Last week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced big changes to the government program that turns local cops into immigration agents (the “287g” program). The changes are a start, but they haven’t stopped Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s dangerous and racist antics in Maricopa County, Arizona. Last Spring 40,000 Americans like you spoke out against the Sheriff’s tactics. The House Judiciary Committee called for strict review, and the Department of Justice announced it would carry out a federal investigation!
Watch Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) give a a one-minute floor speech today on the urgent need to reform our immigrant detention policies and our nation’s currently unjust immigration system. Rep. Polis is quickly becoming a strong and passionate champion for real, humane, and sensible immigration reform. Watch it:
Duke, a prominent pro-migrant blogger at Migra Matters (click here if you don’t know what a pro-migrant blogger is), has a post up about Senator Schumer’s tough enforcement talk, whether national advocacy groups will repeat errors of the past, and why the McLarty-Bush Council on Foreign Relations report looks like a pretty decent compromise– but warns against it being a starting point.
In a press release, ALIPAC, a vocal anti-immigrant advocacy group, takes a stab at Sotomayor’s membership in NCLR (National Council of La Raza), a mainstream Hispanic equivalent to the NAACP. So, apologies to the Center for Immigration Studies, but its head Mark Krikorian no longer wins the award for most absurd line of attack on the President’s Supreme Court nominee. Nope, William Gheen clearly distinguishes himself there.
The segment highlights the impressive report released last week by an indpendent Council on Foreign Relations Task Force, co-chaired by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) and former White House chief of staff (under Clinton) Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty III, which stated the urgent need for a comprehensive overhaul of our nation’s immigration laws succinctly: “The stakes are too high to fail.”