Immigration

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Racial Profiling Reportedly Rampant During Delaware Valley Traffic Stops

It’s no secret that states like Arizona and Alabama have used routine traffic stops as opportunities to identify illegal immigrants for deportation. That it appears […]

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Philly Reverend Will Deliver Invocation at Obama’s Inaugural Lunch

North Philly Rev. Luis Cortes, who is based at 5th Street in Hunting Park, will deliver the invocation at President Obama’s inaugural luncheon today. Cortes, […]

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Obama Order Lets South Philly Immigrant Stay in America

When Congress failed in 2010 to pass The Dream Act—giving children of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship—President Obama took action on his own, saying […]

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Would Arizona Police Stop Jennifer Lopez for ID?

Picture this: A-list actress Jennifer Lopez and All-Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez are hanging out at a Phoenix club, dancing and drinking with friends after […]

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When It Comes to Cuba, America Is Stuck in 1959

The recent Ozzie Guillen saga has proven one thing: In Florida, it’s always 1959—and possibly will be forever. Never mind that it’s the 21st century, […]

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Who’s Gonna Pick the Tomatoes?

The cover story in the latest issue of Bloomberg Business Week is headlined, “Why Americans Won’t Do Dirty Jobs.” It relates what’s happened in Alabama […]

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A Few Thoughts on the Death of Joey Vento

Quite a few years ago, I went down to Mexico to do some work at a dolphin facility. The vast majority of the employees were […]

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Philadelphia Needs Immigrants (Even Illegal Ones)

I was right there in spirit with City Council when it voted in its final pre-summer session to give the finger to the federal office […]

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Should Illegal Immigrants Get a Break On College Tuition?

“College is becoming a pipe dream for too many children, not because they aren’t talented or willing to work hard, but because they can’t afford […]

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Philly Dems Ignore City’s Changing Identity

Philadelphia’s Democratic party is, to say the least, not known for being forward thinking. It prefers to cling tenaciously to the old ways, time-honored values […]

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Why English Needs to Be Our Official Language

There’s an old saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Seems logical. After all, if you find yourself living in a foreign country, […]

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Arizona’s Immigration Law: Well-Intentioned But Meaningless

Oh the hypocrisy. Ever since Arizona passed its controversial law allowing police to check a suspect’s immigration status, the federal government had been intimating that […]

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Will PA Follow Arizona’s Lead on Immigration Bill?

With Wednesday’s high temps, we here at the Post could have perhaps summoned the stamina to raise a weak shake of our fist if say, […]