"This is not about politics, the fast is about faith. Faith in the American people who we believe care about families being torn apart. Faith that Congress will reflect during the holidays and do the best thing for America."
Where were Latinos during the Great Depression? What were Latinos doing when Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were giving speeches on racial equality? Why weren't we in history textbooks?
Rosa Ramirez, a 49-year-old Mexican immigrant and mother in Illinois, knew something was odd about the plastics factory where her temporary-labor agen...
Recent reports show light at the end of the tunnel for the Affordable Care Act's infamous website. For New York non-English speakers, however, the story doesn't end there.
Is it immigration reform or political reform that is needed? Well, it may seem idealistic or nationalistic to say that the nation's economy and our future well-being should come before partisan politics. In this era, such simplicity and common sense seems increasingly elusive.
A straight up or down vote in the House of Representatives on the immigration bill would likely see bipartisan passage. It is a matter of choice by the House leadership that keeps immigration reform from being reality.
Decades after passage of the historic Voting Rights Act, so much has changed. And yet, so much remains the same.
With Mitt "Self-Deportation" Romney being soundly beaten, all eyes were on immigration reform to be the first issue tackled and resolved in 2013. Republicans, the old immigration obstacle, would finally agree after Obama won 77 percent of the Latino vote.
According to a new report released today -- A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color -- lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Latinos are among the most disadvantaged workers in America.
Cuccinelli earned his defeat by amplifying his party's message of exclusion against women, people of color, and anyone who doesn't think exactly like them. When will Republicans get it?
Recent demonstrations have been instrumental in keeping the attention on immigration reform. This is critical: Republicans, especially the Tea Party Caucus that is much less friendly toward immigrants, will not have the political leverage to fight the next few bills.
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.
A bona fide politician actually put down his fork mid-air to listen to me. Not one minute was spent on fundraising or self-promotion. Nope. Instead, Adolfo Carrion, running on the Independent Party ticket, concentrated on us -- all young independent artists struggling to survive in New York City.
While this has the potential to change the landscape of immigrant rights in the state, the implications run much deeper as California provides a bold example to the rest of the country.
If it hasn't already, climate change will impact everyone soon regardless of who they are, where they live or how much money they have. American Latinos will be among the most strongly affected. It's time for us to take the lead.
For all the supposed potential of the "American Dream," immigrants in New York City often have a terrible time redeeming its promise. Many arrive in t...