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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…
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…