Category: Commentary

Columns of news analysis and opinion about the immigration news of the day.
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Commentary: At Last I Have A Green Card, But Many Others Still Wait

After 23 years in this country, Fi2W’s Erwin de Leon can now truly call the U.S. home.

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News Analysis: Are Immigrant-Aid Organizations Ready for Reform?

There’s a big job waiting for community based organizations after Congress acts to legalize undocumented immigrants. Columnist Erwin de Leon says they better be ready.

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Commentary: Gay, Married and Waiting (Uncomfortably) for Immigration Reform

Erwin de Leon reflects on why immigration reform is so important to him personally.

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Commentary: A Filipino Immigrant’s Experience With Stop-and-Frisk

A Filipino performance artist became a victim of stop-and-frisk because he wore braids and the gang colors of black and orange.

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What the DOMA Ruling Means for Gay Binational Couples

Erwin de Leon has a clear path to becoming a U.S. citizen now that the Supreme Court repealed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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Commentary: No Surprise, Gays Left Out of Immigration Reform Bill

Gay bi-national couples are not included in the Senate immigration bill. Erwin de Leon says that makes the bill comprehensive, but not inclusive.

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Commentary: Sequestration’s Toll on Immigrants and Our Shared Future

Erwin de Leon examines the impact of sequestration on immigrants and it doesn’t look good.

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Commentary: Comparing Immigration Reform Proposals

This week, President Obama and the a bi-partisan group of senators offered competing plans for immigration reform. We give you a side by side comparison in a new infographic.

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Commentary: Where are Asian Americans in the Immigration Reform Debate?

As comprehensive immigration reform gains momentum, Fi2W’s Erwin de Leon asks why Asian Americans are missing from the discussion.

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Commentary: With Fiscal Cliff Averted, Is Congress Ready to Tackle Immigration Reform?

With so many competing priorities, Erwin de Leon asks if Congress will get to immigration reform any time soon.