There is still much work to be done to open the eyes of all Christians to the love of God for the outsider. The movement to reach out to the strangers in our midst, though, has begun.
Now that we are moving ahead with immigration reform, we should embrace citizenship as a positive value that strengthens the nation rather than putting unnecessary obstacles and long delays in the way of immigrants becoming citizens.
Shruti, Hiyaw and Bouchra are legal immigrants. They are fortunate in that they were able to gain citizenship through the current system. However, there are thousands of undocumented immigrants with culinary talent and desire in this city who could move forward in the burgeoning food industry.
The sooner a comprehensive immigration reform bill puts the estimated 600,000 undocumented Hondurans in the U.S. on a path to citizenship, the sooner these immigrants can move out of the shadow economy and compete for higher wages as equals to U.S. citizens.
I'll concede that there are aspects of border security -- smuggling of human beings, drugs, and arms -- that do demand immediate attention. However, we can't allow the economic and moral imperatives for broad-reaching immigration reform get lost in rhetoric around the border.
In the beginning of year 2001, the relationship between Mexico and the United States of America was affected in the primary issues that had been in pr...
If the odd fellows odd fellows of Big Business and Labor can try to work together, there is no reason why Congress can't see that we can live up to our forefathers' expectations by fully integrating our immigrant communities into the nation.
I never knew my grandparents, but I am living their American Dream.
The legal status of 11 million immigrants hangs in the balance, held hostage by a right-wing media searching desperately for a way to hold on to their audience without driving their party to political Armageddon.
The values of an out-of-touch, stale, and offensive party are no longer attractive to voters, even if Republicans change their tone on immigration reform in an effort to make nice with Latinos.
This great melting pot we live in has been built by immigrants. When the right wing attacks immigrants, they focus on the small percentage of criminals but not the Rosas who contribute day in and day out to our society.
America will be stronger with immigration laws that focus on both allowing Americans to reunite with their closest family members and allowing employers to bring in the skilled workers that they need.
Many of "us" want to ensure that immigrants have the same access to affordable health care and food that we all should have and to not continue to treat immigrants as the "them" through explicit exclusions from basic necessities.
The president and Republicans are looking to move forward with an immigration debate that may not be as divisive as once thought. Recently, President...
With the president and the Senate "Gang of Eight" offering their reform outlines last week and the House holding its first hearing Tuesday, the debate on how to best improve our immigration system has begun in earnest.
Members of Congress and the president are working toward giving illegal immigrants a legal status. But what will it take for an immigrant 'illegals' or otherwise to becoming an American?