The writer is founder of NewsAmericasNow, CaribPR Wire and Hard Beat Communications.
Here’s a shocking fact of U.S. immigration law that many might not know. Whereas even the most heinous murderer has a right to a court-appointed counsel in these United States, there’s no such right in immigration proceedings for immigrants, even if they are young children.
As the U.S. president dined in fine style at Mar-a-Lago on Thanksgiving Day with his family, and many others got to celebrate with family and friends across the country, little thought was spared for the thousands of immigrant children still in detention, courtesy of El Trumpeto and his merry band of fascists.
There is a lot I should be focused on this week on the immigration front. From the votes of more than 30 and 20 percent, respectively, of Latinos and Asians for the GOP in the recent election, to Donald Trump’s use of executive power to now deny asylum to all future migrants who enter the country illegally.
By the time you read this column, the much-anticipated midterm elections will be over. But what will undoubtedly remain is the ever-growing divide in the nation, stoked by racism, xenophobia and nativist politics from the alt-right and its self-confessed nationalist-in-chief.
Friday morning, Oct. 26, around 11:30 a.m., just as I settled in to write this column, I got a call from a friend in Washington, D.C., who said to turn on the TV because “your Florida neighborhood is in the news.”
As most working people wait on their “$4,000 raise” that was touted by Donald Trump after his and his elephants’—aka the GOP’s—“bigly” tax break, most polls show the policy is now far from popular with most Americans of all parties and ethnicities.
Like millions across the country, I felt I, too, was the victim of a Devil’s Triangle Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, with the lifetime confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
A lot has been said and written about that Department of Homeland Security rule change that would make it harder for legal immigrants to get green cards if they have received certain kinds of “public assistance.”
With the Trump administration’s laser focus on limiting all forms of immigration and boosting deportation, Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court could mean many immigration cases appearing before him could end up on the losing end of the spectrum and other challenged cases could be rolled back.
In the now ever-changing world of immigration rules in Trump’s America, there is always something to look out for, and there’s a lot you can easily and quickly miss.