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Immigration | Immigration

blair-kilpatrick's picture
Nov.27.2009
Like so many Americans, my roots in this country don't go back very far.  My family was part of  that great wave of immigration that peaked in the early part of the twentieth century. No Mayflower or D.A.R. for us.  It was Ellis Island rather than Plymouth Rock, in the words of the Slovenian...
mayra-calvani's picture
Nov.26.2009
America Libre By Raul Ramos y Sanchez Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 978-0446507752 Copyright August 2009 General Fiction Dramatic and thought-provoking, America Libre is an ambitious novel. The story is set in Los Angeles in the near future and begins with our protagonist, ex-army soldier...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Nov.23.2009
I wrote this essay some years back but since it’s timely once more, here it is with a little tweaking… Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Andrew—-   ****  “Thanks-giving,” said Mr. K., my seventh grade English teacher. “Repeat after me: Thanksgiving.” “Ssshthanks give in,” I repeated, but the word...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Nov.16.2009
Astonishingly, more than 30,000 foreign born detainees face deportation at some 350 facilities nationwide. Nearly half are legal residents who committed crimes that range from homicide to misdemeanor drug possession, and were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement after serving their...
mark-biskeborn's picture
Nov.14.2009
For more than the last four decades Mexicans have been risking their lives to migrate in larger numbers every year into the United States, escaping life below the poverty level and seeking better pay. Why has Mexico failed to develop its own people? On September 23, 2009, according to the Los...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Nov.07.2009
I’m sure Lou Dobbs imagines himself a patriot. He seems compelled to defend the U.S. from “illegal” immigrants, an enemy that threatens his vision of America. Yet Dobbs’ near-daily harangues against Hispanic immigrants are stoking a smoldering fire that may one day consume the nation in a very real...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Oct.21.2009
A writer writes. He often writes into the dark. but once in a while there's a response, and it turns that solitary gesture into an intimate dialogue. The letter from a college student sent me after she read my book,  Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, is earnest and untempered...
david-moolten's picture
Aug.29.2009
        "ASTRONAUT GOES FROM MIGRANT FIELDS TO OUTER SPACE" For José M. Hernández The boy squatting with a wood and wire crate In Salinas has finally risen Above his station, California almost Beautiful from this distance. Now when he bends To the heavy glass he’s...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Aug.06.2009
There has been no shortage of news stories about how detainees have been treated at Guantanamo Bay, and Abu Ghraib before it. Likewise, there has been a lot of talk about so-called enhanced alternative interrogation techniques like waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and even dogs have been used as a...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jul.10.2009
As I plan to visit New York in October with my family I discovered today that I have to fill out an advance form online called the ESTA. Apparently, it means Electronic System for Travel Authorization, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is very easy to use and within minutes my...