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Black History Month: Five facts about Black foreign-born immigrants in the United States

Happy Black History Month! Seems rarer and rarer these days to see an ad on television or anywhere that says that yet around 12-14 percent of the U.S. population is considered to be Black or African-American.

Ten reasons why $5 billion cannot build a wall on the US southern border

Donald Trump is lying again—bigly—and the American people, especially more than 800,000 federal workers, contractors and their families, paid the price.

The audacity of the Trump administration knows no bounds

On a day when millions paused to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Donald Trump chose to again use immigrants as pawns in his con-game to get funding for a wall of slats on the U.S. southern ...

Here’s how the government shutdown is affecting the US immigration processing

Court appointments scheduled during the shutdown are now being “reset” to new dates in the future, per a notice from the Department of Justice dated Dec. 26, 2018.

Five Trump immigration rule changes you might have missed

To say 2018 has been a tough year for immigrants in the U.S. and immigration as a whole is an understatement.

No room at the inn when purported party values and politics collide

The Republican Party claims to be the party of Christian beliefs, in tune they say, with the Bible and exactly what the good book claims. But are they really?

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.”

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