Monthly Archives: September 2014

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Crisis: Urgent Humanitarian Relief Provided in California

Given that: More than 60,000 unaccompanied children from poverty-stricken and violence-torn areas of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been detained so far this year by U.S. Border Patrol agents… And these children are presented with a host of difficulties including, medical, psychological, economic, educational, and legal, on top of cultural and language barriers, urgent […]
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THE PLIGHT OF UNDOCUQUEERS

An abstract of a recent article I wrote highlights the discrimination LGBT persons experience abroad that prompt many to seek safe haven in the U.S.:[1] LGBT persons experience discrimination in various settings and in a wide variety of contexts. Drawing from a recent immigration case involving a removal proceeding as an example, the author examines […]
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Technophilia

Techno- Relating to technology.   -philia Fondness, especially an abnormal love for a specified thing.   The following comment reflects a growing problem that falls under the broad rubric of Technology Addiction: Everywhere I look outside my home I see people busy on their high tech devices, while driving, while walking, while shopping, while in […]
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SHE DIED-DEATH BY SUICIDE (FICTITIOUS)

Robin Williams’s passing brought back memories and flashbacks of my first loss of a patient by suicide more than three decades ago. At a time I thought I knew more – and never saw it coming – how little did I know. And after so many years, I wonder how much more I know. With the passage of […]
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Exploring – or Debunking – the Promise of Secure Communities

Hot off the press for those who may have followed the rationale for and implementation of Secure Communities (launched in March of 2008): Six years after the federal government opened an immigration enforcement program intended to improve public safety, deporting hundreds of thousands of people, many of them convicted criminals, a new study has concluded […]
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