Sadly, we are just beginning to learn the depth of the violence that drives these children to our borders -- drug wars, food insecurity, and violence. The majority of the children are coming from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which has the highest murder rate in the world.
Too many American citizens are having their families torn apart without hope for a better future.
Free-trade laws do not hold corporations accountable for negative local impacts, but people are suffering because of CAFTA-DR. The apparel industry, which has profited above all other sectors, has a moral duty to respond.
It's critical for South Asian American organizations that truly embrace progressive values to be inclusive of a Hindu American voice, acknowledge that Hindu Americans suffer from various forms of discrimination and hate crimes, and include them on policy initiatives that impact South Asian Americans and other marginalized communities.
One can blame a press that treats Congressional malfunction as a bipartisan failure, but the overriding fact remains that while one side has been actively and knowledgeably waging a civil war, the other has been acting as if the war did not exist.
When it comes to ethnic and national identities, it's not either/or that we need, but rather the both/and of democratic pluralism.
Too many children and families live in fear of losing their loved ones because of our broken immigration system.
We can let politics, pundits and ambivalence on strategy rule us, or we can live by our words and our moral conviction to do right by those who depend on us.
Last week, I was arrested with more than 130 other advocates outside the White House. This is not the first time I have been arrested in an act of civil disobedience in front of the White House protesting our nation's immoral immigration system -- but I am praying that it is the last time.
Whatever Murrieta was before July 2014, it no longer is. What City Manager Rick Dudley characterized as "a black eye" is actually an indelible stain.
This cause is part of America's great unfinished business. We all have a moral obligation to carry on until the dream of equality is reached in full.
Lalo Alcaraz is bringing BORDERTOWN to the border state for the Border Convo Tour. ___________________________________________________________ When ...
Rep. Paul Ryan was in town last week, and he did a round of interviews on talk radio shows, hoping to find an audience hungry for his new book, which essentially explains how the Tea Party can grab actual control of things.
As political leaders debate whom to blame for the surge of child migrants, most agree on one goal: deporting the children as quickly as possible. Yet few advocates of their removal are willing to state on the record that the children's death is a strong possibility.
It was a bad day to wear the tan suit.
The questionable premise, forwarded most recently by Robert Draper and Emily Ekins, is that the Republican Party could sweep up millennials, who are "socially liberal" and "economically conservative," by adopting a more libertarian message.