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.
It would naïve to believe that Congress is considering CIR out of the goodness of their hearts. Republicans and Democrats are trying to deliver on immigration reform to court the Latino vote. So let's explore how Latinos are actually feeling about the inclusion of protections for same-sex couples...
The centerpiece of this effort must be the creation of a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million new Americans who aspire to become citizens. Americans support it. Republicans need it. It's time for Congress to deliver.
Now, it's up to the likes of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times to stop sitting there like the three monkeys who "see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil" and to cease using language that promotes misconceptions and hatred.
The Associated Press, one of the world's largest news outlets, announced that it would no longer use "illegal immigrant" in its copy.
Immigration is more than a business relationship America has with selected foreigners. It's a process that renews the country; it means going all-in on America, through binding ties of love and blood. Recruited workers enrich the country. Reunited families do, too.
Preventing undocumented but qualified students from earning college diplomas creates a barrier to their economic success and limits what they can contribute to American society.
If Rubio is serious about passing comprehensive reform that includes a fair, attainable pathway to citizenship for 11 million people, he must stop unnecessarily delaying the process and instead use his influence to put the reform bill on the floor.
Maybe now, news organizations beyond the Associated Press can focus on the covering new stories and opinion pieces about the lives of actual people as opposed to painting us all with the brush of a lazy, inaccurate and dehumanizing pejorative.
Thanks to PBS and Tavis Smiley, a substantive gathering of Latino leadership that expounds on a broad range of issues and topics is coming to the English-speaking American public. Finally!
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-...
The path to citizenship gave Cuban Americans the opportunity to become full Americans, instead of being stuck in a temporary status or as second-class citizens. The same could happen to my other immigrant neighbors and friends in Little Havana if we give them an opportunity.
Their agreement on is very preliminary and hasn't yet even been blessed by the so-called Gang of Eight senators working on immigration reform, but the mere fact that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue agreed on anything is remarkable.
Faced with a shortage of temporary high-skilled visas and 6- to 10-year waits for employment-based green cards, foreign graduates of U.S. universities are taking their talents elsewhere. Wouldn't it better to have them working for us rather than for our foreign competitors?
Since disclosing my undocumented status, I've become a walking conversation eliciting countless uncomfortable, awkward, honest, sharp, pointed questions.
Senator Marco Rubio, Cuban-American from Florida, is now officially "on deck." He is idly swinging a practice bat back and forth, in anticipation of his first real major-league performance. This moment, it should be noted, has taken a long time to get here.