Archive for August, 2008

What Obama’s Speech Means for Immigration

Written by on August 30, 2008 in Election 2008, National Legislation, Reform with 5 Comments
What Obama’s Speech Means for Immigration

Photo by DoubleSpeak with Matthew and Peter Slutsky’s. Immigration was not overlooked during Barack Obama’s momentous closing speech on Thursday night. “Passions fly on immigration,” said Obama, “but I don’t know anyone who benefits when a mother is separated from her infant child or an employer undercuts American wages by hiring illegal workers. This too [...]

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DNC Live: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

DNC Live: National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

Yesterday the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA)–a nonpartisan association of Hispanic organizations and leaders–announced a bold new policy agenda at the DNC, calling upon elected officials, candidates, political parties, the media and the general public to consider and adopt the NHLA platform. The Hispanic Policy Agenda addresses prime policy issues facing Hispanics in six main [...]

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DNC Live: Janet Murguia Concludes NDN Immigration Forum

DNC Live: Janet Murguia Concludes NDN Immigration Forum

Janet Murguia, CEO of President of National Council of La Raza was the final speaker at NDN’s Immigration Reform and the Next Administration forum event at the DNC. Murguia wanted to add another dimension to the conversation by pointing out that as a Latina, she and her fellow Latinos care about a lot of issues–yet [...]

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DNC Live: NDN Immigration Forum Resumes with Frank Sharry

DNC Live: NDN Immigration Forum Resumes with Frank Sharry

Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice was the third speaker featured at NDN’s Immigration Reform and the Next Administration forum event. Sharry began by providing a definition for attrition through enforcement: From the policy point of view, attrition through enforcement assumes we have good laws and bad people and what we have to do is [...]

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DNC Live: Marco Lopez Continues NDN Immigration Discussion

DNC Live: Marco Lopez Continues NDN Immigration Discussion

The US-Mexican border at Nogales, Mexico. Photo by Baveta. The next speaker at the NDN’s Immigration Reform and the Next Administration forum event at the DNC was Marco Lopez of Arizona, a rising star in American politics. Lopez talked about what Arizona has had to do “creatively” to tackle the growing trend of migration from [...]

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DNC Live: NDN Immigration Forum with Zoe Lofgren

DNC Live: NDN Immigration Forum with Zoe Lofgren

NDN is currently holding a forum on Immigration Reform and the Next Administration at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. NDN President Simon Rosenberg began the conversation acknowledging that the Democrats have “woken up” to the relevance of the immigrant voting population in the upcoming election. NDN Vice-president, Andres Ramirez, introduced Congresswoman and Chairman of [...]

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What Biden Means for Immigration Reform

Written by on August 25, 2008 in Election 2008, National Legislation, Reform, Video with 0 Comments

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owV4UkZaEmA[/youtube] Senator Biden talks about common-sense solutions to immigration. This past weekend, presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama, introduced Joseph Biden of Delaware as his vice-presidential running mate.  Pro-immigrant and labor groups have lauded Obama’s decision to run next to a six-term senator with foreign policy expertise and a firm commitment to comprehensive immigration reform. Frank Sharry of America’s voice and a featured [...]

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Live Blogging from the DNC

Written by on August 22, 2008 in National Legislation with 0 Comments
Live Blogging from the DNC

Stay tuned all of next week to receive live updates on how immigration is being discussed and addressed at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

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Phoenix Mayor Demands Immigration Reform at Police Conference

Phoenix Mayor Demands Immigration Reform at Police Conference

Photo by psilver This week the Police Foundation sponsored a two day conference, “The Role of Local Police: Striking a balance between immigration enforcement and civil liberties.” One of the highlights was a speech by Mayor Phil Gordon of Phoenix, a vocal supporter of immigration reform and opponent of the antics of Sheriff Joe Arpaio [...]

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Olympic Win Highlights Immigration Challenges

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4ufv2fCS4M[/youtube] Cejudo discusses win on CBS’ the Early Show On Tuesday night, Henry Cejudo nabbed an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. and realized the dream that his mother, Nelly Rico, carried with her as she crossed the border from Mexico over twenty years ago. Rico—an undocumented immigrant—encouraged her children to work hard and aim [...]

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