Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups Place Ads in The New York Times at Hatewatch. FAIR is at it again working though a front group called “America’s Leadership Team for Long Range Population-Immigration-Resource Planning.” Their ads cater to American’s dislike of traffic congestion.
State and Local Round-up at Standing FIRM. In Who is an American? check out the story on Minneapolis Public Radio asking this question. That this question is asked is a testament to the fact we’re a nation of people joined from all parts of the world.
Who’s Sorry Now? Oh, Puhleeze! on Gilchrist’s recent comments on te minuteman movement at Wild Chihuahuas.
The hope of non-citizen soldiers at Dream Act Texas. Many don’t realize that there are many soldiers serving now that are not U.S. citizens. Also read a two part post on how we’re easily misled. Though I love her dearly I was shocked when my grandmother stood at the World Trade Center site and said “now I know why we’re in Iraq.” Countering Misinformation part I and Countering Misinformation part II. Part II gives some great examples of truth versus myth.
Take a break and check out Bajofondo Friday at The Unapologetic Mexican.
The relationship between a people’s alcohol and their pride and/or patriotism is nothing new to this country. Read Univision Like a Cold One With Sports and Is Our Pride As Latinos In Our Beers? on marketing campaigns targeting Latinos.
Fragomen Fires Back at Greg Siskind’s Blog.
Politicians and Pride at Immigration Equality. Read A Time to Celebrate on the raid that sparked the movement for LGBT on this day in 1969. Also read More Corruption at ICE and HIV immigration ban update.
Read about the movie Sangre de mi Sangre at Immigration Prof Blog. Read http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2008/06/nafta-and-the-e.htmlNAFTA and the Elephant in the Room on the meeting of representatives from Mexico and Canada on this agreement. Also read 38 more arrests in Wisconsin Immigration Sweep and Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives Edited by Peter Orner. I’m actually reading this book now and it does give a much needed voice to many that live undocumented and the terrible things they go through. From being coaxed to the U.S. under the guise of religious work to being forced to perform sexual acts this is as much a book on the evils of man as it is on the problems with our immigration system.
A collection of blog posts from around the blogosphere in Bloggers of the world unite! at The Latin Americanist.