When I lived in Europe, I taught English for a living. In the U.S., however, people keep asking me where I'm from. I never take it personally; still, I could not help but notice that the media foster the intolerance of non-native English speakers.
For all the supposed potential of the "American Dream," immigrants in New York City often have a terrible time redeeming its promise. Many arrive in t...
I hated being an auditor. But I loved working with Ashraf. More than twenty years ago I was a senior accountant working for an international accounti...
As we head into the 2014 midterm elections, mainstream Republicans must decide if they are willing to gamble control of the House of Representatives and a chance at wining a Senate majority in order to please far right extremists.
For those Republicans worried about getting their party right with the new American electorate, I would be more than a bit concerned about the current attack on the Affordable Care Act. No group will benefit more from the ACA than Hispanic Americans.
The urge to deport is not the only cause of U.S. citizens' removal. News reports abound of overburdened Immigration Judges and unrepresented immigrants, who often appear in court en masse via televideo. This procedural travesty results in legal and factual oversights -- and the permanent banishment of U.S. citizens.
This money poured out for something unnecessary to anyone other than Republican politicians who need to save face in front of primary voters comes from somewhere important, like meals for impoverished seniors.
On this Citizenship Day, we must recognize the many benefits citizenship brings to immigrants and to our country. We are a better place when immigrants follow through, become citizens and become fully accountable in our American democracy.
Imagine that you have found a large lump in your breast or are experiencing pain in your ovaries. Or imagine your daughter, mother, or sister is having these experiences. Then imagine that you -- or she -- will be forced to wait 15 years for health care.
With federal immigration reform stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives, activists here are turning their attention to a series of bills moving through the Democrat-controlled state legislature that could make California one of the most immigrant-friendly states in the nation.
At the Women's Refugee Commission, we know that the face of immigration in the United States is overwhelmingly that of women and children. It was a joy and an honor to witness that face come out of the shadows in such a powerful, moving and courageous way.
I was arrested on Thursday, September 12, 2013, in Washington, D.C., with 104 other women, partly because I am a mother and grandmother.
One bus, four days, seven states, 11 cities, nine Congressional offices visited and 40 people riding a bus to advocate for a better path to citizenshi...
Today, I am proud to have been part of 105 very courageous women, many noncitizens, who put a human face on the fight for just and humane immigration reform that keeps families together and creates a road to citizenship for millions of aspiring Americans.
A few minutes ago, I got arrested on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. I joined more than one hundred other women -- including 20 undocumented women -- to bring attention to our nation's horrendously unjust immigration system.
SYRIAN STEPPING Putin is at Step Five. America -- the media, most of the politicians, and the people, are at Step Two. Hopefully, the Administrat...