With the release of this bill, the focus shifts from family to employment. We support provisions that create fair and just employment practices and treatment of workers, but helping families and business is even better, because it builds strong, prosperous communities.
The president and the senators are, for the most part, in sync. But differences over a few key provisions have advocates from all corners expressing concern for their constituencies, promising an intense debate moving forward.
Clifford Odets's image as a Serious Writer whose work became dated and self-important almost as soon as it left his typewriter has proven more durable than that magic act.
The GOP is hoping these new voters will just conveniently forget that for years, Republicans used them as a lightening rod to scare other Americans. They're hoping their own recent history will just disappear after a single vote.
The immigrant community must step up even more and prove that through hard work and sacrifice, they earned the right to not just be here lawfully, but citizenship itself. This shouldn't be that hard.
The Associated Press should be applauded for dropping the "I-word" because it is offensive to immigrants, Hispanics, and American values. "Illegal" is a loaded term that for too long has polluted the immigration debate.
We cannot ignore the serious threats to civil and human rights that are inherent in the call for new border triggers and continued unaccountable spending on border enforcement. Immigration reform may finally be within reach. It's now time for enforcement reform.
Lesbian and gay Americans and permanent residents will still not be able to sponsor their loved ones for permanent residency. LGBT organizations and coalition partners will vigorously protest, but at the end of the day, we will still be left out in the cold.
This group of senators has proven that it can break through the political gridlock and put the country first by producing a good and fair bill. Now everyone -- from legislators to advocates -- has to stand up and do everything in our power to make sure this effort comes to fruition.
Obviously, the Republican Party wants to die, and as much as I disagree with Republicans on just about everything, I feel compelled to help.
On April 10, the national day of action for immigration reform, labor leader Maria Elena Durazo was outspoken in her critique of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.
There are serious, deleterious harms as a consequence of what some may view as coalition building between mainstream immigration reform advocacy groups and LGBT groups. The end result of pinkwashing immigration reform is threefold.
It's on all of us to make sure our country is strengthening the very value we always protect -- all people have rights regardless of where they are from. Only through a just, commonsense immigration reform can we live up to our national beliefs.
All of our friends knew we were legally married because they had attended the ceremony and partied with us at the wedding reception. But as we would learn in going through the green card and naturalization applications, there is nothing routine about the process.
As a group of eight senators work together to make progress on immigration reform, there's one senator not in the group to keep an eye on. His name is John Cornyn. Cornyn is famous for posing as reformer even as he works to derail reform.
Presently, 25,000 undocumented immigrants in D.C. cannot obtain a driver's license from the DMV. To continue denying D.C. resident's access to ID and driving privileges entrenches discrimination by fettering freedom of movement, and creates a permanent subset of second-class residents.