Quantcast

Felicia Persaud

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



Recent Stories

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

When Trump’s stereotyping actually is practiced by US immigration

Although many—myself included—frown, chastise, deride and scoff at the stereotyping and bigotry being spewed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump towards Muslims and immigrants, the harsh reality is that stereotyping by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents is happening daily at our borders.

Tease photo

We must all stand up for Khizr Khan by responding to his call to vote

In the days since Khizr Khan, father of fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, stood up and bravely called out Donald Trump for his racism, narcissism and bigotry, Trump and the right wing have come out in shameful attack mode against this patriotic immigrant, Muslim and American.

Tease photo

Trump, not Spanish-language media, made it about immigration

At a time when the entire United States is looking on at the clear lack of diversity in the Republican Party—not even the handful of Blacks and Latinos brought out to save face at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, could help—the conservative Washington Times has decided to attack Spanish-language media.

Tease photo

What immigrant voters should know about Mike Pence

Just when you thought Team Donald Trump could not be more divisive, along comes the announcement of ultra-conservative Christian Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as the vice presidential running mate.

Tease photo

US immigration fees could go up by the fall

Get those citizenship applications in now if you qualify, or get ready to shell out more in fees to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services. Fees for more than three dozen immigration applications are set to go up again by this fall. The Department of Homeland Security recently closed its comment period on the proposed fee changes.

Thousands take oath of citizenship ensuring they can vote in November

On July 4, as the United States marked its 240th birthday—the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776—the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services celebrated thousands of new citizens all across the country.

Tease photo

The SCOTUS immigration ruling is the final nail in the coffin of the GOP

I must confess that I was brought to tears by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on immigration June 23, 2016.

Tease photo

Let’s call it what it was—an American turned immigrant killer

In the days since June 12, 2016, a lot has been said of the horrific mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Tease photo

Caribbean immigrant contributions to US should not be underestimated

This June marks the 10th anniversary of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month in the United States.

More stories