Activists marched in Los Angeles and picketed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s appearance in New York, angered over the administration’s recent embrace of an electronic verification system for employers and a program that allows local police to enforce immigration laws.

When President Obama’s enemies protest his policies, it is not a surprise. However, when his friends publicly show their disagreement – and their disappointment – it is time for serious reflection on the administration’s part.

Lou Dobbs continues to make a fool of himself, of CNN and of Time Warner, which owns this blog and pays my salary. When Jim DeMint, the oh-so-conservative Senator from South Carolina, says that the Obama birth certificate isn’t an issue, and when electronic copies of the birth certificate have been produced–and certified–by the state of Hawaii, one wonders why Dobbs keeps flogging this…and why CNN allows him to do it.

The Barack Obama administration said Wednesday it will give $5.5 million in federal stimulus money to Arizona police agencies to help fight drug trafficking, human smuggling and illegal immigration into the U.S. from Mexico.

But the Maricopa County sheriff’s department and county attorney’s office won’t see any of the money.

A family’s flight to Minnesota to avoid gang violence in El Salvador has the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court and is poised to set precedent in immigration law.

Today, we released a new video calling on DHS secretary Napolitano to investigate Bush-era home raids and focus on real, comprehensive immigration reform instead of half-baked enforcement measures that are only making communities less secure.

On the heels of several reports critical of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) enforcement and detention tactics, America’s Voice has created a new video demanding that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano do more to reject the failed strategies of the Bush Administration and move forward on workable comprehensive immigration reform. Yesterday, grassroots activists in New York and Los Angeles launched events with the same theme. These grassroots actions will continue across the country for the next several weeks.

30/07/09 a 8:39am por Rafael Prieto Zartha BITÁCORA El portal de internet de la organización antiinmigrante Americanos por la Inmigración Legal, ALIPAC, con sede en Carolina del Norte, contiene -en estos días- un anuncio enorme que titila intermitentemente como señal de triunfo. Dice “Thank you!” en un fondo azul añil, adornado con tres estrellas blancas,… Continue »

A series of events over the past several days and weeks show that the Republican Party still has not learned the lessons of the 2006 and 2008 elections. As Senator Tom Coburn might say — they have some “splaining to do.” In a remarkable and mostly unconscious display of white identity politics, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee spouted condescending questions at the president’s distinguished nominee for the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor. Failing to trip her up, all but one of the Republicans on the committee voted against her nomination.

A series of events over the past several days and weeks show that the Republican Party still has not learned the lessons of the 2006 and 2008 elections. As Senator Tom Coburn might say — they have some “splaining to do.”