6 results for 'immigration'
My paternal grandfather was old and decrepit by the time I was six. I recall him sitting crumpled and cynical in a lawn chair, wielding a cane at his grandkids as they ran in circles around him, muttering under his breath a mixture of bad English and his native Italian dialect. He was an immigrant from southern Italy and had spent his whole life around other Italian immigrants, so he had learned little English. By the age of 60, he was a cripple from a lifetime of working in a steel mill. When upright, he didn't so much walk as shuffle painfully, inches at a time, with the help of a cane. His... (more)
Why would a travel expert be reviewing a novel about the immigrant experience in Canada? To me it’s fairly obvious that the concept of peregrinations--that is, travel around the world -- is not restricted to leisure or corporate travellers, but is a vital component in the search for self, for security and for the sometimes illusive ideal of ‘a home’.
In addition, those who promote travel in order to discover our globe, are acutely attuned to the phenomenon of ‘the shrinking planet’ whereby the world is drawn together sympathetically, emotionally, and empathetically by those who travel,... (more)
As a kid growing up in the Bronx, that term was an affirmation for every immigrant that settled within that tiny enclave, called “Little Italy”.
And like most of my generation of Italian American’s I learned to bridge quickly those two competing worlds, American by birth…Italian by heritage. And yet within those two very different and unique worlds, there was a common thread that bound us collectively together…the desire to be American and to access the “American Dream”.
And like most immigrants that found their way to the “new world” my dad’s story is a common one…and a testament... (more)
...Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister Cameron of Britain to the Norwegian massacre. The Independent, possibly the dullest newspaper on the face of the planet, excepting only Granma in Cuba, turned its fire on Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician who has warned of the dangers of mass Muslim immigration.
There is no subtlety at all in this. It’s an attempt to silence debate over an important issue, damning an argument by perverse association. We saw this in England, where for so many years concerns over immigration were denounced as ‘racist’, ironically giving succour to... (more)
Arizona is now the safest state in the lower 48 United States of America. State law now authorizes law enforcement officials to actively inquire as to a person’s legal status within the United States.
Thank God SOMEBODY had the guts to stand up for the rights of the citizens of the United States and quit pandering to the whiny, thumb-sucking illegal aliens who think that they are entitled to the same rights as actual citizens. Of course those same whiny, crybaby, thumb-sucking illegal aliens are the ones who are screaming the loudest that they’re going to be profiled and sent back... (more)
AI, or Artificial Intelligence, is the study of intelligent machines: an important field of computer sciences. But what should be the term for the opposite study? As tempting as it may be, Natural Stupidity is not the right term; Mechanical Humanity (MH) describes it much better.
MH is the very first thing you need to learn, before dealing with the hoards of officials who will accompany you throughout the entire process of moving to the US.
Each official seems to be familiar with some rigid actions that cannot be changed under any circumstances. And just like double jeopardy,... (more)
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