The petrifying reality that your taxes might go up, or that you might eventually have to pay for someone else's medical care is what keeps you up at night, not the prospect of leaving your home for a better life in some faraway land.
The question in 2016 and 2020 won't be whether or not the candidate who champions action on the climate captures the Latino vote. Rather, election observers will be asking just how massive of a majority of Latino voters will endorse that green candidate.
The push for immigration reform is also a push for human rights to prevent the vulnerabilities to abuse and exploitation of all those living in the shadows.
As we reach the halfway mark of 2014, the world's oldest democracy still struggles with the basic notion that the United States was founded, developed and enhanced by immigrants, owing much of its success to the hard work and sacrifice of the generations that came before us.
I believe that by moving culture, you create space for politicians to enact policy; sometimes good and sometimes not so good. In this case, we know that the work of these artists will only uplift this nation for the better.
The surge of immigrants on our Southwestern border underscores what we know to be true: We need immigration reform and we need it now. We need the U.S. House. We need the Republican Party to listen to business, and act now.
The crisis shows the inherent connection between our current immigration system and the prevalence of modern-day slavery.
Anniversaries are normally a cause for celebration. But there is no joy in Latino communities across the country over this week's one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court Case case known as Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder.
In a stunning news release from Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today, it was revealed a vacant Walmart in an upstate New York suburb is being considered by the federal government to house children of illegal immigrants.
You better believe, when immigration reform does pass, Republicans who spun the anti-immigrant PR will have to confront their decision to not act in elections and in the public opinion.
If we relied on Washington policymakers for hope and change, we would be feeling a lot of despair right now. Fortunately, many of us know that true hope and change comes not from elected officials but from "we the people."
Brat's stance on one issue in particular -- immigration -- has left some scratching their heads. His critics point out that his anti-amnesty position doesn't mesh with the free market philosophy the college professor seems to embody.
At its least offensive, Cochran's sharing of his profane recollections was based on his twisted view of Tea Party supporters.
Plagued by ideological gridlock, midterm electioneering and the fall of Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Congress appears hopelessly fragmented and paralyzed, unable to vote on even the most important policy issues of our time.
So many young men and women served and sacrificed in Iraq, but that's not a reason to double down on a failed strategy. I'm glad we're out of Iraq, we should stay out.
Whether Republicans like it or not, Brat, McDaniels, and those rallying under the Gadsden flag are the face and voice of the party this season. To immigrants, their message is clear: we don't like you. Nobody takes something like that lightly. Would you?