My own immigration journey has a happy ending. For the rest of us, however, we spend so much time disproving the image that doesn't represent us -- that of the Central American woman or child -- that we are left with no time to tell our own story.
The feds have until Friday to comply with a court order on locking up undocumented children.
Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are.
"CPB has just fallen down on the job," she said. "They're just refusing to recognize how serious a problem this is." The
"There’s a tradition in American media of consigning minority groups to specialty publications, subsites and special verticals
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.
Bachmann said that hospitals could "get millions of dollars in government grants if they can conduct medical research on
Views on access to citizenship or permanent legal residency did not change significantly. Most today (58 percent) would allow
Mark-Viverito's recommendation comes as the federal government scrambles to respond to the surge in unaccompanied child migrants
"The facility would be secure. It would have spaces for children to eat, sleep, play and go to school," Patrick explained
"These stories are horrible," she said. "They are stories about young girls and boys who have escaped gang rape, forced prostitution
A near-majority of Americans want the undocumented immigrant children currently being held at the border deported as soon as possible, even though only about one-third of adults think these children have someplace safe to return to, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.
Although Obama's low approval ratings in this particular poll may be driven in part by the fact that the approval question
As the political world grapples with how to respond to the current crisis on the nation's border, several Republicans have begun warning fellow party members that doing nothing but opposing the president carries substantial political risks.
A public supporter of comprehensive reform, Graham's voice doesn't often carry much weight with the rest of the party when
If you are a parent, you know that only an act of terrible, terrifying desperation would cause you to send your children out into the world unaccompanied. I am not here to debate that desperation. I am not here to talk about immigration law, or taxes or the state of affairs in other countries. I want to talk to you about your children.
Those undocumented immigrants would then be eligible apply for a shortened legalization process. While others would need
The truth is almost all in Washington, and Americans in general, realize these kids were going nowhere, that it would have been impossible to deport hundreds of thousands of them, and that such actions would have been inhuman and indecent.
In a climate where Latino children are being harassed, and suffering anxiety, panic attacks, and depression, it is time for us to take a hard look at the mental health implications of being undocumented.