Illegal immigration: dislike behavior, not people.

Anthony Ricotta Vancouver, WA I have a really hard time with this issue because people seem to assume my objection to the behavior/action of illegal immigration is a racial thing. However, I don’t care about the culture or nation from whence someone comes, I simply object to breaking the law! I understand that for some, [...]

Borderlands born. Always illegal. Always home.

Chuy Benitez Houston, TX When you grow up at the collision of two countries, of two cultures, of two identities, you learn very quickly the different nuances between the two cultures and you adapt to appease whichever culture you have to encounter. It makes you more observant, but of course it doesn’t occur without making [...]

Not ‘Illegal’ – Human and Deserving Compassion

Tracy Loynachan Minneapolis, MN To me, the terms ‘illegal immigrant’ and ‘illegal alien’ are demeaning. These terms are used too frequently, especially when talking about Latinos. Immigration status is not part of the criminal justice system – it’s a separate legal system. While people may be undocumented, they are still people and deserving of compassion. [...]