California Governor Jerry Brown has declared today as Cesar Chavez Day. Coincidentally, a new biopic about the labor rights activist was released last...
The president already has the power to reverse his failed immigration and border security policies. Now he just needs the political will and moral courage.
Very few taxpayers have ever heard of the Congressional Bed Mandate -- the quota that requires 34,000 undocumented immigrants be detained every single night -- but it's costing them five million dollars, each and every day.
In search of the American Dream, I had come halfway around the planet to pursue graduate studies in computer science at the University of Southern California. Little did I then know that the green pastures are not so green, at least not without a green card.
For too many years, Congress and the Executive branch have failed to provide meaningful oversight of the Border Patrol and OSO to set standards for effective, rights-respecting enforcement.
There's a simple reason why the Democratic agenda has powerful momentum this year.
Imagine waking up to learn that you are no longer recognized as a citizen of the country in which you were born -- the only country you have ever called home. This inconceivable scenario has become a reality for tens of thousands of Dominicans.
Using the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants for political gain is wrong. Holding influence and power as a Latino, yet not caring about people like my mother is wrong.
President Obama has the legal authority to act to stop the deportation machine and he cannot simply pay lip service to immigration reform while deporting our families.
It's tempting for Democrats to dismiss the post-mortem of the post-mortem as nothing short of celebrating abject failure. But before we get to that, it is worth examining the structural changes happening in the Republican Party, because Democrats really can't afford to ignore such things.
It should have told us something when Senators like Rubio, McCain and Flake, Republicans representing states with lots of Hispanic voters, said that we needed immigration reform.
Speaker John Boehner could end deportations of undocumented immigrants today. Boehner can call an open vote of the House -- as he has done many, many times, ignoring the "Hastert Rule" when convenient -- and pass comprehensive immigration reform. Today.
Students might want to study medical science due to the prestige attached to doctors, but computer science? The Geek Stigma is real, but Chicago companies and organizations are seeking to dismantle the stigma's power in a multitude of ways.
We appreciate that the secretary heard us out and took the time to meet. However, he's mistaken if he thinks that chatting with us for 40 minutes is going to make us forget about drone victims and the horrible treatment of the immigrant community.
Attacking President Obama and claiming he can use executive orders to stop deportations is worse than counterproductive. It's misdirection from the real issue that is powering the deportation machine.
A successful immigration sales pitch would guide the audience along a timeline of the issue. The narrative would provide an anchor in the past, detailing the history of the issue and build toward the current environment.