Since the Democrats' pummeling in November's midterm elections, the president has moved forcefully to show he will use all the power he still has.
The people who have passed through the doors of La Posada are survivors of human atrocities of nearly every kind. They come because home is no longer safe.
Unfortunately, the humanitarian conditions that urge action on immigration reform appear less important to legislators than the politics surrounding the issue.
Obama’s decision to back away from a policy of separating families of undocumented immigrants brings utterly contradictory responses from Republicans and Democrats.
Obama is paying attention to the tens of millions of voters who supported him two years ago and are hoping he'll show them political engagement is worth the effort.
A colonia is any “identifiable community” within 150 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border lacking potable water and decent housing. There are 141 in New Mexico alone.
Our so-called border crisis is not fundamentally a question of security, but one of poverty, injustice, and disorder.
The crisis at our border has brought out the worst in our political system and a degree of plain nastiness that we should not be proud of as a nation.
Let's allow ourselves hope after the defeat of extremists who closed the government down to accomplish nothing. Some important things have changed for the better.
Competing appeals from campaigns in the 2012 elections signaled the arrival of Latinos—and Latino Catholics in particular—as a pivotal force in American politics.
In 1996, the Republican-controlled 104th Congress passed into law the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and the Illegal Immigration Reform and...