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Dreamers, Juneteenth and Caribbean American heritage

For in 2020, we still have to plead our own cause––as Black people, as people of color, as immigrants––because the system has been so stacked against us for so long.

Over 40 immigrants have died in ICE custody since Trump took office—Part 3

This week, we wrap up our focus on the immigrants who have died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (U.S. ICE) custody detention centers since Donald Trump took office.

Over 40 immigrants have died in ICE custody since Trump took office—Part 2

This week, we continue with our focus on the immigrants who have died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (U.S. ICE) custody detention centers since Donald Trump took office.

Over 40 immigrants have died in ICE custody since Donald Trump took office—Part 1

As protests rage across the land over the blatant brutality daily by cops against people of color, primarily Blacks and immigrants, many immigrants in detention facilities are also dying under this xenophobic administration

Remembering the Black men and immigrants killed by U.S. police

Like many, it was horrifying for me to watch another Black man, George Floyd, have the life squeezed out of his body––literally––by a member of America’s Finest. And during a pandemic no less!

The irony of all ironies

Calling all immigrants. If you are looking for something to laugh at in this dreary time, read this headline from WorkPermit.com: “US Citizenship and Immigration Services on brink of collapse.”

More Americans have died from COVID-19 than in 6 wars and 9/11, but Trump is still coming after immigrants

As of Friday, May 15, 2020, the death toll of Americans who have now died from COVID-19 was 87,302.

‘This Is The Dark Time, My Love’

Back in 1954, my favorite Guyanese poet, and later my creative writing lecturer, Martin Carter, published “Poems of Resistance,” that included the poem that later became famous: “This Is The Dark Time, My Love.”

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court continues to embolden the Trump agenda

It is hard to believe that in the current coronavirus crisis, where immigrant workers are expected to keep working on farms and at meat packing plants and DREAMERS are on the frontlines of the war against the virus, that the ...

Smoke and mirrors and the Trump White House

“Smoke and mirrors” is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as “Something that is intended to make you believe that something is being done or is true, when it is not.”

In the midst of darkness, a sliver of light for undocumented immigrants

This past week, some Americans began receiving the small but welcome $1,200 personal “bailout” from the U.S. government as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Immigrants are dying for the US on the frontlines of this new war—but who cares?

On the strangest Good Friday in my lifetime, with no actual church to attend, I felt moved by the spirit to listen to Bob Marley’s “War” again, after the lyrics popped into my head.

It’s more important more than ever to take the Census

Census Day 2020 came and went this year without a lot of fanfare as it was upstaged by the dreaded new coronavirus that is spreading death and mayhem across the U.S. and the globe.

Amid the grim news, some Caribbean immigrants turn on the wit

This past week was very hard as I grappled to cope with the new COVID-19 reality.

Ten things to know about the government’s COVID-19 immigration actions to date

The Trump administration has announced several immigration actions as the country copes

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