Bizarro World and Immigration Reform

I read this today in The New York Times and it gave me pause: “Without question, Alabama’s H.B. 56 is the most comprehensive anti-illegal immigration state law ever drafted,” said Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and intellectual author of both the Arizona and Alabama laws, who has consulted with 10 other states onContinue reading “Bizarro World and Immigration Reform”

Models Monday: Had it All been a Farce?

I. Jewish-American poet Emma Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus” to be auctioned off in support of the building of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. I have read that  the sonnet reflects Lazarus’s deep concern for refugee immigrants. The most famous, now iconic lines from the poem offer an eloquent call of welcome to downtroddenContinue reading “Models Monday: Had it All been a Farce?”