Immigration Korner


Letter No. 86: Immigration reform now!

The Republican-controlled House should have its own “#Houseofmadmen” hashtag on Twitter. That, I can assure you, would trend high daily.

Letter No. 85: Immigration reform now!

Against the backdrop of the Statue of Liberty in New York City last week, dozens of New Yorkers gathered to urge you to make good on your remarks made June 30 to take executive action on immigration reform. New Yorkers ...

Letter No. 84: Immigration reform now!

This past week, I was pleasantly surprised to receive from you and the White House a response to my personal immigration story and open letters calling for immigration reform. The letter reiterated your support for immigration reform even though it ...

Letter No. 83: Immigration reform now!

Help for the 11 million-plus undocumented migrants in the United States almost always seems to take a backseat to one crisis after another. Just when it seems relief is in sight for hard-working people who desperately need some form of ...

Open Letter No. 82: Immigration reform now!

In the midst of recovering from complicated surgery, I have had to face the sad reality that comprehensive immigration reform is dead in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives for another year. Now, in the season of World Cup fever, where ...

Letter No. 81: Immigration reform now!

It is very disappointing that you have chosen to cave to House Republicans yet again by choosing to delay the release of the results of the review of your administration’s deportation policies and the Pentagon’s plan that would have allowed ...

Letter No. 80: Immigration reform now!

Now that Eric Cantor, the majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, has shown that not even in the days before Memorial Day weekend will he be bothered to give a vote on Rep. Jeff Denham’s ENLIST Act, which ...

Letter No. 79: Immigration reform now!

The fact that you have now put a deadline in place for immigration reform tells me you must have.

Letter No. 78 Immigration reform now!

You should send a congratulatory note to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chamber President Tom Donohue.

Letter No. 77: Immigration reform now!

The big question on everyone’s lips this Cinco de Mayo is will you act or will you let bigots like Rep. Steve King stand in the way of giving over 11 million people a fair path to legalization?

Letter No. 76: Immigration reform now!

This past week, I was at a naturalization ceremony at the Eastern District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., that featured about 100 or so immigrants taking the United States Oath of Allegiance.

Letter No. 75: Immigration reform now!

The best thing about the new age of journalism is that it allows for readers to immediately react to stories on the news websites. I love reading these message boards, especially the responses on immigration stories, as it gives a ...

Letter No. 74: Immigration reform now!

I just returned from Valencia, Spain, last week and was stunned at two things. First off, being “Americano,” or a holder of a non-EU passport, placed me in an entirely different immigration category upon arrival. Secondly, no one bothered to ...

Letter No. 73: Immigration reform now!

I had a conversation with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer. She herself is an immigrant but a naturalized citizen. Each day, her job entails interviewing dozens of immigrants to measure their qualification for immigration benefits

Letter No. 72: Immigration reform now!

As the weeks float away and the letters pile up, the questions in the back of my mind now are, am I simply wasting my time, and will immigration reform ever happen?