Tag Archives: Immigration

Poem: For Emma Lazarus – And All Who Remember

For Emma Lazarus (And all who remember) Take back your tired and your poor. We do not want them anymore. Emma does not understand the real story of our land. Keep your children at bay. I decline to pray but travail truly rules our days. I in my cups or dotage cannot bear this longer. […]

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VIDEO: Criminal Gangs in Guatemala Drive Many to Flee

Washington, D.C. Guatemalan Yeni González is one of the few mothers able to see their children after they were separated earlier this year under the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy when they tried to cross the southern U.S. border illegally. VOA’s Celia Mendoza reported last week when González traveled to New York to see her […]

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Detention of Unaccompanied Minors at U.S. Entry Nothing New

Washington, D.C. When a 12-year-old boy traveled to the United States from Poland, looking for his mother in New York City, he was put into detention. The unaccompanied minor, Chain Shlome Kleinman, was slated to be deported unless the U.S. government found his relatives and verified his information. Kleinman made the journey in 1907 as […]

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U.S. Judge Orders Government to Reunite Immigrant Families

Washington, D.C. A U.S. federal judge has ordered the government to reunite immigrant parents and children it separated after they crossed the border, as part of a preliminary injunction halting those separations unless the parent is unfit or presents a danger to the child. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw granted the injunction in a case […]

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Trump: Deport ‘Illegal Immigrants’ Immediately with No Hearings

Washington, D.C. U.S. President Donald Trump called Sunday for immediately deporting illegal immigrants entering the United States with “no Judges or Court Cases.” Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: Wikipedia/Gage Skidmore. In a string of Twitter comments, Trump declared, “We cannot allow all of these […]

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Children ‘Young as One’ Involved in U.S. Separation of Migrant Families

New York, N.Y. The current policy in the United States of separating “extremely young children” from their asylum-seeker or migrant parents along the country’s southern border “always constitutes a child rights violation,” the U.N. human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday. Since last October, “several hundred” youngsters – including a 12-month-old infant – have been separated […]

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Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité: Immigrant Doctors in France Save Grand-maman

With Tony Abdel ghany. Provins, France. The entire world seems divided at year-end between the forces of love and hatred. Authoritarian regimes have reared their ugly heads across the planet. Politicians have painted Muslims as evil on two continents. Yet, outside Paris, a good-news story emerges that shows love can in fact triumph over evil. […]

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Supreme Court to Rule on Landmark Immigration Case

Washington D.C. Rosario Reyes says las pandillas, or gangs, always lingered in her neighborhood in El Salvador, but she became even more afraid after her brother-in-law was assassinated in a shooting on his way home from work. Gang members shot him 12 times during a robbery. U.S Supreme court. Photo: Daderot, Wikipedia. She feared for […]

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