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Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Will not Stop Immigrants

Recent events across Europe, Africa, and the U.S. all include a common theme: anti-immigration views. As anti-immigrant sentiment keeps rising, not only in the U.S. but worldwide, one must ask the obvious question? Why? According to a Global Issues.org article…
THE TRUTH ABOUT SNAP: SELF-SUFFICIENCY IS NOT AN AMERICAN PRACTICE

This past week the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the injunction preventing USCIS from implementing a new public charge rule, that would penalize immigrants eligible and participating, on state levels, in any public aid program from getting their green cards. For…
Welcome to 2020: Out with the Old and in with the Old?

As the world welcomes in a new year and decade, one can only hope for human progress in 2020. Our nation as well as many nations around the world are still grappling with age old dilemmas like poverty, health, and…
Thankful Immigrants

As Americans across the nation celebrated Thanksgiving this past weekend, many immigrants are also thankful. Whereas most Americans sat at tables overladen with food, in heated homes with an abundance of material goods, surrounded by family and friends, many immigrants…
American Smugglers Next Door

While the government tries to paint the image of an organized criminal ring of drug cartel and human smugglers, the facts are that 60 % of immigrant smuggling convictions involve the American neighbor next door. A recent fatal accident in…
Stand on Two Feet

Last summer the acting director of USCIS re-wrote the Emma Lazarus’ poem etched into a plaque at the foot of the Statue of Liberty to say: …”Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two…
HURRICANE ALERT: Immigrants are Here

Immigration policy is changing at record speeds in the past several months, causing major disruptions in the U.S. immigration system. These changes are not limited to USCIS but span several different agencies and are making it difficult for practitioners and…
Unjust Deaths In The U.S. Immigration War

With growing anti-immigrant sentiment our nation now finds itself in a veritable war on immigration. The casualties of this war are not only immigrants but also U.S. citizens. Under the Trump Administration, at least 24 deaths have been associated with immigration…
Raise Your Hand or Finger for Immigration

In the recent Democratic debate, candidates raised their hands in support of decriminalizing immigration and providing healthcare for undocumented individuals residing in the U.S. One candidate only raised a finger. Maybe one finger is all some people can raise in…
A New Policy and Old Fallacy: MERIT

When the White House unveiled a new plan for immigration reform last month it was treated as empty rhetoric by legislators on both sides of the aisle. Calling for a reduction of family based immigration to half of what it…