The faith of a sea turtle at Smart Borders. Here is a person that exemplifies the selflessness necessary to truly help others. On top of that he’s a great writer.
My job as a teacher often feels like Holden Caufield’s dream career of catching bodies coming through the rye, trying desperately to catch them before they run headlong over a cliff.
What part of human don’t you understand? at Standing FIRM.
Ironically, it is the anti-immigrant message that has inspired me to take my stand and start to create my own voice. In the past month, I have seen more hate, more venom and more blind rage directed at immigrants than I ever thought imaginable.
Also read Women Migrants in Detention in Mexico: Conditions and Due Process and 1000 Voices, A National Archive. There are a number of great stories here.
Being Somali in the UK at Dream Act Texas.
AZ’s GOP and The Constitution: Oil and Water? at Wild Chihuahuas.
The Declaration begins, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” The Constitution and Bill of Rights reaffirm these distinctively American principles.
At Eristic Ragemail – O’Reilly and Lou Dobbs’ Speaking Point Written in the 19th Century shows us that the talking points for anti-migrant pundits where written well over one-hundred years ago.
NEW PROGRAM ALLOWS FOR ADVANCED PROCESSING OF ENTRY PAPERS FOR VISA WAIVER APPLICANTS at Greg Siskind’s Blog. Also JUDGE BLOCKS OKLAHOMA IMMIGRATION LAW FROM TAKING EFFECT. CATO V. DHS PART 3 – THE E-VERIFY DEBATE CONTINUES –
DHS contends using E-Verify is simpler than ordering a book on Amazon.com. Cato’s Jim Harper reminds us that when you order a book on Amazon, you don’t sign an 8 page contract that, among other things, allows government officials to come unannounced to your office and go through all of your business records. Touche, Mr. Harper.
Study: Most legal immigrants were ‘Illegal’ at one time at A Dream Deferred.
In a new study based on a survey of 8000 people, the PPIC found that 52% of Californians had past experience of living in the country illegally at one time or another. It absolutely smashes the ill-promoted dichotomy of legal/illegal, proving that binary modes of thinking about immigration policy are superficial, baseless and untrue.
Watch All the Hours Add-up to One Thing at Immigration Equality Blog about a binational same-sex couple forced into exhile. I guess their souls didn’t get the immigration rulebook on international relationships.
If Obama wants the Latino vote, three goals must be included in his campaign strategy at Latina Lista. GRITtv Interview on Detention, Raids and the Terror of ICE at Of América. “Check out this very fresh interview about a rather rancid subject: death, raids and the terror of ICE.” It’s the worst irony that we have people fighting against migrants in our country while we’ve created upwards of 5 million refugees in Iraq.
“We build walls for people who have to leave their country for economic reasons,” said Gladys Gould of the Providence Presbyterian Church, one of a number of organizations that took part in “Unite for Fairness,” held at the Pawtucket Visitors Center. “You don’t see them going after the Irish. The difference is, the police will stop us because of the way we look. It is all about race,” said Gould, a native of the Dominican Republic.
Watch the video about Canadian Immigration at Do we should embrace our role as a Land of Opportunity and Liberty Or We should start turning people away?. Also read Sisters of Mercy reacting to the Impact of Immigration raids in Iowa.
Daily Headlines: June 6, 2008 at Latin Americanist.