31/05/10 a 6:31pm por Maribel Hastings Mientras un mar de rostros marchaba el sábado por las calles de Phoenix, Arizona, en contra de la SB 1070, pensé en todas las señales que apuntaban a lo que allí se vive y cómo el gobierno federal y el Congreso sólo observaron en tanto el volcán estaba a… Continue »

The Spanish-language press covered press conferences by both President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderón yesterday, as the Senate voted down Republican border-security measures being proposed as amendments to a defense bill.

Good news: all three wasteful border amendments voted on in the Senate today were defeated, thanks in part to the tens of thousands of emails, phonecalls, and faxes made by concerned constituents.

La siguiente es la declaración de Frank Sharry, director ejecutivo de America’s Voice, luego de que el Senado rechazara tres enmiendas de “seguridad fronteriza primero” propuestas por los senadores republicanos John Cornyn, de Texas, y  John McCain y Jon Kyl, ambos de Arizona, a un proyecto de asignación de fondos: “Los senadores demócratas Harry Reid,… Continue »

Washington, D.C. –  Los políticos republicanos siguen apoyando la ley antiinmigrante de Arizona e impulsando más de las mismas enmiendas de “seguridad fronteriza primero”. Entre tanto, jefes de policía de algunas de las principales ciudades de Arizona y del país estuvieron en Washington reuniéndose con el Secretario de Justicia, Eric Holder, para dejar en claro su oposición a la… Continue »

May 27, 2010

¿No que no?

27/05/10 a 4:07pm por Rafael Prieto Zartha Para alquilar balcón está la pelotera en el campo anti inmigrante entre la organización ALIPAC y el ex congresista Tom Tancredo respecto a la manifestación del próximo 5 de junio en Phoenix a favor de la ley SB 1070, que criminaliza a los indocumentados, y en contra del… Continue »

In a triumph of political posturing over problem-solving, Republican politicians continue to rally behind the Arizona anti-immigrant law and put forth more-of the-same “border security first” amendments in Washington. Meanwhile, leading police chiefs from major cities in Arizona and across the United States gathered in Washington yesterday to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to make clear their opposition to the Arizona law, copycats in other states, and to push Washington to come up with real solutions.

Senators Reid, Schumer, Durbin, and Menendez deserve major kudos for standing up to the partisan posturing and political gamesmanship of Senators Cornyn, McCain and Kyl – and defeating them.

The Republicans proposed “border security first” amendments aimed at trying to make themselves look “tough” and Democrats look “soft.” But their ploy failed.

Good news. All three wasteful border amendments voted on in the Senate today were defeated.

President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he would be deploying 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexican border to beef up security along the Río Bravo. This surprise move has garnered criticism from immigrant rights supporters, who argue that it will dehumanize and endanger immigrant and Latino communities.

Julianne Hing at RaceWire offers more details on the plan, reporting that an extra $500 million has also been allocated to law enforcement along the border.