He will never be president, but for those who have a chance, and for the party that aspires to retake the White House in 2016, the last few weeks have been a squandered opportunity.
It seems that my family, and the entire immigrant community, become political targets every time Republicans face off in a primary election. For too long, these primary politics have pulled the center of the immigration debate to the right.
As we mourn with and pray for the Steinle family, let us also channel our grief by uniting around solutions that can prevent incidents like this from happening again.
With 2016 fast approaching, things look bleak for the GOP. Pandering to a non-white voting block could very well end up costing it the South, as it did to the Democrats in the 1960s. At the same time, pandering to base will alienate too many groups to win in a general election--not the least of which are Latinos.
The landmark U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which shifted the criteria for admission of immigrants from a system of country quotas to the prioritization of family reunification and occupational skills, is now fifty years old.
At the glamorous waterside student union on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, 50 feet from where he first played with Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs back in the '60s, Madison-based jazz artist Ben Sidran gazed out at the summer crowds exuding satisfaction and serenity. No regrets.
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Today marks a milestone in the fight for common sense immigration reform in the United States. A federal court in New Orleans will hear arguments in the case challenging President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
Maybe, just maybe, Senator Bernie Sanders was so mum about immigration because he's been so busy fighting for every cause that disproportionately affects us? I don't know about you, but that makes him more pro-Latino than you.
The one thing all parents share is the desire to protect their kids. Although the legalization and regulation of all drugs may seem counterintuitive to that desire, repealing prohibition will keep our communities safer. Legalization reduces the profit margins of illicit products and disincentivizes the time, money, and violence necessary to traffic drugs.
It's not the year 2000 anymore and the DREAM Act hasn't passed, but over the last 15 years a movement has been brewing. One story changed the course of my life. Imagine if our collective stories can change history?
There has to be a way we can do what needs doing, to shine a light on the problems and injustices in our country, while still publicly embracing a commitment to the whole country, the whole community.
Dominicans are poised to be significant political players within and outside the Latino community. The degree to which this becomes a political reality will largely depend on the degree to which Dominican candidates and Dominican civic organizations take the lead in mobilizing this important segment of the Latino electorate in the Northeast.
As many all over the United States jubilantly post pictures on social media of the White House bathed in rainbow light, we should not ignore the shadow that the President's response to Gutiérrez -- and the policies she was protesting -- cast over that same house. It is our house.
In the end, this is a group of people who have been slandered ruthlessly, kicked to the bottom of many arbitrary, nonsensical social pecking orders that any bully feeds off of. This is as true of the bully in the sandbox as it is the bully in Congress or State Assembly.
It is shameful and embarrassing when people who have acquired a position of power thanks to the activism of others (or even their own past activism) choose to criticize others who use the same tactics to fight for their rights or very existence.