Immigration Korner


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?

Letter No. 71: Immigration reform now!

The Republican National Party has some nerve, spending $10 million to ramp up Hispanic field operations in key states and flood Spanish-language news media with advertisements opposing the Affordable Care Act

Letter No.70: Immigration reform now!

This past week, we lost an immigrant who would have been proud to see me reach letter No. 70 in this series to you.

Letter No. 69: Immigration reform now!

It is unfortunate that, like you did with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you persist in twisting the truth on your deportation record and your powers as president.

Letter No. 68: Immigration reform now!

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 3 made a good call in deciding against hearing appeals filed by the towns of Farmers Branch, Texas, and Hazleton, Pa.

Letter No. 67: Immigration reform now!

The Book of Deuteronomy’s passage that states, “Cursed is anyone who denies justice to foreigners, orphans or widows,” jumped out at me this week.

Letter No. 66: Immigration reform now!

what should be the next strategy now that House Speaker John Boehner has chosen short-term political gain over immigration reform?

Letter No. 65 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

If there was a title of “hypocrite-in-chief,” then it definitely would go to House Speaker John Boehner.

Letter No. 64: Immigration reform now!

The very next day after your State of the Union address, some Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio, were at it again, blaming their failure to act on their “distrust” of you.

Letter No. 63: Immigration reform now!

Talented entrepreneurs like Luis Aguilar, Justino Mora and Kent Tam are among millions of reasons why you and U.S. lawmakers must make immigration reform a reality now.

Letter No. 62: Immigration reform now!

That crazy group ironically called “FAIR” has already gone into overdrive ever since the announcement that a Republican set of immigration “principles” will be floated to the House GOP caucus