After weeks of speculation, Donald Trump finally revealed the details of his proposed border wall . "There won't be any barbed wire or concrete," said Trump. "I'll use 2,000 miles of slot machines."
Unchecked corruption within Customs and Border Protection must be part of any discussion regarding the US southern border. The time has come to talk about reforming the agency. The Obama administration has the means to move us forward and should do so immediately.
With Pope Francis increasingly focused on economic inequality, protecting the environment, compassion towards immigrants and peace through diplomacy, it's perhaps appropriate to ask: have Republican presidential candidates taken steps to follow his example on these four issues?
A good way to understand (or get further confused) about Rep. Mike Coffman's illusive position on immigration is to compare it to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's. And reporters should consider using this comparison to help explain Coffman's (non)position to voters.
As Senator Dianne Feinstein heads to her home state of California for August recess, her constituents are mobilized to hold her accountable for the leadership role she's taken in promoting reactionary policies aimed at targeting and criminalizing the immigrant community.
For Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Chicano to be named U.S. poet laureate, migration is both his biography and a major component of his poetic style. The child of migrant farm workers, Herrera grew up following harvests from San Diego to San Francisco, and his writing has likewise displayed a remarkable range.
This week gave us a night of truly must-see TV. First, 17 Republican candidates squared off in two debates on Fox News. The would-be presidents mostly competed to see who could sound the most bellicose, who hated the government more, who could show more contempt for undocumented immigrants and poor people, and who would repeal Obamacare (and deny 10 million people health insurance) the fastest. We learned military spending needs to be greatly increased, and that we need to start a new ground war with ISIS -- and possibly Iran. We heard little about the economy and nothing about climate change. Though Ronald Reagan was invoked, this was more midnight than morning in America. Then, a few hours later, in an act of supreme scheduling irony, Jon Stewart memorably said goodbye, reminding us that "bullshit is everywhere," and "the best defense against bullshit is vigilance." And also how desperately we'll miss him. #JonVoyage
Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.
This summer we will propose sensible legislation in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the benefit of those on the long path to citizenship. Learning from past attempts at similar reform in Cambridge, we believe that extending the vote to documented residents is within the realm of possibility.
It is hard to believe that the roster of 10 men could land such a despicable debate. It is a shame for them, and a shame for their party. I congratulate the moderators on having found enough substance in their questions.
Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.
In an effort to keep migrants from entering Britain through Channel Tunnel trains, the British government has recently decided to increase security around the train line at Coquelles and in the French town of Calais on the other side of the channel by building fences.
You really believed that you were being much more open-minded, much more attuned to the Latino community than Trump could ever be. But see, that's the thing with microaggresions; you think you're being helpful, but in reality, you're not. At. All.
Leading up to the debate, we've heard much rhetoric from Republican presidential hopefuls that feeds into negative, untrue stereotypes of undocumented individuals.
Sanders, unlike his open-borders opponents, recognizes that the global workforce faces a systemic problem. The concentration of wealth and political power, both in the US and globally, is diminishing workers' wages and making them less able to improve their own working conditions.
Our immigration system has put all of the cards in the hands of employers and allowed them to wield entirely too much power over millions of captive and exploitable workers in our labor force.