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Felicia Persaud

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



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POTUS blows off immigration reform in final SOTU

As the Obama administration ramped up immigration raids across the country, rounding up Central American immigrants who have failed to qualify for asylum, the president used his final State of the Union to skip his usual immigration reform push altogether.

How the GOP Grinch stole Christmas

Ah, Christmas! A time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, exchange gifts, look back at your achievements over the year and, if you are a Catholic like me and millions of Caribbean and Latino immigrants, celebrate another birthday of sweet baby Jesus after four weeks of Advent.

Even Rick Lazio gets it!

I’ve never been a fan of Rick Lazio so for him to actually make sense to me last week was a shocker.

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Could the Supreme Court hand President Obama a final win?

The U.S. Supreme Court has in the past two years handed President Barack Obama his biggest wins on one of the most controversial policies during his tenure as president—the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

The problem with Sanders’ immigration plan

Let’s face it, Sen. Bernie Sanders is saying all the right things and pushing extremely hard to get the “minority” vote.

Another blow to young undocumented immigrants

An attempt by the president in November 2014 to expand DACA remains blocked by a court too caught up in politics.

How immigrant voters can guarantee comprehensive immigration reform

New American voters must combine forces with African-Americans to ensure that the GOP not only loses the White House again but also loses the Congress.

As a son of immigrants rises, immigration takes a backseat

A new poll shows that Cuban-American Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has tripled his support since September.

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Donald Trump’s rhetoric incites racism

Donald Trump has shown no sign of toning down his anti-immigrant rhetoric, and now his take-no-prisoners attitude is inciting hate and racism, as evidenced again in Virginia last week.

Will Pope Francis soften any hearts on immigration?

Pope Mania is over now that the Holy Father is back in Rome, leaving many wondering whether his remarks on immigration, made to the U.S. Congress last week, managed to soften any hearts.

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