Melania Trump and Immigration

Why is Melania Trump’s immigration story important? She is not running for president, her husband is. So why focus on her immigration story and why is it relevant to the presidential election? Because Melania Trump has unequivocally stated that she immigrated the “right way” and her husband has made immigration the central part of his… Read More Melania Trump and Immigration

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This is the Type of People Mexico Really Sends to the US

Launching his presidential campaign, Donald Trump infamously stated that Mexico sends “rapists” to the United States. Before the Donald Trump supporters start to once again deflect what Trump actually said, here are the exact words that offended me the most; “They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.” Those are his actual words. He… Read More This is the Type of People Mexico Really Sends to the US

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Needs to Wear Pink Panties on His Way to Jail

Six-term Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in the midst of a contested seventh-term political race to hold unto his office, is awaiting word from Federal Judge Murray Snow about whether Arpaio will have to spend time in jail for criminally contempt of court. The judge is contemplating whether to refer Joe Arpaio for criminal prosecution for… Read More Sheriff Joe Arpaio Needs to Wear Pink Panties on His Way to Jail

The Trouble for Donald Trump and his Support by the Border Patrol Union

Donald Trump happily tweeted the endorsement he received by the National Border Patrol Council on Memorial Day 2016. Never mind that the endorsement was extremely controversial from within the rank-and-file of the agents that makeup the membership of the union. Many of the agents have expressed their displeasure at their leadership for making the endorsement.… Read More The Trouble for Donald Trump and his Support by the Border Patrol Union

Counterpoint – Living in the USA – Legally versus Illegally

(Counterpoint: The following is a guest editorial submitted by Barbara Carrasco. Occasionally, I will publish counterpoints submitted by readers to my blog. To be considered for a counterpoint, please send me your comments in an article fashion on topical topics that I am covering on my blog. As I have written many times before, we… Read More Counterpoint – Living in the USA – Legally versus Illegally

Donald Trump Wants to Build a Wall Between Mexico and the US

As you have probably heard, Donald Trump wants to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, effectively separating Mexico from the United States. Like all misguided rhetoric, it makes no sense. Forget the preposterous notion of Mexico paying for the wall. Forget the logistics of building Trump’s wall. For US citizens it comes… Read More Donald Trump Wants to Build a Wall Between Mexico and the US

The Immigration Reform Platforms of the Leading 2016 Presidential Candidates

US citizens routinely complain about the low wages that immigrants seem to cause. However, while complaining, they forget that the low wages also results in lower costs in the consumables, like fruits and vegetables, they consume and the lower costs they pay at hotels and restaurants. It is a cause-and-effect process where the end result… Read More The Immigration Reform Platforms of the Leading 2016 Presidential Candidates

Mexican Immigration and Radical Muslim Terrorism – Part 2 of 2

Mexican Immigration and Radical Muslim Terrorism – Part 2 of 2 Do the facts support a US/Mexico Border Threat? Part 2 of 2 Yesterday I shared with you my analysis of the 9/11 terrorists and showed you that none had entered the United States through the US/Mexico border. However, there are many anti-immigrant proponents that… Read More Mexican Immigration and Radical Muslim Terrorism – Part 2 of 2

Mexican Immigration and Radical Muslim Terrorism – Part 1 of 2

Mexican Immigration and Radical Muslim Terrorism Do the facts support a US/Mexico Border Threat? Part 1 of 2 The two top contenders to the upcoming 2016 Republican presidential nomination have made the security of the US-Mexican border the cornerstone of their political rhetoric. Both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have promised to seal the border… Read More Mexican Immigration and Radical Muslim Terrorism – Part 1 of 2

Thank an Immigrant for your Thanksgiving Table

According to the United States Department of Labor, in 2014, “the share of the U.S. civilian labor force that was foreign born was 16.5 percent.” Additionally, 24.1 percent of the total service occupations were being fulfilled by foreign-born workers. Clearly, foreign workers, whether living temporarily or full-time in the United States have a significant impact… Read More Thank an Immigrant for your Thanksgiving Table