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

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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 04.04.2014 | 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...

In 2013, Can People of Indian Descent Be American?

Sarika Arya | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Sarika Arya

Where do I come from? When people ask me this, I usually say America. "No," they persist, "where are you from?" What they are really asking me is, "Why are you brown?" (Or, as my mother likes to say, "golden." Right on, Mom.)

Rubio Drops an 'Obama-Bomb'

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rubio's message is easy enough to understand: If Republicans don't act, Obama will, and we will have lost the chance to enact our preferred changes. It's clever on many levels.

My American Beginning: Learning a New Language, Seeing A Future

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.01.2013 | Good News
Andrew Lam

Back then I thought English was a rather terse and ugly-sounding language -- you don't have to say much to get your points across, but speak it too long you risk hurting your throat. In America that fear became true.

Friday Talking Points -- The Corpse-Like Stench Of Washington's Giant Misshapen Penis

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For Obama's offensive on the economy to work, a few Democrats need to "have his back" and help him push his initiatives. Starting with the minimum wage -- an issue wildly popular among voters.

All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost

Iram Ganju | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

While those squiggly black lines we call country borders have created fascinating cultures, humanity now seems destined to transcend them as the globalized workforce must move across the boundaries of countries and continents to make a better life.

Asian Immigrants: Eating in Lean Times Can Be Good and Delicious

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

Does frugality have to be synonymous with being unhealthy? "The answer is no," said New York chef Irene Khin, who runs Saffron59, a catering business that specializes in Asian-fusion cuisine told me. "You can make a nutritious meal for less than a McDonalds' lunch combo and feed three people."

Superman Is An Immigrant

Buzzfeed | Posted 06.16.2013 | Latino Voices

Define American, in conjunction with the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), launched a Tumblr called We Are the American Way to highlight submissions from p...

House Republicans: What Happened? You Were Doing So Well

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

When a Republican Member of Congress uses a term like "wetback," I generally write it off to the insensitivity of individuals of a certain age. But when almost every Republican votes to deport DREAMers and many other sensible Republicans propose the enforcement-only son-of-H.R 4437, I am genuinely offended.

Of Women and Success: For Immigrant Women Leaders, Life Is Not a Bed of Roses

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Women have never had it so good before: many organizations have made promoting women to top positions a mainstay issue. Although women may do better where governments extend more of a helping hand, I find it most stimulating to read about US-American women leaders, especially about immigrant women.

My Mother ... and Motherhood

T. Sher Singh | Posted 07.12.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

In the context of our larger family: my father's family is a collection of alpha males ... and females! My mother's family is a collection of ... well, gentle souls who choose to live tranquil lives, far from the madding crowd!

How a Stateless Refugee Overcame Low Self-Esteem to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Karin Kamp | Posted 06.25.2013 | Women
Karin Kamp

Nada Kiblawi was born in a refugee camp, lived through regional wars and finally found safe haven and economic independence as an entrepreneur in the U.S.

From Dream to Wasteland: Boston Bombers and the Denial of America's Grandeur

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Andrew Lam

Though I have moved far from my own refugee past -- I've become an American writer and journalist -- I never underestimate the speed with which an immigrant boy can go off track, and how his vision of America as a land of milk and honey can quickly shift.

Where I Finally Realized Modesty Is Not An Option As A Mom

Valerie Weiss | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Valerie Weiss

Yesterday, as I was having my first-ever body scrub at a Korean Spa -- a service that is described as "not for any woman who is shy about her body" -- it struck me how having kids has expunged every bit of modesty impressed upon me by my upbringing.

Ricardo Arjona Supports Immigrant Families

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.28.2013 | Latino Voices

Guatemalan singer and songwriter Ricardo Arjona is offering support to a group of Hispanic immigrants who have embarked on a tour through the United S...

The Education of a Vietnamese American Writer

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

Finding and following my passion and path in life is a bit like that. Scary. Delightful. A struggle, to be sure. But once I dove into that pool, I took to the water. And I kept on swimming.

'Shh-Thanks-Givin': My First Thanksgiving in America -- A Former Refugee Remembers

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

We had arrived in America with nothing but rags in our backpacks and a few ounces of gold that my mother had tucked into her money belt. An impoverished aunt took us all in. Soon there were 10 people crowding together in Auntie Lisa's tiny two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco.

Climate Change and Sandy's Impact in the Age of Inequality

Hugh Hogan | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Hugh Hogan

Hurricane Sandy's aftermath reminds us that when it comes to climate change, we are all in it together. All communities need a voice in how relief and recovery funds will be distributed and the future planning of infrastructure improvements.

Film Briefs for Latino Studies

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

At lectures, I'm often asked by teachers to recommend course materials in Latino Studies. One strategy that worked for me was to use films. Here are ten titles that worked for me.

A Teacher's Reach: A Vietnamese-American Writer Remembers His First Teacher

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Andrew Lam

The man who stood at the entrance to my New World was my first English teacher, Ernie Kaeselau. He passed away recently, and though I hadn't seen him in decades, the news of his demise left me unexpectedly bereft.

Undocumented Immigrants Prove Big Business For Prison Companies

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and GARANCE BURKE | Posted 08.02.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- The U.S. is locking up more undocumented immigrants than ever, generating lucrative profits for the nation's largest prison companies, and an...