Archive for November, 2008

Agriprocessors’ Rubashkin Faces Immigration and Wage Violation Charges

Agriprocessors’ Rubashkin Faces Immigration and Wage Violation Charges

Photo by Aaron Wenner. This week, former CEO Sholom Rubashkin of kosher slaughterhouse Agriprocessors pleaded “not guilty” in court to 12-counts involving undocumented immigrants, identity theft and bank fraud. When the kosher meatpacking plant was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, authorities found not just undocumented workers at the plant, but child laborers, […]

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Congressman Becerra on What Latinos Think of Republican Immigration Policies

Latino Voting Power: What do Latino voters think of Republican immigration policies? Echoing remarks made from both Republicans and Democrats, Congressman Xavier Becerra speaks about how Latinos view the immigration policies of republicans and its implications for the future of the Republican party.

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Virginia Seeks to Help, Not Penalize Immigrants

Virginia Seeks to Help, Not Penalize Immigrants

Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia. Photo by characterzero99. It looks like someone is getting the message that being anti-immigrant isn’t a winning strategy. The Virginia Commission on Immigration plans to send Gov. Tim Kaine 24 recommendations, “most of which would help immigrants instead of penalizing them.” The recommendations include creating an immigration assistance office, allowing […]

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Sen. Majority Leader Comment Marks Monumental Shift in Immigration Reform Prospects

Sen. Majority Leader Comment Marks Monumental Shift in Immigration Reform Prospects

Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid at the DNC. Photo by NewsHour. NOTE: This piece was originally featured in the Huffington Post. BY: FRANK SHARRY In an interview published in Gannet News Service over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke candidly of plans to both address and pass immigration reform legislation in the 111th […]

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Neo-Nazis Join Anti-Immigrant Movement

Written by on November 24, 2008 in Demographics, Myths, Restrictionists, Video with 4 Comments

Keystone State Skinhead Tries to “Soften” His Image USA Today is reporting that “…the white-power movement is changing its marketing strategy to broaden its appeal.” And immigrants are at the core of its new business model. Skinheads, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members are all joining the anti-immigrant bandwagon in an attempt to better “market” […]

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Border Governor Janet Napolitano Favored for DHS Post

There’s no one better than a border governor to lead an office in charge of securing our borders and heading immigration enforcement and services. Recent reports indicate Governor Janet Napolitano (D-AZ) is emerging as the front runner for the position of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the new Democratic administration. DHS […]

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Facebook Board Member Allegedly Backs Anti-Immigrant NumbersUSA

Written by on November 21, 2008 in Reform, Restrictionists with 3 Comments
Facebook Board Member Allegedly Backs Anti-Immigrant NumbersUSA

Photo by Luc Legay. Does Facebook have connections to ardently anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA? Insiders at Clarium Capital, the $5.3 billion hedge fund run by Facebook investor Peter Thiel are claiming their boss has made a $1 million donation to NumbersUSA. Rather than denying such serious accusations, Thiel hasn’t done anything more than say that the […]

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Building Border Walls Around Border Walls

Written by on November 20, 2008 in Border, Department of Homeland Security, Enforcement with 6 Comments
Building Border Walls Around Border Walls

Crosses along the border wall memorialize those who didn’t make it. Photo by keiforce. It’s not enough that DHS is building hundreds of miles of walls along the U.S.-Mexico border, creating physical and emotional barriers between us and our neighbor, ally, and trading partner. But now there is a plan to build a wall around […]

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Worried About the Mortgage Market? Don’t Blame an Immigrant

Written by on November 19, 2008 in Demographics, Economics, Myths, Undocumented Immigration with 1 Comment
Worried About the Mortgage Market? Don’t Blame an Immigrant

Photo by jeroen020. Anti-immigrant zealots, as part of their never-ending crusade to blame immigration for virtually every economic and social problem in the United States, continue to insist that the collapse of the subprime mortgage market was rooted in nefarious home purchases by undocumented immigrants. On November 18, a rambling post to the “Political Awareness […]

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ICE Partners With San Diego County, Seeks Presence in 3,100 Jails

ICE Partners With San Diego County, Seeks Presence in 3,100 Jails

San Diego County recently announced that it would soon be partnering with ICE and dedicating its energy to identifying immigrants in jail for deportation.ICE unveiled its new program – The Secure Communities Program – in March 2008.It gives jails access to ICE and FBI databases so that they can identify inmates who lack legal status […]

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