To put children at the center of our arguments about immigration is to appeal to something beyond cold reason. Children are symbols of our future, and how we treat, view, care and talk about them matters for the nation we are.
Sadly, this exchange says more about the current state of the immigration debate than the remarks of the President today. The little girl wants her mother to have papers, but hears that the President is sending people away if they don't.
By offering a path to citizenship for the many undocumented immigrants that are in our country right now, we are giving them a path to become more active in American life -- including military service.
There are well over 1 million undocumented children in this country. They hold great promise and yet, even at this difficult time, the adults in charge of this country have discarded these students' gifts.
This week is the beginning of a campaign organized by undocumented students across the country advocating for the Dream Act, a narrowly-tailored federal bill that would provide a path to legalization for students.
It is open season on the Latino community in Arizona -- people in Latino neighborhoods are afraid to leave their houses because they feel their arrest on suspicion of being an undocumented immigrant could happen at any moment.
The United States Department of Justice announced a sweeping set of indictments levied
by a federal grand jury connected to a racially motivated killing and alleged police corruption in Shenandoah, PA.