Annaluisa Padilla 12/03/13 11:03 PM EST
As an immigration attorney of 16 years, I’ve seen firsthand the tragic impact of the inaction in the House of Representatives. And I have to ask myself, do families need to continue to be separated until Congress acts on immigration reform?
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) 12/03/13 10:58 PM EST
The staunchest supporter and strongest opponent of immigration reform would agree on one thing — it’s been a banner year for this issue by any standard.
Dan Stein 12/03/13 10:54 PM EST
In today’s political lexicon, the word “reform” is popular. Americans like to reform things — we’re a nation of reformers — which is why sponsors of all sorts of legislation like to label their offerings as reform.
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) 12/03/13 10:44 PM EST
Before Congress left town in November, two teenagers interrupted Speaker John Boehner’s breakfast. As he ate, they asked what he is doing to ensure that they and their families will not be deported. Then, the week of Thanksgiving, an undocumented student who has lived in the U.S. since age 11 interrupted President Obama’s speech on immigration to ask when he would stop the deportations that are splitting up families.