Posts tagged "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 »

Who is the immigrant? Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez

Who is the immigrant? Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez
Who is the immigrant? A) Selena Gomez or B) Justin Bieber? A) Jeremy Lin or B) Tony Parker? A) Geraldo Rivera or B) Ted Koppel? Illinois’ own Congressman Luis Gutierrez gave this quiz on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday. It was one of the best arguments made against Arizona’s controversial immigration... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Joe Arpaio: Scariest Sheriff in America

Joe Arpaio: Scariest Sheriff in America
Joe Arpaio illustrates why immigration enforcement should not be in the hands of local police and sheriff officials. Last week, the U.S. Justice Department found the Maricopa County sheriff discriminated against Latinos. Basically, he and his deputies practiced racial profiling. A report by the government found Latinos are four to nine times more likely to... 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 »

Petition Kanye West to speak out against Alabama's anti-immigration law

Petition Kanye West to speak out against Alabama's anti-immigration law
A student in Alabama started a petition to ask Kanye West to denounce the anti-immigration law passed recently in Alabama. “Like thousands of Kanye fans, I grew up listening to Hip-Hop, and it was one of the things that shaped my consciousness about race and justice,” said William Anderson, who launched the petition on Change.org.... Read more »

To boycott or not boycott Arizona?

To boycott or not boycott Arizona?
One of the nation’s leading Latino civil rights organization, the National Council of La Raza, announced that it was ending its boycott of Arizona. The group had initiated a boycott last year after the state passed S.B. 1070, the immigration law that has largely been held up in the courts. That it hasn’t advanced is... Read more »
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Comedian Katt Williams' rant about Mexicans is not funny

Comedian Katt Williams' rant about Mexicans is not funny
I never heard of Katt Williams before. Apparently he’s a comedian. But he’s not funny at all. He’s in the news for going off about Mexicans during a recent show in Phoenix, according to The Washington Post. “If you love another country more than you love America, (expletive), then get the (expletive,)” the African-American comedian... Read more »