Stop Hunting Immigrants

Jorge G. Castañeda wrote a powerfully truthful op-ed on immigration in Saturday’s New York Times. In it he spelled out the cruelty of our immigration system as it stands under the Bush administration, saying: Since late 2006, the Bush administration … Continued


Jane Addams: Advocate for Immigrants

Jane Addams was only 29 when she opened the Hull House Settlement in 1889 on Chicago’s tough west side with two friends, Miss Ellen Gates Starr and Miss Mary Keyser. All three were so naive they didn’t even lock the … Continued

Hate and Death: The Federation for American Immigration Reform Harvest in Suffolk County

When I first journeyed to Suffolk Country eight years ago to work with religious, civic, and immigrant rights groups facing growing anti-immigrant activity stoked by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, I was stunned to witness the depth of anger … Continued

Who Has Blood on Their Hands in Anti-Immigrant Murder?

It’s been a little over a week since a group of youth in Suffolk County took the life of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero, stabbing him to death in what law enforcement officers frighteningly defined as “a hunt to beat up … Continued

Suffolk County Murder of Latino Man Deemed a Hate Crime

A man named Marcello was walking with a friend on Saturday night in Patchogue, Long Island. As they walked a car pulled up and seven young men got out and surrounded them. The teenagers, all 16 and 17 years old, … Continued

So Tired of the Cultural Competency Talk

By Marjorie Nemes Yeah, I think it’s important, but I feel myself getting tired. I am tired of the cultural profiles. I am tired of the people who think they have all the answers. I am tired of the people … Continued

Isolation Bad, Globalization Good

I don’t think isolationism should influence American foreign policy and here’s why: The rise of isolationist foreign policies is in response to globalization. And Why? When our American economy competes globally, so does our individual income. In result, how much … Continued