SAN DIEGO - As someone who is often prodded to declare my allegiance to the United States, I'm envious of a group of Americans that no longer has to put up with such demands.
SAN DIEGO - Mexicans have a graphic saying that should serve as a warning to today's parents, not only south of the border but also in the United States. It loosely translates as: "If you raise crows, they'll scratch out your eyes."
SAN DIEGO - You have to be careful with flags. They're not just harmless pieces of cloth meant to inspire patriotism and national pride. Those seemingly innocent sheets of fabric can lead to all sorts of trouble.
SAN DIEGO - Selma. Mexico City. Johannesburg. Tiananmen. Tehran. Kiev. Caracas.
SAN DIEGO - U.S. officials want to extradite the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was captured last week by Mexican marines and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
SAN DIEGO - I keep waiting for just one prominent Republican elected official to condemn in the strongest possible language President Barack Obama's horrendous record of deporting illegal immigrants.
SAN DIEGO - Justice Sonia Sotomayor has injudiciously reignited the conversation over words used in the immigration debate just when the prospects for immigration reform in Congress are holding on by a thread.
SAN DIEGO - Unlike the theme of the hit television show he helped create, the brouhaha involving Jerry Seinfeld and comedians of color is not about nothing.
SAN DIEGO - "People don't care about politics."
SAN DIEGO - When the topic is immigration reform, liberals and Democrats always manage to disappoint.
SAN DIEGO - Being a liberal means never having to be consistent.
SAN DIEGO - Documentaries are serious business, and a new film for public television about Arizona's regressive immigration law follows that script - for the most part.
SAN DIEGO - For illegal immigrants and those fighting for immigration reform, the world can be a dark and lonely place.
SAN DIEGO - It's with a chuckle that Marilinda Garcia recalls the day that her critics demanded to see her papers.
SAN DIEGO - Americans are so accustomed to conservatives imploding over the immigration issue that it's a refreshing change to see liberals struggle with it as well.
SAN DIEGO - Every state has its challenges. California has drought. Oklahoma has tornadoes. Colorado has forest fires.
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