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 Stephen Colbert prepares to testify on Capitol Hill on Sept. 24 before the House Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law subcommittee hearing on Protecting America’s Harvest. 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,…

Law brings immigration issue back into spotlight

A protestor shouts as he joins thousands attending an immigration rally in the capital of Arizona on April 25. (AP) 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…

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…