Climate change -- and the hotter temperatures that come with it -- only make smog worse. For children, the elderly, outdoor workers, and those without health insurance in the Hispanic community, these conditions can be deadly.
Yes, I have a chip on my shoulder (although I consider it a constructive chip) when it comes to such matters. And that chip turned into a chunk when I read Jason Richwine's appalling doctoral dissertation.
The DREAM Act may have been controversial before, but it is considered a safe bill on both sides of the aisle now: border security is where the controversy has migrated to after the DREAM Act has been so thoroughly accepted by the American public.
Given the current and future demographics of the U.S., Democrats and Republicans have to expand their networks, not just to more diverse communities but also down the ballot. to local and state races where the pipeline to Congress begins.
"I never said that!" screamed an indignant Senator Grassley at Chuck Schumer. What brought these two Chucks to such a point? Unsurprisingly, immigration.
When the media is filled with stories, often largely anecdotal but highly effective, about immigrants not learning English, or waving Mexican flags at immigration rallies, it makes people on the fence turn against immigration reform.
The battle over S.B. 1070, "self-deportation" and the filibuster of the DREAM Act are all in the memory of Latino voters. The more congresspeople like Gohmert, King and Sessions rail against immigration reform, the more the Republicans' recent history with Latinos will remain an issue.
In the Garifuna communities of Honduras, it's an act of courage to admit to being HIV positive. With a grant from the Pulitzer Center, photographer David Rochkind and I interviewed people who overcame fear and discrimination to go public with their diagnosis and help educate others.
The same way Irish heritage defines Irish Americans or Italians their experience, we as Latinos, Hispanics, Chicanos or whatever we choose to call ourselves, share a cultural heritage that unites us culturally in a meaningful way.
On immigration, the Republican Party knows it has a serious problem: their rhetoric and policy on the subject has been a factor in their consistently-...
This is not what Latinos had in mind when we cast our votes in record numbers last fall. Latinos across this country took to the polls to elect lawmakers who they thought would have their backs, lawmakers who were committed to fighting for policies that would improve the economy.
I support gay rights. Same-sex couples should have all the rights of heterosexual couples, and discrimination of any type must not be tolerated. But the marriage equality movement's desire for same-sex couples to be included in immigration reform is a recipe for disaster.
Of all the horrors associated with a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of Mexicans, the country's children and adolescents are perhaps the greatest casualty.
Those with a sharper learning curve like Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are leading the party on immigration. In doing so, they are taking the reigns. Ted Cruz is not.
Dan Patrick keeps talking about creating "comprehensive history courses." What can you talk about in these comprehensive courses if you can't talk about race, gender, class... or rock 'n' roll history?
The tech sector's recent calls for comprehensive immigration reform could mean the difference in the long fight to bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows, and create a path to citizenship.