As part of its opposition to the Obama administration's efforts to make the immigration system more rational and humane, the Washington Post Editorial Board complained recently that the president's recent executive actions on immigration are unprecedented.
This is about giving a temporary reprieve from the threat of deportation for hardworking immigrants and those brought to this country as children. This is about keeping families together -- about real family values.
The criminal bars for parents applying for deferred action are very strict. Even if there is no absolute bar to a parent's application, immigration officers can still deny it for "discretionary" reasons -- in other words, if something about the applicant raises concerns about her continued presence in the US.
We've come a long way. We have a long way to go. When we talk about history, let's not forget to include current events. Let's not forget that we are the history of the future. That's how we gather important intelligence. Just ask Mayor Edna Branch Jackson.
How can I thank the man who deported my friends? The phrase "2 million" meant nothing on Thursday to the President. He failed to acknowledge that these 2 million already deported also have families. He forgot to say that 2 millions souls have already been hurt.
I have been in America nearly a decade, and always with a legal immigration status. However, it didn't take me long to figure out that somewhere along the way core American values -- family, hard work, honesty, integrity -- were no longer the guiding principles of its immigration policy.
Republicans, angry about the undocumented "streaming" across our borders, could turn the flow of immigrants off tomorrow by passing real reform. No, not our immigration laws, but our employment law.
We are a long ways from fixing our broken immigration system if our only cause for celebration is relief from deportation in the interior of the nation, while we feed the deportation machine at the border.
It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.
Last week, Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner voted to halt Obama's program to defer deportation of millions of immigrants who have children in our country. Gardner voted in Aug. (during his successful U.S. Senate campaign versus Democrat Mark Udall) against halting Obama's program to defer deportations of young immigrants.
It shouldn't be difficult for Democrats to remember what they stand for. These four messages support populist values. They also serve to differentiate the likely Democratic presidential candidate from any Republican.
Most of the business owners I speak to believe immigration reform is a good thing. And so do I. But the big question we all have is this: how will it affect my business?
It is easy enough to point out research correlating far off and away terms like racism, cultural bias, or white privilege, and grouping peoples (Mexicans become Latin, Japanese become Asian) for convenience. It puts it all out there.... somewhere else.... away from us.
Pope Francis may prove to be another pope like these two, someone who offers the possibility of redirecting the path of the world at large. He certainly took an important step in that direction with his address to the European Parliament on November 25, 2014.
As House Republicans are poised to vote to stop Obama's executive order to halt deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, two Colorado State...
There are plenty of metaphors to choose from, as we all breathlessly watch the Republican Party make their latest attempt at semi-rational governing.