Asian-Americans appear to be the only large (and growing) voting group whose interests align with the Democratic Party and yet they are rarely afforded the same share of the 'debate spotlight' as social issues relevant to women, LGBT, Black, Hispanic, religious minority, middle-income and low-income voters.
The U.S.-Mexico border runs nearly 2,000 miles, much of it across the Sonora Desert, between a very rich country and a moderately poor one. It can never be completely secured against migration no matter how much it's militarized.
The battles over immigration reform and race have weighed heavily on me this summer. They have each become a symbol and a test, for me, of whether we can resurrect "the common good" in this nation.
They occupy the most sympathetic space in the immigration debate, and they are currently wearing green jumpsuits behind bars at Eloy Detention Center for visiting mom at the same time the immigration debate hits a fevered pitch.
Is there such a thing as DREAMer's guilt? I often feel somewhat guilty that so much attention is placed on DREAMers like myself versus all the other undocumented immigrants just as deserving of immigration reform.
Republicans were going to spend August talking up their own theme of "Fighting Washington." Obama has undercut this theme in a big way already -- by pointing out that anyone in Congress is not just part of Washington, but in fact they are failing miserably.
This man -- whom hundreds of media outlets have quoted or hosted an "immigration expert" -- simply has no idea what he's talking about. It's the equivalent of having someone who contends that the sun revolves around the earth on a show discussing the future of NASA's space program.
Two weeks after I visited Tucson, the smell in the freezer inspires the will to peace, the necessary will to end the war -- in this case, the war on immigrants.
Some say that we should wait again, wait longer to work on the immigration system, wait until later, do it slowly, over time, down the road, piece by piece. But the time has come to see the urgency of fixing this broken immigration system and begin to heal the nation.
The language of stigmatization allows Rep. King to wash his hands of any responsibility and to justify his abhorrent actions.
Several immigrant youth, who have been leaders in the undocumented youth movement in the United States, have crossed the border into Mexico, and plan to turn themselves in alongside other undocumented youth who left or were deported from the United States at a border crossing.
Telemundo Denver journalist Maria Rozman was one of four Hispanic journalists from around the country invited to the White House Tuesday for interviews with President Barack Obama.
America is a land of immigrants. Their extraordinary journeys and accomplishments strengthen our democracy and help the nation progress in countless ways. And their powerful stories enrich our society.
Kathleen Brown was on her third campaign manager, and things weren't going well. She had begun as the toast of the East Coast-based national media, with a big lead in the polls over incumbent California Republican Governor Pete Wilson.
Our nation is an "inescapable network of mutuality," and laws that marginalize or disenfranchise any of us hurt all of us. Our communities of faith call for a fix to the Voting Rights Act and for common-sense comprehensive immigration reform now.
Even as policymakers attempt to fix what everyone agrees is a broken immigration system, the proposed legislative solutions overlook one of the system's most important moving parts -- the economic hardship in immigrants' home countries that drives them to seek work here.