November 24, 2009

The Faith Movement

24/11/09 a 10:21am por Maribel Hastings Part 5 in the series “Immigration Reform: Know the Players” This Thanksgiving week, as end-of-year celebrations commence, faith groups across the country stress the moral urgency of immigration reform. These groups have played an important role in the immigration debate, although the process has not been without controversy. In… Continue »

Last week a dozen Republican U.S. Senators, all of whom oppose comprehensive immigration reform, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, protesting a recent speech in which she said that immigration reform would help lift the wages of American workers and create a more level playing field for honest employers and hard-working employees.

It’s time to share the good news: Lou Dobbs is one less turkey on TV this Thanksgiving. That’s one big step toward bringing our country together to debate real solutions on immigration. We’ve created a fun Thanksgiving e-card you can share with your family and friends, so take a look, have a laugh, and pass it on. We all know that the bigger the movement grows, the stronger each of our voices are.

The federal government said it was revamping its deportation agreements with local sheriffs to focus on ridding the country of dangerous felons. But some North Carolina sheriffs who signed the agreements have not changed their practices.

In announcing it will push for immigration reform in 2010, the Obama administration is right to make it clear that a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants is not negotiable. The United States has benefited from people who are here illegally – in the taxes they pay, the work they do, the cultural diversity they bring. The cost in education and other social services eventually will be repaid many times over in the vitality their children and grandchildren will contribute.

November 23, 2009

La mala memoria

23/11/09 a 12:58pm por Rafael Prieto Zartha Bitácora La semana pasada doce senadores enviaron una carta a la Secretaria de Seguridad Nacional (DHS), Janet Napolitano, increpándola por su pronunciamiento público del 13 de noviembre a favor de una reforma migratoria integral que hizo en cumplimiento con la promesa del presidente Barack Obama de impulsar la… Continue »

Newsflash: Forget all that controversy surrounding CNN’s Latinos in America series earlier this fall (CNN came under heavy fire for keeping incendiary host Lou Dobbs as a mainstream news anchor while trying to reach out to Latino audiences). Apparently, Lou Dobbs should now be known as Latinos’ “great friend,” according to… well, Lou Dobbs. To give Lou some credit, he did find a way to incorporate Latinos, especially Latino immigrants, into just about every “Lou Dobbs Tonight” broadcast, even when the topic was completely unrelated. Heck, Dobbs even gave Latino immigrants credit for a new wave of leprosy in the United States.

Immigrants didn’t come here in order to be lawbreakers; they broke a law in order to come here. That’s a distinction with a crucial difference – one that sensible and principled conservatives should be able to understand.

The Obama administration said last week that it would push for reform next year, making good on candidate Barack Obama’s pledge. We were glad to hear it.

We just got word that the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated a hate group, is holding a casting call in Atlanta tomorrow for a new web video that will change the hearts and minds of the average American.

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