Today's piece in the Boston Herald by conservative columnist Linda Chavez is one of several warning bells being rung this week for the GOP if they decide to continue false attacks on and obstruction of the DREAM Act (See also, the Washington Post's Schumacher-Matos, who begins: "If Senate Republicans... Continue »
As Latino voters' clout grows, Republicans could come to regret their shift against the Dream Act, designed to give young illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. Continue »
Yesterday evening DREAM Act supporters, including young immigrants and allies from across the country, gathered at the symbolic Lincoln Memorial -- the spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous speech -- to sing holiday carols. Marchers carried candles and an image of the Virgin Mary - December... Continue »
Ever since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that he intended to keep his promise and bring DREAM up for a vote in the lame duck session of Congress, Republican senators—caught between their nativist wing and the need to appeal to a broader group of voters in 2012... Continue »
Are we really that sort of country? Are we really a nation so narrow-minded and nativist that we would deny citizenship to bright and talented young adults with the brains to become surgeons, engineers or astronauts? Are we so grimly determined to punish illegal border-crossings that we would deport... Continue »
Do Republicans really want to tell young people who've lived here most of their lives, who may speak no other language but English and who are even willing to sacrifice themselves on the battlefield: "We don't want you?" Continue »
As the U.S. Senate prepares to take up the DREAM Act as soon as this week, pressure is building on Senate Republicans to support the bill – because it's the right thing to do for the country and the right thing to do for the party. In an important development... Continue »
Are there any college presidents — maybe from more conservative universities — who have come out against the legislation? After spending a good amount of time Googling around, I couldn't find even one..."If it wasn't a good idea, universities and their presidents wouldn't be unanimously in support of it." Continue »
The more Republicans lash out at immigrants...and blame them for everything from unemployment to crowded jails and lousy car washes, the more they turn off what some in politics now call "the new Americans." Continue »
If morality does not move the Senate, then sheer economic self-interest should. The more our talented students are forced into the dark in fear of being deported, the greater the loss in potential tax revenue. In some of them we might just have the next Einstein, the next Bill... Continue »