Last week, U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) criticized the way cable TV host Lou Dobbs and others espouse inflammatory rhetoric and misinformation about immigration during their nightly broadcasts.
New details are emerging about a history of sexual abuse and solicitation at the site of the largest worksite immigration raid in U.S. history. The Des Moines Register reports that some former employees of the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville, IA are coming forward with revelations about supervisor demands for sexual favors at the plant.
Today, Media Matters released a new report entitled “Fear and Loathing in Prime Time: Immigration Myths and Cable News” that documents the extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric on certain cable TV programs.
Leading immigration and labor experts joined forces today to express their outrage that the employer responsible for hiring and abusing immigrant workers in Postville, Iowa has been charged with nothing while the immigrant workers themselves face detention and felony charges.
News reports about the immigration raid in Postville, Iowa Monday have shined a spotlight on Republican mismanagement of the immigration issue.
The last thing Americans want in the midst of a recession is another costly distraction that won’t work. That is precisely what America will get if the hearings on Capitol Hill today on the Shuler-Tancredo anti-immigration bill gain traction and ends up as the law of the land.
On the day that thousands peacefully marched nationwide to mobilize immigrant voters in November, anti-immigrant leader Roy Beck called for hostile treatment of immigrants and continued to support the mass deportation of 12 million people living and working in the United States.
With the crucial November elections for Congress and President just six months away, tens of thousands of people rallied across the nation today to bring their voting power to the growing demand for national and local leaders to support immigration solutions that work and promised to vote in November.
The saga in Prince William County continues. The county’s controversial crackdown on immigrants, enacted with great fanfare in 2007, is continuing to unravel.
Today, while working families in Prince William County, Virginia filed tax returns in a state with a $19 million dollar deficit and continued to face a growing national recession, County Chairman Cory Stewart persisted in his efforts to bleed taxpayers dry by championing a controversial and ineffective crackdown on illegal immigrants that will cost the county $6.1 million.