On September 10, 2013, Colorado voters in two state Senate districts will go to the polls for a special election. The central question on the ballot i...
Rather than discussing the pros and cons of striking Syria today, we have to point out something which should be glaringly obvious -- that Congress will be continuing their fifth week of vacation rather than returning to Washington to vote on whether America should go to war.
This Labor Day finally brought recognition for the 28 Mexican migrant farm workers who tragically perished when the twin-engine DC-3C charter plane fl...
What must it be like, I wondered, to be someone trying to support a family, afraid of being arrested for showing up for work? Then I had an epiphany: this is why Mitt Romney lost the election.
It is not a stretch to say that immigrants are essential to America's entrepreneurial culture. Yet our immigration system makes no allowance for entrepreneurs.
A trip to the carnival is the quintessential American summer pastime. But for workers who run the show, the hard labor of making our holidays carefree...
Surely all Americans are thinking of Dr. King's 1,670-word speech today, and creating their own versions. As one of our country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants -- many of us Americans in all but paper -- here is mine.
This is not the America that Dr. King dreamed of 50 years ago. We in the faith community will not stand to have compassion criminalized.
As we reflect on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, much has been said about what has changed in fifty years -- and what has not changed enough.
There are more than enough votes on the floor of the House to pass immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship if it is given an up or down vote. The only question now is whether the House Leadership decides that it is in their political interest to call the bill.
We have a broken immigration system that has failed them and has failed us as a country. I hope Congress will heed the calls this weekend that true justice includes enacting comprehensive immigration reform.
No doubt the nation has seen major advances since 1963 in the struggle for freedom and justice for all. Yet in 2013, the face of civil rights and justice is changing just as swiftly as America is changing.
Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we must recognize that it falls to us to continue to fight for civil rights -- for human rights -- the march represented.
All communities deserve respect, and when our representatives smear entire communities as drug runners or compare them to animals, it diminishes both their humanity and the dignity of our civic discourse.
It's time to get rid of this unfair two-tier workforce. We need a commonsense immigration system that includes a realistic path to citizenship, keeps families together, raises standards for all working people and strengthens the economy.
Imagine if Congress could save Americans $1.44 billion in one simple step. Well, it can -- by making sure immigration reform includes smarter policies for detaining unauthorized immigrants.