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...
The United States is missing out on economic opportunities every single day the House of Representatives refuses to act on comprehensive immigration reform. We cannot let the economic growth and job creation that millions of new Americans would bring slip through our fingers.
The conventional narrative is that Democrats need only wait for the rising tide of Hispanic population growth to lift their political fortunes in Texas. But unless Democrats do a better job at mobilizing Hispanic voters, they may end up waiting for a long time.
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.
The National Legislative Conference and Awards Gala is an important annual event for LULAC because it allows our members to participate in discussi...
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.
(Editor's note: I recently received this note via email.) My name is Focas, and I am a Mohican Indian. I don't think that you know me, but you probab...
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.