I don't mean to be Captain Obvious over here, but Republicans and Democrats continue to butt heads on the topic of immigration. This post isn't so much about the politicians and their lies, and make no mistake; they all lie. However, they have to be acknowledged as they are major players in this debate. Nevertheless, this post is for us to discuss the word "illegal," and what it means to latinos. Illegal, a word that I decided to stop using even while I was a registered Republican. Note that the GOP's views on immigration, is among one of the many reasons I could no longer be affiliated with this party. What was I thinking?
With heavy threads of green and red, and white and blue, I will embroider the border of Mexico and the United States.
Will the government shut down again? So much palace intrigue in The People's House. Super-nerds are consumed this week with the drama that is set to unfold in the capital. I'm one of them.
With the letter to Donald Trump that was sent out last week, the "Jesus was not political" faction of our dear Presbyterian Church (USA) must be flipping out!
The Asian American community, nineteen million of us strong, could be the tipping point that shifts the balance of power against white supremacy. But what's more, we Asian Americans must challenge the anti-black racism that exists in our own community.
In the latest EB-5-related bill to hit the Senate floor, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced on October 1, 2015 the most open-handed, favorable legislation to-date for the reauthorization and renewal of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
Now as the dust has settled after an unforgettable visit from Pope Francis, we are left to face an emotional Speaker of the House exiting a tumultuous Republican Party in Congress and the growing threat of a stubbornly ultra-right agenda.
A recent Pew Research Center study examined these trends. Their report predicts that in 2055, no racial or ethnic group will hold a majority. According to their data, the US of 2055 will be 46 percent white, 24 percent Hispanic, 14 percent Asian and 13 percent black.
With the monkey off his back, Boehner is expected to push through a bipartisan government funding bill that avoids a government shutdown. But paying the light bill isn't exactly a valiant bow-out or a game changer for his party's ailing long-term health.
Whether it is seeking to deport people whose massive contributions help make the United States rich, or keeping people of color from getting to the polls, structural racism is the common theme that runs through our work.
Pope Francis, a champion of the vulnerable and downtrodden, has an opportunity to make the moral case, on behalf of the many faith leaders and faith-based organizations supporting comprehensive immigration reform, to break the stalemate in Congress.
Pope Francis and Donald Trump are savvy politicians, whose contrasting styles of rhetoric and tone have made them two of the best showmen/salesmen of the 21st Century.
The vitriol against immigrants and refugees should not shake a fundamental principle that everyone deserves to live in a safe place and have access to employment and educational opportunities.
America can and should do better by Syrian refugees, and refugees and asylees worldwide. As Americans pray for refugees and their safe passage in Europe, the country -- and especially people of faith and conscience -- must also look at our own borders.
The facts about migration from and via Mexico are well known. Yet too many presidential hopefuls seem more intent on securing their electoral base, employing an inflammatory rhetoric vilifying Mexicans, urging billions of dollars for yet more walls, and vying to trump one another's "tougher-than-thou" posture.
You say that a wave of immigrants will overwhelm you and threaten your way of life in the United States and in Europe. Have you so little confidence in your civilization now?