The World Watches How America Treats Its Friends

The US State Department rejects wannabe immigrants who have gambled their lives to help Americans. The stories are endless and tragic. Americans promise the world to Iraqis and Afghanis, winning their allegiance and support. Often recruiting them for dangerous translator positions, sometimes making outrageous promises they know can’t be kept. Some collaborators dies […]

Bush Breaks More Promises To Soldiers Waiting For Citizenship

After the War, a New Battle to Become Citizens

Despite a 2002 promise from President Bush to put citizenship applications for immigrant members of the military on a fast track, some are finding themselves waiting months, or even years, because of bureaucratic backlogs. One, Sgt. Kendell K. Frederick of the Army, who […]

Customs: “Hand Over That Cell Phone, iPod & Laptop”

More and more people travel with laptops, BlackBerrys and cellphones.

The US government’s laptop-equals-suitcase position is raising red flags.

… her cellphone was taken from her purse.

… A few months earlier in the same airport, a tech engineer returning from a business trip to London objected when a federal agent asked […]