My grandmother's birthday was this week. She was born in 1877 and would have been 136 years old. And when, in her honor, I looked at some family photos, I discovered something that I had not noticed before.
Mẹ Việt Nam ơi, Chúng Con Vẫn Còn đây (Oh Mother Vietnam, We Are Still Here) The lyrics from this sentimental song come back to me once in...
Immigration reform is fundamentally about acceptance of new people into American society. But tucked inside the Senate immigration bill is a proposal which, if enacted, will make that process of acceptance much more difficult.
How safe is our food? How does the FDA monitor domestic food products (as well as what comes into the U.S. food system from other countries?)
What do the Boston bombings tell us about immigration? That we need immigrants, and we need immigration reform.
The European mass media overemphasize American materialistic pursuits and the bigger-the-better mentality. Yet, many successful American women immigrants know better than to be sucked in by this simplistic image.
Victims can be found on street corners, in brothels and in agricultural fields throughout the country and around the world. If you've ever been to a large sporting event, a nail salon or a massage parlor, then you likely have contributed to a system that enables and supports trafficking.
Population changes come slowly and the scientific evidence suggests global warming is advancing rapidly. If we wait on population trends to save us, things will get a lot worse and more expensive to fix before they get better.
the Sierra Club Board of Directors has voted to offer our organization's strong support for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. We must ensure that the people who are the most disenfranchised have the voice to fight polluters without fear.
"I never said that!" screamed an indignant Senator Grassley at Chuck Schumer. What brought these two Chucks to such a point? Unsurprisingly, immigration.
If the Boston bombing was terrorism, as Tsarnaev claims, it looks like an especially boneheaded form of terrorism. Let's call it idiocratic terrorism. That's an adaptation of the title of the cult 2006 film Idiocracy, a satire about a dystopic future in which pretty much everyone is an idiot.
The ruling will begin to correct an unjust system by providing essential protections for an extraordinarily vulnerable group -- immigrants with serious mental disabilities whom the government imprisons while their cases remain pending.
This case unmasks the ugly side of the immigration debate, including the antics of restrictionist immigration attorney Kris Kobach and ICE Union Boss Chris Crane.
Conservatives hastily called for delay of the Senate's upcoming immigration reform debate, perhaps with the intent of proposing more extreme immigration measures and scoring political points with immigration opponents.
The Dreamers have reminded us what being an American and living the American Dream is all about. They did so by freeing themselves of the fear of being undocumented and then freeing us to consider anew what defines us as a people.
I think that when you know your ancestral language, you can fully understand your culture. You can see that in many spheres, your culture possesses profound wisdom and insight.