The reality is that while dignity may now be declared by the highest court in our land, it is still denied for too many.
There has to be a way we can do what needs doing, to shine a light on the problems and injustices in our country, while still publicly embracing a commitment to the whole country, the whole community.
Dominicans are poised to be significant political players within and outside the Latino community. The degree to which this becomes a political reality will largely depend on the degree to which Dominican candidates and Dominican civic organizations take the lead in mobilizing this important segment of the Latino electorate in the Northeast.
People have died crossing our border and our thoughts often turn to those who are walking through a merciless desert. So until not one more person dies in our desert, the Samaritans will be there with water jugs in hand, calling out, "¡Somos Amigos! ¡Somos de la iglesia!¡Tenemos agua y comida!"
Marches now seem like a distant memory, replaced by fabulous and colorful processions parading through mainly business districts and streets. They are corporate sponsored, very straight-friendly and largely white.
The early twentieth century was an age of immigration -- millions left Europe in despair, defeat or fear to make new lives in America. My family history is not much different from that of other immigrants, but with one big deviation: two generations arrived from Europe and two later generations returned!
Four men at the 1300-bed Adelanto Immigration Detention Center in California launched the Free the People Campaign today, calling for their release and an end to the inhumane practice of immigration detention.
It takes some distance, time, and a healthy dose of objectivity to maintain a 20/20 vision, even when we would rather turn a blind eye and a deaf ear.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the latest Republican to announce he is running for president. He joins an already overcrowded field of candidates seeking their party's nomination. But Christie stands out because an overwhelming majority of his own state's registered voters disapproves of his performance in office.
Donald Trump has no one to blame but himself for the ongoing controversy. If he had shown a basic level of respect for Latinos, he would not be facing growing outrage in the Hispanic community. Maybe the title of his next book should be "How To Lose Friends and Deport People."
The resilience of these women, men and children in fighting to protect their human rights must not go unnoticed. We must continue to challenge the existence of these centers and force the President to acknowledge that detention worsens the trauma migrants have to live with and to recognize that detention is far from a humane response.
After spending the past few months traveling around China, I have witnessed firsthand a proliferation of foreign programs. These investment immigration programs are aimed at attracting foreign capital in exchange for permanent residency or even just a passport.
A year ago today, what many saw as Libya's last chance for a democratic future ended in the kind of tragedy and violence that has marked the country's recent history.
Today marks the last post in our series. To mark the occasion, we have developed a compilation of all the stories that have been featured in this space.
Speaking out against the impending injustice against Haitians in the Dominican Republic is the first thing we can do to begin to reclaim our credibility and moral standing. I intend to express my concerns directly to Dominican and Haitian leaders in the coming days.
There are voices who encapsulate in their writing the angst of being alive in Europe's war-torn 20th century.