Felicia Persaud

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



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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 use of executive power to now deny asylum to all future migrants who enter the country illegally.

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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.

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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 news.”

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 and ethnicities.

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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What Kavanaugh’s confirmation could mean for immigrants

With the Trump administration’s laser focus on limiting all forms of immigration and boosting deportation, Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court could mean many immigration cases appearing before him could end up on the losing end of the spectrum and other challenged cases could be rolled back.

The ever-changing immigration rules in Trump’s America

In the now ever-changing world of immigration rules in Trump’s America, there is always something to look out for, and there’s a lot you can easily and quickly miss.

When an immigrant is murdered: Botham Shem Jean and Donald Trump’s double standard

By now many have heard the sad case of another Black man shot by a U.S. police officer, this time an upstanding legal Caribbean immigrant with a stellar future ahead of him and from an upstanding family.

It’s not about immigration, but about the color of immigrants

Fellow Leo, Chris Cuomo, spent two nights last week during his “Closing Argument” segment on “Cuomo Prime Time,” speaking to the strength of immigration and diversity in America and sharing his own family’s immigrant story.

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