There comes a time when you cannot keep silent or you’ll regret it for the rest of your life. This is such a time.
It’s hard to think of an American politician who is more vehemently anti-immigrant than President Donald Trump.
For the last few months, the United States’ most brilliant and ambitious engineers and contractors have been busy trying to come up with the best way to divide us — and they’ve found about 450 ways to do it. That’s how many companies have presented bids to build President Donald Trump’s wall along the border between Mexico and the United States.
ROME — One person with a cellphone can save so many lives.
VATICAN CITY — If you had 10 seconds with Pope Francis, what would you tell him? In the past, I’ve wondered what I would say. Now I know.
That’s the question that millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States are now asking themselves. The fear is understandable. The Hispanic community is responding to months of Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail.
On a sad day last week, after the Supreme Court announced that President Obama’s executive orders on immigration would remain blocked, I saw some politicians cheering.
“We are all the same. We are all human beings.” That’s how the Dalai Lama starts many of his speeches. He is a wise man. I would love to be able to laugh like him, just for a moment.
I don’t know exactly how we got here, but rather than discussing the influence that Hispanic voters can wield in the upcoming presidential election or how lawmakers can pass commonsense immigration legislation, we’re back to focusing on deportations in America.
The children of immigrants in America tend to take on two responsibilities: They care for their immigrant parents, and they care for other immigrants as if they were their own parents. That has been a noble American tradition for over two centuries. Few things are sadder or more treacherous than closing the door to immigrants who came after us, which is what some U.S. presidential candidates want to do.