Immigrants are a drain on the American economy, they say. We seek America for benefits. We are takers and give nothing back. That is what the anti-immigrants say. That is what the anti-immigrants want you to believe. Never mind that immigrants have made America great for generations. Immigrants have have proven this repeatedly, but today… Read More Immigrants Are A Drain on The American Economy, So They Say
As the world faces the COVID-19 Pandemic, the United States and many other countries around the world have asked their populations to practice social distancing in order to mitigate the fast spread of the disease. Only those deemed as performing essential jobs can work, but others have been asked to stay home and stop working.… Read More Opinion editorial: Why undocumented Immigrants MUST also receive economic and health assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, by Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal, Ph.D.
Bernie Sanders was in El Paso this past weekend trying to rally further support for his nomination for the Democrat ticket. Like El Paso, Sanders talks about supporting the immigration plight when looking for votes. But when it mattered, Bernie Sanders voted against immigration reform. In 2007, a Republican president, George W. Bush, signaled to… Read More Bernie Sanders Is Not A Friend to Immigrants
There continues to be this false notion that El Paso is immigrant friendly. It is not. As readers may know, Donald Trump has tasked the Border Patrol to deport as many undocumented immigrants as quickly as possible. Trump has also declared war on “sanctuary cities.” Guess which city is not targeted by Trump? That would… Read More El Paso Is Not Immigrant Friendly
On Sunday May 12, 2019 I was honored to present these two poems at the El Paso Mother’s Day Rally to End Family Separation and Child Detention. Donna Snyder Tornillo Life is short for children detained in cages. Just like livestock was one ill-considered defense. Children housed in tents under a fierce desert sun, small… Read More Two poems on child detention at the Border and la cultura fronteriza
Many people and many countries use the terms “citizen” and “national” interchangeably. However, United States law treats them differently. The use of “national” came about in the United States when the country was looking to see how to address new populations that came with new acquired lands. Mainly, the issue of how to address citizenship… Read More U.S. Citizen vs. U.S. National