I am sharing my secret in order to give Americans a face to place with the label "illegal immigrant." You never hear our stories because we live in fear of getting thrown out of our homes. We are not numbers or aliens. We are your friends and your neighbors.
By Sulma Arias Friday marks one year since President Obama signed an executive order that would allow youngsters who came to the U.S. as children a...
Xenophobia has no end. There will always be a scapegoat. Today, that scapegoat may be Muslims and Syrian refugees. Yesterday, it was Mexican migrants. Tomorrow, it might be undocumented immigrants from Latin America. It's only a matter of time before the rhetoric mutates and turns back on us again.
Miguel Cortes was detained for a full week at Wake County Jail without proper access to a telephone or lawyer, and was poised to be deported in chains with a group of others when a friend of the family in Raleigh posted his bail of $5,000.
No one has the right to make any of us feel afraid because of the incitement of hate and acts of terror. The overwhelming majority of people only want to live in peace. We do not want our children and grandchildren to live in fear.
A day after the 5th Circuit announced its ruling against the Obama administration's executive actions on immigration, immigrant rights leaders said now is the time to act.
New polling released by impreMedia and Latino Decisions finds that the GOP's image among Latino voters has significantly deteriorated since 2012. The poll reports that statements by GOP frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson are negatively impacting the overall GOP brand.
In the United States, the immigrant story is part of the blueprint of our country. It disheartens me to see my community or any other culture under attack. Some presidential candidates do not seem to care that by promoting negative stereotypes, they are alienating one of the biggest voting blocs in America.
An anthem for an immigrant nation where crossing borders and cultures out of necessity, in hopes of greater opportunities, are as American as apple pie (which, by the way, was brought by British and Dutch immigrants.)
We have criminalized loyal and hard-working Americans, putting them behind bars in order to appease xenophobic hysteria rather than uphold the promises of freedom and hope that are meant to characterize the American ethos.
The immigration issue has roiled the Republican Party as its presidential candidates attempt to appeal to the conservative, anti-immigration wing of their party in order to win the nomination. But, as a consequence, the GOP is likely to pay a heavy price in the 2016 national elections.
The federal court decision blocking the president's executive actions on immigration wasn't the only significant judicial intervention in immigration policy in recent days.
Jim Wallis's heart may be in the right place. But he is woefully, dangerously ill-informed on what comprehensive immigration reform actually is.
To be sure, Trump is dangerous. But he does not come close to being as dangerous as the immigrant "advocates" who actually occupy offices, actually have power, and actually are controlling the dialogue among those on the left. It not immigrants' enemies we need to be worried about. Its their "goddam friends."
We want to know how, if elected, the candidates will use their executive authority to make sure every tool at their disposal is used to keep families together.
How ironic that Ryan talks about "trust," because only two years ago the same leader said, "We do not want to have a society where we have different classes of people who cannot reach their American dream by not being a full citizen."