With immigration, everything begins and ends with family. Until we see a solution to the record-setting family separations, the Administration can expect to see demonstrators on their front step with heartbreaking stories.
Most Mexican-Americans who are involved in the political arena are familiar with this poem, because the poem says things that some people are afraid to say publicly. It is no wonder Corky was able to state these bold truths while staring his activism demons in the face -- he was a trained fighter.
Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise.
There is more to our past success--and failures--than simply getting more women, minorities and young people to the polls. Turnout doesn't exist in a vacuum, and demographics aren't destiny.
Only institutionalized racism can explain how 50 years after The Civil Rights act was signed, Texas Hispanic youth do not have equal access to culturally relevant courses.
Day by day, the list of Coloradans who support the freedom to marry has grown more and more diverse. The issue of marriage equality has fast become one that is bringing Latino communities and families together.
California Governor Jerry Brown has declared today as Cesar Chavez Day. Coincidentally, a new biopic about the labor rights activist was released last...
Very few taxpayers have ever heard of the Congressional Bed Mandate -- the quota that requires 34,000 undocumented immigrants be detained every single night -- but it's costing them five million dollars, each and every day.
For too many years, Congress and the Executive branch have failed to provide meaningful oversight of the Border Patrol and OSO to set standards for effective, rights-respecting enforcement.
To those of you who aspire to be leaders, remember: If you espouse these principles, if you're a brand 'ambassador,' if you're a spineless politician, if you're facilitating the misguidance, exploitation and destruction of your own, you're no leader. You're a fraud.
As a Latino veteran, I have seen firsthand how the needs of Latino veterans have been overlooked. If we're going to ask minority soldiers to risk their lives in the same way as any other American, we should guarantee they have the same opportunities to succeed when they get home.
The existence of statutory and constitutional provisions that bear on the rights of voters should factor into the judicial analysis of whether states can adopt measures that create a tension with federal law.
Few movies can be billed as "important" or "historic" before they are even released. But this bio-film about the life and times of labor rights activist and organizer Cesar Chavez deserves those accolades. He is an iconic American hero who walked in sync with Gandhi.
Democrats must make deeper investments in mobilizing Hispanic voters in Texas and give them something to vote for, not just against.
Being Latino is not a crutch. Society keeps telling us it is. I'm telling you it's not. Believe in yourself. Pass it on to your family, your friends, your children, and society.
Though the reforms won by previous generations have extended basic labor and safety protections to seasonal and immigrant farmworkers, many remain shut out of the right to decent accommodations.