Friday, August 19, 2022

Comentarios From Maria: Obama’s wise move on immigration

As a Latina activist I was devastated to learn the President would delay executive action to keep undocumented immigrants with no criminal record from getting deported. He’d promised he’d do it, our community expected it, and the country’s economy needed it — especially as Republicans have abdicated their obligation to pass real and lasting legislative […]

Comentarios From Maria: Children that Crossed the Border Alone Are Enemies of the State

This just in! Children are now enemies of the state! At least this is what Texas Governor Rick Perry believes after calling upon thousands of National Guard troops to “defend the border.” Against whom? Apparently, against children in diapers and ripped Batman and Dora t-shirts. Governor Perry, give me a break!  The number of unaccompanied […]

Immigration Bill Heads to the House for Approval

          After the immigration bill passed through the Senate yesterday, it advances to the House of Representatives for approval. “Today, the Senate did its job. It’s now up to the House to do the same,” President Obama said in a statement. At the heart of the Senate bill is the 13-year […]

Final Vote on Immigration Bill Passage In Senate Tomorrow

          Tomorrow, a final vote in the Senate on the immigration reform bill could send the issue to the House of Representatives. “Now is the time to do it…I hope that we can get the strongest possible vote out of the Senate so that we can then move to the House […]

Voter ID Laws Add More Fuel to Immigration Debate

According to a recent Fox News poll, 70% of Americans favor voter ID laws, which is criticized by minority groups as a tool for intimidation. Voter ID laws, which vary by state, require any voter to provide proof of citizenship and legal residence. Some minority groups are critical of this type of legislation, noting that […]

Rubio Meets with Latino Democrats on Proposed Dream Act

Senator Marco Rubio met with Senator Robert Menendez, Representative Charles Gonzales and Representative Luis Gutierrez to discuss Rubio’s plan for a new proposed version of the Dream Act. Rubio’s version, unlike the version that Democrats have introduced in the Senate which would provide qualified young individuals with a clear path to permanent legal residency or […]

Guest Blogger: Arturo Vargas “Reaching the Finish Line”

Imagine that you are standing on a track, about to run toward a distant finish line.  Suddenly, a wall appears between you and the finish line, and then another, and yet another after that. Over the course of the past decade, states have raced each other to construct more and higher walls in the way […]

SB1070 Before Supreme Court Wednesday: What You Need To Know

Two years worth of posturing and protesting, testing and taunting, about immigration and states rights will come to a head this Wednesday when both sides of Arizona’s controversial SB1070 argue their case before the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Here’s what you need to know: the law passed by the Arizona legislature and signed […]

“Illegal Immigrant” Term Offensive to Nearly Half of Latino Voters

Nearly half of Latino Voters, 46%, find the term “illegal immigrant” offensive, according to a recent poll conducted by Fox News Latino. The term has become one of the most inflammatory terms in relation to the ongoing immigration debate during this election cycle. “Calling people illegal or an illegal immigrant has become normalized even though […]

Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law Backfires, Creating a New Civil Rights Movement

Alabama’s show-me-your-papers law, HB56, threatens to turn the clock back to a time when hardworking men and women were persecuted because of the color of their skin. The law legitimizes racial profiling, terrorizes people of color throughout the state, frightens children, and harms the state’s economy. Sound familiar? Alabama’s past — post emancipation years characterized […]