I can almost feel my mother's heart break when I'm asked about my family history. I'm proud of my Filipino heritage, and proud to be an American, but when I think of the cost and loss my mother suffered, my pride is twinged with betrayal.
Two thousand of those eligible for early release are non-citizens, facing continued incarceration and deportation. This, in spite of a determination made by an independent federal agency that concludes they have served a complete fair sentence and now qualify to be free people.
While there were parts of the immigration experience that were challenging for me (like transitioning to the school system), the physical journey itself and the citizenship process were straight forward from my perspective.
The lessons that successful immigrant women communicate: bring your ambition and talent to the US, the right place to seek success--but remember to follow in the footsteps of role model achievers, adopting the daily use of immigration Rx.
Conservatives and their policies (or obstruction of) have been tremendously destructive to the African-American and Latino community. But have neoliberals been any better for us?
Through Arad's work in creating social impact games, he has been invited to attend national and international forums like the United Nations Conference Of State Parties, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and the International Anti-Corruption Conference.
SNL's invitation to Trump was an anathema to Americans who are appalled by his labeling of Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers and his draconian platform of mass deportation.
Politics and numbers make for strange bedfellows. This seems counter-intuitive as modern politics is actually loaded with numbers from polling to policy analysis. To illustrate, I ask you to consider the case of the humble denominator.
This is an opportunity for the President to call Ryan's bluff. Instead of scoffing at Ryan's lame and lying excuse, the President should embrace it by stating that he would be happy to sign a comprehensive immigration reform bill, like the one passed by the Senate, but that did not become effective until, say, October of 2017 (the new fiscal year).
To be sure, Trump is dangerous. But he does not come close to being as dangerous as the immigrant "advocates" who actually occupy offices, actually have power, and actually are controlling the dialogue among those on the left. It not immigrants' enemies we need to be worried about. Its their "goddam friends."
We want to know how, if elected, the candidates will use their executive authority to make sure every tool at their disposal is used to keep families together.
Lost in this haze of binational political inertia are the voices of border residents. What do the citizens of the borderland "third nation" want? Based on conversations on both sides of the line, I've assembled an action program defined by border people themselves.
While reform is absolutely necessary to improve and expand the EB-5 program, Congress should exercise caution when tinkering with the program's incentives to boost financing in certain areas or risk dampening EB-5's overall economic impact.
In the new short documentary Border Inc., Brave New Films exposes how the last three decades of immigration politics in this country have created a massive payday for military contractors and wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in this business operation fueled by xenophobia and greed.
The backlog leaves many women in a state of legal limbo for years, separated from children and loved ones and unable to move forward with their lives. On average, they will wait three years for their case to be resolved.
La sangre llama. Blood calls. Every Latino child in the United States, even those who can't or won't speak Spanish, has heard that proverb. Its E...