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End of DACA Program Turns DREAMers’ Lives to Nightmares

On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s decision to make good on a campaign promise to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, throwing hundreds of thousands of young immigrants’ lives into chaos and passing the hot potato of potential immigration reform back to Congress. Created by […]

Reform Rundown: the American Congress and Immigration

Back in May, I wrote “The Quick and Dirty of the American Immigration Bill,” which summarized  the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S.744).  Since then, S.744 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with about a third of the 301 proposed amendments attached to it.  These amendments made positive changes to S.744 […]

El idioma inglés, la Inmigración y la Política: The Defense of English in American Politics

In the summer of 2011, I sat in a tenement-turned-museum in New York City.  In the 1930s, an illegal Italian immigrant family lived there.  Prior to that, families of Jewish and German origin dominated the immigrant community that called the Lower East Side home.  The building, built in 1863, housed large extended families in apartments […]