01 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Community Voices: Stop the Deportations

I am a little late on this one, courtesy the holidays and a visit from my awesome in-laws. They treated us to some great dinners and then bought a nice gym membership for both of us. I get the message since I am not as dense as the immigration system in the U.S. If you […]

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01 February 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Obama Delivers Strong Words On Immigration Reform Even As His Justice Department Separates American Families

Crossposted at Huffpost Sometimes, reforming the immigration system means fully implementing existing laws on the book. During his much-awaited immigration speech in Las Vegas, the President spoke, in part, of fixing the legal immigration system such that “if you are a citizen, you shouldn’t have to wait years before your family is able to join […]

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02 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The Death of Bin Laden: The End of An Era?

It’s official — for the first time in history, hordes of mostly white people rioted for May Day outside the White House. And most of them were The George Washington University students who heard the news about the gathering on Twitter, Facebook and through word of mouth. For me, this was a great moment in […]

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06 April 2011 ~ 21 Comments

A Deportation Hearing Follows the Gag Order: President Obama Wants To Deport Me

Following on the heels of the “gag order” that Obama issued on the “stop the deportations campaign” is a notice telling me that I’m officially in removal proceedings. No, this is not an April Fools’ joke. The Notice to Appear for a Master Hearing is for November 10, 2011, just four days short of my […]

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05 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Obama Issues A Gag Order On “Stop the Deportation” Campaigns

The Obama Administration is reportedly calling on Congressional members to stop making calls on behalf of stopping the deportations of certain immigrants from the country. It’s a gag order as a response to increasing pressure from several immigrant advocacy groups calling on Obama to stop the deportations, be it for undocumented students, parents of U.S. […]

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