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Commentary: Legal Violence Against Immigrants and Their Families

A new report argues that immigration enforcement is a kind of legal violence inflicted upon immigrants and their families. Erwin de Leon says it hurts the nation as a whole.

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Commentary: Will the “New” Consensus on Immigration Work with the Old?

A group of conservative faith, law enforcement, and business leaders call for bipartisan immigration reform. Erwin de Leon says this could be the start of something new.

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Commentary: STEM Bill Passes House but Real Reform Still to Come

The STEM bill has passed the house, but Fi2W columnist Erwin de Leon says its scope is too narrow to be considered true immigration reform.

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Commentary: Will Immigration Reform Be Comprehensive and Inclusive?

FI2W’s Erwin de Leon worries that compromise on immigration reform could leave out binational LGBT families.

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Commentary: What to Expect In Obama’s 2nd Term – Small Steps at Immigration Reform

Obama won support from Latinos and immigrants by promising reform. Now he has to act.

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Commentary: Response to Sandy Shows Vital Role of Immigrants During Calamities

Immigrant workers stayed on the job during Hurricane Sandy. Many because they wanted to, some because they had to.

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Commentary: Between Obama and Romney, Choice Should Be Crystal Clear to Immigrants

Columnist Erwin de Leon has no doubt about who immigrants should vote for after watching the second presidential debate.

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Commentary: Immigration Not Debated But Still Important

Will immigration will be discussed in Tuesday’s presidential debate? Fi2W Columnist Erwin de Leon says it’s should not be ignored by the candidates, even though many immigrants themselves rank it below the economy as a priority.

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Commentary: Discretion Policy on Deportations of Gay Immigrant Spouses Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Columnist Erwin de Leon argues that a recent letter from DHS Secretary Napolitano isn’t the welcome news that many gay immigrant advocates believe it to be.

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Commentary: Survey Reveals Asians Are a Voting Bloc that Cannot Be Ignored

Fi2W commentator Erwin de Leon says both parties need to wake up and start wooing Asian American voters. They could be the deciding factor in key battleground states.