Posts in category "immigration"

Why I’m voting Republican for the first time

Why I’m voting Republican for the first time
No, I’m not one of those Democrats switching sides to vote for Donald Trump. I’m going to vote Republican for the first time in my life in the Illinois primary Tuesday. I’m voting for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. I know he doesn’t have a chance of winning. But he is the least scary of all... Read more »

Windy City to protest Donald Trump

Windy City to protest Donald Trump
What Donald Trump can expect to see in Chicago is the largest protest against his presidential candidacy to date. Around 50,000 people signed a MoveOn.org petition to protest Trump’s visit to the University of Illinois at Chicago. The protest will take place at a parking lot across from the UIC Pavilion. How many will physically... Read more »

Pope Francis celebrates mass at the U.S.-Mexico border

Pope Francis celebrates mass at the U.S.-Mexico border
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The pope may not bring much change to Mexico

The pope may not bring much change to Mexico
Pope Francis is on his first trip to Mexico. On his way to meet with the president of Mexico, he first stopped Saturday morning to greet the elderly, kiss babies and bless the sick on the streets of Mexico City. But in a country that is majority Catholic there isn’t a lot of faith that... Read more »

Am I a bad Catholic if I don't agree with everything the pope says?

Am I a bad Catholic if I don't agree with everything the pope says?
In Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. he has spoken on many topics from helping the homelessness to supporting immigrants and against climate change. I agree with his stance on these issues. He reminds us that Jesus was homeless and how most Americans have immigrant roots. He compels us to take care of our planet.... Read more »

The Pope brings his message in English and Spanish

The Pope brings his message in English and Spanish
At the White House, Pope Francis began his speech Wednesday morning by paying respect to immigrants. “As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by such families,” he said. The Pope reminded us to fight injustice, discrimination and to protect the vulnerable.... Read more »
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We're Americanos: Share your Latino story

We're Americanos: Share your Latino story
Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. I suggest we celebrate by sharing our own stories and the contributions Latinos have made in the U.S. Let’s not let certain politicians demonize us. Let’s not let them popularize the narrative that we are “criminals and rapists.” So I’ve created a Twitter account @wereamericanos and I’m... Read more »

Top 10 reasons Latinos won't vote for Donald Trump

Top 10 reasons Latinos won't vote for Donald Trump
A new poll found that most Latinos disapprove of Donald Trump’s offensive comments about Mexicans and don’t support him for president. But he somehow thinks that Latinos will vote for him. So in the style of David Letterman, who came up with his own awesome Top Ten list about Trump, I have created one too.... Read more »

Donald Trump's hypocrisy on immigration

Donald Trump's hypocrisy on immigration
  The worst thing about Donald Trump is that he has built his empire on the backs of immigrant workers, including some undocumented. He told CNN Wednesday that he can’t guarantee that all of his workers have legal status. He was sued by Polish workers, including some undocumented, who were underpaid or not paid to... Read more »
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Cinco de Mayo parade in Pilsen

Cinco de Mayo parade in Pilsen
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico. In Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, there were bands, vaqueros, bikers and lowriders in a parade Sunday along Cermak Road. Cinco de Mayo marks the 1862 Battle of Puebla where Mexico defeated France under Napoleon. In most of Mexico, May 5 is a regular... Read more »