Headlining today’s SanctuarySphere I’m including the various posts on Jon Justice and his rape-fantasy fondle of an Isabel Garcia effigy. Isabel Garcia is a pro-migrant human rights activist in Arizona and a public defendant. Jon is a run-of-the-mill scapegoating hate-for-profit radio host in Arizona. To learn more about Isabel and to learn of Jon’s heinous act read the following posts. Included are ways to support Isable and ask for Jon to be removed from the radio. (which wouldn’t be the first time apparently.)
Obama and Latino voters at Para Justicia y Libertad.
Anti-BVBL: Profile of Chief Deane in Post on a police chief who is begrudgingly carrying out his duties, after anti-migrant legislation passed, with as much respect to those suffering as possible. Also MJM: Not too embarrassed on the effect of the laws to remove undocumented migrants in PWC.
Latin Weekly NY features Latino bloggers at Blabbeando.
From “Illegal Alien” To Curing Brian Cancer at Citizen Orange.
New Pew study suggests the Latino swing vote has already swung at Latina Lista. Also Obama’s new Spanish-language radio ad appeals to shared experiences between himself and Latinos and Federal officials deny passports to midwife-born Mexican Americans along Texas-Mexico border.
A New Way to Look at Progress at DMI Blog.
The Human Development Index helps shed light on current urban dilemmas, including the problem of unequal progress among racial and ethnic groups. For example, Chicago’s 4th Congressional District, a primarily Latin American group of Chicago communities, ranks lower than the national average in all three areas, but particularly in education and income.
Pablo’s Very Terrible, Horrible, No Good Week at The Unapologetic Mexican.
DREAMer Conversations Part III at Dream Act Texas. A DREAMer asks where they’d be today if they hadn’t come to the U.S.
Also at Dream Act Texas read Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s testimony on recent ICE raids in Houston and beyond in Congressional Hearing on ICE Raids, ICE raids Mexican restaurants in Cincinnati and A law ignored for decades is now labeling immigrants as criminals.
Today however, ICE and our present administration (who is behind all of this I believe) has decided that using a false number is a very bad thing – which is paradoxical since using a false number only leaves unclaimed money in the social security fund – Enforcing this law means social security will lose billions that will be needed to support all the aging baby boomers
Watch ‘Springtime for Irving’: The Video at SPLC’s Hatewatch on Holocaust denier David Irving’s talk in a New York on July 16th.
CNN Reports: Gay in Iraq at Immigration Equality Blog. An Iraqi man was kidnapped and when they noticed his chest was shaved alerting them he was gay. From this point he was raped everyday for 15 days until his family paid $1,500 for his release.
The Beat Goes On: State Laws Related to Immigrants and Immigration: Jan. 1 – June 30, 2008 at Immigration Prof Blog.
A National Conference of State Legislatures report documents that “State legislatures continue tackling immigration in a variety of policy arenas at an unprecedented rate. So far this year, 1267 bills have been considered in 45 state legislatures and at least 175 laws and resolutions have been enacted in 39 states.
Also Mexican Restaurants Beware! Feds arrest 58 in Ohio immigration raids, Immigrants Face Jail, Then Deportation Jennifer Ludden, NPR.When Americans Get Deported Illegally at Just News. Hispanic leaders fear for safety becoming a new hazard of the job. Also What’s Clogging the Courts? Ask America’s Busiest Judge and Zirkle Fruit reaches labor settlement.
Hispanic Role in the General Election at Nuesta Voice. The blog has a nice new look.
Wingnuts: Obtuse in any language at Orcinus. “If Obama could go to Germany and give a speech in English and be not only understood but well-received, why does he say we all need to learn another language?”