Since just before the end of 2015, the announcement and then execution of expanded immigration raids has set off panic in immigrant communities. Here are 10 steps for what to do in case of a raid.
When I review Obama's presidency, with the major exception of his stance on LGBTQ issues and his endorsement of same-sex marriages, I don't find that he has stood up for the weak and vulnerable.
Unfortunately, Trump's perverse proposals fit "right" in with the racist immigration history of the United States. So in the service of education, I offer Nikki Haley the following tutorial focusing on issues of "race" in our immigration and naturalization policies.
A woman can wear a burka or she can walk the streets stark naked (or anything in between). It doesn't matter! Her safety cannot be guaranteed in either case. What can be guaranteed is that if and when she is harmed, some people will make public their opinion about how what she was wearing contributed to the crime.
I suggest that naturalized immigrant women are a distinct demographic that needs to be recognized as a special Diversity Shield constituency, on the intersection of ethnic minorities and gender. They qualify because of 5 facts.
On this episode of Latino USA, we meet a family of American siblings whose mother lacks legal status in the U.S. to explore the unintended consequences immigration policies have on these kids.
Celebrations of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often center on the universalist rhetoric of his "I Have a Dream" speech, but Dr. King did far more than sound the call for freedom and justice. He took specific and often-controversial actions designed to make those goals a reality.
As Congress continues to debate whether to deport undocumented immigrants back to "where they belong," let's pause to consider what such a statement means. If you're anything like me, it should leave you perplexed.
You see, the immigration process for legal immigrants can be tough. That's nothing new. However, what's more tragic is the lack of attention to details of some organizations who sign up for the task of educating those who choose to come to the United States. It's not the government's fault. It's people not doing their jobs.
I'll never forget when I was able to help one of my TOEFL students find a job after a 1 year gap in his resume. About a year ago, I was able to help...
When we look at the GOP of 2016, it seems very much as though we are witnessing a new version of the Know Nothings of the 1850s. One can only hope that this time it is equally short-lived.
The Bush v. Gore case damaged the credibility of the court and knocked down trust in the institution. Determining Cruz's eligibility early on, no matter how ridiculous or politically-motivated is the argument, saves us from another divisive campaign that eats at the trust and credibility of our institutions.
Backstage at the 'Generation Africa' show, photo by Trevor Stuurman...
Today the immigration question is perhaps as divisive a force in American life as it has ever been, with leading presidential aspirants actually demonizing immigrants generally as criminals, deviants and undercover terrorists. In this season of celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday, it is important to revisit the factors that animated him in order to protect his memory from being misused to serve purposes that he would never embrace.
The American primary system for the nomination of presidential and congressional candidates, a system never mentioned in the constitution, has allowed populist anger to be exploited into a veto on foreign policy. Primaries, as they have evolved with the assistance of social media, have become an exercise that grants extraordinary electoral power to the dissatisfied and to the extremes.
Our nation's first leaders fought bitterly over everything, but they agreed that certain principles were so fundamental to our character as a nation as to be inalienable.