The urge to deport is not the only cause of U.S. citizens' removal. News reports abound of overburdened Immigration Judges and unrepresented immigrants, who often appear in court en masse via televideo. This procedural travesty results in legal and factual oversights -- and the permanent banishment of U.S. citizens.
Imagine that you have found a large lump in your breast or are experiencing pain in your ovaries. Or imagine your daughter, mother, or sister is having these experiences. Then imagine that you -- or she -- will be forced to wait 15 years for health care.
Latino elected officials are leading the charge in calling for the House of Representatives to come together to pass commonsense immigration reform that will boost our economy, establish a 21st-century immigration system, and allow undocumented immigrants to earn their citizenship by continuing the contributions they make to our country.
Today, I am proud to have been part of 105 very courageous women, many noncitizens, who put a human face on the fight for just and humane immigration reform that keeps families together and creates a road to citizenship for millions of aspiring Americans.
Across race, religion, gender and geography, the American dream holds us all together. We believe that even the most disadvantaged can come to this country and thrive. Keeping the undocumented in the shadows cuts against our founding principles
Standing on the tears, hearts, and hopes of our families, we want reform with justice, not a bargain with politicians that promises provisional status in exchange for a police state that exploits the detention and destruction of our families.
In Mexico, there is a bit of doggerel called Herod's Law, referring to situations in which one is either screwed or f...ried.
What must it be like, I wondered, to be someone trying to support a family, afraid of being arrested for showing up for work? Then I had an epiphany: this is why Mitt Romney lost the election.
While the accident is shocking and its human toll terrible, Sunday's incident is just one in the long list of tragedies associated with this train, regularly used by undocumented Central American migrants as they attempt to make their way to the United States through Mexican territory.
We got thrown under the bus by the Senate in its early process. The House hasn't even moved a bill to discussion. There's lots of work to do in immigration reform. We got our piece of the pie. But remember, it's sweeter to win together.
As we reflect on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, much has been said about what has changed in fifty years -- and what has not changed enough.
We have a broken immigration system that has failed them and has failed us as a country. I hope Congress will heed the calls this weekend that true justice includes enacting comprehensive immigration reform.
I came to the United States when I was eighteen months old. As I moved through public school, I knew that I was different from my classmates -- not only was I hiding that I was an undocumented immigrant, but I was also hiding the fact that I was gay.
While legislators were urged to pass the 3000-page Obamacare bill so that "voters could see what's in it," care should be taken to examine what is actually in the Senate immigration bill before simply again rubber-stamping a bill in the name of "immigration reform."
For both Israel and the United States, countries established by immigrants, the question of how laws should deal with immigrants seeking a better life and how to properly integrate them into society goes to the heart of people's perceptions of national character and identity.
An amazing transformation has happened over the past few weeks. King has gone from being the bane of our existence to becoming an ally. No, he hasn't changed positions. No, he isn't doing it on purpose, either. He just keeps doing what Steve King does.