Those media images of children being held in prison-like camps and facing Justice Department judges without legal help may have shown some of America at its worst, but we have also become a nation in response.
As Giancarlo started to plan for college, he asked his mother what he should put on the applications when they asked for his social security number. She told him that he couldn't put anything down, and that he might not be able to go to college at all.
In order to achieve happiness, it is crucial to be able to sustain the faith that along the way all the dots will connect somehow and if you work hard, take risks and never give up it will all work out.
The economy appears to be making a slight comeback as the number one issue, and the immigration issue seems to have reached its peak. However, the increasing likelihood that global conflicts may have an impact on American soil may result in additional focus on conflicts as the number one issue.
The Society of Jesus in the United States and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA continue to urge the government not to roll back humanitarian protections for refugees and asylum seekers simply because more people need it.
President Obama may have "delayed" his promise for major immigration reform to accommodate the politics of the Nov. 4 midterm elections, but there remains an opportunity for massive improvement to the immigration "court" system. The reason that such measures can gain consensus support is the same reason that "court" must be in quotation marks.
If immigration hawks in the House GOP are permitted to take our broken immigration system hostage through sheer intransigence, it is American people, American businesses, American workers, and American families that will suffer.
The recent announcement by the Obama administration to delay the promised executive action on immigration will affect millions of hardworking individuals and their families. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants will be deported while we wait for the president to bring some sanity to a broken immigration system.
When lawmakers, policy experts and advocates gather this week in Washington for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual policy summit, they will be discussing passing common sense immigration reform, accessing affordable health care and living in a clean environment. These are the issues that Latinos care about most.
Officially, she's not running, but no one at the Harkin Steak Fry in Iowa on September 14th had any doubt that Hillary Clinton's campaign for President of the United States had already begun. What was more unexpected was the presence of several DREAMers.
There is no easy fix to stemming the flow of immigrants across our Southern border. However, detaining these destitute mothers and children with no bond is no solution; it adds to the trauma they have already suffered and violates their basic human rights.
Mr. Modi's arrival in New York comes at a moment when a sense of civilizational renewal is powerfully in the minds and hearts of Indians in India and the diaspora.
Even as the border children slow and their cases surge in states like Texas and New York, advocates point out what they said would obviously happen: we sent at least some of those children to their deaths after deporting them back to warzone-like conditions.
If you are familiar with the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, you may have heard recently that the sky is falling. Yes, that is correct; the two words that strike fear into many in the EB-5 community -- Chinese retrogression -- became a reality on August 23.
After the Democrats have instituted a deportation machine that has failed to gain the leverage with Republicans it was supposed to, the question remains: what have Democrats done recently to earn the loyalty of Latino voters?
Covered in torture scars, Alonzo fled to the United States, leaving five children behind. After winning political asylum, Alonzo filed visa petitions for his children to join him. The children's fates thus landed in my very inexperienced hands.