Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Five Things to Know About Joe Arpaio

Trump has a history of taking Arpaio’s side, and they have a history of holding similar political positions. Both men have taken a hard stance on immigration, encouraging the Republican Party to follow suit, and both among the nation’s top proponents of “birtherism,” the claim that President Obama was born oversees and not a U.S. […]

Democratic Party to Reaffirm Position as Party in Favor of Immigration Reform, Workers’ Rights

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) introduced a resolution at its annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, endorsing President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration and affirmed the party’s position as pro-comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, and as the Party of workers’ rights. With a renewed commitment to the rights of workers to organize, […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “On gay marriage, Latinos agree with Obama”

President Obama is indeed a profile in courage. He has made history yet again with his announcement that he supports full marriage equality for gay and lesbian Americans. Bravo, Mr. President. Now comes all the warnings and predictions of what this will mean for the election in November. One of those dire warnings is that […]

Kansas Secretary of State Fights to Block Bill That Would Allow Undocumented Workers

Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State and author of some of the most controversial anti-immigrant laws across the country, is now fighting against a proposal in his state that would allow undocumented immigrants to work in hard-to-fill-jobs. The plan, put forward by business groups, calls for undocumented immigrants to be able to remain in the […]

Republican Senators Attempt to End Birthright Citizenship Again

GOP Senators introduced new anti-immigrant legislation targeting the children of undocumented immigrants. In a statement release Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “I am disheartened when Senators who swear by the Constitution in one breath look to re-write it in the next for political gain. The Constitution is clear: if you are born on […]

Arizona looking to pass more Anti-immigrant Bills despite Opposition from Business Leaders

A broad range of anti-immigrant bills will be heard and voted on today in the Arizona Senate, just a day after the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce released a letter against such measures saying they will hurt the state’s economy and tourism. “Arizona’s lawmakers and citizens are right to be concerned about illegal immigration,” the […]

Report Says Massachusetts Failing Latino Students

A newly released report says the wide achievement gap between Latino students and their peers in Massachusetts is partly the state’s fault. Latino students miss an average of nearly three weeks of school a year and had a graduation rate of 60 percent in 2009 compared to 82 percent statewide said the report by UMass-Boston’s […]

Rhetoric Fuels Anti-Immigrant Violence

Last Saturday, Marcello Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant living in Long Island was attacked and killed by a group of high school students who, according to police, wanted “to beat up some Mexicans”. Lucero had lived in the US as long as some of his alleged attackers have been alive. The attack and killing of Marcello […]