For the same reasons that we demand that immigration reform include protections for same-sex binational couples, we join our colleagues in being equally adamant that the number of family sponsorship visas not be reduced, and that no categories of family sponsorship be eliminated.
Despite common perceptions, Asian Americans are neither newcomers nor bystanders in the struggle for equality of immigrants in the United States. We are inheritors of a history of restrictive and racist immigration policies
Across the nation, immigrant women are key contributors to our communities and to our nation's economy. Immigration reform will not succeed if it fails to unite families and to recognize the work of all women.
When Meeran came to the U.S. with her family, her older sister was left behind in Pakistan because she turned 22 before her visa was approved. Their petition was filed in 1986. She turns 40 this year.
The centerpiece of this effort must be the creation of a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million new Americans who aspire to become citizens. Americans support it. Republicans need it. It's time for Congress to deliver.
It is for my mother, my grandmother and all the other immigrant women who have contributed so much to this country that I am committed to working towards immigration reform.
"Focusing on three different groups at once sure has its challenges. But as Wired Magazine put it: we have to be like Google for the Refugees. I think they are right. That is our primary goal."
No longer can we let our brightest minds languish and the work of our K-12 educators go the waste. We have the power to write the next chapter in this country's history. Let's give every child that calls our nation home a path to college.
Now, it's up to the likes of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times to stop sitting there like the three monkeys who "see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil" and to cease using language that promotes misconceptions and hatred.
In AMC's Mad Men, Don Draper's true origins were something of a mystery until he was revealed to be Richard "Dick" Whitman, a fellow who had assumed the identity of an officer he had served with in the Korean War. The origins of Jon Hamm, who portrays Draper, are less mysterious.
Immigration is more than a business relationship America has with selected foreigners. It's a process that renews the country; it means going all-in on America, through binding ties of love and blood. Recruited workers enrich the country. Reunited families do, too.
Israel, dubbed the "Start Up Nation," with its increasing economic dependence on technology, could be the first nation to see the beginnings of this covert clash between its human assets and its state policy.
Preventing undocumented but qualified students from earning college diplomas creates a barrier to their economic success and limits what they can contribute to American society.
We must hold ALL elected officials and ourselves to higher standards of equality. We must break down the silos whether by community, issue or campaign. We must be bold, visionary and steadfast in our commitment to social and economic justice.
If Rubio is serious about passing comprehensive reform that includes a fair, attainable pathway to citizenship for 11 million people, he must stop unnecessarily delaying the process and instead use his influence to put the reform bill on the floor.
Maybe now, news organizations beyond the Associated Press can focus on the covering new stories and opinion pieces about the lives of actual people as opposed to painting us all with the brush of a lazy, inaccurate and dehumanizing pejorative.