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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 …

The Undocumented are Easy Targets

May 31, 2017
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The Undocumented are Easy Targets

In the United States, voters decide elections. Two groups of people are easy to dismiss. They are those who do not vote and those who cannot vote.

The undocumented are in the group that cannot vote.

Politicians in the state …

Domestic Abuse American Government Style

May 2, 2017
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Domestic Abuse American Government Style

One way to judge a nation is by its legal system. That is the police, the courts and the people who work for and at those places.

America is a country of laws. In general, it is a system that …

Essay

Immigration at One Hundred Days

April 28, 2017
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Immigration at One Hundred Days

Trump shows only Congress can solve the immigration dilemma

No one thought Donald Trump would win his party’s nomination. But he did. No one thought he would be president. But he is. What if Trump knows something the rest of …

Up-Date on the Undocumented

April 27, 2017
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Up-Date on the Undocumented

It is not safe to be in America without legal papers. But people and courts are trying to do something about that situation.

Dreamers Get Protection

One big question was what would happen to the Dreamers? They are the children …

H-1B Visa Program in the Spotlight

April 20, 2017
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H-1B Visa Program in the Spotlight

Workers from foreign countries are part of the American labor force. That has always been true. After all, America is a land of immigrants. Most of the time, the workers come in search of a better life.

It is not …

Treatment of Detainees About to Get Worse

April 19, 2017
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Treatment of Detainees About to Get Worse

You can call them prisons or detention centers. They are alike. In both, you have to obey the rules.

Jails are for criminals. Detention centers are for immigrants. The immigrants are not criminals. They are there awaiting their fate. Some …

Checking-In Can Now Lead to Checking-Out

April 17, 2017
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Checking-In Can Now Lead to Checking-Out

Immigrants in the U.S. who do not have the proper papers know they are at risk. It is the risk they took when they crossed the border or overstayed a visa.

There are actions people take to blend in with …

Immigration and the Power of American States

April 12, 2017
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Immigration and the Power of American States

The struggle goes back to the writing of the Constitution. Thirteen colonies became the first thirteen states of America. The Constitution became the governing document. It spelled out the rights of the individual (the Bill of Rights). As important, it …

The Undocumented: Confusion and Fear

March 6, 2017
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The Undocumented: Confusion and Fear

A man crossed the border from Mexico. That is all he did. He was never detained for any reason. He never got a false social security card. He just worked at jobs where no one asked questions. If he stays …

Features

How Well Does Your Pet See?

Here is another way pets are like people. They can have vision problems. Sometimes the symptoms are easy to detect. Your dog or cat...

New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

Do you take off your shoes when you go into someone’s home? Most Americans do not. It is common practice in Japan and Finland....

New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

There is even a word that describes it. It is “matrescence.” The matrescence period begins during pregnancy and extends into motherhood. The signs can...

An Immigrant Artist in America

Nari Ward is an artist from Jamaica. He lives and works in a former Harlem fire station.

Nari Ward takes everyday objects – most...

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