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Over 5000 "Stolen" Children?

"Even though I'm daily in the trenches and not much about immigration shocks me any longer, I'm stunned by the recent ABC Nightline report that a new method of punishment for undocumented immigrants has been devised - taking away their U.S. citizen children. See: Stolen Babies? Immigrant...

Words Matter

" My Grandma referred to African Americans as "nigros", which I thought was appallingly close to a really bad word and mortified me every time she said it. At first I cut her some slack, allowing for the fact that she was an older woman (born in 1900) unaware of how the words describing...

DOMA's Tragic Impact on Immigrant Couples: Isn't it Time to Overturn it?

" I have long thought that the time is ripe for us to do something about this and look forward to a favorable outcome in Immigration Equality’s challenge to DOMA. Even before that, our administration has the power to stop deporting same sex marital partners, and it should take steps...

Dying to Come to the U.S.

"29-year-old Jorge Garcia Medina died in the Japul Mountains of California in 2009. His wife waited in vain for a call that he’d made it through so that she could pay off his smugglers. A diabetic, he ran out of insulin during the arduous journey and was left behind with a blanket, a can...

Say It Ain't So, Sheriff Joe

"Years ago a college classmate of mine from New York visited a mutual friend of ours who owns a ranch in southern Arizona. Enchanted by the beauty of the place, Mark went for a walk by himself. Finding himself in a peaceful valley, he laid down on his back and closed his eyes so that he...