Today marks International Migrants Day, a day to be commemorated and celebrated by all in support of immigrants and their contributions to our communi...
The president should hear the message loud and clear now: deportations need to stop, and he has the power to do it.
Perhaps each of our births is a type of first Christmas. We arrive as strangers on this planet. On this hostile planet we all will have crosses to bear. We are not the Savior, but we can be a savior.
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.
Speaking just miles away from Angel Island, President Obama reminded us about one of the defining promises of America that we are a nation where no matter who you are, what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try.
Diana was a perfect baby. I never foresaw that by the time she was 4 years old, another nation would overlook its own Constitution to treat people like Diana as less than human.
Whether it was Microsoft or the White House screening the questions, you can be certain of one thing: The White House has no interest in answering to criticism or challenging questions.
Happily, there is still time for Speaker Boehner to show real leadership. He should ask the administration to give a temporary deportation reprieve to all undocumented immigrants who would qualify for provisional immigration status under the House and Senate bills.
GLAAD is among a number of LGBT organizations that stand with the immigrant rights community as part of a broad coalition that is fighting to ensure comprehensive reform and a path to citizenship.
"This is not about politics, the fast is about faith. Faith in the American people who we believe care about families being torn apart. Faith that Congress will reflect during the holidays and do the best thing for America."
The road to historic immigration reform in the United States is paved daily with the gruesome deportation of about 1,100 immigrants. The vast majority of the deported are Latino. The vast majority of the deported pose no threat to public safety.
It goes without saying that Democrats should supply no votes if unemployment benefits are not extended for the 1.3 million Americans who have been out of work for 99+ weeks.
For many parents, passing on language and customs to their children is a huge concern.
Short of placing a moratorium on deportations, there are many things the Administration can do to relief the pressure on immigrant families across the country that are well within executive powers. These include:
Explorers Emigrants Citizens steps way back to tell the Italian-American saga from first contact with the Americas, with Christopher Columbus being only one of many explorers. The book then focuses on the huge waves of immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century.
The Ones Who Don't Stay, Paola Mendoza's first novel is a beautiful coming of age story filled with melodic prose, elegant metaphors and a bounty of breathtaking corners of wisdom. Paola brings to life a series of women and imparts each one with depth and sensibility.