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Felicia Persaud

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



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Could America’s greatest undocumented immigrant save us from Trump rule?

Those proactively seeking ways to stop Donald Trump from officially becoming president of the United States in January have turned to a decree written by a man who is undoubtedly America’s greatest undocumented immigrant.

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Show real leadership, Donald Trump—the hate and fear is real

For those, including Donald Trump, who believe the fear rising in Black and Brown America is unjustified—think again!

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As an immigrant woman, I now have tremendous trepidation about staying in America

As an immigrant woman who has lived in America for the past 20 years, the fear and trepidation I have felt throughout this election at the thought of Donald Drumph—I mean Trump—becoming president, became a harsh reality for me Nov. 9.

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Let’s face it—The anti-immigration rhetoric is not only about illegal immigrants

By the time this column is published, U.S. voters would have chosen the next president of the United States.

Immigrants concerned about safety in America must choose ‘her’

With just days now before Election Day 2016, Nov. 8, it has become crystal clear to me as an immigrant and a naturalized U.S. citizen and voter that the choice in this election is not only about the candidate who is best able to serve as a president for all the people right now, but also about the candidate who can assure that I can safely continue to live in this country.

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A chat with one of Trump’s ‘deplorables’

Last Friday, I had a surprise run-in with someone who can be categorized as one of Donald Trump’s ‘deplorables.’

More Americans likely care more about sexual assault than illegal immigrants

In light of Donald Trump’s hot mic debacle, aka “Pussygate,” the spotlight has been put squarely —as it should—on the issue of sexual assault and misogyny.

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There’s still time to register to vote

This election is possibly the most critical election of most of our lifetimes. Any immigrant not voting, or missing this opportunity to vote, could mean handing a tax cheat, a sexist pig, a demagogue, a xenophobe and an ignoramus the chance to set this country back decades.

How any immigrant or person of color can support Trump is beyond comprehension!

In the days leading up to the U.S. presidential debate of Sept. 26, 2016, I was left speechless by the announcement from a group of Black Haitian immigrants in Miami, and later Jamaican reggae singer Etana, that they were voting for the racist xenophobe who has sadly emerged as the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential contender.

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New immigration option opens up for foreign-born entrepreneurs

For once there is some good news to report on the immigration front—an option that could help, not harm immigrants, especially those with the entrepreneurial spirit.

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