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.
Today the world celebrates Pope Francis' first year. Notice I didn't say the church is celebrating, but the world. His popularity has moved beyond Catholics to Christians of all kinds, believers from other faith traditions, agnostics, and the "nones," who are very drawn to this pope who emphasizes love and simple living.
The criticism from the immigrant rights community has been quiet for a long time as they tried to press Congress. Now, pressure on the President is coming to bear as a legislative solution seems increasingly unlikely, and relief is around five years and almost 2 million deportations late.
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Behind-the-scenes political maneuvering and lip service by Democrats could once again prevent our state from providing equal access to college.
Whether a final plan emerges from the House or not, immigration reform has broad public support. Americans agree it is time for action, but are looking to its leaders to resolve the remaining conflicts.
Last week, President Obama got an earful from his immigration allies. The pressure over immigration is unprecedented because it is coming from the left, and also because it is well-deserved.
Immigrant-activist groups like the NCLR have been willing to give the GOP as much space as possible to move forward on some kind of immigration vote and revitalize the process. And once Boehner killed immigration reform again, desperation set in.
During her acceptance speech, Lupita Nyong'o eloquently remarked: "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." We should continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that can provide every talented person the opportunity to succeed in the greatest nation on Earth.
It's no wonder that Republicans have pinned all of their hopes for the mid-terms on the proposition that the botched Obamacare roll-out would sour the public on the signal accomplishment of President Obama's first term. But once again, the Republicans are on the wrong side of history.
For the last 16 months, Mark Reid, a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, was separated from his teenage daughter and family not by a war in another country but by our own government's immigration detention system.
It is morally bankrupt to deny citizenship and healthcare to millions of people who have worked hard and contributed to our economy for decades, simply because of their undocumented status. Allowing them to work legally would strengthen our economy and bolster the Medicare system.
We didn't argue that men were superior to women or that gay people had made some shoddy lifestyle choices any more than we argued about gravity or the law of the conservation of matter or entropy. Because, why would you?
This case is a perfect microcosm of how both sides of the immigration debate are not helping the cause and both sides are getting more entrenched. I'm a firm believer that this country is a melting pot and that is what has made us an unstoppable force; however, it would be mistaken to think that this animosity toward immigrants is new.
Debra Ehrhardt reminded me of something important the other day. Who is Debra Ehrhardt, you ask? Figuratively she is your neighbour, co-worker, a friend... and, at the moment, someone who provoked my reflection upon immigration reform.
When is a promise not a promise? That's what Luciano Sandoval is asking after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) broke its pledge to stop arresting individuals at Kern County, California courthouses.