To get to immigration reform, they'll have to go through Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in an election year. The SEIU and several other groups, ...
Today, it is important for us to make clear that their political choices have consequences, but there is still time to reverse the damage they are inflicting with their inaction.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) recently published an orotund statement predicated on a lie, betting that Hispanic Americans are incapable of distinguishing between fact and fiction.
My extended family, all naturalized American citizens, are among the 17 million people in the U.S. living in mixed-status immigrant households where at least one person is undocumented. I'm the only one in my family who doesn't have the right papers to be in the U.S.
Perhaps the question of "why not" isn't very complicated. Though Republican leadership favors a bill, minority caucuses can easily and with impunity block legislation these days. But I was struck by something else.
I'd spent so much of my life fighting the system, working side-by-side with lawyers and bonding with my fellow undocumented immigrants in community and camaraderie. Becoming American felt like abandoning them.
Too many people are hurt every day through deportation, through fear, and through gridlock. Yet Dave Reichert, a supposed moderate, refuses to stand up for the pro-business, pro-labor, pro-America immigration reform bill that is waiting before Congress.
The plan underway right now -- of doing nothing and playing the blame game -- is simply unacceptable.
Not so long ago, life was easy for xenophobes. But as the Latino population grows at a faster rate than the immigrant population, Hispanics are now more likely to be born and raised in America, as full-blooded American citizens.
Ingraham's idea is a dud all the way around. Not only that, it runs counter to what most Americans want: a solution to our country's broken immigration solution. Ingraham's pledge is remarkable only for being pathetic and pointless.
Republicans are shouting for war. Unlike our forefathers, they are not fighting for democracy and equal rights, but rather for a plutocracy.
As we enter a new election cycle, the important question is whether we as Latinos will leverage the full extent of our political power?
Every once in a while a mainstream outlet will talk tough on immigration, apparently to prove that they are "balanced." It happened again this week wh...
Activists on both sides of the immigration debate have condemned the Obama administration's removal policies for different reasons, some valid, some specious. One fact is clear, however.
It is human nature to harshly judge others we disagree with or disapprove of, until we are actually exposed to the life experiences that have shaped their choices and worldview.
I met Todd Miller after a friend told me about the amazing work he was doing on the issue of immigration, borders and the people who guard them. My pa...