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Fulmoth Kearney, President Obama's Irish Immigrant Ancestor, Gets a Tombstone

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Back in 2007, I researched then-candidate Barack Obama's roots and identified one of his third great-grandparents, Fulmoth Kearney of Ireland, as the most recent immigrant on his mother's side of the family.

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.

Yoga Anyone?

Rachel Wahba | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Rachel Wahba

When I arrived in Los Angeles ten years earlier as an eighteen year old foreigner, it wasn't Kobe, and it was a lot bigger than The American Pharmacy. I was about to live my dream of being surrounded by Americans, especially American Jews.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Anthony Bourdain's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Anthony Bourdain's very existence is against the odds, and his wanderlust almost inevitable.

Astoria Characters: The Pharmacist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.08.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The central aisle of Norwood Rexall Drugs is long and narrow like a train tunnel. It leads straight to Syed Naqvi. The pharmacy counter is tall. Syed is not.

'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law

Victor Williams | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Worse than any Jim Crow poll tax, the Voter ID law attacks social and economically vulnerable citizens' very identity as they consider exercising their most precious freedom. It intimidates and threatens long before election day.

American Family Values? Think Immigrant Women Leaders

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

For many successful conservative talk show hosts "family values" acquired an anti-immigrant meaning associated with gaining social and political power.

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.

The Future of the American Mood: Hispanic Millennials in Border States

Marian Salzman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Marian Salzman

California and Texas, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, aren't just on the geographical border of the United States and Mexico. They're also a frontier between the America that we were and the America we're rapidly becoming.

My Career Veered Off Course On purpose: Melissa's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."

'Mr. Zezima Goes Back to Washington'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.

Border Backlog Crisis

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In all the fulminating going on about the children in the current border "crisis," there is one problem I have yet to hear addressed, by either side in the debate. Mostly, I suspect, because it would cost a lot of money to fix.

Carlos Rosario School Educates and Graduates the New Americans

Franklin Garcia | Posted 08.31.2014 | DC
Franklin Garcia

The faces of the graduates depicted every race known to man. But what is unique about this graduating class is that the majority of its graduates are immigrants.

The One Thing I Want My Fellow Job-Seekers To Know

Connor Finkbeiner | Posted 08.23.2014 | Teen
Connor Finkbeiner

We are in need of new jobs, and of job creators, to take some of the pressure off of our injured economy, yet our government seems to be ignoring a great power in job creation, immigrants.

A Symbolic Victory For People Power In Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Ruairí McKiernan

After 19 nights of sleeping on the floor of the Paris Bakery in Dublin, a group of mostly young migrant workers succeeded in forcing political action that will help them recoup unpaid wages and make history in the process.

It's Time to Terminate Temp Abuse, Pass Calif. Bill AB 1897

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Fueled by the growth of "perma-temp" workers who toil for years at the same job for low wages, few if any benefits and with no protections, thousands of employees are increasingly being left behind while their companies reap the benefits of their hard work.

Feds Using Detained Immigrants For Cheap Labor

The New York Times | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

The kitchen of the detention center here was bustling as a dozen immigrants boiled beans and grilled hot dogs, preparing lunch for about 900 other det...

11 Reasons I Love My Asian Mom

Ko Im | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Ko Im

Mother's Day falls during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Here's a toast to my Korean umma.

Immigration as River of No Return

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The politicians tortuously obstructing immigration reform in Congress have limited knowledge and little imagination to see the big picture.

The Undocu-Care-Van Heads to Sacramento

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 06.30.2014 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

Bit by bit, California is peeling away the injustice and adversity that forces immigrants to live a life of fear and exclusion.

ELL Parents: Forcing Change and Fighting to Be Heard Within Our U.S. School System!

Laura Wellington | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Laura Wellington

Only in America can taking 36th place award you a grand prize of $71 billion dollars. But that's where we are folks. According to the 2012 Program For...

Inspiring Others to Lead Through My Immigrant Journey

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Michele Nealon-Woods

What are the skills women immigrants need to be successful in the U.S. and the connected, global economy of the 21st century?

Coming Out as Queer and Undocumented (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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'I'm Proud To Be A Californian'

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 12.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

California has sent an important message to the rest of the country -- we can and must do better by our immigrant communities, and states and localities can and must lead the way.

WATCH: How This Undocumented Immigrant Became A Heart Surgeon

VOXXI | Eduardo Stanley | Posted 09.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Harold Fernandez’s life could looks like one of the million of stories of immigrants in this country. His story is about perseverance, vision, dedic...