30/06/10 a 4:31pm por Maribel Hastings WASHINGTON, D.C. – El presidente Barack Obama pronuncia mañana un discurso de inmigración y la pregunta que algunos se hacen es qué podrá decir que no se haya dicho hasta ahora, o qué puede esperarse después de su alocución. El discurso se produce en momentos en que el debate… Continue »

The Spanish-language press leads with yesterday’s meeting between President Obama and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the White House, and the address the President will give tomorrow on immigration reform. In the rest of the country, DHS enforcement programsexpand — at cost to kids — while activists and Democrats try to keep Arizona’s SB 1070 from spreading to their states.

News is spreading that the Obama Administration is considering a legal challenge to Arizona’s radical new immigration law, SB1070. For those of us interested in civil rights, community safety, and the rule of law, let us hope so.

If and when the Department of Justice announces a decision to sue the state of Arizona, most Republicans will explode with outrage, some Democrats will cower in fear, and the punditry will quickly declare the Obama Administration’s action as bad short-term politics.

30/06/10 a 10:34am por Rafael Prieto Zartha Pese a la presión abrumadora de grupos a favor de los inmigrantes, la iglesia católica local, la filial estatal de la NAACP, principal organización afroamericana del país, y la ACLU, que defiende los derechos de los ciudadanos, el gobernador demócrata de Tenesí , Phil Bredesen, firmó este lunes… Continue »

As an Obama Administration delegation traveled to Arizona to discuss border security and SB 1070 with officials there — and in advance of a speech he will give on Thursday on the need for comprehensive immigration reform — the president held a meeting Monday at the White House with representatives of pro-immigrant organizations at which he reiterated his commitment to the issue.

Today, the Spanish-language press leads with yesterday’s White House meeting between President Barack Obama and representatives of groups advocating for immigration reform. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will review a law cracking down on employers of undocumented immigrants that was passed in Arizona, where Governor Jan Brewer is now calling undocumented immigrants “drug mules.”

Los comentarios absurdos de la gobernadora Brewer evidencian la necesidad de la intervención de adultos en Arizona WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mientras varios reportes de prensa señalan que la administración de Barack Obama planifica impugnar la ley antiinmigrante SB1070 de Arizona, los comentarios recientes de quien promulgó la ley, la gobernadora de Arizona Jan Brewer, subrayan la necesidad… Continue »

RALEIGH — One of the three young women on a hunger strike in downtown Raleigh protesting immigration laws was hospitalized last night, likely because of heat stroke. […] Silva was released from the hospital early this morning and is resting at home, and stopped her hunger strike, said Viridiana Martinez, one of the other hunger strikers.

Every year, 65,000 undocumented high school students who have grown up as Americans are prevented from going to college or joining the military. These youth want to give back to the only country they call home, but instead live in constant fear of deportation and separation from their families. Tell Washington: Pass the DREAM Act This Summer!

As news reports indicate the Obama Administration plans to mount a legal challenge to Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, recent comments by the bill’s signer, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ), underscore the need for the federal government to intervene in just such a manner.

Repeating comments she made earlier this month, Gov. Brewer said last Friday, “Well, we all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules. They’re coming across our borders in huge numbers. The drug cartels have taken control of the immigration.”