Our nation's anti-hunger programs need to be strengthened.
We must honor our country's tradition of openness and continue to welcome new immigrants.
We must make immigration a legal, orderly process to eliminate this issue, not further criminalize it.
The value of tolerance is central to living in today's world - especially in diverse places like the Bronx.
Iraq continues to be an immense disaster, and the President has no apparent plan for getting our troops out.
Any religious organization should be allowed to hire based on their religious preference- but not with federal dollars.
People must realize that a crime motivated by racial or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against all of us.
Sadly, this is the same old Republican story of Robin Hood in reverse - tax cuts for the rich while programs for average and low income Americans suffer.
As the 109th Congress continues to debate legislation that will affect the lives of immigrants, it is important for us to remember that we are a nation of immigrants.
I know that New York City remains the highest density urban area in the country and by far dedicates more of its own funds to fighting terrorism than any other municipality.