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America Pulling Up the Welcome Mat

November 22, 2017
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America Pulling Up the Welcome Mat

Fewer foreign tourists and students are coming to America. And that is only the beginning.

Many people want to come to America. Most of the time, most of the people who come to America do so in a legal manner.

Refugees on Manus Island Come to the End of the Road

November 8, 2017
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Refugees on Manus Island Come to the End of the Road

Refugees flee hardship and violence. Poverty in Africa is one reason. Violence in the  Middle East is another reason. Crime in Central America is yet another reason.

Europe is the goal of most refugees.

In Myanmar, Rohingya refugees are escaping

Dreamers Versus Democrats

October 2, 2017
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Dreamers Versus Democrats

There is an old saying in politics, “Do not let the ‘perfect’ be the enemy of the ‘good.’” It means that compromise has to happen for a law to pass. A case in point is the issue of the ‘dreamers.’

Children are Pawns at the Border

September 27, 2017
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Children are Pawns at the Border

When he ran for president, Donald Trump had harsh things to say about America. He said the country was a “disaster.” Over the years, hundreds of thousands thought otherwise. People have poured over the border from Mexico and

Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Admissions Program (DACA). The Dreamers' Program.

Dreams Become Nightmares

September 6, 2017
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Dreams Become Nightmares

Dreamers came to the U.S. as children with their parents. The parents were here without legal documents. President Obama said the Dreamers could stay and go to school and work.

President Trump has now said they cannot. There are about

America’s ‘Dreamers’ Face the End

August 30, 2017
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America’s ‘Dreamers’ Face the End

There are 800,000 Dreamers. Most of the Dreamers are the children of Mexican adults who crossed the border without papers. Or who overstayed their tourist or school visas.

President Obama signed an executive order. The order said these young people

Without Papers: Life in America

July 19, 2017
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Without Papers: Life in America

What should a country do? There are millions of people in America who are here without legal documents. This means that at any time, for any reason, they can find themselves detained and deported.

Do not look to the federal

Is President Trump Good For Business?

July 17, 2017
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Is President Trump Good For Business?

Most of what you read about President Trump and business is about trade and jobs. He wants trade agreements that favor America. He wants American companies to stay in the U.S. and not send jobs to other countries.

These ideas …

Change Comes to America

July 5, 2017
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Change Comes to America

Immigrants change countries. They do this in two ways. As new arrivals, they bring different ways and they have babies.

The babies the new arrivals have will determine the future. They are having more children than the people who have …

Tough Talk, Little Action on “Vetting” Visa Applicants

June 14, 2017
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Tough Talk, Little Action on “Vetting” Visa Applicants

President Trump worries about terrorists coming to the United States.

He signed two travel bans naming only some Muslim majority countries. The reason for the bans? Trump says it was too dangerous to let people from those countries into the …

Features

Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

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Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

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Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

The link between salt (sodium) and hypertension (high...

Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood...

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