Earlier this week, we wrote about the Silicon Valley “Tech Titans” who were supporting DREAMers through E4FC.org. Today, there’s another major player from the business world weighing in on the immigration issue: Howard Buffett.
Mother Jones has an excellent series exploring the different aspects of issue of the immigration issue. The first article, by Paul Reyes, is titled, “‘It’s Just Not Right’: The Failures of Alabama’s Self-Deportation Experiment.” The magazine also exposes the inner-workings of those agitators in articles about Kris Kobach and another on the broader anti-immigrant network.
Republican House leaders are trying to further punish immigrant families by changing eligibility for the child tax credit in a way that targets immigrant families. We need your help to stop this from happening.
Fallout from the federal investigation of the East Haven, Connecticut police force continues. Yesterday, the Police Chief, Leonard Gallo, resigned.
Legislation in Tennessee which would amend the state’s anti-bullying law to exempt bullying for political reasons just as long as the victim’s person or property aren’t damaged. It is being denounced for aiming to give a green light to the harassment of gay kids in school, which it is.
Yesterday was the deadline for Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio to indicate whether he would cooperate with the United States Department of Justice civil rights investigation of his department. Well, Arpaio did respond — in fairly typical Sheriff Joe fashion with some bravado and attitude
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held yet another hearing on immigration. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the leading anti-immigrant voice in the GOP, exhibited egregious behavior during his questioning of former Sacramento Police Chief Art Venegas, a naturalized U.S. citizen.
There are increasing signs of serious economic fallout from Alabama’s harsh anti-immigrant law, HB 56. There are growing calls, even from some GOP Senators, to change HB 56. The Anniston Star says repeal it.
Alabama State Senator Scott Beason (R) has been getting a lot of attention lately. None of it good. He was one of the architects of the state’s viciously anti-immigrant law. Yesterday, Beason was in the news again. He was booted as Chair of the Senate Rules Committee.
Last night, on NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” reporter Kate Snow did a segment on what Williams called the “huge controversy” in Alabama caused by the passage of HB 56. Snow’s report showed the dire impacts of HB 56 on Alabama’s Latino families and the state’s farmers.