Jaya Padmanabhan

Terminating TPS to affect a quarter million U.S. born children

San Francisco Public Defender, Jeff Adachi, stood at the top of the…

Who’s afraid of affirmative action?

It’s no surprise that there is declining support for affirmative action among…

Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘Abolish ICE’ movement

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is fast becoming a scapegoat…

Everyone counts in the U.S. Census

Census Bureau invites the public to comment on Census 2020’s citizenship question…

Well, what purpose do marches serve anyway?

An estimated 15,000 people marched from Mission Dolores Park to San Francisco…

How Ginger Thompson made us care for children separated from their parents

Ginger Thompson, a senior reporter at ProPublica, once told me the best…

Separating children from their asylum-seeking families is bad policy

In the last few days, we’ve heard heart-rending stories of young children…

Am I an unequal citizen of America?

At my daughter’s college graduation ceremony last week in Middletown, Conn., an…

Options for DACA immigrants start with legal screenings

President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Trump’s Chief of Staff…

When literature reflects reality: The caravans at the San Ysidro border crossing

At about the time a caravan of migrants from Central Mexico converged…

America must resist the protectionist perspective

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) saw a decline in annual…

‘Flawed logic’ behind citizenship question on 2020 census

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau gathers data to account for…

H1-B visa applications facing heightened scrutiny

On April 2, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting…

Intimidation and chaos all part of ICE’s policies

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are setting their scopes…

Catholic leaders urge permanent legislative solution for Dreamers

Let’s talk religion. In a statement rejecting the rescindment of the Deferred…

Sanctuary crackdown won’t make San Francisco safer

The Department of Justice sent a letter to 23 jurisdictions on Jan.…

America’s undocumented future: An odyssey, a shutdown and a status quo

I’ve been reading Dan-El Padilla Peralta’s book, “Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey…

H-1B visa reform: Issa bill worth considering

The H-1B visa program needs reform. The H-1B visa program is essential…

Diversity as a correctional tool

When 29-year-old terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov drove his rental truck along a…

SF woman uses own struggles to advocate for well-being of youth

For years, San Francisco resident Susan Page couldn’t explain the overwhelming sadness…