Resources for immigrant families


Click here for resources from CUNY Law School.

Trump refuses handshake to save “beautiful” hands

“I mean, look at her hands. Disgusting. No lotion, no gloves, just out there in the world. Dirty stuff,”

Trump also commented that he had an upcoming photo shoot with the much better looking Under Secretary of Lumbergia -Sorel, a former holding of the German Chancellor’s government, and was mostly focused on that when reporters asked whether he had heard “handshake” during the photo – op.

When asked for comment, the German Chancellor responded, “I remember once my grandchild acted much the same way after being told he had too many cookies.”

This could mean more losing for Trump, and Americans, as the long economic relationship between the two countries is now at jeopardy. The handshake and no handshake gate will be worth watching. Time to take off the gloves Donny.





mini-lecture: the rise of state domination

Mini-Lecture: The Rise of State Domination.

Relevant Quotes from class:

“If no social institutions existed which knew the use of violence then the concept of ‘state’ (government) would be eliminated and a condition would emerge that could be designated as ‘anarchy’ (chaos-nongovernment).” Max Weber, Social Scientist, Politics as Vocation.

“Organized domination, which calls for continuous administration requires that human conduct be conditioned to obedience toward those masters who claim to be the bearers of legitimate power….” Max Weber, Social Scientist, Politics as Vocation.


a story about a us citizen harming a non citizen


This is part of a larger project to re-name immigrants of which we are all one. ¬†From out of the shadows and into the light, documented human. There is no legal significance attached to the term “illegal immigrant.” There are, however, serious social and political consequences for the repeated use of this term and the necessary dehumanization it brings. Meanwhile Congress has repeatedly failed to modernize immigration policy which, like health care and retirement, is based on old ideologies and ancient superstitions about human behavior and decision making.

some pictures from research in Guatemala

To see pictures from my work in Guatemala and from civic engagement at Kingsborough please click here. 


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