That this middle/high school consisted of nothing more than a bunch of classrooms on the third floor of an old elementary school, set between a hospital and a jail, only underscored its single-minded, academic focus.
Compared with the European and Chinese dreams, the American Dream is alive, evolving, and shining. However, we must honor all its four components: reducing it to only economic prosperity and thus presenting US-Americans as primitive fame-and-fortune hunters is unfair.
New York City should be a leader in drawing a bright line between the criminal legal system and the civil immigration system.
To avoid this stress, as a holiday traveler, it is your duty to prepare yourself for the inevitable immigration process.
From this point forth, everyone who remains quiet at a public event where immigration reform is being discussed by members of Congress is just as guilty as those who are delaying the vote on issue.
We harm ourselves every day when we deport 1,100 people. We put U.S. citizen children in foster care or the care of others or we send them out of the country. A generation of kids has grown up with the threat of deportation of mom or dad.
By day five I began to have a few more symptoms from lack of food. Eyes began to twitch and my legs began to cramp. I found my heart would race if I went upstairs. And then my heart would race at various moments. But I knew even more deeply in my heart that this was such an important struggle.
What haunts me most is not the countless studies that document the inhumane treatment of animals or the research by the Environmental Working Group that established that each ounce of turkey consumed has the carbon footprint of driving a mile in a car.
In order to create lasting change, we need to further the conversation and advocate for solutions that address the root causes of hunger and poverty.
As I sit down to a Thanksgiving feast I ache and pray for millions of Americans who won't be able to obtain health coverage because, as Pope Francis notes, we treat people as "leftovers."
"My mother and older sister could still be deported," he said, and shared how they were unable to visit their ailing grandfather because of immigration status, and then unable to attend his funeral when he died.
If you're looking for a good reason to celebrate family unity and revive Thanksgiving from its ahistorical traditions consider giving thanks for the California TRUST Act, which, starting January 2014, will help keep tens of thousands of families from being torn to pieces by the Obama Administration's deportation machine.
Coffman is one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the U.S. Congress, and reporters should be watching for him to make statements and stage events, like this stem-cell tour, that may appeal to moderate voters but run counter to Coffman's forever-held beliefs and policy positions.
As we approach American Thanksgiving, it is time to express gratitude for a very important development in the life of the Catholic Church, which I very much love. And that is the grace of your pontificate.
In celebration of #GivingTuesday, we've been sharing a look at just some of what the League has done to increase political participation and strengthen our democracy -- and our country -- in 2013.
Right now, the future for the Undoculife team is still quite uncertain.