Skip to main content

South Asians Say It Loud: Fix the Immigration System Now

December 10, 2012
Like so many others in the United States, I am a product of the American immigration system. I was twelve when my mother and brother took a long plane ride from Kerala (India) to Kentucky to join my father. We had been separated for a year from him as he navigated the Immigration and Naturalization...
Deepa Iyer's picture

The POWER Act: Protecting the Most Vulnerable from Corporate Exploitation

December 10, 2012
Immigrant workers across this country face a distinct threat: unscrupulous employers intimidate or retaliate against them if they complain about illegal working conditions. Employers actually have an incentive to recruit foreign workers because they can exploit this vulnerability to underpay and...
Congresswoman Judy Chu's picture

Still Waiting for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Civil and Human Rights Activists Organize to Fight Anti-Immigrant State Laws

December 10, 2012
There is renewed hope that comprehensive immigration reform will now be possible in Washington, D.C., following the November election that saw Latino and Asian American voters turning out in record numbers. The failure to pass comprehensive reform at the federal level has been a major...
Catherine Han Montoya's picture

Immigrant Integration Means Health, Dignity, and Justice for Immigrant Latinas and Communities

December 10, 2012
It is an understatement to say our current immigration policies and practices hinder, instead of promote, immigrant integration. Aggressive enforcement practices tear families apart and undermine the safety of our communities. Our government’s failure to establish a path to citizenship perpetuates...
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas's picture

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Must Include Border Security

December 10, 2012
The Republican Party has to face the changing demographics and needs to do a better job of reaching out to minorities. As Republicans we don’t have to change our philosophy, we just need to have a message that appeals to those minorities and have a better way of delivering that message without the...
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's picture

The Fallout of Separating Immigrant Mothers From Their Children

December 10, 2012
Esther has lived through a parent’s worst nightmare, and meeting her several months ago at a shelter for women’s migrants in Tijuana was both devastating and inspiring. She was one of seven women who offered to share their stories with a visiting delegation of women leaders who had traveled across...
Ai-jen Poo's picture

A Stronger Nation for All: Why I Fight for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Congress

December 10, 2012
Para español, haga clic aquí . The 2012 elections marked a pivotal point in our nation’s history: Latino voters represented a record 10 percent of the electorate and voted overwhelmingly in support of President Obama, as did a vast majority of Asian and African American voters. The voices of...
Senator Robert Menendez's picture

Una Nación Más Fuerte para Todos: Porque Luchar por una Reforma Migratoria Integral en el Congreso

December 10, 2012
For English, click here . Estas pasadas elecciones de Noviembre de 2012 marcaron un momento crucial en la historia de nuestra nación: los votantes Latinos representaron un número record del electorado con un 10 por ciento de los votantes y votaron abrumadoramente a favor del Presidente Obama, al...
Senator Robert Menendez's picture

Immigrant Youth Vow to Fight for Their Parents, Families, and Citizenship

December 10, 2012
After Republicans reached an historic low among Latino voters in last month’s election, political analysts of all stripes began to say that the GOP should change its immigration plank and work with Democrats to enact reasonable and humane reform in Congress. They said the Democrats want it, and the...
Lynn Tramonte's picture

Our youth know what’s right -- help them tell Congress to keep families together.

November 30, 2012
Every day, 5.5 million children live with the fear that one of their parents could be deported. Every day, families are torn apart by deportations and immigrant detentions. And every day, mothers struggle to be reunited with their children, like Yolanda, whose young son was ripped from her arms by...
Ai-jen Poo's picture

Pages