In the end, I believe, we learn that the American Dream is far more complicated than most people imagine and that, often, it is defined by the courage of individuals who are not officially American.
Children are by definition vulnerable. That's particularly true for girls and boys journeying alone, under unsafe circumstances, often fleeing violence. Mexico and the US have an obligation to apply the international principle of the "best interests of the child" as the gold standard for all dealings with underage migrants.
Very few taxpayers have ever heard of the Congressional Bed Mandate -- the quota that requires 34,000 undocumented immigrants be detained every single night -- but it's costing them five million dollars, each and every day.
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Speaker John Boehner might want to remember that advice when Nancy Pelosi unveils her discharge petition for the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill at a press conference tomorrow morning.
Democrats must make deeper investments in mobilizing Hispanic voters in Texas and give them something to vote for, not just against.
Attacking President Obama and claiming he can use executive orders to stop deportations is worse than counterproductive. It's misdirection from the real issue that is powering the deportation machine.
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Immigrant-activist groups like the NCLR have been willing to give the GOP as much space as possible to move forward on some kind of immigration vote and revitalize the process. And once Boehner killed immigration reform again, desperation set in.
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Comprehensive immigration reform would lift millions of immigrants out of the shadows, reducing women's vulnerability to abuse and exploitation and eliminating one of the major barriers to seeking assistance. Further, many women would no longer have to make the heart-wrenching decision to stay in an abusive situation out of fear of being torn apart from their families.
There is something egalitarian in citizenship. The spirit of citizenship evokes a desire to do well by those around you and to not leave anyone out. When we think of ourselves as citizens, we can transform ourselves and move ourselves forward with strength and determination.
Comprehensive immigration reform may be the most ill-fated three words on Capitol Hill. The Senate passed a bill last summer, and depending on the week the issue on the House side is either dead on arrival or may see the light of day.
We are tired of excuses. We want solutions. And we are not willing to wait another year.
The Jewish tradition teaches that at special moments in life the gates of heavens are open. I felt standing among these vulnerable, powerless immigrants crying for their daughters, husbands and sisters that the gates of heaven were open to their prayers.
Can we truly have a civil conversation on comprehensive immigration reform while simultaneously deporting millions of people that would be affected by such a bill?
This is our shared heritage, and Latinos are ready to vote to protect it.