ICE and Border Patrol Cruelty Needs to Be Reined In Washington, DC – Every week brings more troubling examples of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol actions that violate basic social norms and offend our sense of who we are as Americans. Below, we lift up some of the most recent, outrageous incidents. … Continue reading »
Yesterday marked Day 3 of the Sheriff Joe Arpaio trial that is currently underway in Phoenix, Arizona. It was the most emotional day of testimony yet. Below are two of the most heart-wrenching stories from immigrants who are accusing Sheriff Joe and his deputies of racial profiling: Daniel Magos, a 67 year-old Mexican native who … Continue reading »
Nothing should surprise us about Rep. Steve King. The Iowa Republican is proudly one of the leading anti-immigrant legislators in Congress. And, this we learned that King thinks racial profiling is legal.
Illinois congressman Luis Gutiérrez has always said that the fight for immigration reform is a civil-rights issue for the immigrant community in the United States. That community finds itself in dire straits in Alabama under its new law HB 56, which, even after a court ruling temporarily blocking some provisions from being enforced, continues to wreak havoc among families made up of immigrants.
Alabama and national civil rights advocates took their campaign against Alabama’s immigration law to Capitol Hill today, urging the Obama administration not to deport people detained under the new law.
This very powerful statement from African-American and Latino religious leaders was issued in advance of today’s House hearing on immigration issues.
Migrants in Europe, the United States and many other parts of the world are subjected to the worst forms of racial discrimination and xenophobia, a U.N. independent investigator said Monday.
The 2010 mid-term campaign season is shaping up to be one of the most vicious and vitriolic in recent memory — especially when it comes to the issue of immigration. Distortions, lies, and stereotypes have dominated the airwaves when it comes to immigration, and Latino Americans in this nation. From threats of violence against immigrants to calls for mass deportation, candidates across the country are unleashing a torrent of extreme speech that is both alarming and un-American.
Curious if Sharron Angle’s race-baiting campaign, which has upped the ante on demonizing Latinos and immigrants (see images at right) and has become the focus of major Latino voter mobilization efforts are contributing to the new “Democratic early voter surge” being reported in Nevada.
Good stuff from my friends at Cuéntame. Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh to keep from crying.