We have prayed, fasted and advocated for reform for well over a decade. The notion that it is not a "good time" politically does not make sense to us.
Can we truly have a civil conversation on comprehensive immigration reform while simultaneously deporting millions of people that would be affected by such a bill?
The ambassador did not focus, let alone mention, that his country's actions left these people stateless without any rights or protection. Instead, he attempts to compare his country's obvious human rights deprivations to the U.S. debates over immigration reform.
House Republicans were so extreme that they forced Boehner to choose between political suicide -- as the American people would have overwhelmingly blamed Republicans had we defaulted -- and essentially turning the Congress over to Democrats, at least on this issue.
We call upon President Obama to stop the deportations. Show mercy and compassion. Show us courage. Show us Presidential leadership on this President's Day.
In 2011, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued major reforms to a flagship guestworker program known as H-2B. Business groups, predictably, sued to block the regulations -- but last week, an appeals court finally put their arguments to rest.
Lately, Florida headlines have been filled with conservative political leaders coming out in support of DREAMers. While what follows may be slightly confusing to some, and has even confused one of the country's top law firms hired to advise our state's flagship university, let's examine the issue.
Come election time, neither Boehner, nor his party, can hide behind the Deporter-in-Chief's enforcement record.
Sen. Ayotte cannot have it both ways -- voting for comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship and then turning around and offering legislation that would attack poor immigrant children.
John Boehner knows that his party's chances to win national elections on the presidential level would be much improved by passing immigration reform. He also knows that this is not true for his House Republicans.
Resistance to immigration reform is, in many ways, a last grasp at salvaging the majority; but sociology is a tidal wave that inchoate outrage cannot stanch.
Patriotism and sacrifice are supposed to be shared among the members of a nation. It's supposed to mean something to be part of a national community, whether one is born into it or adopts it after immigrating to a new land. It's supposed to be about joining a family.
It is insulting to Hispanic voters to peddle this polluted line to them and claim that the Speaker's retreat is because of the president. They know it is not true. The Speaker's retreat is because of the Speaker, demanded by the right, and Hispanics know this. And everyone else knows this.
Cesar said many times that if his movement didn't survive his death then his work would be in vain.
What with the levels of dissatisfaction in the nation, Congress needs to start taking desperate measures to, well, woo the public once again. And what better time of year to pour on the charm than Valentine's Day?
While one Republican congressman did suggest that reform will produce "11 million Democrats," that need not be the case. After all, Republicans used to do a good job attracting immigrant votes (think of Bush winning more than 40 percent of the Latino vote in his 2004 reelection to the presidency).