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Felicia Persaud

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



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Letter No. 74: Immigration reform now!

I just returned from Valencia, Spain, last week and was stunned at two things. First off, being “Americano,” or a holder of a non-EU passport, placed me in an entirely different immigration category upon arrival. Secondly, no one bothered to cater to the fact that neither I nor my colleague spoke Spanish well.

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Letter No. 73: Immigration reform now!

Immigration Korner

I had a conversation with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer. She herself is an immigrant but a naturalized citizen. Each day, her job entails interviewing dozens of immigrants to measure their qualification for immigration benefits

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Letter No. 72: Immigration reform now!

As the weeks float away and the letters pile up, the questions in the back of my mind now are, am I simply wasting my time, and will immigration reform ever happen?

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Letter No. 71: Immigration reform now!

Immigration Korner

The Republican National Party has some nerve, spending $10 million to ramp up Hispanic field operations in key states and flood Spanish-language news media with advertisements opposing the Affordable Care Act

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Letter No.70: Immigration reform now!

Immigration Korner

This past week, we lost an immigrant who would have been proud to see me reach letter No. 70 in this series to you.

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Letter No. 69: Immigration reform now!

It is unfortunate that, like you did with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you persist in twisting the truth on your deportation record and your powers as president.

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Letter No. 68: Immigration reform now!

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 3 made a good call in deciding against hearing appeals filed by the towns of Farmers Branch, Texas, and Hazleton, Pa.

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Letter No. 67: Immigration reform now!

The Book of Deuteronomy’s passage that states, “Cursed is anyone who denies justice to foreigners, orphans or widows,” jumped out at me this week.

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Letter No. 66: Immigration reform now!

what should be the next strategy now that House Speaker John Boehner has chosen short-term political gain over immigration reform?

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Letter No. 65 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

If there was a title of “hypocrite-in-chief,” then it definitely would go to House Speaker John Boehner.



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