Category Archives: Emigration/Immigration

Trump Divides and Rules – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Trump Divides and Rules – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Opinion - commentary -analysisimagesWhy protest? You can sit and do nothing. They will gradually chip away at your rights while you are busy with other things. Then one day you will wake up to find that the liberties you took for granted are gone, and never to be replaced.

You make some token noises but no one really listens. It is too late. The alternative is to peacefully rise up and let your voice join in a crescendo that advocates for change. The tone in Washington is ugly, incorrect and poisonous and looks likely to get worse. The voices for change are needed more than ever before.   Continue reading

News Headlines from News Americas Now – 17 February 2017

NEWS HEADLINES FROM NEWS AMERICAS NOW  news-americas

Caribbean nationals urged to take care when travelling to the US

Caribbean nationals urged to take care when travelling to the US

MIAMI, Feb 12 2017 – A Florida immigration attorney, Dahlia Walker-Huntington, is warning Caribbean nationals with green cards who have been charged with a crime in the United States to postpone overseas travel.

In spite of a ruling from a federal court stopping the Trump Administration’s executive order banning travellers from seven predominately Muslim nations, Caribbean nationals living in the US are nervous. The attorney spoke at recent immigration forum at Holy Family Episcopal Church in Miami Gardens, Florida, and stated that non-US citizens are still exposed to the ban’s negative implications.      Continue reading

Black History or Back History- Canada, the Caribbean and the Domestic Worker Programme – By Yvonne Sam

Black History or Back History- Canada, the Caribbean and the Domestic Worker Programme

By Yvonne Sam

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Opinion - commentary -analysisDespite the demand in Canada for services which Caribbean natives were able to supply, yet up to the middle of the twentieth century it remained impossible to gain entry into the Canadian labour market. Only after the failure of various waves of European migration to adequately address the demand for domestic workers was consideration given to Caribbean people, previously marginalized as a result of selective immigration practices.

The month of February is once again with us, and accompanying it is the 28 day acknowledgement of the contributions made by Blacks in Canada. I am certain that from the closure last February to the current opening this February neither the study, dissemination and sharing of history of Blacks in Canada was carried out. It is no mystery, though contrary to expectations but Black History ends February 28 one year and recommences February 1, the following year.      Continue reading

Protests, Arrests and Deportations: Welcome to Trump’s America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Protests, Arrests and Deportations: Welcome to Trump’s America

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Opinion - commentary -analysis

Confusion. Chaos. Turmoil. Fear. Protests. Deportations. Detentions. Lawsuits. Twitter-Policy. Uncertainty. Anxiety. Insecurity. Stress, and a new interpretation of an Executive Order: Muslims were not banned from entering the US but there was a ban in seven Muslim countries.

In three short weeks President Donald Trump has stamped his peculiar brand of politics on America. It is not a pretty sight. Trump has led America into fear and uncertainty and many feel insecure. They believe that America is on the brink of becoming a police state.  Continue reading

Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Prime Minister Theresa May

Brexit: UK to leave single market, says May

  • January 17, 2017 – BBC News –From the section UK Politics
Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May has said the UK “cannot possibly” remain within the European single market, as staying in it would mean “not leaving the EU at all”.

But the prime minister promised to push for the “greatest possible” access to the single market following Brexit.   In a long-awaited speech, she also announced Parliament would get a vote on the final deal agreed between the UK and the European Union.     Continue reading

In Defence of Caribbean Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programmes – By Alicia Nicholls

IN DEFENCE OF CARIBBEAN CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT (CBI) PROGRAMMES

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Alicia Nicholls

A  60 Minutes Special aired by American network, CBS, on January 1, 2017 has added fuel to the fiery debate on the legitimacy of Caribbean countries’ economic citizenship programmes. Whether intended or not, the segment entitled “Passports for Sale” cast a shadow of iniquity on the programmes which certain Caribbean countries, and to which an increasing number of countries are turning in order to stimulate their economies and attract much needed foreign investment.

Last year, St. Lucia joined four other Eastern Caribbean countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and St. Kitts & Nevis by offering a direct citizenship programme. Economic investor programmes fall into two broad types: residency programmes (which only offer investors the right to reside) and citizenship programmes (which confer citizenship, either directly or after a period of residency).   [Read more]

Interfaith Council of New York Calls for Mutual Tolerance – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Interfaith Council of New York Calls for Mutual Tolerance

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The answer to immigration is that there is no answer. The undocumented in the United States is neither here nor there. He or she is caught in a limbo from which there is no light at the end of the tunnel. The latest figures suggest that around 80,000 immigrants have put their cases to the Department of Homeland Security, since 2012, through a procedure that is known as ‘administrative closure.’ This means that they are not forced to leave the US but they are not legally allowed to remain. Who wants to live this way?

As one immigrant in Queens says, ‘no society should treat people like that. We have lived here for over 20 years and have been law-abiding. Our children are in schools and we work and contribute to the country. All we want is to come out from the shadows.’ There is no guarantee that this will happen anytime soon.    Continue reading

Michael Moore Says Bernie Sanders Would Be President If Democrats Had Listened + Sanders on the Late Show

Michael Moore Says Bernie Sanders Would Be President If Democrats Had Listened To The People!

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Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution

Published on Nov 15, 2016 – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Senator from Vermont remains optimistic about the country’s future, and urges citizens to become more deeply involved in the political process.

Donald Trump Rally in West Palm Beach FL. Oct 13, 2016 – Brutal Anti-Government Speech

Donald Trump Rally in West Palm Beach FL. 10/13/2016 – Brutal Anti-Government Speech

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