Author Archives: Paul McDaniel

For Stronger Communities, Cities and Metropolitan Areas Welcome Immigrants

Despite the glacial progress of national immigration reform, local leaders throughout the United States, in places ranging from big cities to small towns, are charting a course for their communities to be places of welcome and inclusion for immigrants and newcomers. Take, for example, Fatima Said, who came to the United States as a refugee […]

The Rapid Rise of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Each year, thousands of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) risk harrowing journeys and travel alone to seek refuge in the United States. These children come from all over the world for many reasons, including to escape persecution in their home countries, to reunify with family members and to look for a better life. In recent years, […]

For Bi-National Couples, the U.S. Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision Opens Immigration Doors

Ask someone from the United States what ideals the U.S. holds as a nation, and he or she will likely tell you: freedom, equality, liberty, and justice. Yet the U.S. in many ways has a long journey ahead toward arriving at those lofty values, including within the areas of immigration and LGBT rights. Up until […]