Posts in category "Arizona"

UndocuBus: Immigrants ride for freedom

UndocuBus: Immigrants ride for freedom
This week tens of thousands of young undocumented immigrants came out to Chicago’s Navy Pier and across the United States to seek information about work permits in a new plan created by the Obama Administration. Meanwhile a small group of undocumented youth are traveling across the country on the “No Papers No Fear Ride for... Read more »

"Papers please:" My journey along the border

"Papers please:" My journey along the border
“Have your documents ready.” That is what the sign read as I recently drove through South Texas between Eagle Pass and Carrizo Springs, my mother’s hometown. We approached a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint about 20 miles inland from the border on a deserted stretch of road along U.S. Route 277. “What is your citizenship?” the... Read more »

Outernational says: "We are all illegals"

This is the name of a new album and video posted by the New York band Outernational. This message resonates just days after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the “papers please” provision of Arizona’s anti-immigration law. Nobody should have to carry their papers and this law and others like it will only lead to racial... Read more »
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U.S. Supreme Court should strike down Arizona immigration law

U.S. Supreme Court should strike down Arizona immigration law
The U.S. Supreme Court is to expected to review Arizona’s controversial immigration law known as SB 1070 on Wednesday. It’s hard to imagine the court would uphold the measures of the law that have already been blocked by lower courts. The most controversial part of the law would allow local police to check the immigration status... Read more »

Arizona immigration documentary showing in Chicago

Arizona immigration documentary showing in Chicago
A documentary about Arizona’s controversial immigration law called “SB1070 Los Rostros,” or “SB1070 The Faces” is playing in Chicago on the below dates. The director of the film, Renato Avalos, along with activist Linda Herrera, will speak about the impact of that law in that state. Friday, March 30 7 p.m. Casa Guatemala/ Maya Essence... Read more »

Wish I abstained from watching Arizona debate

Wish I abstained from watching Arizona debate
The Republican debate took place in Arizona and immigration was barely discussed.  I expected more debate in the border state that passed the anti-immigration law S.B. 1070. We heard in a previous debate about Mitt Romney’s absurd notion of self-deportation. He didn’t bite at moderator John King’s question if the government should deport undocumented immigrants... Read more »
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Latinos react to Russell Pearce recall

Latinos react to Russell Pearce recall
Politicians who think that railing against immigrants will get them elected or keep them in office should remember this name: Russell Pearce. Pearce, was the Arizona state senator behind that state’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, that generated worldwide attention. He was voted out of office Tuesday night. Pearce lost to another Republican, Jerry Lewis.... Read more »

Tequila Party!?! ... I'll drink to that

Tequila Party!?! ... I'll drink to that
When I first heard about a “Tequila Party” I thought it sounded like fun. I’d go if it’s a Happy Hour, I thought. I’m always up for tasting the 100 percent agave drink from Jalisco, Mexico. But the “Tequila Party,” is not a fiesta. It’s an alternative political party founded by a former Republican in... Read more »

Lady Gaga's new "Americano" song supports immigration

Lady Gaga previewed a new song “Americano” at a concert in Mexico last week. The song tackles the theme of immigration and Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, which has seen been watered down in the courts. But there are more than a dozen other states now proposing similar laws. Here are some of Gaga’s... Read more »
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Illinois politician proposes anti-immigrant law like Arizona's

Illinois is not Arizona. Rep. Randy Ramey Can someone tell that to Illinois State Rep. Randy Ramey who represents the area around suburban West Chicago? Ramey has proposed anti-immigrant legislation the likes of what passed in Arizona. The bill, HB 1969, states that police can ask about a person’s immigration status if there is “reasonable... Read more »