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Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Mary:

Attention, Republican 'resisters': Anonymous talk is cheap

The anonymous op-ed about President Trump in the New York Times is not a testament from a patriot, it's the chirp of someone feeling the ship going down, according Mary Sanchez → Read More

Grieve for Mollie Tibbetts, and demand justice, but spare us the libel against immigrants

Undocumented immigrants are less likely than native-born Americans to commit violent crimes. This is well documented. → Read More

Plastic gun blueprints are already out there; the guns will follow

Allowing plastic guns in the name of freedom creates dangerous possibilities, according to Mary Sanchez. → Read More

Let’s audit ICE, not abolish it, to keep America safe

#AbolishICE is a pithy hashtag. But it was undercut by Republicans in Congress who found a way to support the disturbing uptick in deportations by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via a resolution. → Read More

Would I exist if my Mexican father had immigrated under the Trump administration?

Columnist Mary Sanchez is the daughter of an immigrant. If her grandmother and then-infant father had come to the U.S. from Mexico during President Donald Trump’s administration, how would their story have ended? → Read More

Catholic Church finally delivering on promises about clerical abuse

After decades of stalling and denials, Catholic dioceses seem to recognize their accountability for pedophile priests, according to Mary Sanchez. → Read More

Catholic Church delivering on longstanding promises about clerical abuse

In 2002, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops promised to be more open and transparent in how it dealt with allegations of sexual abuse by priests. In 2018, that promise is finally being fulfilled. → Read More

When did ICE go rogue?

Under the Trump administration, respect for due process and the constitutionally protected rights of undocumented immigrants is under siege, according to Mary Sanchez. → Read More

What made an ICE agent go rogue and shove an immigration lawyer?

Video of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer shoving a Kansas City immigration attorney, causing her to fall to the ground, offers a vivid imprint for the Trump administration's disregard for the legal rights of immigrants. → Read More

Mary Sanchez: Separation policy will continue to damage kids

We must take immediate steps to mitigate the damage. America owes these families, whether the Trump administration wants to admit it or not. → Read More

Trump’s family separation policy inflicts real psychological damage

Irreversible damage has already been committed against families separated at the border by President Trump’s immigration policy, according to Mary Sanchez. → Read More

Ask an immigrant: Migrant children held in Kansas already suffered irreparable harm

Attorney Pedro Irigonegaray is a former trustee to The Villages, which is housing migrant children in Topeka. He knows first-hand the lasting damage the Trump administration's policy will do. → Read More

Can Rep. Kevin Yoder help forge a compromise on immigration?

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas has returned from a two-day trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. The visit reinforced the Republican's insistence on improved border security, but he's also a father who opposes separating children from their migrant parents. → Read More

Can principled Republicans and incensed Democrats reach a compromise on immigration?

Everyone, whatever their political party, has a moral responsibility to stand up against what is wrong. → Read More

The glamour and the pain: Kate Spade’s life, and her suicide, resonate with women

Women in Kansas City were moved by Kate Spade’s death in ways that many found difficult to explain. She was a local success story who managed to cultivate a brand that resonated with so many women. Her suicide did, too. → Read More

Sanchez: Homeland Security not thinking straight on racially inspired violence

Who comes to mind if you hear that the government wants to track "violent, terroristic acts that were driven by race-related extremist ideologies." → Read More

Why does the federal government view racial groups as threats for terrorist violence?

Dozens of civil rights groups are pressing the Department of Homeland Security to release an unredacted copy of the “Race Paper,” believed to be a plan to track race-based groups for fears of terrorist activity. → Read More

Sanchez: Pro-lifers must reject their terrorist element

Yes, I am against abortion, but I am also against the type of self-righteous twisting of the Bible by people who believe they are soldiers of God. → Read More

Pro-life movement must reject terrorists like clinic firebomber Shelley Shannon

Abortion rates have dropped dramatically in recent years as states passed increasingly restrictive laws. But incidents of violence are up. The release of anti-abortion terrorist Shelley Shannon from prison this week ought to draw attention to the extremists in this battle. → Read More

Slapping Martin Luther King Jr.’s name on the new KCI terminal is offensive

Renaming Kansas City International Airport for Martin Luther King Jr. has drawn broad community support. It’s a bold idea, but one that has little connection to the issues that define the life and death of the civil rights icon. → Read More