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Author: Gabe Ortiz

Mitt Romney Trashes Immigrants. Again.

Cross-Posted at Jack and Jill Politics: Does Mitt Romney even hear himself when he talks? By now we all know about the new video Mother Jones released of Mitt Romney writing  off 47% of Americans by calling us “dependents” who would vote for Obama no matter what.  The punditocracy has been chattering ever since as … Continue reading »

As DREAMers Line Up for Relief, Republicans Try to Avoid the Issue

Today, the first of nearly 1.7 million DREAMers can begin applying for deferred action under a program that was announced by President Obama earlier this year in June. (See the Washington Post article here.) The political impact of this is clear. Over the next month, hundreds of thousands of DREAMers will be seen on  TV, … Continue reading »

Arpaio’s Top Five Lame Excuses for Racial Profiling

In court yesterday, the self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff” ran from his record of terrorizing immigrant communities. Gone was the swagger, and under the light of overwhelming evidence, he tried to scramble away and evade responsibility for all of it. 1. “I don’t get involved in those operations. I’m not there on the street patrolling and … Continue reading »

Rep. Steve King Uses Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit to Fundraise for Reelection Campaign

Cross-Posted at Jack and Jill Politics: Today, at an oversight hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Steve King (R-Peanut Gallery) ominously threatened to sue DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano unless she reversed the Obama Administration’s popular new policy to grant temporary relief to DREAMers. In case you don’t know him, Rep. King is one of … Continue reading »

Delegation in South Korea to Ask Hyundai to Take a Stand on Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law, H.B. 56

I’m about to board a 14 hour flight to Seoul, South Korea, where a delegation of national civil and labor rights leaders will tell Hyundai shareholders that their company’s decision to brush aside requests to help repeal Alabama’s anti-immigrant law is unacceptable. A few weeks ago, civil, human rights, and labor organizations sent a letter to these auto giants, and asked them to take a stand against H.B. 56. None of them have.

Delegation in South Korea to Ask Hyundai to Take a Stand on Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law, H.B. 56

I’m about to board a 14 hour flight to Seoul, South Korea, where a delegation of national civil and labor rights leaders will tell Hyundai shareholders that their company’s decision to brush aside requests to help repeal Alabama’s anti-immigrant law is unacceptable. A few weeks ago, civil, human rights, and labor organizations sent a letter to these auto giants, and asked them to take a stand against H.B. 56. None of them have.

Ethnic Cleansing in Alabama.  Nativist Backers Say "That's the Point"

You’ve probably heard that Alabama has begun implementing the harshest anti-immigrant law in the country. Their stated goal is to wipe every undocumented person from the state by putting such a squeeze on their communities that they are terrorized out. Police, public utilities companies and even elementary schools are required to report anyone they think may be undocumented.