For those outside of California that are not familiar with the “Steve Poisoner effect”, here’s a quick summary. Steve Poizner was a candidate for Governor of California that poisoned the Republican primaries in 2010 with vile anti-immigrant rhetoric. In the end he did not only lose the nomination of his
Interview with the author of the new book, “Listen to the Children: Conversations with Immigrant Families”.
While Republicans on the federal level as one of their first acts in taking over the House of Representatives read the Constitution and its Amendments aloud on the House Floor, on the state level they also prepare to launch an all-out assault on the Constitution by trying to blow up
In a day that should’ve been a day of progress and celebration with the passage of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, a dark cloud taints it with the DREAM Act being denied to our youth. Today I hug all those DREAM’ers and I’m crying with you. The white
From Project Economic Refugee: In light of what happened today in the Senate, reports of the DREAM Act’s death have been, shall we say, greatly exaggerated. It seems that CNN jumped the gun by reporting this: Senate cancels DREAM vote (CNN) – Senate Democrats canceled a scheduled vote on the
On the heels of Fox News launching a website catering to Latinos and perhaps as a response to the beating the Latino vote handed to the Tea Party in the 2010 midterm elections, the conservative think thank Heritage Foundation is now launching a site entirely in Spanish. Via PR Newswire:
The Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) is organizing an event in Chicago to tell undocumented teens that they are NOT alone and that together we CAN overcome despair. In the lead up to the event, the IYJL is collecting stories of support to share about those that have thought about or have attempted suicide due to being undocumented and having doors shut on their faces.
I recently had the chance to see Professor of Linguists George Lakoff talk at a forum on the tactics of health care reform. During that discussion, Professor Lakoff reiterated, as he has often done in the past, that progressives still lack the extensive network of communications in this country that
Expose of Lou Ferrigno and other Hollywood actors’ connection to neo-nazis in Arizona border.
In light of Senator Liebermann announcing that the Senate now has the 60 votes needed to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, it is imperative that the DREAM Act does not get left behind nor does it get unwittingly blacked out, once again, just like it happened before the midterm elections.