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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 …

For Slaughtering  a Cow in India You Might Get Life in Jail

April 7, 2017
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For Slaughtering  a Cow in India You Might Get Life in Jail

A few days ago, a group of radical Hindus killed a Muslim. His crime, he was transporting cattle. The incident took place in Rajasthan. Cows, religion, politics, and violence sometimes come together in India.

India exports meat. A huge …

Democracy or Populism as Venezuela Continues to Slide  

April 3, 2017
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Democracy or Populism as Venezuela Continues to Slide  

Venezuela is a failing country. Its people have little food to eat. Prices are rising. There are no jobs. As oil prices fall, no money is coming in. People want to get out, not into, Venezuela.

The country elected Hugo …

American School Wars (2)

March 17, 2017
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American School Wars (2)

How we got here.

The last seventy years saw a lot of change in American education. The first great change came in 1954 from the U.S. Supreme Court. It was Brown vs. Board of Education. The Court ruled that “separate …

American School Wars (1)

March 16, 2017
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American School Wars (1)

Where America is Now.

Kids go to school to learn how to succeed in life. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are the basic skills they need. That is the easy part to describe.

The background. For many years, the states oversaw …

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