Posts in category "immigration"

Why we should be thankful for undocumented immigrants

Why we should be thankful for undocumented immigrants
A political cartoon in the Indianapolis Star by Gary Varvel showed what looks like a Mexican family breaking into a house as a white family enjoys a Thanksgiving meal. It read, “Thanks to the president’s immigration order we’ll be having extra guests this Thanksgiving.” The cartoon implied that undocumented immigrants come here to steal our... Read more »

Immigrant families' mixed reaction to President Obama's speech

Immigrant families' mixed reaction to President Obama's speech
Felipe Diosdado watched President Obama’s speech on immigration Thursday night with his wife and two children at his side. His family may be directly impacted by the president’s actions to stop deportation of as many as five million undocumented immigrants. “If they deported me, they would also deport two U.S. citizens, because I would have... Read more »

Don't expect to see President Obama's immigration speech on network TV

Don't expect to see President Obama's immigration speech on network TV
President Obama is set to deliver a national speech on immigration during prime time Thursday night. As many as 5 million undocumented immigrants may be impacted, including the parents of U.S. citizen children. But good luck finding his speech on network television. ABC, CBS and NBC aren’t expected to air the speech favoring instead The... Read more »
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El Camino: Georgia flea market estilo Mexico

El Camino: Georgia flea market estilo Mexico
Manuel Casados, 50, came to the U.S. 10 years ago with a guest worker visa to pick tobacco in North Carolina. “It was really hard work, a hard life,” Casados said. “There are no breaks and you are hunched over all day.” He left that job after one season and moved to the Atlanta area,... Read more »

El Camino: From Costa Rica to North Carolina

El Camino: From Costa Rica to North Carolina
Sussy Huskey, 36, moved from Costa Rica to North Carolina 15 years ago. She was recruited by Harrah’s to work at a casino on an Indian reservation in Cherokee. “The Cherokee people gave me a nice welcome because of my dark skin and hair,” Huskey said. “At first they thought I was Cherokee too.” But... Read more »

El Camino: From Guatemala to the home of Davy Crockett

El Camino: From Guatemala to the home of Davy Crockett
Rosaura Lima, 40, played with her children in the parking lot of a budget hotel in Morristown, Tennessee, the boyhood home of Davy Crockett. She lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with her husband, Roman Martinez, 43, who traveled 250 miles to Morristown for a construction job. She was trying to keep the kids busy, as... Read more »
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MSNBC apologizes over offensive Cinco de Mayo segment

MSNBC apologizes over offensive Cinco de Mayo segment
You may have heard that MSNBC’s “Way Too Early” program embarrassed itself with a Cinco de Mayo segment showing a guy with a sombrero downing a tequila. They invited viewers to a tequila drinking game. Really? It wasn’t funny and MSNBC apologized. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists also condemned MSNBC. Here is part of... Read more »

Al Jazeera America doc examines immigration debate

Al Jazeera America has made an intriguing new documentary series, “Borderland,” that tries to put Americans in the shoes of immigrants. The documentary follows six Americans who retrace the steps of undocumented immigrants who died while attempting to cross the border into the U.S. In this trailer, Alex, a liberal artist from New York, and... Read more »

Pope Francis and a moral argument for immigration reform

Pope Francis and a moral argument for immigration reform
President Obama has failed to persuade the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives to pass immigration reform, but if anybody can make a moral argument it is Pope Francis. These two men who broke barriers, the first Latin American pope and the first African- American president, met for the first time recently in Rome. Among... Read more »
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Immigrant youth won't give up

Immigrant youth won't give up
[View the story "Immigrant youth fight for immigration reform" on Storify]