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…

Michigan House approves divisive bill to make English official state language

With a national debate centered around gun control reaching a fever pitch, Michigan’s Republican-led House of Representatives has decided now is the time to address what they seem to feel is a very urgent and important issue: Making English Michigan’s official language. Without warning, Republicans rammed House Bill 4053 through last month. The vote passed…

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Names Fernand Fernandez Interim CEO

The Board of Directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Fernand “Fern” Fernandez interim CEO and President. Mr. Fernandez, former Vice President Global Marketing for American Airlines, was supported unanimously for this interim position. “I’m humbled by this opportunity and look forward to working with the talented staff, partners and chambers…

Too soon to talk about guns? Here’s a time, school shooting survivors say: March 24

Student survivors of the Parkland, Fla., shooting rampage have set a date to talk about guns: March 24. The nationwide group March For Our Lives announced the march on the nation’s capital and other cities to press their demands for safer schools and for legislation “to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant”…

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…