José Miguel Leyva

Photo by Ed Schipul Rick Perry’s aspiration to rule the United States as he ruled Texas would be terrible for all of us — especially minorities and the poor. Perry, who just stepped into the GOP presidential fray, spent his 14 years as gove... more

Jun 12, 2015 7:46 PM Op-Eds 3 Comments

By José Miguel Leyva Jeb Bush’s recent compassionate comments on immigration show how far apart he is from the far right of the Republican Party. At an event at the George H. W. Bush presidential library, the former Florida governor showed ... more

Apr 17, 2014 4:39 AM Dispatches

Like everyone else, Latinos across America are busily preparing the Thanksgiving feast. Some of them may be doing it a little differently than traditional imagery and Norman Rockwell paintings. more

Nov 26, 2013 8:48 PM Dispatches

By Jose Miguel Leyva This year marks the 25th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, but we’re still being taken for granted by politicians of both parties. Despite campaign promises four years ago, the Obama administration has done li... more

Sep 21, 2012 1:10 PM Dispatches

He is blaming his glaring failures as sheriff on a supposed witch-hunt by the Obama administration. But the only witch-hunt Arpaio has been involved in is the one he has spearheaded against Latinos. more

Dec 27, 2011 4:21 PM Op-Eds

The recent assaults on public sector unions are also an attack on Latinos and other minorities that these unions represent. more

Mar 11, 2011 1:48 PM Op-Eds

For many Mexican immigrants living in the United States, the holidays have come to represent a time of sadness. Separated by a border that has become harder and harder to cross, many immigrants must make the agonizing choice between staying... more

Dec 7, 2006 8:47 PM Dispatches

Veteran pundit Pat Buchanan’s latest best seller manages to blame just about everything on immigrants. In “State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America,” he uses fear to manipulate the American public into thinking t... more

Oct 11, 2006 3:54 PM Dispatches

April 10 is a National Day of Action for immigrant rights. Another round of organized marches and gatherings are set to take place all across the United States to call for fair and humane immigration reform. more

Apr 5, 2006 3:51 PM Op-Eds