It’s hard to talk to people who are angry or full of hatred. After this election, you might’ve flipped the table when your Aunt Shelby mentioned how great certain politicians will be for America. Or she might’ve flipped the table when you talked about the questions Elizabeth Warren posed to Betsy DeVos during her hearing, or, in the same hearing, that satisfying thud when Senator Murray dropped all the precedence down on the table.… [Read more]
Given the Supreme Court’s decision to defeated President Obama’s executive order that attempted to give temporary relief from deportations to undocumented immigrants, naturalization will become more important than ever to many people who wish to solidify their status and residency in the country. Being an American citizen means that you have the freedom to express yourself and the freedom to worship as you wish.… [Read more]
Immigration reform has been a hot topic in the year leading up to the 2016 presidential elections. Every major presidential candidate has made explicit remarks regarding their stance on the issue of immigration and naturalization within the United States. Some have supported more openness in immigration policies, while others have appealed to the masses for a need to reduce immigration and make it more difficult to reach to US.… [Read more]
Immigration can be a lengthy and drawn out process with many steps involved. If you’re looking to become a citizen, you should know what to expect.
The first step for immigrants who want to permanently live in the United States is to obtain an immigrant visa, typically in the categories of either family sponsorship or employer sponsorship.… [Read more]
For more than a decade, United States immigration policy has been at the forefront of a fierce legislation battle. While both sides of the political aisle have traditionally focused immigration enforcement rather than immigration reform, years of inflated enforcement spending with few results to show for it have led public opinion to shift in favor of more effective alternatives.… [Read more]
Last night I was talking with someone who has an active mind that I very much respect. I always enjoy our discussions whether about politics, sports or women. Politically we are polar opposites, but we share passions and, at the end of the day, we share many concerns. This was not an angry or contentious discussion by any means but, toward the end, I realized, perhaps for the first time, that our views of the state of America are as opposed as our solutions.… [Read more]
“Deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome someday…” As I stood in the pouring rain Saturday in Atlanta for the Trayvon Martin rally, my mind wandered to another time, another place. I could have been standing in the rain for a rally during the 1960s. I could have been in any city in America.… [Read more]
Today, in a 224-201 vote, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to reject President Obama’s June 2012 policy to end deportation of immigrants who are in the country illegally but brought to the United States as children.
When Mr. Obama put the policy in place it was done by executive action, and it did not provide that class of undocumented immigrants legal status but it did protect them, for a two-year period, from deportation.… [Read more]
In a nation of immigrants, since the first landed on Plymouth Rock, each wave of new wannabe Americans were all too keen to slam the door behind them. The early natives probably weren’t happy with our forefathers trying to swindle and exterminate them from their land. The early immigrants came waving their bibles; these days, if your name is Jesus, they want to see your Green Card hoping to deport you.… [Read more]
There’s no such thing as a bad time for reflection. Taking a look back at the activities of the first week of this new year should enable us to see what went wrong, what we’re up against and, hopefully, what can be done differently in the future.
The 113th Congress — the most diverse ever — was sworn in this past Thursday.… [Read more]
Several news media have suggested that Mitt Romney cannot win the presidency without the Latino vote. I’m not so sure about this, as what matters is voter turnout.
As we all know now, President Obama, fed up with the do nothing, obstructionist Congress, acted on his own by issuing an executive order stopping deportation of young Latinos, and allowing them to continue in college.… [Read more]
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]
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, is the focus of a federal investigation for a pattern of abuse against Latinos, especially immigrants. No offense to the sane and rational who live there, but just what is it about the desert heat that breeds his kind? <*That heat is a bitch!*>… [Read more]
The Right-Wing Presidential wannabes can kiss the Latino vote goodbye. Normally, when you have respect for others, you tend to be sensitive to their condition. Throughout the campaign however, the 3 Stooges have made it clear they don’t plan to seek the Latino vote to win. They prefer the Ring-Wing base-haters and Tea party activists’ prejudiced view of a White America.… [Read more]
..and all of them belong to Mitt Romney. The old adage goes “There’s one side, the other and the truth”. I’ve been watching the GOP debates
HAHAHAHAHA!!! and the subsequent clown show media coverage that surrounds the activities that take place away from the debate podium. My immediate thought is that the pre-election process in this country goes on WAAAAAYYYY too long. … [Read more]