Novelist Oscar Hijuelos Aptly Shared Our Story As Cuban Émigrés

It becomes an inevitable part of every man’s life, sharing who he really is — even if it hurts, shames or embarrasses. So it was with novelist Oscar Hijuelos, who received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for literature after writing “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.” It was adapted into the 1992 film “El Mambo,” […]

The Country’s Future Depends On Immigrants

Americans are having less sex — reproductive, baby-making sex — than they ever have before. Last week, TIME Magazine had a cover story entitled, “The Childfree Life.”  The gist of the article was that increasingly, in our modern era, “having it all means not having children.”  The choice to not have children represents a shift […]

No Ms. Coulter, Latinos Are Not Lazy

If Rand Paul, a Tea Party Republican, can agree with senators on both sides of the aisle in supporting immigration reform, then it shows that we as a country are coming to a consensus on the need for reform and the way to get there.

Remove The Bias And Let Latinos Get In The Conversation

The immigration debate is already emotionally charged and colored enough by political rhetoric on each side. We don’t need groups like the Heritage Foundation throwing gasoline on the fire. We don’t need studies grounded in racist and wrong philosophies.

Immigration Reform Will Make Us Safer

Alienated young people who are not part of the mainstream are potentially more harmful to America. That’s why immigration reform is crucial to our security and has to be addressed.

Rand Paul is “El Hombre!”

Rand Paul has done what the 2012 Republican nominee for president failed to do: take a stance on immigration that makes sense, appeals to Latinos and doesn’t alienate the Tea Party base.

Why is the GOP Still Sticking to Its Old Ways?

There should be no guilt, no shame and no fear in supporting immigration reform. But the Republicans still have more to lose –more they must lose– before they are faced with the reality that they have a problem.

Is President Obama Smarter than an 11th Grader?

I asked a group of 17-year olds attending a prep school in South Florida about politics: what their own personal priorities were, and what they thought the country’s priorities should be. These 17-year olds were able to put aside their own personal wants and needs and choose rationally what makes the most sense for the country. Can President Obama do the same?

Mexico is An Opportunity Obama Needs To Appreciate

U.S.-México relations are at a stage that could result in inconceivable promise to the citizens of both nations. It’s up to President’s Obama and Peña Nieto to make this more than a high school homecoming scene, and to seize the significant opportunity before them.

Facts, Not Tone, Will Woo Back Latinos to GOP

It’s going to take facts and concrete actions—not words or tone—for the true leaders in the GOP to bring Hispanics into the fold, to make them feel included and invested.