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Felicia Persaud

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



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The SCOTUS ruling and immigration law

The historic Supreme Court ruling Friday, June 26 in the case of Jim Obergefell, which gives same-sex couples the right to marry in any U.S. state and established that they have the same rights as heterosexuals, now puts the spotlight again on the immigration rights of same-sex couples.

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The hypocrisy of the right

Now that the U.S. federal court has halted the president’s immigration executive orders and the Trans-Pacific Partnership bill with an immigration component has died in the Congress, it looks bleak again for immigration reform.

It’s a month to celebrate Caribbean immigrants, but who really cares?

It’s officially National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 30 days that are supposed to be about celebrating the contribution of Caribbean and West Indian immigrants in these United States.

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The other immigrant swing voters

Time and again, when we hear of immigrant voters or the swing voting bloc it is always assumed they are Hispanic. But often ignored in the mix is the Asian voting bloc, which, like the Caribbean bloc, gets overlooked and taken for granted almost all the time.

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Here’s another reason why the GOP will lose big in 2016

Insanity is defined as “extreme foolishness” or “irrationality” as well as “idiocy, stupidity or lunacy.” These are just some synonyms that can be used to define the actions of Republicans in the fight for the White House come 2016.

What Hillary Clinton needs to do to win the presidency

Like her or hate her, Hillary Clinton has made it clear she is going to fight like Ali to be the first female president of the United States.

The stricter the government, the wiser its population

As Justice Department lawyers Friday, April 17 urged the federal appeals court in New Orleans to let President Barack Obama’s November 2014 executive action on immigration immediately move forward, despite a legal challenge by 26 red states, my aunt called to tell me about the marriage of a 50-year-old immigrant caregiver to her 99-year-old employer.

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Obama tackled on immigration at Jamaica town hall

s President Barack Obama met with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday, April 9, here in the U.S. Diaspora, I hoped that at least CARICOM leaders would have the good sense to raise the issue of immigration with the president, especially because Caribbean-American Rep.

What in the world is Cuomo thinking?

So much for New York being one of only a few states in the union to allow high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants to apply for state financial aid for college.

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Chris Christie’s big fat mistake

It must be something in the Kool-Aid Republicans or, in this case, Republican presidential hopefuls—slurp!

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