To get to immigration reform, they'll have to go through Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in an election year. The SEIU and several other groups, ...
Are you ever discouraged when friends or loved ones say disparaging things about immigrants? You know that if you could just get them to hear the stories of hardworking people who love God, their communities, and their families that you just might be able to get them to change their mind?
Why should we aspire, or even accept, sub-par educations for American workers that leave them unable to compete in every sector of both the U.S. economy and globally as well? Why not be serious about education reform, vocational training, and lifelong learning? What a pessimistic vision!
Gay marriage is becoming legal in so many states, it's hard to keep up these days. As federal court after federal court strikes down laws against marriage equality, some politicians have realized it's a losing battle.
Perhaps the question of "why not" isn't very complicated. Though Republican leadership favors a bill, minority caucuses can easily and with impunity block legislation these days. But I was struck by something else.
I'd spent so much of my life fighting the system, working side-by-side with lawyers and bonding with my fellow undocumented immigrants in community and camaraderie. Becoming American felt like abandoning them.
Even more absurd and unjust are the constraints placed on immigration judges to limit their ability to judge when deciding cases.
Media content, tone, and the framing of immigration also influences public perceptions and play a role in the definition of immigration as a "social problem."
The Titanic was promoted as 'unsinkable.' It was touted as a symbol of technological and industrial might... until it crashed into a giant ice cube with catastrophic consequences. Which brings me to today's Republican Party.
Too many people are hurt every day through deportation, through fear, and through gridlock. Yet Dave Reichert, a supposed moderate, refuses to stand up for the pro-business, pro-labor, pro-America immigration reform bill that is waiting before Congress.
As with every other race, obtaining a college degree means facing lower rates of unemployment. For AAPIs, having a college education means shaving nearly 2 percentage points off the unemployment rate compared to AAPIs with only a high school education.
The symbiotic relationship between Mexico and the U.S. demands a better understanding of the general public interest of both countries. The U.S. needs to support not only economic agreements but also agreements that are beneficial to the public, international good.
We have many things in common, however, there is a major difference between us: I have been refused the right to raise my children with my husband, their father, at my side.
If the Republican Party wants to compete nationally, they'll have to make amends with Hispanics. They can start this by dropping the words they love to use: deportation, illegals and lawbreakers.
The plan underway right now -- of doing nothing and playing the blame game -- is simply unacceptable.
According to a 2012 report by the Center for American Progress, one out of three U.S. citizen children of immigrants live in mixed-status families, and tens of thousands of parents are deported each year. This has a devastating impact on families.