As the legislative drive to achieve comprehensive immigration reform gets underway in the Senate, some critics of the effort worry that legalization will flood the job market with low-skilled immigrants, dragging down the U.S. economy.
We need to hold the Senate to its courageous promise. More U-visas for the criminally abused will mean more liberty, equality, and freedom from injustice for all.
Conservatives are being forced to take sides: They can either stand with promoters of inflammatory tracts -- like the Heritage Foundation and their hack Jason Richwine -- or they can stand with Americans in both parties who are working to fix our broken immigration system.
Mexico is already ahead of us in developing the border-zone infrastructure needed for bi-national trade and prosperity. Why aren't we matching these efforts?
Any contract that has at its essence an invalid clause is in and of itself invalid. So to me, every marriage is invalid as long as two adults are barred from marriage. It is an immoral clause, and a moral cause.
Immigrants contribute to, not take, from our economy. Economic data conclusively shows that immigrants boost our nation fiscally and add to our labor force.
As someone who immigrated to Hawaii from Japan as a young child, I know firsthand the determination it takes to thrive in a new school, a new language, and a new country. I was able to succeed because of all the opportunities I had.
Immigration has always involved hardship, but unfortunately I never fully came to grips with that reality until it became part of my own reality. Ours was supposed to be an open-and-shut case: a fiancée visa. Our timing, however, was admittedly unhelpful: right after 9/11.
Fwd.us' lobbying approach reflects the worst of DC-style politics: it's cynical, it's transactional, and it's predicated on using critically important social and ecological issues as pawns in a chess game. Worse for Mark Zuckerberg, it's ineffective.
I ask at the risk of getting blasted by heat vision or super breath, but exploring his status actually tells us a lot about America today.
Silence is complicity and leaves Hispanics to believe that this is how Republicans view us -- as a bunch of stupid "takers" that form part of the 47 percent who voted for President Obama.
The Heritage Foundation has yet to address larger and much more important questions. How could someone who traffics in specious theories on intelligence, race, and ethnicity be Heritage's policy expert on not only immigration but education?
Almost four years after the economy began growing again, the recovery is still coming in fits and starts. Reforms that would re-design the employment-based immigration system so that it puts our economic needs first couldn't come at a more important time.
Five years later, the national push for commonsense immigration reform threatens to come undone at the hands of one of Postville's own senators.
Some members of Congress want to gut the family immigration system by making it much harder for siblings and adult married children to reunite with their loved ones here in the U.S.
In the context of our larger family: my father's family is a collection of alpha males ... and females! My mother's family is a collection of ... well, gentle souls who choose to live tranquil lives, far from the madding crowd!