The Federal Shutdown: who should pay?


The Federal Shutdown When I came to this country, escaping Fidel’s communism, America was the epitome of democracy where political parties with opposite ideologies could coexist and work together toward a common goal. I didn’t know then that one day I’d see American democracy at its most dysfunctional. I’m talking about the federal government shutdown, […]

You and immigration reform


On Sunday, Feb. 17th, the Houston Chronicle published an article with the heading “Hundreds of Cuban Immigrants Finding a Welcome in Houston.” As a Cuban immigrant myself, now residing in Houston, the article brought a smile to my face. I was part of more than 14,000 children who fled Castro’s regime between 1960 and 1962 […]