Early evidence indicates that immigrants are more likely to enhance our economic institutions than they are to destroy them.
The following advice should not be taken as replacement for that of a seasoned attorney. However, from one undocumented immigrant to another, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding DACA.
While in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants continues to be a hot issue, particularly in states like Texas, state legislatures across the country are now dealing with a new immigration related issue -- driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.
Tanya Hartman is a storyteller. Her work, in all its varying disciplines (painting, crafting, mixed media) covers a large swath of ground, ensuring all the details of her tales are taken into account. So That I May Carry You With Me is an exquisitely detailed pastiche at the Daum Museum in Sedalia, Missouri.
Welcoming more foreigners into the U.S. workforce is not traitorous. In fact, it is quite patriotic, and not simply for the obvious ideological reasons.
I felt as though my limbs had been torn from my body.
It seems clear to me that the tragedy that occurred last week is business as usual in Europe. And that is the real tragedy. But this disaster has no easy solution and therefore there is no easy way to cover it.
Enter Scott Walker's politics of fear. For the party that rhetorically champions self-reliance, the emphasis on creating fear and despair in the electorate is ironic, but effective. Why blame yourself for economic insecurity when you can blame a faceless immigrant plotting to take away your job?
Rather than a source of economic injury, the expanded DACA and DAPA programs would position already well-established and productive U.S. residents to contribute even more to their communities and nation.
As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors. The Bible tells us to welcome strangers in our land and to love them as we love ourselves. That's why the media and all Americans should immediately stop referring to our undocumented brothers and sisters as "illegal."
If there is something more impressive than Joel's academic résumé, it's his story. Rewind a few years and we'd be meeting a different Joel: a high-school student reeling from the discovery of his undocumented status just a few weeks shy of graduation. Facing a new set of financial roadblocks, he would no longer be a college-bound senior but one facing a life of uncertainty.
This week marks the five year anniversary of Arizona's notorious SB-1070 law, which codified a set of anti-immigrant regulations designed to promote self-deportation of local residents or "attrition through enforcement" in the explicit language of the bill.
On Tuesday, 24 members of the Viacrucis were arrested in Queretaro, a city just outside of Mexico City. It appears that the injunction -- far from guaranteeing their safety -- was little more than a brief reprieve from the aggressive tactics of the Frontera Sur regime.
My feminism will not result in memory loss about Clinton's inhumane stance on children at our border or her failure to stand up against mass deportations. Nor will it prevent me from asking the right questions. We must not stop reimagining what is possible beyond stale rhetoric and two-party politics.
Abortion transgresses three "feminine" ideals: That female sexuality should only be for the purposes of procreation; the inevitability of motherhood; and that women are inherently and instinctively nurturing.
We tend to treat these desperate migrant appearances en masse as sudden, unexpected events, almost like a tornado or tsunami, disconnected from the daily grind of national policy making and bad habits. They are not disconnected.