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Racism or just business as usual?

Felicia Persaud | 6/6/2012, 6:52 p.m.
Letter No. 30: Immigration reform now!

What about a bill that would allow the immigrants living undocumented in the United States and their spouses and children who pay taxes, learn English and have jobs to remain here on a work visa indefinitely? That is the solution to the issue of illegal immigration, plain and simple.

"Politicians don't agree on much, but even less so during an election year. But this year, they think they have found an immigration issue that everyone can agree on: allowing more Irish immigrants into the U.S. Bottom line? This is discrimination. There isn't any other way to describe it," read a statement from Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff P.A., an immigration law firm with offices in Miami and Orlando, Fla.

"Which is it? Equal access to the ability to obtain citizenship or selective access to the ability to get citizenship status? It 'looks' like selective access and, as a nation, we should have a problem with that. As immigration attorneys, we do have a problem with that, for good reasons," the firm said.

We all should have a problem with this. Discrimination is still illegal last time I checked, and discriminating against immigrants simply because some are lighter than others is completely unacceptable! Brown and his bipartisan supporters should be ashamed of themselves.

The writer is founder of NewsAmericasNow, CaribPR Wire and Hard Beat Communications.