Sergio Garcia has been waiting for his green card for 19 years, but thanks to a California Supreme Court ruling, he can now be admitted to the state's bar and fulfill his dream of becoming an attorney regardless of his immigration status.
In the days after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began arresting, without charges, Japanese immigrants in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii who were on government lists as possible threats to national security.
Immigrants, gays and women who choose abortion are our relatives. They are in our families. We love them -- even Republican senators with gay children love them -- and we don't like seeing them pushed around by our government.
On immigration, the parties are now competing to share credit for doing something big. It's wonderful to behold.
Arizona's controversial immigration law is largely no more. The Supreme Court on Monday ruled mostly in favor of the U.S. government when it struck down the bulk of the state's notorious immigration law.
Bankers are bracing for international financial chaos as Greek voters head to the polls to decide on an austerity plan that could kiss the euro bye-bye. But that's not the only major world event happening, with Egypt's military tossing the recent Democratic elections aside as it dissolves the country's parliament.
Christmas came early for demagogues. The court decision putting a hold on the worst provisions of Arizona's new anti-Latino immigration law is a gift-wrapped present to those who delight in turning truth, justice and the American way into political liabilities.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton decided Wednesday that SB 1070's most controversial bits, such as requiring immigrants to carry papers wherever they go, will have to wait until the courts can sort out the mess. As written, the law, which was set to take effect Thursday, would restrict the liberty of "lawfully-present aliens," the judge said.