Monday, October 14, 2013

My Take on Immigration in the New York Times

Why do we keep trying the same three approaches when it comes to unlawful migration? In this op-ed, I suggest a better way.

Teaching Guide Geared To New Common Core Teaching Standards Issued for Young Adult Version of Enrique's Journey

Random House has issued this wonderful teaching guide, with discussion questions and activities, geared to helping teachers use Enrique's Journey in conjunction with the nation's new Common Core Standards for teaching. The book, completely revised to be used in the seventh grade on up in middle school and with reluctant readers in high school, was published Aug. 27, 2013. It will be issued in Spanish next year.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

UN Chronicle Piece on Migration

In June I addressed the United Nations and spoke about the shift that is needed in our approach toward migration issues. The UN Chronicle has just published a piece I wrote that explains what these issues are and how they affect migrants coming to the U.S.

You can read the piece on my website at

The UN will meet October 3 & 4 in a high level meeting to discuss how to better address global migration.