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Felicia Persaud

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Open letter No. 22 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, The Associated Press is a trusted news leader, so when the AP...

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No. 25: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, In the past 10 years, migrants from Russia securing asylum in the...

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Letter No. 16 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, This week, I asked several West Indian-born nationals here in the U.S....

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Letter No. 17 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, How would you feel if someone told your daughters that they hate...

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Letter No. 1 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Now that it's clear that the immigrant vote in urban America helped...

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Letter No. 7 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, What if Adam Lanza was an immigrant? Would we still be getting...

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Letter No. 4 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Good for you! Thank you for insisting that you will not support...

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Letter No. 6 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Can the Gang of Eight help you deliver the New Year's gift...

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Letter No. 5 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Despite what some may claim, there is no fixing of the economy...

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Letter No. 3 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, On the official day of thanks, I reflected--as I force myself to...

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Letter No. 8 to President Obama: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, For every immigration fraud scheme that is busted, there are undoubtedly many...

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Immigrant votes, not just Latinos, could swing reform

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in his usual frank tone, said recently on Enrique Santos'...

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Deadline approaching for green card lottery

The deadline for the annual Diversity or "Green Card" lottery is fast approaching. The DV...

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Thank you, Lorraine Osorio!

Thanks to Lorraine Osorio and moderator Candy Crowley, immigration finally made it into the second...

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The economics of immigration reform vs. self-deportation

The Oktoberfest of presidential debates is here, and undoubtedly the hot-button issue of immigration reform...

The latent power of eligible immigrant voters

If eligible legal permanent residents (LPRs) or green card holders were already U.S. citizens and...

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The hypocrisy of Republicans

Call it hypocrisy, plain and simple! While Republicans have pushed an enforcement-only immigration agenda and...

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'Show me your papers' upheld in AL, GA

Get ready to show your "papers" in Alabama and Georgia. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court...

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What about the Morton memo?

On March 2, 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton issued a...

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Dream still deferred for immigrant

The dream continues to be deferred--at least for now--for the many young immigrants anxious to...

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Supreme Court gets it wrong on AZ law

"Reject Racism!" The sign of one protestor outside the Arizona state building in Tucson on...

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Romney suddenly finds voice on the 'I' word

After weeks of ignoring the dreaded "I" word, Mitt Romney, the heir apparent Republican presidential...

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It's a DREAM come true!

On Thursday, June 14, I wrote a column asking President Barack Obama to stand up...

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Racism or just business as usual?

Talk about trying to focus on keeping the coffee creamy! A Republican senator from Massachusetts...

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Fields of sex abuse

Before you eat your next fruit or buy your next vegetable in a supermarket, think...

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The GOP's Hispanic outreach--what a joke!

Last week, the Republican National Committee decided it was time to go after the Latino...

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Immigrants continue to support two homes

Whoever said Caribbean and Latin American immigrants in the United States are dependent on handouts...

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Immigrants may catch a break on fees

In a move that is sure to be welcomed by some immigrants, the United States...

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Immigrant citizens too face rights violation

The United States is failing in its obligations under international human rights law to ensure...

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Racism at March Madness

Blame the Republican right-wingers and their ugly rhetoric on immigrants and immigration. That's who insulted...

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When Paul met Jose-- the hypocrisy of the right

It's a drama not even a Telemundo soap opera writer could have conceived. No, it's...

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When ignorance is bandied about as fact

Recently, my cousin Michael brought to my attention a posting on the wall of a...

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Rep. Black's dumb new bill

On the last day of January, a Republican lawmaker in Congress introduced a bill that...

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Much ado about nothing

With the presidential elections now less than 10 months away, a lot was made recently...

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Romney now turns to scapegoating immigrants

Fresh from a win in New Hampshire, Republican frontrunner Willard Mitt Romney is now zoning...

Children face life without parents following deportations

As Barack Obama's administration and its U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) men boast record-breaking...

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More immigrant CEOs should be like Chipotle's Moran

This past year, several organizations have released data that prove immigrants are truly important in...

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Human rights group gets it partly right on Alabama law

International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) is the latest organization to slam the Jim...

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Most Americans actually support earned legalization

Given the abysmal reports on illegal immigration flying around the country, one could easily come...

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Cain's electrified Great Wall of Mexico

Just when you thought the Republican circus of presidential wannabes could not get any more...

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Where are Caribbean 'leaders' on immigration reform?

As the debate over immigration reform rages in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election,...

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Another green card lottery is here

The 2013 green card lottery program is already here, giving foreigners around the world who...

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Senator won't pick up bucket of tomatoes but says law must stand

Meet Alabama Republican State Sen. Scott Beason, one of the sponsors and co-authors of the...

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Say what? Tea Partyites and liberals in agreement?

In an unlikely twist of events, conservatives and Tea Party groups have found themselves becoming...

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Welcome relief as Obama administration reviews some deportation cases

Advocates across the country are cautiously optimistic as the Obama administration announced on Aug. 18...

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Democrats move beyond rhetoric but now need businesses to beat the drum

Maybe President Obama was sick and tired of hearing folks dismiss his support of immigration...

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A lawmaker, Chuck Schumer, finally gets the message right!

It's really about time! After months of harping in this column that the economic aspects...

Alabama's new KKK are its lawmakers going after the undocumented

It seems the new Ku Klux Klan members in Alabama are the state's lawmakers and...

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