Despite the reality, a recent survey conducted by researchers (including myself) at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky has revealed that the vast majority of Americans believe "the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States has been growing significantly over the past few years."
"Perseverance," "resilience," "strength," "immigration," and "the American Dream" are just a few words that are nearly synonymous with the Latino experience. And this is especially true when you look at the staggering statistics and the obstacles that Latinos have to overcome in order to succeed in public schools.
At the end of the day, I am a Turkish astronomer running around in a European costume, humming Arabic lullabies and making anise tea.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall and it didn't end well for him. Donald Trump has promised to build a wall across the US/Mexican border, and the results are likely to be equally disastrous.
The refugee crisis represents one of the largest challenges for European societies, labor markets, and the unity of the EU. If Europe wants to master this humanitarian challenge without surrendering its core values, it needs to resort to smart solutions based on empirical evidence.
Last week, one of my dear brothers was blessed to be seated at the Papal Mass in Philadelphia, and also present at the Pope's address to Congress in Washington. He was one who drank from the Pope's water glass, too. I pray that Pope Francis understands my brother's love for him.
"What are we really seeking, though, when we ask where someone comes from? And what are we really seeing when we hear an answer?" enquires Taiye Selasi, who is tired of being referred to as "multinational."
Welcoming immigrants should, from this point of view, be seen as a kind of tonic that brings democracy back to its roots, roots which always involve the struggle to assimilate, change, enlarge frontiers both physical, philosophical and social.
With the letter to Donald Trump that was sent out last week, the "Jesus was not political" faction of our dear Presbyterian Church (USA) must be flipping out!
The Asian American community, nineteen million of us strong, could be the tipping point that shifts the balance of power against white supremacy. But what's more, we Asian Americans must challenge the anti-black racism that exists in our own community.
In the latest EB-5-related bill to hit the Senate floor, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced on October 1, 2015 the most open-handed, favorable legislation to-date for the reauthorization and renewal of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
It's time to claim our birthright as second gens, and to acknowledge our parents as first-generation pioneers. Anything less makes us perpetual outsiders, the "other" who never belongs.
The ability to speak other languages is sorely needed for our national security and economic success. Yet, speaking another language is viewed unfavorably by many Americans who fear a weakening of our national character. Consequently, this unique strength is daily losing its vitality.
Now as the dust has settled after an unforgettable visit from Pope Francis, we are left to face an emotional Speaker of the House exiting a tumultuous Republican Party in Congress and the growing threat of a stubbornly ultra-right agenda.
A recent Pew Research Center study examined these trends. Their report predicts that in 2055, no racial or ethnic group will hold a majority. According to their data, the US of 2055 will be 46 percent white, 24 percent Hispanic, 14 percent Asian and 13 percent black.
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