#WordsMatter – ...

By Karla Martínez As a child, I thought anyone born on this earth was part of the United States. I did not know what being “legal” or “illegal” meant. When I heard the word “illegal,” I automatically thought about drugs …
Posted On 21 Jan 2016

This is what a ...

By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee   Agents first rang the doorbell at Rene’s house at 4:30 a.m. No one opened the door. They pounded on the door. Again, no one stirred. Then they flashed lights into every available window. Everyone held …
Posted On 14 Jan 2016

Calling for an end ...

By Rep. Luis Gutierrez   Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts from Rep. Gutierrez (D-IL) speech to the House of Representatives, denouncing recent home invasion raids conducted by the Obama Administration and ICE targeting Central American...
Posted On 08 Jan 2016

Justice Department ...

The Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has halted the deportations of 12 people from four families who were detained in raids over the weekend. Their deportations had been scheduled for January 6th, but the BIA granted …
Posted On 08 Jan 2016

Raids causing terror ...

This week, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed the national raid operation reported by the Washington Post on December 23rd, 2015. The Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have ramped up raid operations across the United...
Posted On 08 Jan 2016

We will continue to ...

By Cecilia Muñoz   “América’s greatness does not come from building walls. Our greatness comes from building opportunity. Our greatness comes from building an economy that works for everybody. Our greatness comes from a dream that says in this country,...
Posted On 05 Dec 2015

Sanders introduces ...

As he returned home to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bold plan to reform our immigration system. Sanders’ plan puts families first, focuses on common sense reforms to build the middle class and embraces …
Posted On 05 Dec 2015

Immigrants expecting ...

By Lauren McCauley   In a 2-to-1 decision, a federal appeals court on November 9th  rejected President Obama’s directive to protect an estimated five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, challenging the president’s...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015

Marco Rubio: Just ...

By Hector Luis Alamo   Last week at the Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida insisted that, because economic conditions are different these days, the United States needs to limit the amount of...
Posted On 05 Nov 2015

#WordsMatter: No ...

Karla Martínez   As a child, I thought anyone born on this earth was part of the United States. I did not know what being “legal” or “illegal” meant. When I heard the word “illegal,” I automatically thought about drugs …
Posted On 30 Oct 2015