Tag: immigration

Local university gives voice to students on issues such as race, religion, immigration

Local university gives voice to students on issues such as race, religion, immigration

| November 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—In the wake of the Paris terrorist attack tragedy, couched in the already heated rhetoric of the U.S. presidential debates and a variety of critical issues in the U.S. consciousness, many are tense and unsure, perhaps even frightened. And, when people are that uncertain about the future, it’s important for them to be heard. […]

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Libertarian Party: Stop Border Patrol drug-busting U.S. citizens

Libertarian Party: Stop Border Patrol drug-busting U.S. citizens

| October 27, 2015

Courtesy of the Libertarian National Committee WASHINGTON, D.C.—Agents of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in the southwestern United States are unconstitutionally harassing and detaining American citizens, on a fishing expedition for drug busts, sometimes as far as 100 miles from the border. According to a report by the Arizona ACLU, Border Patrol agents are […]

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Trump’s attack on immigrants of color

Trump’s attack on immigrants of color

| September 18, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I want to address this column quite explicitly to African Americans. If you are not African American, please feel free to read this, however. When you hear Donald Trump wail against immigrants, I hope that you understand that he is also talking about you. I realize that many African […]

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The GOP’s enemies’ list

The GOP’s enemies’ list

| September 5, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting more and more difficult to keep up with the lengthening list of people, groups and nations the Republican Party’s presidency-seekers are designating as targets. Undocumented Latino immigrants—and their  American-citizen children? Check. Gays and lesbians? Sure. Asian immigrants and alleged “birth tourists” who take advantage of the 14th Amendment’s […]

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Trump favors constructing police state

Trump favors constructing police state

| August 27, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist At bottom, the plan of Donald Trump, the GOP’s political playboy, to “solve” America’s crisis of undocumented Latino immigration is really quite simple: Turn the U.S. into a police state. Of course, Trump and his supporters, and the rest of the GOP presidency-seekers who are following, sheep-like, in his […]

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Trumping the Donald on immigration

Trumping the Donald on immigration

| July 29, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Watching Donald Trump being interviewed this past week was—for the few moments that I could take it—quite fascinating. What quickly became clear was that Trump will not let the facts get in the way of his opinion. Actually, he will dispense with the actual facts and create his own. […]

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Rep. Steve King’s racist immigration formula

Rep. Steve King’s racist immigration formula

| December 28, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One of the many questions that hover over President Obama’s historic breakthrough in ending the U.S. government’s half-century-long Cold War standoff with Cuba is this: How will it affect the rollout of the president’s executive action granting some four million undocumented immigrants within America’s borders temporary legal status? The […]

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Why blacks should support immigration reform

Why blacks should support immigration reform

| November 25, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist As I watched President Barack Obama address the nation on his “controversial” Executive Order on immigration reform, I was reminded of the evening that I was inside Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave his courageous sermon in […]

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U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

| July 27, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I have been increasingly concerned by the near hysteria in connection with the Central American immigrant children who have attempted to enter the USA, fleeing from poverty, crime and violence. The political Right in the USA is trying to make this the defining moment in their attacks on the […]

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Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

| July 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Politics are as American as apple pie. We expect any United States Congress and any U.S. president to engage in politics, reading the pulse of voters, in most cases, before making decisions or setting policy. However, there are situations so crucial and potentially counterproductive that politics must take a back seat for the […]

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