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Murderers have a right to counsel—but not immigrants

Here’s a shocking fact of U.S. immigration law that many might not know. Whereas even the most heinous murderer has a right to a court-appointed counsel in these United States, there’s no such right in immigration proceedings for immigrants, even ...

More than 14,000 immigrant children are still in U.S. detention

As the U.S. president dined in fine style at Mar-a-Lago on Thanksgiving Day with his family, and many others got to celebrate with family and friends across the country, little thought was spared for the thousands of immigrant children still ...

Immigrants versus immigrants?

It is unfathomable that any immigrant, or voter with immigrant heritage, would vote for the Party of Trump, aka the GOP, right? Wrong!

Here’s how this Caribbean immigrant would respond to Trump’s attack on the press

There is a lot I should be focused on this week on the immigration front. From the votes of more than 30 and 20 percent, respectively, of Latinos and Asians for the GOP in the recent election, to Donald Trump’s ...

Be fearful not of immigrants but of lying, racist, selfish politicians

By the time you read this column, the much-anticipated midterm elections will be over. But what will undoubtedly remain is the ever-growing divide in the nation, stoked by racism, xenophobia and nativist politics from the alt-right and its self-confessed nationalist-in-chief.

All immigrants must vote as if our lives depend on it, because they do

Friday morning, Oct. 26, around 11:30 a.m., just as I settled in to write this column, I got a call from a friend in Washington, D.C., who said to turn on the TV because “your Florida neighborhood is in the ...

Tax breaks can’t save Trump’s elephants, so he’s back to scapegoating immigrants

As most working people wait on their “$4,000 raise” that was touted by Donald Trump after his and his elephants’—aka the GOP’s—“bigly” tax break, most polls show the policy is now far from popular with most Americans of all parties ...

All of the anger and rage must now be used to fuel a blue tsunami

Like millions across the country, I felt I, too, was the victim of a Devil’s Triangle Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, with the lifetime confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Here’s what you can do about that proposed ‘Public Charge’ immigration rule change

A lot has been said and written about that Department of Homeland Security rule change that would make it harder for legal immigrants to get green cards if they have received certain kinds of “public assistance.”

What Kavanaugh’s confirmation could mean for immigrants

With the Trump administration’s laser focus on limiting all forms of immigration and boosting deportation, Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court could mean many immigration cases appearing before him could end up on the losing end of the spectrum ...

The ever-changing immigration rules in Trump’s America

In the now ever-changing world of immigration rules in Trump’s America, there is always something to look out for, and there’s a lot you can easily and quickly miss.

When an immigrant is murdered: Botham Shem Jean and Donald Trump’s double standard

By now many have heard the sad case of another Black man shot by a U.S. police officer, this time an upstanding legal Caribbean immigrant with a stellar future ahead of him and from an upstanding family.

Trump administration’s next target: student and visitor overstays

The Trump administration is pushing full steam ahead with its immigration policy to essentially “clean house.”

It’s not about immigration, but about the color of immigrants

Fellow Leo, Chris Cuomo, spent two nights last week during his “Closing Argument” segment on “Cuomo Prime Time,” speaking to the strength of immigration and diversity in America and sharing his own family’s immigrant story.

Ivanka Trump’s comment shows hypocrisy can be hereditary

On a day when U.S. Justice Department lawyers had the audacity to put the responsibility of finding deported parents of the children who were snatched from their arms by border agents on the American Civil Liberties Union, Ivanka Trump sat ...

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