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Life ain’t so sunny in Singapore these days

By Mark A. Bonta / February 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Life ain’t so sunny in Singapore these days

The island city-state of Singapore, held up by many as a near-perfect model of prosperity, is facing a set of challenges that is beginning to plunge it into decline. Immigration and cheap labor is at the heart of it, along with the new gig economy that replaces high-paying employment with temporary, low-earning piecework.  Unending growth […]

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ICE informant claims abuse by agents

By Mark A. Bonta / September 25, 2018 / Comments Off on ICE informant claims abuse by agents

Carlos Rueda Cruz claims that ICE agents physically abused him because he didn’t want to be an informant on the potentially illegal actions of other Hispanic immigrants in California. His story is not atypical: he had to flee his home in Michoacan a few years back for engaging in advocacy for a political party not […]

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Family separations get lost in bureaucracy

By Mark A. Bonta / September 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Family separations get lost in bureaucracy

The forceful separation of immigrant parents from their children in the United States continues, with no resolution in sight for hundreds of families.  In one story, a father and son from a town in Yoro Department, Honduras, fled narcotics traffickers only to be detained and separated at the U.S. border after requesting asylum.  The boy’s […]

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