Americans' life expectancy will soon hit 80 and those over 65 will make up almost 25 percent of the population. With fertility rates of less than two births per woman we are destined to be a country of elders and not youth. This has tremendous consequences for our economy and culture.
By creating a construct of illegality and assigning it to a broad and diverse group of people, the U.S. racializes a category of human beings who, in the eyes of many in the dominant culture, embody illegality, regardless of their actual status.
Secretary Johnson, as a student who recently received my diploma, I call on you today to allow students like Wildin to finish their high school education while their cases for asylum and their appeal processes play out.
America is a big country and needs a big president. America needs a president with a big brain, capable of understanding complex constitutional, international and economic issues. Donald Trump is too small to be that man.
Advocates encouraged immigrants to ask to see the credentials of their legal services provider. Applicants should never sign a blank form, and should ask for a translation if they need it. They should also make sure to get copies of any papers filed for their case.
We must continue to demand comprehensive immigration reform. Furthermore, immigration reform must be sensitive to the unique challenges of migrants of color, especially black migrants who face increased policing and profiling.
It is one thing for a group of anti-immigrant zealots to threaten teens and young adults to foist their agenda on the country. It is wholly something else for a federal judge to do so.
Unless he is stopped, the madness of Judge Hanen will lead to tragic results.
According to his website, "Providing healthcare to illegal immigrants costs us some $11 billion annually." As with many of Trump's claims, this one is wrong. But unlike some of his other falsehoods, the media has left this one unchallenged.
On May 2, a federal court in Arizona allowed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to continue his workplace raids to search for undocumented immigrants using false identities to work. In the wake of this decision, we should reconsider how we define identity theft.
Insurance coverage among immigrants remains stubbornly low, in part, because many undocumented immigrants are simply ineligible for coverage. With few exceptions, undocumented individuals are barred from accessing public coverage like Medicaid.