Voters who disapprove of Congress should "throw out the bums" who create the conditions that voters despise, and should defeat do-nothing and obstruct-everything Republicans in Washington.
Why is there such strident opposition when the vast majority of the country is now in favor of immigration reform? When I asked a Republican senator this question, he was surprisingly honest: "Fear," he said. Fear of an American future that looks different from the present.
My fast is inspired by the immigrant workers our nation and our economy depend on -- whether they are child care workers, janitors, security guards, airport workers, fast food workers, or adjunct professors -- but who earn far too little and are barely getting by.
Of course after the primary season the House leadership will claim the legislative window leading up to the fall election will be too short to schedule a vote on immigration reform. What about during the lame duck session which follows the general election?
The fear remains. Whether we are citizens or not, whether our parents or brothers or sisters are in danger of deportation or not, whether we are all...
On the weekend of a different 9/11 -- the one in 1998 -- four migrants died trying to cross into the United States from Mexico. On Friday, the body of...
This was supposed to be Marco Rubio's big year. Back in February, the junior senator from Florida made the cover of Time magazine -- billed as "The Republican Savior."
Nine-year-old Jaime Gordillo Villa was born in the United States and is a good student who has gotten awards for both good grades and behavior. He wants to be a lawyer when he grows up to help immigrants and others who need help.
With a lot of data at our fingertips, we sought to identify who were the most influential tweeters about immigration reform, and how they interacted with one another.
As we look back at twenty years of NAFTA let's use it as motivation to push this president and Congress to finally do what is right: stop using the word "alien," allow undocumented students the right to dream, and pass immigration reform once and for all.
The players in the current immigration debate fail to recognize that the legal migration system is not working. The antiquated system we have in place is inaccessible, unaffordable, and does not come near to competing in the new global economy.
Earlier this month, President Obama gave a speech calling for immigration reform. But President Obama's actions so far have only fueled the moral crisis our nation faces on immigration.
This week, we were reminded that even some business-conservative groups are continuing to push for immigration action in Washington.
This duo of new leaders are proof that bipartisan immigration reform with an earned path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants can happen, if only their parties' leadership teams let it come to the House floor for a vote.
One of the greatest victories of right-wing extremists has been to push immigration reform advocates to adopt right-wing talking points. As such the entire immigration reform debate is framed along the binary of good immigrant and bad immigrants.
As a people who had to fight long and hard for a path to citizenship -- meaning a long and hard fight for voting rights and true equality -- we cannot watch this debate from the sidelines.