Felicia Persaud

The writer is founder of NewsAmericasNow, CaribPR Wire and Hard Beat Communications.



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Dreamers, Juneteenth and Caribbean American heritage

For in 2020, we still have to plead our own cause––as Black people, as people of color, as immigrants––because the system has been so stacked against us for so long.

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Over 40 immigrants have died in ICE custody since Trump took office—Part 3

This week, we wrap up our focus on the immigrants who have died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (U.S. ICE) custody detention centers since Donald Trump took office.

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Smoke and mirrors and the Trump White House

“Smoke and mirrors” is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as “Something that is intended to make you believe that something is being done or is true, when it is not.”

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In the midst of darkness, a sliver of light for undocumented immigrants

This past week, some Americans began receiving the small but welcome $1,200 personal “bailout” from the U.S. government as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Immigrants are dying for the US on the frontlines of this new war—but who cares?

On the strangest Good Friday in my lifetime, with no actual church to attend, I felt moved by the spirit to listen to Bob Marley’s “War” again, after the lyrics popped into my head.

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Amid the grim news, some Caribbean immigrants turn on the wit

This past week was very hard as I grappled to cope with the new COVID-19 reality.

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Ten things to know about the government’s COVID-19 immigration actions to date

The Trump administration has announced several immigration actions as the country copes

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Denaturalization––another reason Donald Trump should not be re-elected

To all the naturalized immigrant citizens who think they are safe from the grasp of the most xenophobic president in modern day America, think again.

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Trump’s bashing ‘Parasite’ fits into the white nationalist agenda

If there is any doubt of this administration’s plan to fulfill its white nationalist agenda and Make America White Again, (MAWA), just read what White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney reportedly told a group in England.

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Immigrants have until Feb. 24 to avoid the public charge rule change

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that the Donald Trump administration is set to begin implementing its public charge rule against immigrants following its Jan. 27 U.S. Supreme Court political win that lifted the nationwide temporary injunction.

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