Jaya Padmanabhan

Protesters hold a demonstration in San Francisco demanding recognition for refugee children entering the United States on July 21, 2014. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Undocumented unaccompanied children face deportation court hearings

Judge Rebecca Jamil walked into Courtroom 11 at the Immigration Court in…

Protesters hold a demonstration in San Francisco demanding recognition for refugee children entering the United States on July 21, 2014. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Donald Trump recently said we have a country where to assimilate, we speak English. He wasn’t wrong, as much as he wasn’t right. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Should we be willing to speak more languages?

“Good Morning, my name is Gregory. Would you like me to continue…

Donald Trump recently said we have a country where to assimilate, we speak English. He wasn’t wrong, as much as he wasn’t right. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol truck patrols the U.S.-Mexico border on March 18 in Douglas, Ariz. (Ricardo Arduengo/AP)

Border walls cause more human suffering

Haven’t we seen from European history what walls do and how they…

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol truck patrols the U.S.-Mexico border on March 18 in Douglas, Ariz. (Ricardo Arduengo/AP)
Ali Fazal, left, and Samrat Chakrabarti star in “For Here or To Go?” (Courtesy “For Here or To Go?”)

Skilled visa holders insecure about life in the US

"You can build your life where you choose to. The question is,…

Ali Fazal, left, and Samrat Chakrabarti star in “For Here or To Go?” (Courtesy “For Here or To Go?”)
The U.S. Naturalization Test — and all of the accompanying costs, can be daunting for immigrants (Eric Gay/2007 AP)

Fear prevents green card holders from becoming citizens

The notion of a country inviting immigrants to become citizens is a…

The U.S. Naturalization Test — and all of the accompanying costs, can be daunting for immigrants (Eric Gay/2007 AP)
Many undocumented immigrants are fearful to reach out to law enforcement to report crimes because they fear the threat of being deported. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Escape from battery

How often have we heard about our immigration system being broken? President…

Many undocumented immigrants are fearful to reach out to law enforcement to report crimes because they fear the threat of being deported. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)