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Letter No. 41: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, The time has come for you, Democratic political PACs, the Democratic Party and all in favor of immigration reform to seriously unite behind an education program on immigration reform in the United States.

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Letter No. 40: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, This August must be the summer of discontent over the failure by Republican House leaders to pass the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill. With Facebook CEO’s Mark Zuckerberg’s six-figure ad buy via the group FWD.us now running on local stations in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Texas and Washington, D.C., and church leaders, including evangelicals, threatening to denounce those who block immigration reform, the time is now for you to keep the pressure on conservatives blocking this measure.

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Letter No. 39: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, It’s sad to hear the White House has no backup plan if Republicans fail to push an immigration reform bill to a vote.

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Letter No. 38: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Following the George Zimmerman verdict, the discussion has focused on racial profiling in America, but Rep. Steve King does not seem to care, feeling the need to spew his hate against immigrants in the United States.

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Letter No. 38: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Following the George Zimmerman verdict, the discussion has focused on racial profiling in America, but Rep. Steve King does not seem to care, feeling the need to spew his hate against immigrants in the United States.

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Letter No. 37: Immigration reform now!

Now that John Boehner has made it very clear immigration is not a top priority of his speakership, it is time to show real leadership on this issue and make sure 2013 does not end without comprehensive immigration reform or at least help for the 11-plus million hard-working, undocumented migrants who help keep the wheels of America’s economy turning.

Letter No. 36: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, On the same day when the New York magazine said, like most critics, that House Speaker John Boehner has spent his summer “punting” instead of choosing to pass historic legislation such as immigration reform, CNN’s Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man” focused on the hot-button issue of illegal immigration.

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Open letter No. 35: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S 744) is way too important to let it die in the House because John Boehner does not have the “cohones” to show real leadership. It is why you must get Vice President Joe Biden to rally everyone, much like he did during the fiscal cliff crisis and the debt ceiling crisis.

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Letter No. 33: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, The independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just gave lawmakers 197 billion reasons...

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Letter No. 32: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, You must be wondering why all Republicans are not getting the message...

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Letter No. 32: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, You must be wondering why all Republicans are not getting the message as clearly as fellow GOP member Sen. Lindsay Graham when it comes to immigration reform?

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Letter No.28: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Now that Speaker John Boehner has a Black immigrant in his family,...

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Letter No. 30: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, This week, New York City Public Advocate and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill...

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A Letter No. 31: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, As the U.S. Senate gets ready for a vote on the 867-page...

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Letter No. 29: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Now that the "Gang of Eight" in the Senate's Judiciary Committee has...

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Letter No. 12 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, While a lot of news from your inauguration was about what the...

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No. 24: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Finally we have a bill! I'm tempted to say "hip, hip, hooray"...

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Letter No.26: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, on May Day (May 1), Luis Moreno, a 29-year-old undocumented immigrant from...

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Open letter No. 23 Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, It must be a lie! Twenty-three letters in, I was under the...

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Open letter No. 22 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, The Associated Press is a trusted news leader, so when the AP...

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No. 25: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, In the past 10 years, migrants from Russia securing asylum in the...

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Letter No. 17 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, How would you feel if someone told your daughters that they hate...

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Letter No. 16 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, This week, I asked several West Indian-born nationals here in the U.S....

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Letter No. 4 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Good for you! Thank you for insisting that you will not support...

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Letter No. 6 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Can the Gang of Eight help you deliver the New Year's gift...

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Letter No. 3 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, On the official day of thanks, I reflected--as I force myself to...

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Letter No. 1 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Now that it's clear that the immigrant vote in urban America helped...

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Letter No. 5 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Despite what some may claim, there is no fixing of the economy...

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Letter No. 7 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, What if Adam Lanza was an immigrant? Would we still be getting...

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Letter No. 8 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, For every immigration fraud scheme that is busted, there are undoubtedly many...

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Immigrant votes, not just Latinos, could swing reform

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in his usual frank tone, said recently on Enrique Santos'...

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Deadline approaching for green card lottery

The deadline for the annual Diversity or "Green Card" lottery is fast approaching. The DV...

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Thank you, Lorraine Osorio!

Thanks to Lorraine Osorio and moderator Candy Crowley, immigration finally made it into the second...

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The economics of immigration reform vs. self-deportation

The Oktoberfest of presidential debates is here, and undoubtedly the hot-button issue of immigration reform...

The latent power of eligible immigrant voters

If eligible legal permanent residents (LPRs) or green card holders were already U.S. citizens and...

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The hypocrisy of Republicans

Call it hypocrisy, plain and simple! While Republicans have pushed an enforcement-only immigration agenda and...

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'Show me your papers' upheld in AL, GA

Get ready to show your "papers" in Alabama and Georgia. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court...

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What about the Morton memo?

On March 2, 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton issued a...

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Dream still deferred for immigrant

The dream continues to be deferred--at least for now--for the many young immigrants anxious to...

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Supreme Court gets it wrong on AZ law

"Reject Racism!" The sign of one protestor outside the Arizona state building in Tucson on...

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Romney suddenly finds voice on the 'I' word

After weeks of ignoring the dreaded "I" word, Mitt Romney, the heir apparent Republican presidential...

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It's a DREAM come true!

On Thursday, June 14, I wrote a column asking President Barack Obama to stand up...

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Racism or just business as usual?

Talk about trying to focus on keeping the coffee creamy! A Republican senator from Massachusetts...

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Fields of sex abuse

Before you eat your next fruit or buy your next vegetable in a supermarket, think...

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The GOP's Hispanic outreach--what a joke!

Last week, the Republican National Committee decided it was time to go after the Latino...

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Immigrants continue to support two homes

Whoever said Caribbean and Latin American immigrants in the United States are dependent on handouts...

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Immigrant citizens too face rights violation

The United States is failing in its obligations under international human rights law to ensure...

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Racism at March Madness

Blame the Republican right-wingers and their ugly rhetoric on immigrants and immigration. That's who insulted...

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Immigrants may catch a break on fees

In a move that is sure to be welcomed by some immigrants, the United States...

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When Paul met Jose-- the hypocrisy of the right

It's a drama not even a Telemundo soap opera writer could have conceived. No, it's...