Ruben Navarrett Jr / Politics

Skip the Comparisons With Mexico

SAN DIEGO -- Almost any discussion of how the United States treats uninvited visitors -- whether they be child refugees looking for shelter or adult immigrants looking for jobs -- will eventually get to the point where someone asks: "What about ...

Rick Perry's Contradiction

SAN DIEGO -- It will take more than a new pair of glasses to allow Texas Gov. Rick Perry to see his own hypocrisy as he ponders what should be America's role in the world.

Think of it as a high-stakes game of Texas hold 'em.

If we limit our ...

Martin O'Malley Attacked for Showing Heart

SAN DIEGO -- Just when you think the Obama administration can't sink any lower, someone puts in a basement. It is terrible at protecting child refugees but has a knack for protecting itself.

It does this by targeting critics. That includes ...

America the Heartless

SAN DIEGO -- Before it's too late, Americans need to turn their attention back to the children.

The lost children of Central America have themselves gotten lost in the fog of debate over what should become of them. Americans started off talking ...

The Crisis of the Children

SAN DIEGO -- Haven't those poor border kids suffered enough? They shouldn't have to be used as political props, dragged into the maddening immigration debate and election-year politicking by both parties.

They're not immigrants. Most of them are ...

The Growing Border Crisis

SAN DIEGO -- As we sort through the tale of the estimated 52,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who have crossed into the United States since October 2013, what is capturing our attention seems to be lagging far behind what is actually ...