We all stand to benefit from bringing people out of the shadows, improving access to law enforcement and supporting local businesses.
There is something egalitarian in citizenship. The spirit of citizenship evokes a desire to do well by those around you and to not leave anyone out. When we think of ourselves as citizens, we can transform ourselves and move ourselves forward with strength and determination.
Comprehensive immigration reform may be the most ill-fated three words on Capitol Hill. The Senate passed a bill last summer, and depending on the week the issue on the House side is either dead on arrival or may see the light of day.
Even with a black man in the White House, we're still training our black boys how to be careful out there. I'm sure they're aware of the danger, having watched how some white people have treated that black president for the past few years.
The most significant of the House of Representatives' proposals is the "No Path to Citizenship" stipulation. What does this mean?
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The Jewish tradition teaches that at special moments in life the gates of heavens are open. I felt standing among these vulnerable, powerless immigrants crying for their daughters, husbands and sisters that the gates of heaven were open to their prayers.
It is still the case that less than 15 percent of immigration detentions are of people who pose a threat to public safety, the people ICE says it is prioritizing. The consequence for American families is devastating
We have prayed, fasted and advocated for reform for well over a decade. The notion that it is not a "good time" politically does not make sense to us.
In politics, once you take a stand on an issue, you better have a good reason to change your mind.
My last piece began with the words, "Never let it be said that the rich are silent." That was too modest. Let's add that they're tone deaf too.
Can we truly have a civil conversation on comprehensive immigration reform while simultaneously deporting millions of people that would be affected by such a bill?
The ambassador did not focus, let alone mention, that his country's actions left these people stateless without any rights or protection. Instead, he attempts to compare his country's obvious human rights deprivations to the U.S. debates over immigration reform.
House Republicans were so extreme that they forced Boehner to choose between political suicide -- as the American people would have overwhelmingly blamed Republicans had we defaulted -- and essentially turning the Congress over to Democrats, at least on this issue.
We call upon President Obama to stop the deportations. Show mercy and compassion. Show us courage. Show us Presidential leadership on this President's Day.
Erick and Jonathan butt heads on the issues of the Debt Ceiling and Immigration. "No path to citizenship -- no GOP path to the White House." But the two then find consensus on NFL gay play, ex-felons voting, blaming Hillary for Bill.