Why Vote against yourself? Political betrayal

Sometimes we wonder about the motives of our representatives: Why would two Hispanic House Representatives vote against language freedom? We wanted our readers to know who they are.   Michigan’s Republican-led House recently approved legislation that would make English the official state language and require its use in public records, sparking objections from Democrats and…

Supreme Court curbs rights of immigrants awaiting deportation

The U.S. Supreme Court last month curbed the ability of immigrants held in long-term detention during deportation proceedings to argue for their release in a ruling in sync with President Donald Trump’s get-tough approach toward immigration. The court’s conservative justices carried the day in the 5-3 decision that overturned a lower court’s ruling that required…

Immigrant Contributions, Sacrifices Underscore that U.S. is a ‘Nation of Immigrants’

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is replacing its mission statement and removing its description of the U.S. as a “nation of immigrants.” The change signals that the agency no longer sees “promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship” as part of its mission. The following is a quote from Ali Noorani, Executive Director of…

Dreamers Keep Hope Alive

Update on Deferred Action,  DACA The Trump Administration announced plans to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on September 5, 2017. This means that various DACA recipients who had begun forging better lives, going to college, buying cars and homes, or helping their families, had to deal with the possibility of being deported after…