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Immigration | Immigration

heather-catherine-hogan's picture
Jun.23.2009
I watched the movie "Crossing Over" two nights ago. It stars Harrison Ford and others. Harrison Ford's character is an immigration police officer. They show him and his squad raiding sweat shops in LA and busting illegal immigrants all over Los Angeles. I never knew how the immigration...
ugo-mattei's picture
Apr.02.2009
  In the last few hours more trgedies happened at the boundaries of Fortress Europe. A 21 years old Iraqi boy died under a track where he was hiding in Ancona, reproducing once more a tragedy that I had described on this blog a few months ago with an Afghani boy. More than a hundred perhaps as...
luciana-lhullier's picture
Mar.26.2009
Isn´t life funny? Just this morning I was going through some old pictures and documents (and sneezing all the time), when I found a letter I received from a Brazilian lady who lived in Portland, when I was living in Corvallis, OR. We met in a get together for Brazilian expats and, during our...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Feb.22.2009
Although the $787 economic stimulus plan has passed, President Obama made it clear much more remains to be done. For the good of the country, a guest worker program must now become one of the key items on the national agenda. The U.S. economy is at a tipping point. Very soon, workers idled from...
luciana-lhullier's picture
Nov.14.2008
Terence answered to his neighbor, who told him to mind his own business: Homo sum: humani nihil a me alienum puto. - I am a man, nothing human is alien to me. Immigration is always a very curious issue to me. Especially in the Americas. As I write, I keep thinking that I´d simply not exist, as I...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Nov.02.2008
On Wednesday October 29th, I had the privilege of addressing the students at Columbia College Chicago on the Latino experience in America as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. My appearance was arranged by the college’s Director of Latino Cultural Affairs, Daniel Aranda. Columbia prepares its...
vijaya-schartz's picture
Oct.29.2008
Finally, A DESPERADO FOR CHRISTMAS has a cover, and I love it. Who wouldn't like a girl with a gun and a hunk with rippling abs? The ebook is coming from Sapphire Blue Publishing November 10, and it's a novella.  It will be in all the regular ebook formats and also on Amazon in Kindle.  You can...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Oct.25.2008
As a bilingual person who speaks Spanish mostly with his family, it’s hard for me not to be offended by the English-only crowd. And I’m not alone, either. Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza, is very blunt about the issue. “U.S. English is to Hispanics as the Ku Klux Klan...
maria-andreu's picture
Oct.08.2008
For those of you who have been following my writing journey on my blog, GettingOneBookPublished.com, you know I've been looking to increase interest in my work by publishing a few personal essays.  This week came the first big success in that endeavor with my essay in Newsweek about my experiences...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Oct.07.2008
When I hear people take umbrage about the use of Spanish as an option on ATMs and phone menus, it seems a clear demonstration of how easily anger can triumph over reason. OK, suppose the “English-only” crowd gets their way. Let’s do away with all public communications in Spanish and make English...