It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.
If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.
For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.
Seventy-seven percent voted for President Obama and only 21 percent supported Governor Romney. Yet are they as progressive when it comes to immigration?
In their desire to rehabilitate their anti-immigrant image, Republican lawmakers have been scrambling to put forth immigration bills far short of anything comprehensive as initially called for by House Speaker Boehner.
As Chief Executive, President Obama has extraordinary leeway under our current immigration laws to prevent the deportation of certain immigrants if it is not in our national interest to deport them.
Republican pandering to Puerto Ricans will end with the closing of the polls Sunday. Then, it's back to immigrant-bashing and fear mongering. And these Republican candidates will learn that a few days of empty promises in Puerto Rico won't fool Latinos anywhere.
As a community, we are beginning to stand up to the GOP assault on our families via their hyper-racialized "self deportation" policies. We need also to begin to vocalize on the other issues that directly affect our families' well being
Gabino Sanchez cannot get a driver's license, cannot get legal immigration papers and must drive to support his family. His misdemeanor criminal history is a product of his undocumented status combined with a heavy dose of good old-fashioned racial profiling for DWB (Driving While Brown).
The 2012 Immigrants' List Annual Heroes come from across the country, and work to positively impact policies on immigration. We are grateful for their work and excited to honor their achievements.
As Latinos and as immigrants, the first thing we have to do is thank all the members of the NAACP who gave their lives so that one day we would have a Civil Rights Act and a Voting Rights Act, and ask that as an institution they defend our people, as we will do for them.
All American citizens, islander and mainlander, ought to encourage the DOJ to continue monitoring the situation in Puerto Rico, especially to ensure that opponents of the Fortuño agenda are not silenced.
Latino-Americans can no longer afford to let other people vote for them. We cannot sit back and watch things happen to America, when we have the votes to achieve a better outcome for the nation.
I am a strong supporter of President Obama. But the deportation policies Senator Obama once described as "terrorizing communities" have not changed significantly. I cannot sit quietly and wait.
For immigrants, both documented and undocumented, arrest even without imprisonment can lead to being taken away from loved ones through deportation. We have to ask ourselves: what is being done to our communities?
Are you trying to destroy any chance for comprehensive immigration reform for the next 10 years? Based on your words and actions over the last two years, it sure seems that the answer is "yes."