Archive for August, 2009

Local Company Gives ‘Sin City’ a Bad Name

Local Company Gives ‘Sin City’ a Bad Name

Photo by Plastic Bat. Las Vegas prides itself on its strong union-staffed hotels and casinos. However, according to a class-action lawsuit recently filed, Bravo Pro Inc. was allegedly paying workers $3.50 to $4.00 per hour for 13-hour shifts with no overtime pay. Their employees were providing janitorial and maintenance services to Bravo’s clients around the […]

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Non-English Speaking Mother Separated from Child: The Tragedy of Mixed-Status Families

Non-English Speaking Mother Separated from Child: The Tragedy of Mixed-Status Families

Photo by Crazybananas. A recent article on TIME.com follows the story of a young undocumented mother from Oaxaca, Mexico, whose baby, born in the United States, was taken away by the state of Mississippi because she “doesn’t speak English.” According to the article, the mother was allegedly deemed unfit “in part because her lack of […]

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And the Beat Goes On: Immigration Reform and the Road Ahead

And the Beat Goes On: Immigration Reform and the Road Ahead

Photo by afagen. As Washington and the rest of the country continue to reflect on the monumental legacy of the late Senator from Massachusetts, many are contemplating the enormous leadership gap left in his passing. A tireless champion of health care, civil rights, foreign policy, education, immigration and many other worthy causes, Senator Kennedy’s first […]

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Leader, Visionary and Friend: Today We Remember Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Leader, Visionary and Friend: Today We Remember Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Photo by Muffet. The Capitol is quiet, its halls silent, its chambers shuttered. The Senate is in recess, and in the midst of that quiet, one of its greatest members has passed away. It’s fitting that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy died while his beloved Senate was in recess. There were no committee hearings to chair, […]

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Plugging into the Millennial Generation

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Plugging into the Millennial Generation

Photo by Joel Bedford. Today, the Center for American Progress released a new publication, The Coming End of the Culture Wars, which explains that the conservative white working-class population is waning while the younger “millennial” generation, who is much more liberal on social issues including immigration reform, is expanding. The report states: Millennials—the generation with […]

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Faith and Leadership Required: A Closer Look at Last Week’s White House Meeting

Faith and Leadership Required: A Closer Look at Last Week’s White House Meeting

Photo by Downing Street. Last week’s White House meeting on immigration marked another chapter in the years-long effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Janet Napolitano’s invitation to more than one hundred representatives from business, labor, faith, law enforcement, and immigration groups was a genuine attempt to listen to concerns and solicit ideas. The format—large group […]

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The President and Secretary Napolitano Reaffirm Commitment to Immigration Reform

The President and Secretary Napolitano Reaffirm Commitment to Immigration Reform

Photo by robertlafond2009. Yesterday, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano met with immigrant advocates, faith leaders, labor, business and law enforcement officials at the White House to discuss moving forward with a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year. President Obama appeared at the end of the meeting to reaffirm his commitment to reform and pledge that “we […]

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South Carolina Senator in Search of Solutions

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Chairman of the Immigration, Refugee and Border Security Subcommittee, has tapped Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to help garner GOP support for a comprehensive immigration bill this year. While not always voting in favor of common sense solutions to our broken immigration system, Senator […]

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Health Care Reform and Immigration: The Sideshow Antics of the Anti-Reform Crowd

Health Care Reform and Immigration: The Sideshow Antics of the Anti-Reform Crowd

Photo by def101. Today, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released a new fact sheet about immigrants and the health care system. At a public event, CIS made it clear that while immigrants may not be to blame for all the problems with the U.S. health care system, they certainly are part of the problem, […]

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CIS Misses the Mark on Immigration and the Economy

CIS Misses the Mark on Immigration and the Economy

Photo by timlewisnm. In a pair of new reports released yesterday, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) presents an array of demographic and employment data from the U.S. Census Bureau to obliquely suggest that the recession-plagued U.S. economy doesn’t really “need” immigrant workers. Although both of these reports are surprisingly nuanced in their analysis compared […]

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