Diaspora life & Immigration


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Comment by Otedo News Update on March 30, 2013 at 10:02am
As David Cameron continues to talk tough on immigration, he should not forget to recall the British illegal immigrants in Africa and Australia .He should also be reminded that Britain's illegal looting of Africa's natural resources has to STOP NOW!

YES!! one of the most arrogant blind ironies & crimes of UK/USA..FRANCE: white Europeans were free to illegally immigrate to Australia; Canada; Hawaii; Phillipines; Guam; Samoa; Alaska; Africa; Mexico; New Zealand etc BUT now raise hell if people from there try to immigrate to USA/UK/CANADA..FRANCE. And of course they made Israel as an extension of this philsophy.Julia Simmons
Comment by Otedo News Update on November 12, 2012 at 10:45am

Dear All,

I am not sure if people are aware, but  Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina issued a statement on immigration: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/11/11/schumer-says-hes-restarting-immigration-reform-talks-with-graham/

Do we have a position, a role or a plan or are we going to be left behind? I would like to know if there is an organization out there voicing our concerns as a people? I have taken the liberty to create a Facebook Group. Please join and we can discuss these issues there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/503376019680662/

This issue is so critical from multiple viewpoints: 
  1. Politically: if Africans are legal, residents or citizens, our voice will count and we can not only increase the black vote, but hopefully also influence events here and on the continent. You may already know that  Hispanics are heading toward becoming a majority. Where does that put us? 
  2. Economically: Most of our people are working illegally and as a result, not getting what is owed to them. Of the people who are on H1Bs, think about how many thousands you have had to spend on visas? Now, how much better off would you be with a few thousands that you sent to  the Dept of Homeland Security? Think about how many would be economically better off with a sensible immigration reform bill? 
  3. Socially: Aren't just tired of losing friends who have to leave unceremoniously because their visa expired and their company will not renew their papers?  
This immigration issue deeply affects our community. We have a lot of illegal people, who would otherwise be doing much better economically, if they had the papers. 

I sincerely believe that this issue is critical, especially for the development of Africans here and on the continent and we do not want this issue to be just a Latino issue, which it has been in the past.

I hope we can keep our eyes open and more importantly, be a part of the conversation. I know that many of you are on some H1B visa, Green Card or are already citizens, but imagine what our political power would be like if we had a greater number of legal Africans in the US?

Comment by Otedo News Update on June 15, 2011 at 10:25am

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