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The Cows of Immigration

One of the rules of thumb for bloggers is, don’t be cute; especially when it comes to creating a title.  Although I was listening, I have to confess my recalcitrant disinclination to follow the pro’s advice.  What can I say; whimsy gets the better of me.  Except, in this case I do have a point to make.  In this case, the cows are the illegal immigration argument that has been so prevalent for these past two administrations, all the way back to George W. Bush.  And now, many will reap what was sewn by that stance as the cows come back home to the barn where the law, as imperfect, unforgiving and unbalanced it is, resides.  And from here on, there could be many more a broken heart. Continue reading

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Deferred deportation sends wrong message

When the racial bandwagon was rolling strong acquiring votes for then-Senator Barrack Obama, I raised some eyebrows in the community by standing firm to my belief that Senator Obama was a savvy politician and that we shouldn’t expect him to do anything that differently, in many cases, than what his predecessors had done.  His latest talk of deferred deportations is an example of just what I was talking about. Continue reading

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The Lady from New York Said We Could

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

Emma Lazarus

When it comes to immigration, we the people have been laboring under more than one misconception.

Most recently, somewhere along the line the word has gone out across Central America that the US is soft on its policies.  One wonders where in the world anyone down there could’ve gotten such an idea.  And in case no one recognizes the sarcasm in those last words, let me be plain.  Continue reading

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