The Impact of Stop & Frisk on Undocumented Residents

The phrase “illegal alien” is a favorite of newscasters and journalists, but in hard legalese, no such phrase exists. What “illegal alien” refers to, legally speaking, is something called an “undocumented immigrant,” or “undocumented resident.” An undocumented resident is essentially someone who was born in a country that isn’t the United States, and is living in the United States illegally, without the proper “documents” (like a green card).… [Read more]

Systemic Faults

Honestly, I wasn’t too surprised to hear that the Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s  “lemme see your papers” doctrine; such laws are completely constitutional, and, furthermore, illegal aliens are guaranteed precisely zero protections under the U.S. constitution. Also, we need to keep American jobs for Americans and Mexicans are a drain on our already-burdened social welfare system.… [Read more]

The United States Immigration Process: Neither Friendly Nor Easy

In 2009, my friend Malissa went to El Salvador with the Peace corps. While there, something unexpected happened; she fell in love.  In December of 2009, she was sent home early because of illnesses.  For the next two years, she and her now husband, Roberto filled out countless forms, invested hundreds of dollars and waited for him to be granted residency.… [Read more]

Keep Crawling, Rick

Ah, yes…poor Rick Perry!  What a week this has been for the GOP presidential candidate.  What’s the good news for this one-time front runner?   Rick is getting more and more fit with all of that back-peddling he’s been doing lately.  The bad news?  Apparently, he keeps saying things that could make the TeaPublicans think he has a heart.  … [Read more]

Six Weeks of GOP Debates

Last night’s debate among Republican presidential candidates was the fifth debate in six weeks.  My summary:

  • *Yawn*
  • Herman Cain still hasn’t walked away from the very idea that an electric fence to keep out undocumented immigrants may present significant problems — like electrocuting people.
  • *Yawn*
  • Rick Perry answered what he felt like answering, rather than the questions Anderson Cooper, the debate’s moderator, asked him.  
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