My Family Immigration Story: The Tragic Life of Jennie Tarleton (1868-1944)

Scots Immigrants

I’ve heard tales of Jennie Tarleton my whole life long – the brave 17 year old Scots girl who set sail for the New World all alone from Glasgow. Jennie was my 2nd great-grandmother and her arrival in 1885 makes her my most “recent” immigrant ancestor. Everyone else was here long before she set foot […]

State Rep Harry Readshaw teams up with Darryl Metcalfe? Really?

State Rep Harry Readshaw teams up with Darryl Metcalfe?  Really?

On that critical Pennsylvania issue … immigration reform. State Reps. Daryl Metcalfe and Harry Readshaw think Pennsylvania should follow Arizona's lead and “protect its borders and citizens” by giving local and state police more power to arrest, detain and eventually deport foreigners who have entered the state illegally and don't have proper registration papers.   […]

A Letter About Arizona

A Letter About Arizona

Tobias has given permission for this to be published. Please read this … Friends and colleagues — I have just finished reading through the text of the law that has been enacted in Arizona targeting undocumented immigrants. I have been studying the laws of the United States and working on civil rights issues for fifteen […]