Category: Blogs

The Blue Tea Party

In 2009, Rick Santelli’s epic CNBC rant on the floor of the Chicago stock exchange lambasting President Obama’s mortgage relief contained the legendary line “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July.” This single sentence precipitated a right-wing political…

Canada and Racism

Canada is renowned worldwide for its openness to immigrants and newcomers. While it is true that Canada accepts a lot of new people, racism persists in the country. In light of the recent shooting in Quebec City, people have begun…

How Not to Fight Trump

A few days ago, I was scrolling through tweets and came across a number of references to this news story. Recently, a middle school student in St Louis was physically attacked on a bus by other students because he wore…

Arise, Anti-Trump Christians

In February, Donald Trump posted on his Facebook page “Let me be clear—I am pro-life”. This looked to many like an effort to reach out to Christian voters, especially after displaying his ignorance about faith issues (2 Corinthians, anybody?). Partly…

Power to the Ignorant

Demos kratos – Greek for democracy, or rule by the people. Res publica – Latin for public affair, referring to a state that represents the people. The classical civilizations seemed optimistic enough in their structural experiments that they failed to come up…

Immigration after Brexit

With the British referendum decision to leave the European Union, the public has been concerned with the issue of migrant workers and new immigration policies. EU citizens are left to wonder whether Theresa May’s policies will be to deal with…

Missing Joe Biden

Outgoing (it pains me deeply to write that) Vice President Biden once stated, “Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable”. If anybody lived out that mantra, it was our vice president, and for…

Baracking Down the Obama Legacy

Unquestionably, the incoming Trump administration represents a shift away from President Obama’s administration. While I remain worried for the US under Trump, I recently decided that the last days of President Obama’s second term are a fitting time to ponder…

My CIC Experience

**Note: This blog post is meant to suggest improvements with the immigration system based on my personal experience, and it is by no means a true case for all visa applications. No immigration system is perfect. For the most part,…