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April Fools: U.S. Immigration Reform

The Trump administration has, once again, played a “Now–You-See-It-Now-You-Don’t” political maneuver extinguishing any hopes for achieving meaningful immigration reform this year. This week, Mr. Trump stated that DACA (Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals) “is dead”; reversing his position of just…
A Nation of Immigrants, No More?

“The famous words of Emma Lazarus on the pedestal of the Statute of Liberty read: “Give me your tired , your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Until 1921 this was an accurate picture of our society. Under…
LIVING TOGETHER AS BROTHERS

“…We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools…” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we begin black history month it is only fitting that we be reminded of the contributions made to our nation by our black…
HOPE in 2018

There is an undeniable force that compels humans to continue striving for survival and the betterment of their existence: hope. Although 2017 was riddled in the implementation of policies that would otherwise discourage and oppress immigrant communities across the United…

As news spreads recently of the acquittal of an undocumented immigrant in California who was charged with murder and manslaughter, the Trump administration, once again, seeks to manipulate hate and anti-immigrant sentiments across the nation. While our deepest sympathies are…

The Trump administration was once again shut down in its attempt to implement a new travel ban this past month. The Federal Court judge found that the ban “…plainly discriminates based on nationality…” in opposition to federal law and “…the…

Warsan Shire wrote “…No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark…” This statement captures the urgency in which refugees fleeing their homelands live. It is an urgency that evades the current Trump administration which, just this…

There comes a time in every political or social movement when the people must organize and take a stand for its core belief or else watch the destruction of the values it proclaims through reckless inaction. It is time to…

Immigrants pay the price with their lives as the White House tries to smoke screen it’s in-house fighting and Shenanigans with a renewed anti-immigrant agenda. It appears that the U.S. President promotes the use of terror tactics both in White…

As I write today, I contemplate and celebrate the great human spirit. I happen to be sitting in the country many of my ancestors once called home. Some of those ancestors themselves were the offspring of those born in other…