To All the Folks Complaining About Obama’s Immigration Reform

Hear hear

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News flash: Illegal immigrants have been in this country a LONG time. They are doing jobs that nobody else wants to do. They were not paying taxes for a very long time, and now they will be. The truth of the matter is that illegal immigrants have always been here and they always will be, I mean heck, the Native Americans used to call it WHITE PEOPLE. I have no problem with these people being in this country, as long as they aren’t criminals here to make trouble. And knowing so many international people from my days in college, I must say, these immigrants work harder than almost any other people I know. So Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz and every other Republican senator crying foul about Obama’s executive action, please shut up. You have no idea what you are talking about.

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No Apology

Mehreen Kasana

On my way to class, I take the Q train to Manhattan and sit down next to an old white man who recoils a noticeable bit. I assume it’s because I smell odd to him, which doesn’t make sense because I took a shower in the morning. Maybe I’m sitting too liberally the way men do on public transit with their legs a mile apart, I think to myself. That also doesn’t apply since I have my legs crossed. After a few seconds of inspecting any potential offence caused, I realize that it has nothing to do with an imaginary odor or physical space but with the keffiyeh around my neck that my friend gifted me (the Palestinian scarf – an apparently controversial piece of cloth). It is an increasingly cold October in NYC. Sam Harris may not have told you but we Muslims need our homeostasis at a healthy…

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