Category Archive: Immigration

Cutting Up the Immigration Visa Pie

April 12, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. Pie is part of our political speak–“as American as apple pie” or getting “a piece of the pie.”  But talk of pie is particularly useful when it comes to immigration.  Simply put, reform boils down to how you cut up the Continue Reading →

MSNBC’S The Cycle: Immigration Reform

April 10, 2013

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Rubio’s coy immigration play

April 3, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. Senator Marco Rubio got cold feet this Saturday. This weekend the Senator protested that the immigration negotiations were proceeding too hastily and that things were just moving too fast. Much like a jittery bride he showed hesitancy in his Continue Reading →

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir – Immigration & Wetba***

March 30, 2013

Despite the continued use of the term, most recently by a member of Congress, the term “Wetback” is a racial slur. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

The immigration contrarian, Rep. Labrador

February 16, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. Latinos support comprehensive immigration reform.  That statement is about as newsworthy is saying the next Pope will be Catholic.  What is extraordinary is when a Latino comes out against comprehensive reform, such as the case of Idaho GOP House Continue Reading →

Reality check on immigration reform’s obstacles

February 1, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. In 2007 the U.S. Senate choked the life out of the last major immigration reform initiative.  Republican Senators, fourteen to be exact, refused to give President George W. Bush the votes needed for cloture. Today, this same chamber is giving life Continue Reading →

MSNBC’s The Cycle

January 30, 2013

Fun Times this afternoon on MSNBC’s The Cycle where in looking at immigration I actually agree with something Senator David Vitter said. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Separating concept of legal vs. illegal

This post originally appeared on MSNBC’s Voices. Can you tell?  If you look close enough, maybe listen for an accent can you figure it out—legal or illegal? If, like Sheriff Joe Arpaio you think you can, you’re wrong. Illegals, or persons who are undocumented, come Continue Reading →

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir- Senate Immigration Plan

January 29, 2013

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Rubio cornered on immigration

January 21, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. There’s a saying in Spanish, es de sabios cambiar de opinión.  Roughly translated, “it is of wise people to change their minds.” According to this dicho Senator Marco Rubio is wise.  On the issue of immigration he has evolved from opposing to supporting Continue Reading →

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