The writer is founder of NewsAmericasNow, CaribPR Wire and Hard Beat Communications.
Growing up in the Caribbean, it was not uncommon for me to hear elders say, “If you can’t hear you will feel” or “Hard ears you won’t hear; hard ears you must feel.”
John Dalberg-Acton wrote, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Feb. 22, 2017, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, two Indian immigrants enjoying an after-work whiskey at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kan., were shot—one dead—by Adam W. Purinton, a white man who hurled ethnic slurs at them and suggested they did not belong in the United States.
In Donald Trump’s universe, aka his mind, there is no doubt that his “Great Border Wall” will keep out all “bad hombres” from the U.S.—at least at the southern border.
Feb. 9, 2017, a 36-year-old woman became the first known immigrant to be detained and deported by the Donald Trump administration.
Fear and concern are palpable in the immigrant community and rightfully so.
The thing we feared has come upon us!
Long before John Lewis and 60-plus Democratic lawmakers decided they would not attend the inauguration of El Trumpeto as president of the United States, I had decided there was no way I would watch the launch of the country’s biggest soap opera, the new D.C. Reality TV show!
In a matter of days, the administration of El Trumpeto will become the dreaded reality for many Americans.
It’s just gotten more expensive to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. Happy New Year immigrants!