Immigrant Scapegoating: Must be Election Season

Immigrant Scapegoating: Must be Election Season

You know it’s campaign season when immigration shoots to the top of the news. Every politician has their list of talking points and immigration is always amongst them. Unfortunately, as is the case with most politicians, spinning the facts to fit their perspective is more prevalent than simply speaking the truth. The last few days…

Looking Back as Iranian President Speaks at U.N.

  A crowd of protesters gathered in Los Angeles in June, 2009 to demonstrate against the Iranian government. Perhaps as a prelude to what was to engulf other Middle Eastern countries like Egypt and Libya, Iranian citizens were on the streets to dispute the presidential election that many claimed was a complete fraud. President Mahmoud…

Senator McCain and his Pandering on Immigration Reform

Senator McCain and his Pandering on Immigration Reform

Nothing drives me crazier than hypocrisy. Nothing makes me want to run into traffic more than a politician who blatantly flip flops on issues and then blames the “interpretation” or “the media” for “misinterpreting” remarks. Folks, when a politician introduces and/or supports legislation, the bill works it’s way through congress. It’s pretty hard to “misinterpret”…

Protesting in Support of Iranian Demonstrators

Protesting in Support of Iranian Demonstrators

My closest friends are from Iran. I consider them my brothers and they treat me like family. They’ve told me their tales of escaping a country after the revolution and finding their way to America and freedom. Each is a successful, humble, respectful and loyal person. And each still has family in Iran. Even though…