March 30, 2010

El hielo de ICE

30/03/10 a 9:32am por Rafael Prieto Zartha Para la comunidad hispana que experimenta diariamente los efectos de las acciones del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) no es motivo de sorpresa la revelación hecha por el diario The Washington Post de que personal de esa agencia federal se traza metas de expulsión de indocumentados, sin tener… Continue »

Lots happened over the weekend, so here’s a quick roundup of immigration news from around the interwebs. More March For America highlights: First and foremost: you just have to laugh (potentially out loud) at NPR’s take on the Roy Beck/Numbers USA mime incident: “SAGAL: It was an immigration throw down. When anti-immigration activist Roy Beck… Continue »

The Spanish-language press covers demonstrations in California for immigration reform; reactions to the discovery of deportation quotas at ICE; and reviews of immigration-related appearances on Sunday talk shows.

27/04/10 a 11:59am por Rafael Prieto Zartha La comunidad hispana radicada en Estados Unidos demostraría que no tiene una pizca de dignidad si este próximo sábado 1 de mayo no sale a la calle a repudiar de manera tajante la ley estatal de Arizona 1070 que criminaliza a los inmigrantes indocumentados. Los latinos deben salir a… Continue »

As the health care debate comes to a close, there’s no better time to introduce comprehensive immigration reform. Hundreds of thousands of immigrant rights supporters from all over the country congregated on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday to demand immigration reform in 2010. It was the largest political rally to be held since President Barack Obama moved into the White House.

The Spanish-language press leads today with the Arizona House of Representatives’ passage of a bill that would criminalize undocumented immigrants, but the effects of last Sunday’s March for America and other local events for immigration reform–including a protest outside Republican National Committee headquarters–continue to receive a significant amount of coverage.

The President and Congress promised real immigration reform right away and it has yet to be delivered. For the hundreds of thousands of families who are still being torn apart each year, this is unacceptable. It was an honor to share the day Sunday with the 200,000 men, women and children who came to Washington to demand change this weekend, and I am emboldened to keep fighting for real immigration reform. Our movement is strong and it continues to grow!

Wow, what a week! It’s time to tell Congress that now that health care reform has passed, they have 200,000 good reasons to move immigration reform next:

Tonight at 8 PM ET, How Democracy Works will be premiering the first part of it’s twelve part program on HBO2. The series, which documents the course immigration reform has taken over the past 8 or so years is described vividly by the filmmakers: “…that’s what we believe this series turned out to be: twelve discrete films about several dozen fascinating people in all kinds of places, each connected by a commitment to change the way that the United States handles the bedrock national identity issue of immigration.”

Today, the Spanish-language press reports on statements from high-level Obama Administration officials reiterating the President’s commitment to reform immigration policy, a new survey showing deep support for reform among religious voters and a bill in Arizona that would criminalize the undocumented.