Nowhere has Washington dysfunction shown as quickly and powerfully as in the post-Paris debate about taking Syrian refugees. In a working democracy we would be able to absorb two apparently contradictory impulses, and address them both. That's not how we're behaving recently.
Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo is an immigrant from Nigeria who has been though a crucible of hardships that would have destroyed countless other souls. Instead he...
The Republican candidates are serving a hot plate of fear to their followers who relish the dish, as if allowing a small number of Syrian refugees would endanger life in the US as we know it. Where does this fear come from?
For those of us who are Christians, every Sunday we raise our hands and loudly proclaim our allegiance to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who was once a Middle Eastern refugee fleeing violent persecution.
Lidia Bastianich is renowned as one of television's most popular chefs, a restaurateur, and cookbook author. Today, she reflects on her journey, passion for food, and the expansion of her empire.
I wish we could be certain that our political leaders would always react to dramatic events only after thoroughly analyzing the situation to determine the most adequate and commensurate response.
New polling released by impreMedia and Latino Decisions finds that the GOP's image among Latino voters has significantly deteriorated since 2012. The poll reports that statements by GOP frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson are negatively impacting the overall GOP brand.
While this knee-jerk reaction of countries to close their borders to immigrants might appear on the surface to be a wise move, the truth is that we're just compounding the problem.
Some people acquire U.S. citizenship immediately at birth, for others, U.S. citizenship is conferred later in life. Regardless of how it is acquired, there are very fundamental reasons why a person would want to be recognized as a U.S. citizen.
In the United States, the immigrant story is part of the blueprint of our country. It disheartens me to see my community or any other culture under attack. Some presidential candidates do not seem to care that by promoting negative stereotypes, they are alienating one of the biggest voting blocs in America.
An anthem for an immigrant nation where crossing borders and cultures out of necessity, in hopes of greater opportunities, are as American as apple pie (which, by the way, was brought by British and Dutch immigrants.)
We have criminalized loyal and hard-working Americans, putting them behind bars in order to appease xenophobic hysteria rather than uphold the promises of freedom and hope that are meant to characterize the American ethos.
The immigration issue has roiled the Republican Party as its presidential candidates attempt to appeal to the conservative, anti-immigration wing of their party in order to win the nomination. But, as a consequence, the GOP is likely to pay a heavy price in the 2016 national elections.
The federal court decision blocking the president's executive actions on immigration wasn't the only significant judicial intervention in immigration policy in recent days.
America is about opportunity. Who should be denied a chance? What's happening on these campuses is obscene, and if the two front runners of the Republican party don't have the courage to stand up to it, they should not be running for office.
As open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gets underway, we know there are people eligible for coverage who remain uninsured and are looking for information and resources to understand their options and get covered.