The Santa Barbara News-Press published a photograph on Jan. 3 of some Latino people at the DMV with the accompanying headline, "Illegals Line Up For Driver's Licenses." Things moved quickly after that. The gloves are off and the game is on -- the sexagenarian billionaire McCaw in one corner and PODER in the other.
This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .
In this week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment we bring you Cesar Cruz, a man who never gives up. Cesar is the first Mexican immigrant male to attend Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership.
We still have the better part of one year before the Iowa Caucuses and things can change, but it is very hard to imagine the potential GOP candidates moving towards a more moderate or pro-immigration reform position as they attempt to woo Republican primary voters.
Homework is a challenge for the tutors and kids. It's hard to teach a 12-year-old algebra in forty minutes when they don't know how to count yet. But something has to go down on the worksheet.
While embarking on a book project about prominent immigrant women leaders, I realized that many of them are authors as well.
It's rough. The soil is hard and red, soft and warm at the same time. The shades of the rock are not really calming at all, nothing refreshing like the shade of a tree or a market umbrella. This is the center of Australia, this is aboriginal Uluru.
"Your Story, Our Stories," a new program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, invites New York City students and teachers to explore their own family's origins as part of their immigration units.
Climate change is an immense and multifaceted global challenge likely to change the planet. In some of the most industrialized settings in the world as well as in the most vulnerable areas, people may find they can no longer live in places they have called home for generations.
Think about it. We rarely discuss or even ponder what it means to be an American in our daily lives. When was the last time you sat down and said to yourself, or thought for a moment, or even said in a prayer: "Thank God that I am American"?
The president's sixth State of the Union address to Congress last night was heavy on the actions our country should take to build on the progress that American families have made over the past two years, thanks to a recovering economy.
While there is a longstanding Washington tradition of mocking ineffective "lame duck" administrations, President Obama's State of the Union speech bucked the trend and showed this duck still has a lot to quack about -- especially as it relates to immigration.
Would the Republican-controlled Congress shut down the Department of Homeland Security to halt Obama's program delaying deportation of undocumented immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens? Colorado's own Rep. Ken Buck would do it.
While Latinos are impacted by every public policy issue debated at the federal level, there are at least four areas with a tradition of bipartisan cooperation where the 114th Congress should start.
What is most surprising about the U.S. Congress today is how harmful its parochial views have become to America's long-term global economic interests.
The Congressional GOP's unhealthy obsession with President Obama's use of his presidential powers has driven them into a strategic black hole, with very high, long-term costs for the party and future candidates.