive immigration legislation (like S. 744) for four principal reasons.