"Good for Mike Coffman." That's the first line of an August Denver Post editorial, and, as it turns out, an excellent summation of the The Post ed...
New citizens are not the only ones who gain advantages from increased naturalizations. We all benefit when our neighbors, and their children, are grounded in American values; citizenship does that. It's a rite of passage that unites us, that makes us all part of the rich American fabric.
Maybe our bodies or tastes are telling us something. Maybe they're showing us the way that we can learn from each other to everyone's benefit. Maybe our palates should lead the way on immigration policy--welcoming newcomers from around the globe will continue to enrich our culinary options. Weight Watchers beware!
Too often we speak of human beings as statistics. We have forgotten the human element. We distance ourselves from that which makes us uncomfortable. We see compassion as writing a check, rather than the physical act of helping others.
Every year, the United States deports an unknown number of veterans. We don't know exactly how many because that the Department of Homeland Security doesn't record the veteran status of deportees; however, advocates including the ACLU estimate the number to be in the thousands.
We should not outsource the sensitive government function of forcibly detaining human beings to a few morally bankrupt corporations.
What is already known is that Donald Trump's presidential run has fomented the rise of a particularly hideous form of xenophobia the likes of which this country hasn't seen in decades. Some of the most vile and ugly racists have used his candidacy as an excuse for slithering out from under their rocks and broadcasting their loathsome message of hate.
Mr. Trump, your signature proposal is building a wall between the United States and Mexico. And have I mentioned they're the ones who'll pay for it? Not us but them! They'll pay for it!
The Media seems to have a penchant for exploiting news of relatively questionable value, highlighting it in an attempt to make it equivalent to stuff that really matters.
They say high school is preparation for college, and college is preparation for life. But how can you prepare for life in a collegiate environment with about as much in common with real life as a city built from Legos?
The Colorado Independent's Corey Hutchins took a risk last week and tried figure out U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman's stance on a very specific immigration is...
Dear Donald Trump, My son thinks you want to deport him. I’m sorry, did I jump ahead of myself there? That was rude of me. Let’s start over. ...
For the sake of this discussion -- of any discussion of Donald Trump, in fact -- what our language needs is an extreme vetting. Certain words and phrases arriving from dangerous linguistic zones and threatening to upend The Donald's world really should be banned.
Donald Trump may differ from other contemporary politicians in so openly stating his antipathy to immigrants of a certain sort. But the policies Trump is advocating, including that well-publicized wall and mass deportations, are really nothing new.
My parent's wedding song was the Theme to Love Story. To this day, the iconic melancholy melody punches me in the gut, squeezes my heart, and puts a l...
In recent years, forced displacement has become a global problem of unprecedented scale, driven by conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations. What is often not recognized is that forced displacement has a strong rural dimension.