| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
I was on my way to a meeting on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley years ago when a man hawking the socialist Workers Vanguard newspaper stopped me. The headline screamed, "Open Admissions!" In other words, the prestigious University...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Fortunately for some high school seniors, it's not a huge problem if they forget their password when they're applying to college online; their school counselor keeps them in a little gray box on her bookshelf.
By no means is this the only measure Andrea...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:33 PM
This is the lead of a story The Times ran the other day about a Fourth of July swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens presided over by President Obama:
“Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Laura Hernandez didn't find out that she was undocumented until she went to apply for college financial aid. Suddenly she was faced with teaching herself how to apply for a deferral under the Dream Act, which offers conditional permanent residency to...
| Jul 11, 2014
With the debate over America's unresolved immigration policies at fever pitch these days, the inspiring documentary "Underwater Dreams" makes for quite the timely entry.
Writer-producer-director Mary Mazzio neatly recounts how a group of Mexican-born...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
These last few years will go down as a time when Marylanders took steps to recognize the humanity of those who have too often been marginalized. In 2011, the General Assembly voted to stop penalizing children whose parents brought them to the United...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:47 PM
If you're like most middle-class parents, you've probably gotten annoyed with your daughter for constantly checking her Instagram feed or with your son for his two-thumbed texting at the dinner table. But before you rage against technology and start...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Working as a Jack in the Box cashier, Marissa Cruz Santos breathed a sigh of relief last year when she qualified for an Obama administration program that defers deportation of young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children....
| Mar 9, 2014
Recently, a bizarre scene unfolded on the floor of the House of Representatives that would have shocked the framers of the Constitution. In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he had decided to go it alone in areas where...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:13 PM
La historia poco conocida de los sobrevivientes del Holocausto que terminaron refugiados en Latinoamérica; el siempre cautivador tema de la inmigración; y la importancia del bilingüismo en una sociedad cada más global, figuran entre los asuntos a tratar...