Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! Part one of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it. We've got a lot to cover, so let's jump right in with no further introduction.
In order to close this immense income gap and strengthen our economy, America needs smart policies that will help grow the middle class, and small businesses need to be top-of-mind when crafting these plans.
This past month, I left my job in Congress to return to community organizing. After the country helped stop my mother's deportation, I came to realize that our community and the American people have the power, not politicians inside the beltway.
Upon reflecting this season, I have asked myself, what does it mean to wait in December 2013? On the surface, waiting can seem like a passive experience in standing by for external forces to act. And in our world, far too many people are stuck waiting for relief.
Though it may not be everything immigrant right advocates want, it may enable more undocumented immigrants to live like those who have received DACA, which has made a huge difference in their lives.
It is assumed that regardless of its final shape, if any immigration reform will be implemented, it will mean a surge of number of immigrants allowed to come.
On Sunday mornings, in the midst of our safe sanctuaries, our five-song worship sets, our 15-minute sermonettes and our one-hour services that can be timed with an egg timer, how does our worship and our practice offer witness to the reality of the spiritual realm?
The asymmetric polarization we have in Congress today can only become symmetric in two ways: Republicans becoming more moderate or Democrats becoming more ideological.
Since President Obama's first presidential campaign, he has promised LGBTQ Americans that he will prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ workers. He also promised the Latino community he would lead on immigration reform.
Asians and Hispanics will be 50 percent of new voters for 21 GOP districts in 2014. They will be 40-49 percent of new voters for 10 districts and 30-39 percent of new voters for 32 other districts. That's 63 Republican controlled districts in which many new voters will care about where their Congressperson stands on issues of immigration reform.
The reality is that undocumented Americans are not "them," but are "us." They are our colleagues, our students and our neighbors.
Today marks International Migrants Day, a day to be commemorated and celebrated by all in support of immigrants and their contributions to our communi...
Maybe Mr. Boehner will see the errors of his ways and want to redeem himself and his party by making a positive difference. What's a $28 Billion shutdown, a do-nothing Boehner-Congress, 46 votes against ACA, NO JOBS bill, no immigration reform, and no stimulus bill amongst friends?
Immigration is about families. Immigration is about building a stronger community, society, and economy. The momentum is building, and we can no longer afford not to act.
While #NotOneMore is an important slogan, everyone is aware that some deportations will continue, and that communities do want a certain level of reasonable security. This doesn't mean that enforcement policies need to remain the same way.
There seems to be an interesting round of speculation taking place in Washington over whether Speaker John Boehner will move on immigration reform in the House next year, and (if so) when he would do so.