Archive for October, 2008

NC Candidate for Governor Trashes Immigrant Voting Bloc

NC Candidate for Governor Trashes Immigrant Voting Bloc

Charlotte Mayor and candidate for Governor Pat McCrory with former NC House candidate Dr. Nalin Mehta. Photo by deritastudio. NOTE: This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Last week, North Carolina’s candidate for governor, Pat McCrory, potentially isolated upwards of 83,000 New American voters in his state when his emails viciously attacking immigrants were […]

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Immigrant-Friendly American Apparel Demands Immigration Reform

Written by on October 28, 2008 in Economics, Reform, Undocumented Immigration with 3 Comments
Immigrant-Friendly American Apparel Demands Immigration Reform

In window of American Apparel, Washington, DC. Photo by afagen. American Apparel–the U.S.’ biggest garment manufacturer–is sick of losing good workers to a broken immigration system. That’s why the company is raging its “Legalize LA” campaign and standing up for the legalization of the hard-working, but undocumented immigrants living in our country today. Most recently, […]

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DHS No-Match Rule is Another Nail in Economy’s Coffin

DHS No-Match Rule is Another Nail in Economy’s Coffin

At a time when the financial markets are in crisis, unemployment rates are rising, Americans are losing their homes, and the future of small businesses is uncertain, the federal government persists in pushing for implementation of the DHS no-match rule—another nail in the U.S. economy’s coffin. While this new rule cannot be immediately implemented because […]

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Wash Post Reports: Latinas are Swaying the Vote

Written by on October 23, 2008 in Demographics, Election 2008, National Legislation with 0 Comments
Wash Post Reports: Latinas are Swaying the Vote

Photo by Shapeshift. Immigration reform, along with education, taxes, health care, and “values” make up the list of priorities identified by one of the nation’s new and powerful political blocs:  Latinas. The Washington Post reports: Latina McCain supporters give the Republican candidate enduring credit for being a champion of immigration reform, even if lately he […]

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NC Sheriff Steve Bizzell Trashes Immigrants

Written by on October 22, 2008 in Enforcement, Police, Undocumented Immigration with 0 Comments
NC Sheriff Steve Bizzell Trashes Immigrants

Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell cruises through the Selma Mobile Home Park in Selma, N.C., remarking “”All they do is work and make love”” as he watches kids play. Photo by: AP/The News & Observer, Robert Willett It’s no surprise that half of all Latinos, immigrant and non-immigrant, are saying that their situation in this […]

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Presidential Debates Ignore 12 Million Elephants in the Room, Bypass Immigration

Presidential Debates Ignore 12 Million Elephants in the Room, Bypass Immigration

Photo by Barack Obama on flickr. NOTE: this story first appeared in the Huffington Post. What do the economy, health care, and foreign policy have in common? They are all topics that are related to a critical issue that was not discussed in the election 2008 debates: immigration. Everyone from the Latino community to immigration […]

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Immigration: The Elephant in the Presidential Debates

Immigration: The Elephant in the Presidential Debates

Photo by Jayanth Sharma. After two presidential debates and one vice-presidential showdown, the American public is still waiting to hear what John McCain and Barack Obama have to say about the elephant in the room: immigration. Everyone from the Latino community to immigration advocates to probing journalists have been eagerly awaiting the immigration topic to […]

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Immigration Stunts in Face of Faltering Economy

Immigration Stunts in Face of Faltering Economy

Photo by rednuht. Several reports including the Pew Hispanic Research Center’s new study have come out over the past few months showing that the undocumented population is shrinking. However, while some restrictionists continue to hold on to the notion that the decrease in immigration is primarily due to remarkably harsh stepped-up enforcement measures, Jeffrey Passel […]

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Restrictionists Use Immigrants as Scapegoat for Economic Crisis

Written by on October 6, 2008 in Demographics, Economics, Myths, Restrictionists with 0 Comments
Restrictionists Use Immigrants as Scapegoat for Economic Crisis

Photo by respres. As the U.S. rumbles through a recession, some restrictionists are exploiting the current economic crisis to mislead Americans into thinking that immigrants — not the utter lack of financial market government oversight or the irresponsible behavior of brokerage firms — are to blame for the current state of our economy. The Center […]

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What Part of “Legal” Don’t You Understand, Lou Dobbs?

Written by on October 3, 2008 in Myths, Restrictionists, Undocumented Immigration, Video with 0 Comments

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ret86-prpHA&eurl=http://www.truthinimmigration.org/CompleteStory.aspx?sid=100[/youtube] Video by MALDEF’s Truth In Immigration. Truth in Immigration, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s (MALDEF) online blog, recently posted part two of their analysis of several distortions Lou Dobbs made on his September 10th edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight, at a rally by the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

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