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Henry Fernandez Archives

Killing Itself for the Right to Discriminate

The Boy Scouts' wrong-headed and relentless fight to keep gays out of scouting has devastated the once-inspiring organization, writes Henry Fernandez.

By Henry Fernandez | Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Perils of Mortgage Fraud: Why Cities Should Care

Mortgage scams artificially raise home values and then leave abandoned properties in their wake, explains Henry Fernandez

By Henry Fernandez | Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Unconstitutional Cowboys

Immigration agents are raiding homes and regularly terrorizing law abiding citizens at Bush administration's behest, says Henry Fernandez.

By Henry Fernandez | Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Safer Driving, Stronger Security

Gov. Spitzer took a step toward stronger homeland security, safer roads, and more stable families by lifting barriers to driver’s licenses for non citizens.

By Henry Fernandez | Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Conozca bien sus fuentes de información: los medios dominantes y los supuestos ‘expertos’ en inmigración

Read in English En medio del más reciente debate sobre inmigración en Capitol Hill, muchos conocimos por primera vez todo un nuevo grupo de portavoces contra la inmigración. Sin embargo, ¿supimos quiénes eran en realidad? ¿O conocimos solamente la cara que ellos quisieron mostrar a los medios? Resulta que muchos de estos líderes anti-inmigrantes tienen […]

By Henry Fernandez | Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Know Your Sources: The Mainstream Press Keeps Finding Wacky Immigration “Experts”

Truly bizarre and racist “authorities” on immigration keep finding their way into the mainstream press, writes Henry Fernandez.

By Henry Fernandez | Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hypocritical Editorial Policies

Henry Fernandez on how The New Haven Register advocates for immigrant rights in its Spanish-language paper and against them in its English-language paper.

By Henry Fernandez | Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Inaction Begets Reaction: Stalled Immigration Reform Sparks Problems

After comprehensive immigration reform stalled, local authorities less able to deal with the issue step into the breach, writes Henry Fernandez.

By Henry Fernandez | Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Today I Am Proud to Call New Haven My Hometown

Today I am proud to call New Haven my hometown. Why? Because Monday night the city’s Board of Aldermen passed the first municipal identification card ordinance in the country which truly provides identification for all residents, including undocumented immigrants.Read more here

By Henry Fernandez | Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Limited Benefits: Insurers Peddle “Limited Health Care” to America’s Working Poor

Some health insurance isn’t better than no insurance, especially when marketed as a service to government, writes Henry Fernandez.

By Henry Fernandez | Monday, May 7, 2007

Phoning Home: High Cost Calls Hinder Prisoner Rehabilitation

States should encourage prisoners to stay in touch with their families to reduce recidivism, not profit from phone calls, argues Henry Fernandez.

By Henry Fernandez | Monday, April 9, 2007

Henry Fernandez

Henry Fernandez is a Senior Fellow at American Progress focusing on state and municipal policy, with a specific interest in how these impact the civil rights and economic opportunities for Americans. He is CEO of Fernandez Advisors, LLC, a strategic and management consulting firm counseling nonprofits, businesses, grassroots movements, foundations, and government agencies. Fernandez was […]

Tuesday, February 20, 2007