The State Department's response to the Syrian crisis virtually mirrors its official response to the Holocaust. From the outset of World War II, the State Department set up high security standards on the pretext that refugees could be German spies, while only admitting token numbers.
The events of 9/11 changed everything. Because the United States had designated the PKK a terrorist organization in 1997 -- six years after Ibrahim had come to the United States -- the Bush administration denied his naturalization petition and initiated deportation proceedings against him.
As other states wrestle with how to create inclusive immigrant policies, the California legislature's bold steps should serve as a roadmap. California's demographics help to illustrate why inclusive and compassionate policies are not only a reflection of our national commitment to honor the rights and dignity of everyone, but also sound economic policy.
At a time when both left and right have begun to agree on the needless financial and human costs of mass incarceration, the State of Texas is conspiring with the Obama administration to undermine a federal court order so they can keep innocent children in prison.
Donald Trump has opened the floodgates to lies about immigration. Here are the myths, and the facts.
The truth is that anti-immigrant groups are less concerned about public safety and more concerned with reducing overall levels of immigration, particularly people of color.
In order for someone to migrate from Mexico to the U.S., he or she must identify that the stream of benefits (wages) net of all the costs (direct and indirect) is greater than the benefits of staying in place.
Coulter's peculiar logic and word play provoked my own curiosity about her heritage. I decided to take a peek into her past, starting with her parents.
Mark Twain is reputed to have once said, "history does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes." With that in mind, Donald Trump has offered up some familiar-sounding themes in his race to become the Republican Party's nominee.
Many people charged with illegal reentry are like my father - people who have lived in the US for years and who are desperate to return to the US to be with their families.
Only days are left before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals can issue a ruling which the Supreme Court can review on President Obama's deferred action initiatives, better known as DAPA and expanded DACA.
The Answer to Trump, Fiorina, Carson & Sanders: Draft Joe Biden & Team
If you ask people whose paychecks depend upon media organizations, you'll hear how Hillary won. If you ask Americans who won, they're likely to say that Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley gave us the most inspiring answers.
Despite the reality, a recent survey conducted by researchers (including myself) at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky has revealed that the vast majority of Americans believe "the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States has been growing significantly over the past few years."
"Perseverance," "resilience," "strength," "immigration," and "the American Dream" are just a few words that are nearly synonymous with the Latino experience. And this is especially true when you look at the staggering statistics and the obstacles that Latinos have to overcome in order to succeed in public schools.
At the end of the day, I am a Turkish astronomer running around in a European costume, humming Arabic lullabies and making anise tea.