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America's Nobel Success is the Story of Immigrants

The Conversation US | Posted 10.19.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

By Adil Najam, Boston University If it were not for Bob Dylan - the singer, songwriter and now Nobel laureate - 2016 would have become the first year...

'Born with Dreams': A Need for Conversation on Immigration and Education in New York City

David E. Kirkland | Posted 12.09.2016 | Education
David E. Kirkland

We in education must reject the notion that immigration is just an immigrant issues, that the educational solutions to disproportionality in immigrant education are more about immigrants assimilating to us than we in education learning vastly how to respond to and accommodate them.

Dear Gov. Snyder: Syrian Refugees Are Welcome In My Home

Michael Moore | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Michael Moore

I'm disappointed in you, Governor Snyder, for your heartless and un-Christian actions, and for joining in with at least 25 other governors who've decided to block legal Syrian refugees from coming into their states. What you've done is anti-American. This is not who we are supposed to be.

"Open Borders": A Gimmick, Not a Solution

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Sanders, unlike his open-borders opponents, recognizes that the global workforce faces a systemic problem. The concentration of wealth and political power, both in the US and globally, is diminishing workers' wages and making them less able to improve their own working conditions.

Roque Planas

16 Reasons Why Opening Our Borders Makes More Sense Than Militarizing Them | Roque Planas | Posted 09.02.2014 | Latino Voices

What would happen if the United States suddenly stopped building walls and instead flung open its borders, not unlike the European Union has done amon...

There Are Children to Love

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The scenes of children crossing our borders and arriving to this country have touched me no less than the scene I experienced on the sonogram. Now we are a nation sitting next to a metaphorical sonogram machine and staring at the screen. The concerns that I had are no different from the concerns that many in this country have.

Liberals Need to Choose: Welfare State or Immigration

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 05.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

The thinking goes, any increase in immigration will increase the number of people on welfare which will increase taxes for Americans. Very few people would want to pay more taxes in that scenario, so most people are skeptical of immigration.

Call Them What They Are: Illegal Aliens

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Regrettably, the Arizona legislation went too far, allowing local police to ask individuals "reasonably suspected" to be illegal immigrants for identifying papers.

Obama the Visionless: Flogging the Four Horsemen of the Bureaucracy

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

We are stuck with the checklist president -- the to-do-list president, the carry-over president, the regulation president -- when what we needed was a vision president.