Posts tagged "immigration reform"

Immigrant youth won't give up

Immigrant youth won't give up
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Fear of immigration

xenophobe: one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially people of foreign origin When I think of fear, I wonder why some people are so afraid of immigrants. Fear, I think, is one reason Congress hasn’t been able to pass immigration reform. Some people fear they will lose their jobs. Some people fear their... Read more »

Mayor Emanuel and Gov. Quinn rally for immigration reform

Mayor Emanuel and Gov. Quinn rally for immigration reform
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke out in favor of immigration reform. They attended an immigration rally with religious and labor leaders Saturday at Union Park. “This is an issue for all Americans,” the governor said according to the Chicago Tribune. “This isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue. This is an... Read more »
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Senate bill heavy on border enforcement

Senate bill heavy on border enforcement
The U.S. Senate is expected to pass an immigration reform bill late Thursday or Friday that would add as much as $46 billion in border enforcement and require employers to verify the legal status of every worker, including U.S. citizens. It also would double the number of border patrol agents to 40,000, add 700 miles... Read more »

May Day time for immigration reform

May Day time for immigration reform
May Day also is known as International Workers’ Day. In Chicago and many other cities May 1 also is a day for immigrant workers and their supporters to protest. In 2006, hundreds of thousands of people came out  to protest in Chicago but since then the numbers have dwindled. Immigrant rights advocates are expecting Congress... Read more »

Proposed immigration legislation criticized

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Jon Stewart, laugh or cry about immigration reform

Jon Stewart, laugh or cry about immigration reform
President Obama is making his push for immigration reform and this is a serious issue. But leave it to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show to inject some humor into the issue. Watch and laugh, or cry. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show... Read more »

New artist "Immi" highlights immigration

I came across a new Latino artist calling himself “Immi,” who promotes a message of cultural diversity and tolerance of immigrants. The 21-year-old immigrated from Argentina to New York when he was 14. The song and video is about following your dreams and never giving up. Here are some of the lyrics: I know people... Read more »

President Obama said he would sign the DREAM Act right away

President Obama said he would sign the DREAM Act right away
President Obama gave his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. He touched on many themes and again reiterated his support for comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act. He didn’t break any new ground but he pleaded with the U.S. Congress to pass the DREAM Act. He said he would sign it now. Unlike... Read more »
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Immigration on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty

Immigration on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty celebrates her 125th anniversary today. The statue was a gift of friendship given by France to the United States in 1886, and she has come to symbolize freedom and the American Dream. She is also a symbol for immigrants: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe... Read more »