The Visa Curse

The Visa Curse

Many American women are still told they have to choose between love and career. But for many immigrants, that outdated dilemma is legally enforced. “I am here legally but I don’t have the right to work or even open an independent bank account,” Rashi...
Dreamers Need Not Apply for Health Care

Dreamers Need Not Apply for Health Care

With the second open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act coverage underway, millions of Americans are gaining new access to health care. But there’s one group of people that won’t be signing up anytime soon. These are young immigrants in the United States — over...
Fomenting the Fear of Foreigners

Fomenting the Fear of Foreigners

Gosh, has it been two whole years since Republican leaders vowed to reach out to Latino voters with “a more welcoming, inclusive message” and “positive solutions on immigration”? My how time flies when you’re having elections. The...
Obama’s Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Obama’s Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Inocencio Vernal has picked broccoli, sweet potatoes, corn, and celery in U.S. farms for more than 25 years. This holiday season, you might end up feasting on the fruits of his labor. Yet Vernal, like 53 percent of farmworkers, is undocumented. This means that he...