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The U.S. Southern Border: The Wild West

A frightening and recent surge of vigilantism at the U.S. southern border is reminiscent of the American Wild West of the late 1800s. Although the entertainment industry may fantasize about this period in U.S. history, this resurgence is a consequence…
Welcome (April Fools), This is America

While, Childish Bambino’s lyrics from “This is America” portrays a nation that is hostile to its black population, a quick nod towards our southern border is a reminder that American hostility extends also to new arrivals. Migrants families are shamelessly…
Immigration Ping-Pong

Last month, at the State of the Union address, President Trump stated “I want people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever… After the implementation of anti-immigrant polices over the past two years, this statement takes a…
The State of the Union 2019: …Shut Down

Any traveler to the US in the past month would have discovered a nation “shut down” over a recurring debate regarding the building of a wall on the U.S.–Mexican border.  The uncompromising leadership of our nation allowed 800,000 of its…
The 2019 Immigration Showdown

As a new year begins, the stage is set for what has become America’s favorite controversy: immigration policy. Trump has threatened and succeeded at shutting down the government all over the Democrats refusal to fund a $5 billion-dollar wall along…
Immigration Stalemate

Two years ago, prior to Trump’s election to office, United States immigration policy experts were discussing possible immigration reform. After a 2-year roller coaster of anti-immigrant policies being implemented, the nation now stands at a stalemate with regards to immigration…
DREAMer: ICE Used an Elaborate Ruse to Arrest Me

One October morning, Osny Sorto-Vasquez got a call from his mom and knew something was wrong. His younger siblings were crying in the background, and his mother sounded scared. A woman who identified herself as a detective with the local…
The Problem with Nationalism

Just last week, Mr. Trump touted his belief in nationalism, a term used to describe pro-white political philosophy. It is anti-non-white. It is anti- non-Trumpist. It is anti-immigrant. Mr. Trump said he knows he “should not” use the term, implying…
Kavanaugh on Immigration: The Guardian of the Republicans

The east wall of the U.S. Supreme Court bears the inscription “Justice, the Guardian of Liberty.” Yet, such lofty ideals of Justice and Liberty may soon be tainted by the appointment of the sullied candidate, Brett Kavanaugh, as Justice to…
What is the Big Deal About Immigration?

A new report indicates that illegal immigration continues its decade long decline. With illegal immigration on the decline, one may ask, what is the big deal about immigration anyway? The answer: multiculturalism. The current administration’s right hand man on immigration,…