On Friday, January 25, Fox News will be flying in Brian Kilmeade and Tomi Lahren to Texas to host a town hall meeting that will include elected officials, dubbed “Battle at the Border”. The event will be held in a resort in the wealthy outskirts of San Antonio, in Texas’ Hill Country, 200+ miles North…
On July 7, National Public Radio (NPR) welcomed on Mark Krikorian, head of anti-immigrant group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), to discuss Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who recently went public with his undocumented status.
Earlier this month, a prominent group of immigration attorneys wrote a memo detailing the President’s executive authority on immigration related matters. To be blunt, the President’s hands aren’t tied. In the wake of the President’s speech on immigration, editorial boards at major newspapers are calling on the President to use that executive authority. We agree.
The Center for American Progress will be hosting a panel on the impact of Spanish-language media this coming Monday, February 28, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. We’ll be streaming the event live.
Last month, Governor Jan Brewer sparked national controversy by signing Arizona’s new “papers please” immigration bill into law. Her justification has been that Arizona’s border has supposedly been “overrun” with violent crime. Turns out crime in Arizona is down and border security is way up, so the “secure the border” mantra being parroted by Brewer and her friends at FOX has much more to do with empty election-year rhetoric than reality. Even Arizona cops can tell you that.
On Meet the Press yesterday morning, Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart spoke about the mission of his new Sunday morning show Enfoque, and some of the topics he intends to “focus” on – primarily issues that heavily impact the Hispanic community.
As we’ve been pointing out for some time here, comprehensive immigration reform weighs heavily among those issues.
Here are some of the best immigration tidbits from around the internets today — oh, and leave us some Friday comment love if you get a second. Andrea Nill at the Wonk Room reports on Lou Dobbs’ sprint to dump the toxic brand image he’s built up for himself on immigration. Maegan La Mala at Vivir Latino posts video and the new findings that immigration reform would be a 1.5 trillion dollar stimulus to the economy. Dave Neiwert points out the hypocrisy of Glen Beck’s “pre-emptive defense of the coming wave of anti-immigrant bigotry.” (Check out the updates.)