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Trump Says ‘Go Home’ to Thousands of Central Americans

January 10, 2018
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The back of the Statue of Liberty, New York City.

America is an ‘idea’ that goes back a long way. After one hundred and fifty years, America is still the biggest economy in the world.

It is no wonder that

America Pulling Up the Welcome Mat

November 22, 2017
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It will not be easy to work in America.

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

Refugees on Manus Island Come to the End of the Road

November 8, 2017
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Refugees on Manus Island. Reuters

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

Dreamers Versus Democrats

October 2, 2017
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speak with dreamers. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

There is an old saying in politics, “Do not let the ‘perfect’ be the enemy of the

Children are Pawns at the Border

September 27, 2017
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A Border Patrol agent stands on a ranch fence line with children taken into custody in South Texas brush country north of Laredo, Texas. LM Otero/AP File Photo

When he ran for president, Donald Trump had harsh things to say

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

Dreams Become Nightmares

September 6, 2017
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President Trump's Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, rescinds DACA (Dreamer) program. Photo Credit: The Washington Examiner.

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

America’s ‘Dreamers’ Face the End

August 30, 2017
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Dreamers.

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

Without Papers: Life in America

July 19, 2017
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Undocumented people in Connecticut can get a "drive only" driver's license.
CREDIT HUSHED_LAVINIA / CREATIVE COMMONS

What should a country do? There are millions of people in America who are here without legal documents. This means that at any time, …

Is President Trump Good For Business?

July 17, 2017
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Donald Trump and small business leaders. Duck issues two-for-one regulatory rescission order. Photo: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg

Most of what you read about President Trump and business is about trade and jobs. He wants trade agreements that favor America. He …

Change Comes to America

July 5, 2017
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Houston Community College, Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives Team.

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 …

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