Based on the political calculation that a resounding victory on S. 744 will pressure the House to pass comprehensive reform, the Senate appears poised to adopt a "border security" agreement negotiated by Sens Corker and Hoeven. The amendment should be rejected for several reasons.
At this moment when Washington is convulsed with debates over the most significant overhaul of immigration laws in a generation, the life and work of a man named Paul Soros, who passed last week at the age of 87, is not only instructive, but inspiring.
Don't misunderstand me: making home is tough work. Being home in your mind, community, country, world, and cosmos takes enormous effort. As does making art.
What politicians do today and the tone of their comments, particularly on immigration reform, will leave an indelible mark in the minds of Latino voters and the young people who will join the electorate in the years to come.
Under these provisions, youth of color will be unfairly and disproportionately impacted by this amendment because of how they look or dress, and where they live.
We believe that the Republican Party still has a chance at redemption with our community, but first they must stop treating us like criminals.
Immigration reform is a women's issue. We need an immigration reform bill that keeps women and their children together, and brings women out from the shadows and gives them protection under the law.
The current debate on immigration reform raises several pertinent questions. The story of the "demon-possessed" person in Luke 8 offers some helpful insights.
The Senate bill already makes earning legal status extraordinarily difficult, lengthy, and expensive. What do we have to gain from adding unnecessary obstacles to legalization for families simply trying to come out of the shadows?
Immigration of persons of extraordinary or exceptional ability is absolutely crucial for the US to maintain its scientific and economic edge. But immigration reform alone cannot address the systemic abuses exemplified in the Nebraska office.
Latino influence and spending power is undeniable, which leads me to ask: Just how does Hollywood, the liberal and creative capital of the world, view this exploding market?
Resistance to a legal path to citizenship for immigrants who have already come to the U.S. illegally may be rooted in dangerous stereotypes of Hispanics as criminals that hurt all of us and distract from greater threats.
If they fail, the anti-immigrant sentiment may cement itself in a narrative for Latinos and Asians which steers them away and lasts a generation.
Just after dawn on a recent morning, I picked up a hitch-hiker on my way over the hill to the coast; he was a Guatemalan construction worker I'd given...
I hope I'll have the opportunity to debate how we reform and update our immigration system. I will relate my own story and that of the countless immigrants whose American Dream stories have helped build our country into the greatest nation in the world.
For the hopes of those who embrace the macro view to come true, Republicans will need to win a string of tactical battles on the path to a balanced comprehensive bill. To achieve these victories, Republicans must focus on what kind of comprehensive bill they want, not whether they want a comprehensive bill.