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The Gang Wars Within

The Gang Wars Within

by Daniel Nardini Chicago police arrested three gang members in Little Village for a string of robberies over a 16 month period. One of the gang members had previously been… Read more »

A Public Forum for All

A Public Forum for All

by Daniel Nardini I can never understand what people have against atheists. In this country, where there is complete freedom of religion, people should also have the right to not… Read more »

A Victory for Immigrant Rights

A Victory for Immigrant Rights

by Daniel Nardini In an important legal victory, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has finally been able to prevent either Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the U.S. Border… Read more »

Rationing Medicaid

Rationing Medicaid

by Daniel Nardini A very good friend is having serious trouble getting his medications through Illinois Medicaid. One day, he went to a CVS pharmacy to pick up his usual… Read more »

One High Profile Case and One Ignored Case

One High Profile Case and One Ignored Case

by Daniel Nardini The two cases of former U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi and former U.S. AID worker Alan Gross could not be a more classic example of how one… Read more »

Nostalgia for a Bad Era

Nostalgia for a Bad Era

by Daniel Nardini I remember the days when Russian tourists, state enterprises and Soviet ships used to be in Havana. In the days when the former Soviet Union existed and… Read more »

The American Asylum Morass

The American Asylum Morass

by Daniel Nardini The case of 22-year old Celvyn Mejia Romero is far from being extra-ordinary. Forced to leave his native Honduras at age 10 because of a dispute with… Read more »

Florida’s New Tuition Law for Immigrants

Florida’s New Tuition Law for Immigrants

by Daniel Nardini In a complete about-turn, the State of Florida has passed a new law that allows immigrant students, even those who are undocumented, to qualify for in-state tuition… Read more »

Two Different Tales in the Same State

Two Different Tales in the Same State

by Daniel Nardini I commend Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Chicago’s decision to house those Central American refugees (mostly children) in Chicago. There are apparently many, many people who feel… Read more »

Puerto Rico to Provide Undocumented with Driver’s Licenses

Puerto Rico to Provide Undocumented with Driver’s Licenses

by Daniel Nardini Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico will now provide driver’s licenses to undocumented. Under the new rules, the undocumented must show that they… Read more »