Category: The Arts

Attitudes Mid-Summer Immigration Notes … part one

Mid-Summer Immigration Notes … part one

We never envisioned a time when immigration would be in the news on a 24/7 basis. In one form or the other, it’s immigration this, immigration that, immigration now, immigration next week, immigration next month, next year, next election, every moment of every day. Sometimes, it’s just about impossible to keep up …. sometimes the …

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Immigrants in History An Immigrant Warrior, Sonic, and Poet

An Immigrant Warrior, Sonic, and Poet

Welcome to our second Immigrant in History Post! Today’s immigrant is a much more recent addition the United States than our first honoree  . . . and he has local ties. July’s immigrant came to the U.S. as a refugee … well, actually, a two-time refugee. Tom Meschery was born as Tomislav Nikolayevich Meshcheryakov in 1938 in …

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History Immigrants and Movies and Immigrants

Immigrants and Movies and Immigrants

Netflix just released a three part movie documentary by Steven Spielberg called Five Came Back. It’s highly recommended. It’s the story of who were probably the five best known directors in Hollywood at the start of World War II. The five, John Houston, Frank Capra, William Wyler, George Stevens, and John Ford were all at …

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Immigrants in History Puritans, Washington Irving, and Christmas

Puritans, Washington Irving, and Christmas

Christmas. Greeting cards, decorations, ornaments, tinsel, lights, Christmas trees, nativity scenes, carols, poems, food, candy, candy canes, Santa Claus & Saint Nicholas, ribbons, presents, wrapping paper … almost everything you can conjure up about how we celebrate Christmas came about because of immigrants. Perhaps no other holiday that has been so influenced, so shaped, so …

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Constitution So, About West Wing …

So, About West Wing …

We have taken a flood of phone calls since November 8th from a great many people very much worried about their immediate future. Immediate as in the days right after the inauguration. Everyone has heard a lot (too much?) of rhetoric about immigration, immigrants, plans, walls, deportations, round-ups, court cases, exceptions, and so much more …

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Constitution A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe and … Today

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe and … Today

Our law office phones have been ringing non-stop since the election just three weeks ago. President -Elect Trump made immigration reform the central tenant of his campaign and it, frankly, scared a lot of our clients. Along with a lot of other people, some of them the men and women who are fast becoming our …

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