The media has a responsibility to inform. That includes writing and reporting on the issues surrounding each candidate and the policies and platforms proposed by them. They will and should write and talk about both the good and the bad. But they have an overriding responsibility to the public to get it right.
I have written and spoken many times about the fiduciary responsibilities that we have as adults today. We are "trustees" of our children. We must protect and safeguard them so that more young Victor Casillas Valles can graduate from USF and other colleges and universities throughout the United States. Loving and protecting our children is the greatest love of all.
Religious groups have been particularly energized by the callous, even sacrilegious view of immigrants as illegals, criminals and threats, advanced by anti-immigrant politicians, media outlets and advocacy groups.
On May 6th, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held her first two fundraising events in San Francisco. I attended an afternoon event, featuring a confident, positive Clinton.
When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.
While EB-5 has been on the legislative bargaining table for a number of years, the recent development of retrogression conditions makes debate on program reforms all the more urgent.
Someone recently asked me what makes immigration law so complicated, and whether it has to be that way. I paused, contemplating polarized congressional debates, hastily crafted compromises, and the messy legislation that results.
I do want you to know that being allowed to stay in this beautiful land of opportunity is far tougher and more complicated than you might think. The laws which protect the U.S.'s borders are the same laws which apply to our family. Even though we don't "look" like immigrants, we are.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified before Congress last week about his proposed three billion dollar increase to DHS funding for the next fiscal year.
While the Hill continues to turn the other cheek, New York City has chosen to take immigration reform into its own hands by creating a new municipal identification card program -- a move other cities would be smart to follow.
Early evidence indicates that immigrants are more likely to enhance our economic institutions than they are to destroy them.
Welcoming more foreigners into the U.S. workforce is not traitorous. In fact, it is quite patriotic, and not simply for the obvious ideological reasons.
I felt as though my limbs had been torn from my body.
Senate Resolution 104 ignores the tremendous multiple costs of Operation Streamline and other programs that prosecute immigrants as criminals. Our country is better served by rededicating our energies to accomplish comprehensive immigration reform.
As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors. The Bible tells us to welcome strangers in our land and to love them as we love ourselves. That's why the media and all Americans should immediately stop referring to our undocumented brothers and sisters as "illegal."
This week marks the five year anniversary of Arizona's notorious SB-1070 law, which codified a set of anti-immigrant regulations designed to promote self-deportation of local residents or "attrition through enforcement" in the explicit language of the bill.