Open Letter to President Obama ... Before You Act on Immigration

Querétaro, MexicoDear President Obama,I’m aware that you are contemplating taking action on immigration and that White House staff is hard at work researching your options. Before anything happens, I wanted to make sure you heard my story, because I’m one of millions of Americans who stand to be affected by any decision you take — but our story is not often heard....more

What's At Stake With Immigration Reform in 2014: Amor and Exile Book Giveaway

We're Giving Away Free Copies of Amor and Exile—Jan 23 & 24th—Don't Miss It!I'm an American biologist and teacher originally from Central New York. I became an immigration activist and author when I had to move to Mexico in 2006—"exile"—due to my husband's 9c immigration bar....more
Nicole, Good luck!  I see your picture with Luis Guitterez.  I'd made a note to contact him ...more

Going to Washington D.C. to Tell Our Family's Immigration Story

The things we do for love. As an author-activist writing about the immigration and family reunification issues, I see the sacrifices that people make across the border for love and experience them myself on a daily basis. Now, as the Senate considers the immigration reform bill, I am on my way to Washington D.C. to share my story of how the broken immigration laws have affected my family....more
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Small Victories | The Road Ahead for My Family and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

I can only guess why I commemorate happy events with gardening.But there I was, pruning my tomatoes Tuesday morning even though there were other urgent tasks on my to-do list.The event worth celebrating was that the Senate bill 744 (the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act") made it through the Judiciary Committee with several key components that benefit families like mine—such as waiver reform—intact....more
A tough road ahead of you that's for sure.  My love and blessings go out to you and your ...more