Associated Press Will No Longer Use the Term “Illegal Immigrant”

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 10:20 am

One of the world’s leading wire services, the Associated Press, has announced it will no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.” The term illegal immigrant is considered derogatory by many as referring to a person rather than an act.

 

The Most Outrageous Excuse to Deport a Mother of Three

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 11:15 am

Where would you expect to find half-a-dozen patrol cars on New Year’s Eve? In Bakersfield, California, ranked in the highest ten percent of the most violent cities in America, you’d hope they’d be responding to incidents of violence and preventing murder, rape, and other violent crime. At the very least, you’d expect them to be patrolling for drunk drivers.

Not so. At least not when it comes to prioritizing such matters as “barking dogs.”

Crucial Vote on DREAM Act Expected This Afternoon

By: Tuesday September 21, 2010 7:40 am

One of the most compelling elements of this political drama has been the interaction between The LGBT movement and the migrant youth movement. What to an outsider might be perceived as two unrelated constituencies, perhaps even hostile to each other, have been working long before this moment to build unity and solidarity. It is one thing to believe in the truth that we are all woven into a “single garment of destiny.” It is another to live that truth and act on it. The migrant youth movement and the LGBT movement having been living and acting on that truth, as we all should. My freedom is tied up with the freedom of everyone else in the universe, and today we have a chance to set close to a million people free.

DREAM Now Recap: The Ghost of Virgil Goode Possesses the Republican Party

By: Saturday August 7, 2010 12:00 pm

The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in all but paperwork, to earn legal status, provided they graduate from U.S. high schools, have good moral character, and complete either two years of college or military service. With broader comprehensive immigration reform stuck in partisan gridlock, the time is now for the White House and Congress to step up and pass the DREAM Act!

So Glad We’ve Got Our Priorities in Order

By: Saturday June 5, 2010 3:00 pm

A colleague and friend of mine from the New School directed me to this special report today. Apparently the cleanup site of the oil hemorrhaging into the gulf is the perfect place for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials to pick up undocumented workers.

Will Sen. Scott Brown Meet with Massachusetts Immigrant Youth Before April 17?

By: Monday April 12, 2010 8:06 am

it’s going to take a lot more than an AP article and a hundred petition signatures to secure a meeting with Brown. Here are some things you can do to help:

  1. SIGN the petition at change.org and ask all of your friends and family to do the same, especially if they are Massachusetts residents.
  2. CALL Brown’s D.C. office (202-224-4543) and his local office (617-565-3170) to ask whether or not Brown will meet with us before April 17.
  3. JOIN the Facebook group and ask your Facebook friends to do the same
  4. HELP us fight any misinformation or nativism that you see online regarding our meeting request.

Currently, we are not asking for any policy commitments from Sen. Brown. We are only asking for a simple meeting. We want Sen. Brown to hear the stories of immigrant youth who have been affected by the broken federal immigration system so that he can decide for himself what should be done. We believe that if Sen. Brown hears from these youth, who know only the United States as their home, that he will do the right thing.

Movie Night: Papers the Movie: Stories of Undocumented Youth

By: Monday January 4, 2010 5:00 pm

Papers the Movie: Stories of Undocumented Youth delivers the poignant stories of five undocumented students whose life in the United States is colored daily by their lack “papers.” Without proof of their immigrant status, it is against the law for them to drive or work, and it is difficult or impossible for them to get into college.

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