Behind-the-scenes political maneuvering and lip service by Democrats could once again prevent our state from providing equal access to college.
Whether a final plan emerges from the House or not, immigration reform has broad public support. Americans agree it is time for action, but are looking to its leaders to resolve the remaining conflicts.
Last week, President Obama got an earful from his immigration allies. The pressure over immigration is unprecedented because it is coming from the left, and also because it is well-deserved.
Immigrant-activist groups like the NCLR have been willing to give the GOP as much space as possible to move forward on some kind of immigration vote and revitalize the process. And once Boehner killed immigration reform again, desperation set in.
During her acceptance speech, Lupita Nyong'o eloquently remarked: "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." We should continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that can provide every talented person the opportunity to succeed in the greatest nation on Earth.
It's no wonder that Republicans have pinned all of their hopes for the mid-terms on the proposition that the botched Obamacare roll-out would sour the public on the signal accomplishment of President Obama's first term. But once again, the Republicans are on the wrong side of history.
For the last 16 months, Mark Reid, a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, was separated from his teenage daughter and family not by a war in another country but by our own government's immigration detention system.
It is morally bankrupt to deny citizenship and healthcare to millions of people who have worked hard and contributed to our economy for decades, simply because of their undocumented status. Allowing them to work legally would strengthen our economy and bolster the Medicare system.
We didn't argue that men were superior to women or that gay people had made some shoddy lifestyle choices any more than we argued about gravity or the law of the conservation of matter or entropy. Because, why would you?
This case is a perfect microcosm of how both sides of the immigration debate are not helping the cause and both sides are getting more entrenched. I'm a firm believer that this country is a melting pot and that is what has made us an unstoppable force; however, it would be mistaken to think that this animosity toward immigrants is new.
Debra Ehrhardt reminded me of something important the other day. Who is Debra Ehrhardt, you ask? Figuratively she is your neighbour, co-worker, a friend... and, at the moment, someone who provoked my reflection upon immigration reform.
When is a promise not a promise? That's what Luciano Sandoval is asking after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) broke its pledge to stop arresting individuals at Kern County, California courthouses.
Immigration reform is not a game that we're playing and, frankly, our communities don't need stewards in Washington, we need allies. We need those with access to open space for our own voices to be heard.
Updating our immigration laws to reflect the needs of the American economy in 2014 is critical to help maintain U.S. economic leadership in today's increasingly competitive world.
House Speaker John Boehner has announced that Republicans probably won't do anything on immigration reform, because "there's widespread doubt about wh...
We all stand to benefit from bringing people out of the shadows, improving access to law enforcement and supporting local businesses.