Author’s note: the issue of immigration is complex and does not fit into nice little sound bites. This article is necessarily long so that the reader can gain a clearer understanding of what is going on at the southern border today. Rather than break it up into smaller articles, I have decided to publish it… Read More What Is Going On At The Border?
Recent events suggest that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is attempting to stymie the Biden administration’s attempt to make changes to America’s immigration policies. As the Biden administration was preparing to take office, the Trump administration was signing last minute agreements with some cities and states that forces the Biden administration to consult with the… Read More Is ICE Expediting Deportations to Stymie Biden?
The Sanctuary for Americans First Enacted (SAFE) Agreements were signed with Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas and the sheriff’s department in Rockingham County in North Carolina in the late January before the Biden administration took control of the government. In total, nine agreements were signed by DHS.  The agreements includes Homeland Security, the Border Patrol,… Read More Last Minute Trump Immigration Agreements Spell Out Ani-Immigration Mindset
The last time undocumented immigrants living in America were offered a pathway to citizenship was under a Republican president, Ronald Reagan. Now, not only do the Republicans support Donald J. Trump, who publicly hates immigrants, but the Republicans are now poised to derail Biden’s ambitious immigration reform package. Since Reagan’s 1986 legalization legislation, there have… Read More Will Biden’s Immigration Reform Be Adopted?
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Donald Trump is scheduled to visit his monument of hate – the wall on the U.S.-México border – on Tuesday. As readers likely know, Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015 by labeling Mexicans as “rapists.” Trump also stated that México sends its “worst” to the country. As his campaign developed, Trump promised to… Read More Trump Visits His Monument of Hate
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As some readers may have noted, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrado (AMLO) has refused to recognize Joe Biden until the court challenges are completed. Some believe that AMLO’s slight of Biden will become an issue for the rest of AMLO’s presidency. AMLO’s term ends in late 2024. The economy and Covid-19 will preoccupy both… Read More U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Trade And Why AMLO Hesitates On Biden
Now that Joe Biden is the presumptive winner of the 2020 presidential election it is time to start asking how will immigrants fare under his administration? The first thing we should recognize is that Kamala Harris will be the Vice-president. She is a woman of color and comes from a family of immigrants. However, at… Read More What Will Joe Biden Do About Immigration
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As Americans head to the polls this week the question on immigrants’ minds, like mine, and for those interested in the immigration debate is what is going to happen with immigration. Will the hardline anti-immigration policies remain, or will America get back to a more normal immigration stance where immigrants are blamed but not demonized… Read More Will The Election Change The Plight of Immigrants
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Every ten years the United States counts the number of people living in America. The count is used to designate who represents the country in the House of Representatives. The count is also used for distributing federal funds, among other things. This is the Census. It is enshrined in the Constitution. The Supreme Court will… Read More Originalism And The Census And Undocumented Immigrants
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This year, several Border Patrol agents have been arrested for crimes ranging from QAnon conspiracies, to deprivation of civil rights, drug running and the sexual assault of minors. Their arrests show a pattern of a deteriorating federal agency manned by individuals with questionable characters. QAnon Deranged Border Patrol Agent Threatens to Kill His Supervisor This… Read More Border Patrol Agent Arrests Show Troubling Pattern
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You may have noticed some changes on the blog over the last day or two. Like for many of you, 2020 has been a year of changes. I am now writing on three online publications in addition to my upcoming book. All of this in between my real job. And, you all likely know there… Read More Time To Make Another Change
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I am an immigrant from México. Since I immigrated, I have paid my taxes. I am not even a U.S. citizen, but I pay my taxes. Donald Trump apparently hasn’t paid federal income taxes in years. The two times he made a payment in the last fifteen years he paid $750 a year, for two… Read More I Am An Immigrant. I Pay My Taxes.
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There is this idea pushed forth by political observers that Latinos are a growing voter base and that they are on the verge of substantially changing the face of the American electorate. Each election cycle it is the Latino vote that will make the difference and each time it fizzles into nothing. The 2020 elections… Read More The Illusive Latino Vote Even More Illusive in 2020
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Donald Trump ordered a payroll tax holiday for all workers through the end of the year. But like all Trump directives not all is what it seems. On September 1, workers were supposed to start seeing a 7.65% bump in their paychecks. Trump had ordered that the Social Security (6.2%) and Medicare (1.45%) payroll taxes… Read More Trump Payroll Tax Is Not Trickling Down To Workers
Does Donald Trump have a chance to win on Election Day? The economy is in shambles, notwithstanding the booming markets. Most voters do not benefit directly from a stock market rally. For most voters, the stock market is just numbers scrolled across screens. The real metric for voters is their jobs. Do they have jobs… Read More Will There Be a Vaccine for Election?
The 2020 presidential election will come down to one poignant thing – the facemask. The country is divided by different social and economic problems. The two sides are hoping their candidate, either Joe Biden or Donald Trump comes out victorious in November. The ideology driving both sides is a complex mismatch of several political issues… Read More The Mask Election
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Campaign disinformation troll houses have become synonymous with Russia. There is no doubt that Russia is interfering in the 2020 elections. But there are other players playing in the social media arena who are also trying to manipulate elections in other countries. Some of them are American. Social media platforms have become voter outreach centers… Read More Russia Is Not The Only Campaign Disinformation Purveyor
The United States is a divided country. On one side you have Donald Trump supporters and on the other you have those who opposed him. Politics always divide people. But in this case, the division is so great that it has evolved into violence. There are many reasons why people support Donald Trump. Among them… Read More The Great Replacement Explains America Today
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In response to the Covid-19 emergency and because Congress has been unable to pass new legislation to help the economy, Donald Trump issued several executive orders on August 8. One of them was the Payroll Tax Deferral Memorandum. The so-called payroll tax holiday reduces that taxes withheld on employee paychecks from September 1 through the… Read More Payroll Tax Holiday – What It Means To You And Your Company
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Can America afford another four years of Donald Trump? Rather than bore you with words, I thought I would make a video instead. Enjoy!
One thing that Americans generally hate are cheaters. That is what many want you to believe. Cheaters not only diminish the hard work of others, but cheaters also take opportunities away from others. The IRS Oversight Board 2014 Taxpayer Attitude survey showed that of the thousand individuals the survey surveyed, 94% frowned on taxpayers who… Read More Americans Love To Cheat