State of the Union: Immigration Executive Authority

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The White House communicated at the beginning of the year that it would be the year of executive action. President Obama would use the privilege of executive authority to circumvent Congress to give a shot to the arm of our anemic economic recovery. Indeed, since he was elected in 2008, many a Republican such as Senate […]

SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

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When today’s Great Immigration Debate reaches a negative extreme, immigrants are seen as being different than Americans. Indeed, someone may have been born somewhere else. Yet her family ties, values, and time spent in America can make her indistinguishable from someone whose family has been here for generations. As President Obama said last week in Las […]

The Urgency of Presente

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I wish I was the Ezra Klein kind of writer who is fabled to churn out witty, incisive, and relevant copy in 20 minutes.  Until this weekly politics column I write for Latina Magazine.  I wrote it one day before President Barack Obama announced he was pressing the pause button on deportations of students and/or military-bound illegal […]

The Latino Vote: Checkmate President Obama

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“About damn time!” is what @Evelyn posted on The Wise Latina Club’s Facebook page after the breaking news that the Obama Administration will not just stop deporting DREAMers but that they will be given work permits.  About 800,000 illegal immigrants over the age of 16 who have been in the U.S. at least five years and […]