Hyundai’s corporate headquarters may be in Seoul, but the company has enormous influence over Alabama politicians. And, Alabama’s elected officials have been more than willing to open the state’s coffers to Hyundai.
The Obama administration’s newest guidelines for prosecutorial discretion are seven months old—yet cases which should be dismissed are still coming up every day. A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Daniela Palaez, the Florida valedictorian in danger of imminent deportation. Today we’re writing about Gabino Sanchez, a 27-year-old father of two who has been in the US since he was 14.
As was true in other conservative states this year, exit polls from the Alabama and Mississippi primaries show that the Republican electorate is not all riled up about the immigration issue.
Okay, so Super Tuesday last week wasn’t quite super for Mitt Romney. None of the Three Amigos — Rick , Newt and Ron — was knocked out. Female voters were seen as fleeing the GOP as a result of that contraception chatter and Rush Limbaugh’s observations.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is not done calling out Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for turning down his request to testify before a Senate hearing on immigration legislation.
As the GOP candidates gear up for Tuesday’s primary in Alabama, the home of the nation’s toughest immigration law, Mitt Romney remains comparatively quiet on the state’s form of “self-deportation” which he promoted aggressively just months prior. Some say his fear of alienating Latino voters in the general election is informing his new silence in the primary.
Speaking to a rally outside Charlotte’s Immigration Court building, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez called on federal authorities Tuesday to drop the deportation case of a South Carolina father of two – both of them U.S. citizens – who has multiple misdemeanor convictions for driving without a license.
Whenever I hear stories such as that of Daniela Pelaez, the illegal immigrant and valedictorian at a Miami high school who was set for deportation to Colombia by the Obama administration, I get depressed.
Lo and behold, the political glitterati have realized that new Americans actually vote. And that there are a whole lot of them. To which Latinos, Asians and other new Americans respond, “Duh.”
I’m about to board a 14 hour flight to Seoul, South Korea, where a delegation of national civil and labor rights leaders will tell Hyundai shareholders that their company’s decision to brush aside requests to help repeal Alabama’s anti-immigrant law is unacceptable. A few weeks ago, civil, human rights, and labor organizations sent a letter to these auto giants, and asked them to take a stand against H.B. 56. None of them have.