Nearly four hundred immigrant workers were corralled into the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa as a part of the now-infamous immigration raid that took place in Postville, Iowa, last year. Bloggers covered the story of communities that donned red ribbons and rang church bells in remembrance of the... Continue »
Progress Illinois' Josh Kalven reports on the last stage of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' Family Unity Tour in a post called, "We Have More Work To Do." The timing of the grand Tour finale in Chicago was not without symbolism. Just one week after May Day, a day before... Continue »
Note: This is a weekly feature by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger: "From the H1N1 “Swine” flu’s declining fervor to 2009’s May Day marches for worker rights and immigrant solidarity; from the tragic killing of Luis Ramirez to legislative movement on immigration, these are tumultuous times. But it is precisely... Continue »
Sam Stein reports, in the top story on Huffington Post Politics today: "Since becoming the top ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions' record has been almost solely analyzed for tealeaves on how he will approach Barack Obama's forthcoming Supreme Court nomination." It’s disturbing that the new... Continue »
Last year, a group of teenagers brutally murdered Luis Ramirez. Just last week an all-white jury found three of the teens "not guilty" of the serious charges of third-degree murder and ethnic intimidation. The ruling was greeted with cheers in the courtroom, and gasps of disbelief from Luis' grieving... Continue »
Guest blogger Rachel LaBruyere, from the Standing FIRM blog: "Friday was an aMAYzing day for me (see what I did there?). Even though I wasn't in the streets marching with my compa�eros, I was here in the office with a bird's eye view of May Day marches across the... Continue »
Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ignacio Flores-Figueroa wouldn’t be charged with “aggravated identity theft,” effectively reversing an extreme precedent that had begun under the Bush administration. In a unanimous decision, the Court ruled that Mr. Flores-Figueroa did not know his fraudulent document numbers belonged to another person. Continue »
Last week House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released what has been described by many as "a fearmongering video" that places the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) firmly within a photo montage of what The Hill describes as "President Hugo Chavez, a group of apparent jihadists burning an American flag,... Continue »
Yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, following the President's Wednesday press conference, placed immigration squarely on the map. It stands as yet another clear sign post that immigration reform is moving forward, as new polling shows a whopping sixty-one percent of Americans favor a "pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants."... Continue »
Guest blogger Simon Rosenberg: "Senator Schumer is holding an important hearing: "Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do it and How?" Here at NDN, we believe the answer to whether Congress can pass reform this year is "yes." Below are seven reasons why." Number one: "In tough economic... Continue »