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?
Many of you have engaged in rhetoric that is feeding a rising tide of hatred toward migrants in the United States and globally. From border walls to mass deportations and guest worker programs, we've heard nothing new. But the reality is, many of you count on immigrants every day. In this country, we are interdependent.
An election cycle, particularly a presidential one, should be a time of possibility, with candidates putting forth real solutions to strengthen the country and bring Americans together to do so. I know we all wish it were so.
I am going to be honest I am not the biggest fan of election years. Maybe I find it distasteful to watch adults my grandparents age engage in ruthless bickering and name-calling. Maybe I find the lack of authenticity and honesty in my potential leaders disillusioning.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley spoke at the National Press Club on Wednesday about racial harmony and healing the state in the wake of a church shooting that left nine people dead at a historically black church in Charleston.
The mounting catastrophe of Syrian refugees in Europe is one part the same old same old, "not in my backyard," but with several new wrinkles. One is the complete paralysis of the European Union as a government able to take emergency action. The humanitarian crisis is happening right now in real time, but the EU operates by consensus if not unanimity and it operates with agonizing slowness. Several nations don't want anything to do with refugees. Hungary's brutal response is more candid and ugly than others, but in this story there are few heroes. One hero is the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven. Sweden has been more generous to refugees and immigrants than most nations, and now faces a backlash.