Growing up in a small northern town shaped me in ways untold. As a little girl my family lived in an apartment above a hardware store on our small...
Unlike Donald's politics of fear that appeals to our worst instinct, many New Yorkers see their undocumented neighbors as friends and family contributing to the state as opposed to an invading army of rapists.
The Department of Homeland Security was formed in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Accordingly, counter terrorism has always lain at the heart of the Department's mission. But in the years since, both the enemies the U.S. fights and the way we fight have changed dramatically.
While the critical subject of a runaway U.S. criminal justice system is gaining momentum toward reforms, the Obama Administration is vigorously defending the mass detention of non-U.S. citizens, including the detention of women and children.
Rather than simply asking for black votes in October 2016 after having taken them for granted up to that point, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders will possess the credibility that comes with having earned those votes. At that point -- if not a lot earlier -- the Democratic Party and its nominee will need to thank #BlackLivesMatter.
He will never be president, but for those who have a chance, and for the party that aspires to retake the White House in 2016, the last few weeks have been a squandered opportunity.
Sanctuary policies did not kill Kathryn Steinle. In the wake of tragedies like this, we must resist fear-mongering and call out blatant attempts by politicians to veil their racism as outrage for electoral gain.
It seems that my family, and the entire immigrant community, become political targets every time Republicans face off in a primary election. For too long, these primary politics have pulled the center of the immigration debate to the right.
For me, polite conversation gets real when you dance on people's issues. But in this conversation, I was called out for being insensitive to the life experiences of my conservative interlocutors. Although there wasn't much common ground politically, there was some surprising rapprochement personally.
As we mourn with and pray for the Steinle family, let us also channel our grief by uniting around solutions that can prevent incidents like this from happening again.
When the subject is immigration, outrage tends to outshout empathy. There's a lot of fear but not a lot of humanity. Which is why Samba is a film that could make a difference.
My name is Gabriel Schivone. I'm an educator at the University of Arizona, specifically a learning tutor. I help students find the right words to convey the meaning of what they want to say. When I think of why I locked myself down to that bus that day, I think of family
As a veteran who served during Gulf War I under former President George H.W. Bush in 1991, I give Senator John McCain my respect for his military service and consider him a courageous veteran because he withstood being a Prisoner Of War (POW).
When Donald Trump denounced virtually all Mexicans as "criminals and rapists" de Leon was shocked, "His comments were quite offensive and our expectation is for all political leaders to stand up in unison against him."
Trump is tapping into a strain of American public opinion regarding immigration and the legitimacy of the Obama Presidency to capture now close to 20 percent support for the Republican nomination for that office.
With 2016 fast approaching, things look bleak for the GOP. Pandering to a non-white voting block could very well end up costing it the South, as it did to the Democrats in the 1960s. At the same time, pandering to base will alienate too many groups to win in a general election--not the least of which are Latinos.