Friday, April 16, 2021

Has the State Level Anti-immigrant Push lost Steam?

Movement on the anti-immigrant front has pretty much stalled. The fervor that  was ignited by Arizona’s controversial SB1070 has, in the words of the Associated Press, fizzled. This doesn’t mean that we can put the whole ugly anti-immigrant mess behind us and move on, but it does look like the momentum has slowed and the final lines have been drawn. What […]

Hispanic Farmers Reject Billion Dollar Settlement from Federal Government

A lawyer representing Hispanic farmers alleging discrimination by the United States Department of Agriculture over a number of years called the $1.3 billion settlement offered by the government on Friday “unacceptable.” The group of farmers, which also includes women farmers, claims the USDA favored white farmers for years by giving them preference for loans and […]

Republican State Lawmakers Mark their Ground over Birthright Citizenship

Several Republican state lawmakers revealed their plans to repeal the right to citizenship for children born on US soil to undocumented immigrants yesterday at a press conference in Washington, DC. The news conference, in which lawmakers from Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina expressed the hope that their national campaign end with a Supreme […]

Report Details Abuse Suffered by Immigrant Women Laborers

Undocumented female immigrants, especially in the food production sector, are some of the most vulnerable and exploited group in the US labor market.  These are the findings of a new report from the  Southern Poverty Law Center released at a press conference in Washington yesterday. “Injustice On Our Plates” was based on interviews with 150 […]

Documentary Examines Discrimination Against Mex.-Amer. Veteran in Texas Town

A new PBS documentary brings to the national spotlight, the story of a Mexican-American World War II veteran and the struggles against racism and discrimination in a small Texas town that his family encountered when they tried to bury the fallen soldier. What ensued lay the grown-work for Latino involvement in the burgeoning civil rights […]

Study Finds Latinos Concerned over Discrimination and Divided Over Immigration

A report released by the Pew Hispanic Center on Thursday shows that concerns over discrimination among Latinos have increased from just a few years ago and slightly above half say undocumented immigrants should pay a small fine but not be deported. The percentage of Latinos that say discrimination is a “major problem” increased this year […]

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Lawsuit From Justice Department

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday after his failure to cooperate with the federal government on an investigation looking into allegations that his practices discriminate against Hispanics. The Justice Department, which has been investigating Arpaio for over a year, is calling the sheriff’s refusal to hand over […]

Justice Department Sues Community College System in Arizona for Discrimination

A discrimination suit has been filed by the U.S. Justice Department against a Phoenix-area community college system for allegedly demanding non-citizens to show extra paperwork, beyond what was required under federal law, before they could be hired. The Maricopa County Community College District faces the latest challenge to immigration policies in Arizona by the Justice […]

New York Area Experiencing Violence Against Latinos

Concerns over violence continue to plague the Latino immigrant community in New York City’s boroughs but some question whether the motive is racial or economic – or both. On Staten Island, police have increased their presence following a rash of attacks against the Mexican immigrant population in the area.  Since spring, residents have reported incidences […]

Teens Videotape the Beating of Latino Immigrant

In New York, a videotape of a gang of three teens beating a 47-year-old father, cook assistant and immigrant Abelino Manzaniego has led to the arrest of Khayri Williams Clark,18, Nigel Dumas, 19, and a 17-year –old who remains unidentified. On July 17th, Manzaniego was sitting on a bench across the street from his job […]