A news portal and supposed nonpartisan nonprofit provides space for a naked look into "the most important issues America must tackle in the next 30 years," and I'm the only one disappointed enough with Morgan's waste of space on basic talking points and repetitive drivel to put pen to paper?
The dialogue highlights crucial issues that the impoverished U.S. immigration debate has mostly ignored. It does not treat migration as a problem to be solved, but as one of the world's most productive and promising development tools.
As with any policy shift, the gradual regulation of marijuana in the U.S. will have implications for a wide variety of populations. However, like the recent shift in marriage policies, the impact can often be slow to reach the immigration community.
While the Senate addressed immigration's complexities in a comprehensive package, House Republican leaders cherry picked the few reforms they were willing to address. This is no way to solve one of the greatest challenges of our time. The American people have waited long enough -- it's time for the House to act.
True immigration reform cannot be achieved if creating this road comes at the cost of giving up or undermining our most cherished civil rights.
This week, advocates are rallying on the Mall in Washington, D.C., committing acts of civil disobedience, fasting, and filling the halls of Congress to urge House members to vote for immigration reform.
On October 8, I was arrested along with faithful partners, committed organizers, and community leaders in Washington, D.C. We stood together, were handcuffed together, and led away together for one purpose -- to tell Congress to get back to work on compassionate immigration reform.
The separation and destruction of families must stop. So today, alongside 200 other people, we will engage in civil disobedience and say to Congress: the time is now for immigration reform.
With Congressional leaders refusing to see eye-to-eye, our communities are paying the price. I'm not simply referring to the effects of the government shutdown. I'm talking about our elected leaders' inability to pass immigration reform.
Living in the shadows of the undocumented community, it sometimes feels as if society believes we should become immune to illness -- or, even worse, doesn't care if we seek or receive medical treatment.
When Congress decides to end the shutdown -- which it must do at some point -- our national leaders will need to prove that they can still get things done. Immigration reform should be at the top of that list.
Some 4.5 million U.S.-citizen children live in families wherein at least one member is an unauthorized migrant. They live under a constant threat that detention and deportation will break up the family.
Looking to immigration, while there is an immediate material affect of fewer workers or certain visa applications being delayed, the longer-lasting effect may be a more subtle political one.
Putting in place a migration policy that will promote economic growth and ensure prosperity will bring serious challenges. We need to do more to make sure the newly arrived find their place in increasingly diverse societies.
Thanks to the mainstream media and hypocritical politicians, the phrase "immigration reform" has become so politicized, so polarizing that the term itself distracts from what is truly at stake.
On Oct. 5 I will join others across 80 cities in mobilizing for the National Day for Dignity and Respect on behalf of our nation's undocumented men, women and children. With one voice we will say that the time for comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform is now.