History shows that citizenship alone will not lead to fair workplaces. It is up to us to change the course of history and put fair workplaces at the center of any policy, including immigration reform
Recent studies indicate that to one degree or another, American congregants of all political stripes tend to follow the lead of their religious leaders when it comes to immigration. President Obama was smart to enlist their support as he works to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul this year.
Preventing undocumented but qualified students from earning college diplomas creates a barrier to their economic success and limits what they can contribute to American society.
We must hold ALL elected officials and ourselves to higher standards of equality. We must break down the silos whether by community, issue or campaign. We must be bold, visionary and steadfast in our commitment to social and economic justice.
Immigrations are a blessing, not a curse. They are assets, not deficits. The current bill does not help the 11 million people here. It puts them at the end of the citizenship line.
The devaluation of immigrant women's labor is intertwined with the devaluation of women as human beings. Without bringing gender and human rights into the dialogue, Congress will unfairly exclude women from the promise of true citizenship.
President Obama lost almost all the ground he had gained late in the 2012 election season. He hit a new low in approval and a new high in disapproval for his second term, as the honeymoon bounce completely evaporated.
Many resist drawing parallels between the African-American civil rights movement and the immigrant rights movement. But Catherine Burks-Brooks sees many similarities.
If we don't fix our immigrant worker system, then onion, apple, and tomato farmers may make decisions that, though good for them, lead to higher prices and less choice for consumers.
Yes, you read it correctly. There really is no such thing. And not because the Associated Press announced a long overdue change to its Stylebook yesterday.
Latinos came out strongly for the Democrats and have a deep desire to work with them towards real immigration reform, but we have limits. These limits are being tested by the lead Democrat on immigration reform, Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer.
The path to citizenship gave Cuban Americans the opportunity to become full Americans, instead of being stuck in a temporary status or as second-class citizens. The same could happen to my other immigrant neighbors and friends in Little Havana if we give them an opportunity.
Their agreement on is very preliminary and hasn't yet even been blessed by the so-called Gang of Eight senators working on immigration reform, but the mere fact that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue agreed on anything is remarkable.
The national debate around immigration policy reform has largely ignored a disturbing trend in businesses: the modern-day indentured servitude of temporary workers.
Faced with a shortage of temporary high-skilled visas and 6- to 10-year waits for employment-based green cards, foreign graduates of U.S. universities are taking their talents elsewhere. Wouldn't it better to have them working for us rather than for our foreign competitors?
Since disclosing my undocumented status, I've become a walking conversation eliciting countless uncomfortable, awkward, honest, sharp, pointed questions.