The largest minority group in the nation, Hispanics, could help rescue Barack Obama's floundering presidency. But for that to happen, the President needs to take significant action soon on immigration reform rather than wait for a "do nothing" Congress.
Why is it so hard to reach any reasonable compromise on the immigration issue? It is because faults of our immigration policy are about hundred years old and most of us are accustomed to accept them as unquestioned wisdom.
The House GOP leadership are quick to come up with lame excuses -- like the so-called Hastert Rule or a short legislative calendar -- but they are much slower to act on behalf of the country.
This lack of political will is pitiful. It would almost be comical if it were not so costly to the United States and so devastating to the Latino community -- and if a real solution were not possible.
This was supposed to be Marco Rubio's big year. Back in February, the junior senator from Florida made the cover of Time magazine -- billed as "The Republican Savior."
Sophie got her "American bug" while a Fulbright Fellow at Cornell, admiring US technology and the stimulating international environment of the research labs.
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Earlier this month, President Obama gave a speech calling for immigration reform. But President Obama's actions so far have only fueled the moral crisis our nation faces on immigration.
This duo of new leaders are proof that bipartisan immigration reform with an earned path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants can happen, if only their parties' leadership teams let it come to the House floor for a vote.
As a people who had to fight long and hard for a path to citizenship -- meaning a long and hard fight for voting rights and true equality -- we cannot watch this debate from the sidelines.
Congressman Denham represents a District that is about one-third Latino, and he's married to a first-generation Mexican-American. Still, it took a lot of organizing in his district to get him to buck his party. Along the way, it's been abundantly clear that the benefits of embracing immigrants vastly outweigh the costs.
Will Republican leaders wrest control from the tea party and pass immigration reform, or will they set down the path of a spectacular defeat in the 2014 election?
Immigration reform isn't a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. It's an issue of whether or not we, as Americans, want to open the door of opportunity to the drivers, the dreamers, the doers, the passionate people whose talents have helped build the greatest economic engine the world has ever known.
Don't underestimate the powerful asset of enthusiasm and excitement among those who believe in Davis, and don't underestimate Davis's second-best asset: the suicide strategies of the crazy-wing friends of Cruz.
The Williams Institute estimates that about 7,000 gay couples are both non-citizens, and that approximately 267,000 undocumented immigrants identify as LGBT. These individuals do not benefit from the Supreme Court's June ruling, but they will benefit from comprehensive immigration reform.
Maria crossed the border into the Dominican Republic in 1979. Tired of searching endlessly for work in her home town of Thiotte, Haiti, she settled in Aguas Negras permanently to work illegally in the local coffee industry.