Erwin de Leon appears in the following:
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Nearly a third of Asian-American voters remain undecided. In contrast, recent surveys reveal that roughly 7 percent of the general population is undecided.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Because immigration is a federal matter, John will not be able to sponsor me for legal permanent residency. If we were a straight couple however, I’d have a green card by now.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Our Supreme Court justices have been rather productive this week and their rulings will impact the lives of all of us who live in this country, including those who have chosen the United States as their adopted home, with or without proper documentation.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Latinos are a rapidly growing population in evangelical churches and have led many Christian groups to embrace immigration reform. The groups mean well, but they pose a danger of fracturing the immigrant rights alliance.
The Evangelical Immigration Table, which counts more than 150 influential evangelical leaders among its ranks, is ...
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The president’s marriage equality stance seems to have energized immigration activists, especially young Latino voters who have built an alliance with gay activists on pushing for immigration reform.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Immigration officials will now issue immigration documents which reflect an individual’s gender identity, so long as they present “an amended birth certificate, passport, or court order recognizing their new gender," is welcome news for the transgender community and its allies.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Sen. Scott Brown's bill would qualify Ireland for the E-3 visa program, but America’s sordid history of excluding, and at times oppressing, non-European immigrants has left a bad taste in the mouths of ethnic minorities.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
The ARMS act gives immigrant youth who were brought into the United States illegally as children the chance to change their status by attending college or joining the military under the DREAM Act.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
The outcome of November’s elections will not only affect the lives of native-born Americans but immigrants as well. For that reason, some foreign-born individuals are doing what they can to get the candidate they believe has their best interest in mind elected.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Among the millions who will have less money to survive on are Latinos and other immigrants who are here legally or are naturalized citizens.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been accused of flip-flopping on issues, chief among them immigration. But has his stance on immigration really shifted that much?
Finger-pointers wonder how Romney has the chutzpah to accuse Gingrich of being soft on immigration, claiming the former Speaker was opening “a new doorway ...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Newt Gingrich’s comments on immigration during Tuesday’s CNN debate sparked a maelstrom. He suggested that some immigrant families, including those with members who are in the country without papers, should not be broken up.
“I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is ...
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorneys Thursday which clearly identified enforcement priorities among pending deportation cases. In short, it said who should be deported and who gets to stay.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Asian immigrants are perceived as ‘model minorities’ who work hard, do well, and don’t complain. In the American imagination, they do not seem to share the challenges faced by other immigrant groups. But not all Asian immigrants are highly educated, affluent or in the country lawfully.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Alabama’s business and agricultural communities, which for the most part remained silent while the legislators were crafting the legislation, are only now becoming vocal opponents, as they see their bottom lines getting slashed by the law, which has scared Latino laborers—authorized and unauthorized—out of the state.
Friday, September 23, 2011
The president has been calling on Latinos and he’s learning that they’re just not that into him.
Gallup’s latest polls show President Obama getting his lowest monthly job rating since taking office. Only four in ten approve of his job performance. The polls also reveal a precipitous decline in his approval among Latinos, a bad omen for Obama and his party who rely heavily on the community for votes.
Monday, August 29, 2011
The Obama administration’s latest immigration move—classifying young undocumented immigrants as low-priority for deportation—has caused celebration in some circles, consternation in others and a whole lot of confusion for undocumented individuals who have been desperate for a resolution of their situations.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
On Thursday Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano sent a letter to 22 Senators and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Cecila Muñoz issued a statement, both in essence saying that undocumented children and youth as well as others not deemed to be serious criminal threats will not be deported.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
As the GOP whittles down its field of presidential candidates, it is worth looking at where these politicians stand on immigration and asking whether it ultimately matters who wins the presidency in 2012 when it comes to advancing policies and laws beneficial to immigrants and their families.