Topic: Immigration

The Reiser's Edge: We’re not the only “Land of Opportunity”

Along with 12 of my fellow students, I partook in one of the school’s immersion trips over winter break to the Dominican Republic and had a wonderful experience. After witnessing the lack of opportunity for the people that we met in one of the nation’s many small villages (called bateys) made up of poor sugar…

Colbert testifies before House

Comedian Steven Colbert appeared before a congressional hearing Friday Sept. 25, to speak to a judiciary subcommittee on the issue of farm workers and immigration.
Specifically, the hearing was on whether to grant undocumented farm workers the right to gain legal status by continuing to work in agricultural settings.
While his submitted testimony contained serious…

Law brings immigration issue back into spotlight

Across the country, tensions are high after the passage and signing of a new immigration law in Arizona. Last Saturday, from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., protestors were out in full force expressing their dislike of the new law.
According to The New York Times, the new law, passed by the Republican state legislature, makes…

World Wide Web: Immigrants and ugly chairs

My father is an immigrant. He came to this country from Great Britain when he was 18 years old. With only twenty bucks in his pocket, he got a job, got another job, worked his way through college and sent part of each paycheck back home to his family in England.
After college, he landed…