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December 2009

Weekly Diaspora: Working Together for Reform

As we usher the last decade into the realm of memory, it’s time to stop viewing immigration reform as an Us vs. Them issue. The metaphors and language we use are key to framing a debate because they can communicate broader truths via association. For example, a scientist might mention the porous nature of all membranes and boundaries found in nature to describe the ineffectiveness of the militarized U.S.-Mexico border.

Immigration, economy affecting number of births in Arizona

Arizona’s anti-illegal-immigration laws and the poor economy have had a chilling effect on the number of babies born in the state.

Newly released figures from the state’s Department of Health Services show a 7 percent drop in the number of infant births in the past year alone and a more than 10 percent drop over the past two years.

Las escaramuzas en el saboteo de los sueños

29/12/09 a 1:22pm por Rafael Prieto Zartha Vamos como el cangrejo, caminando en reversa. En dos estados donde se habían sentado bases para que los estudiantes indocumentados pudieran ingresar a instituciones de educación superior, las fuerzas vivas del oscurantismo anhelan borrar los avances o los han frenado sin remedio inmediato. En Nebraska, los legisladores estatales están … Continue reading »

POLL: December 2009: America's Voice/Bendixen & Amandi (Latino Voters)

On behalf of America’s Voice, Bendixen&Amandi conducted a national poll of 1,010 Latino voters in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New York, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia in December 2009. Interviews were conducted in Spanish and English and the margin of error was 3%. Immigration is a key issue … Continue reading »

Families separated by miles, years and immigration laws

A bill introduced in Congress by Democratic lawmakers this month seeks a “promotion of family unity” by placing a high priority on eliminating backlogs for legal Immigration — which activists say contribute to the country’s problems with illegal Immigration.

Lawyers Protest Arpaio, Former Lawyer for Sheriff Calls Him "Totalitarian"

300 lawyers in suits protested Maricopa County Attorney, Andrew Thomas, charging him and Sheriff Joe Arpaio with making a complete mockery of the justice system. Headlining the protest weren’t left-leaning activist attorneys like the ones you might expect . They were self-described conservative Republicans, one of whom actually worked as a prosecutor for Arpaio — before she couldn’t take it anymore.

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