Submitted by libbyliberal on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 2:30am
Naomi Spencer in “Iraq war resister, a pregnant mother of four, sentenced to 10 months in prison” spells out the compelling tale of Army Pfc. Kimberly Rivera.
Kimberly and Mario Rivera, both natives of Mesquite, TX, met as fellow workers at Walmart. They had their first child when Kimberly was 19 and then a second baby three years later. Read below the fold...
Submitted by JuliaWilliams on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 10:07pm
"They say that as the bill is written, it’s possible that people with RPI status, even as they’re excluded from health insurance exchange tax credits, may be pegged with the individual mandate penalties that Americans who refuse to buy healthcare are forced to pay. That is, immigrants won’t get any help paying for unaffordable care, but could be fined for not buying into the system anyway. (I can imagine this would be seen as a win/win by the rentiers) Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 4:38pm
David Brown and Patrick Martin of wsws don’t think so, either. In their article, “Obama’s Cynical Gesture to Immigrant Youth” they have put together a more comprehensive argument than my initial one, which was based on the merciless sirens of cognitive dissonance that bounce around in my skull every time Obama opens his mouth.
Not that they don’t have strong feelings also. They call this “gesture” of Obama’s “CYNICAL” and “SELF-SERVING” and a probable “TROJAN HORSE.” Read below the fold...
Submitted by Hugh on Sat, 12/18/2010 - 3:20pm
The DREAM Act was a way that children of immigrants who had lived at least 5 years in this county could establish permanent residency by attending university or serving in the military for at least 2 years. There were many conditions and stipulations. However, it was killed at cloture because Baucus (MT), Hagan (NC), Nelson (NE), Pryor (AR) and Tester (MT) voted against cloture, and one Manchin (WV) did not vote at all. It isn't just that these guys are the bad guys but all the other Democratic Senators who let them play this role. Read below the fold...
Submitted by a little night ... on Wed, 05/05/2010 - 4:41pm
Today's antidote to gloom:
via Language Log,
In tonight's playoff game with the San Antonio Spurs, the Phoenix Suns will wear jerseys reading "Los Suns", in protest of Arizona's recently-enacted immigration-enforcement law. Read below the fold...
Submitted by The Mayberry Lane on Wed, 04/21/2010 - 12:34am
Submitted by DCblogger on Sun, 04/18/2010 - 9:37pm
Immigration reform could lead to biometric Social Security card
Because she was born in Chicago, Karen Peisker never imagined her bosses at United Parcel Service would suddenly question her right to legally work in the country.
But last month, an electronic employee verification system flagged the truck driver for possible identity fraud because she had been using her married name, Rivera, on her driver's license since 2007. Though Peisker joined the company in 1985, it put her at risk of being fired until she proved she was who she said she was. Read below the fold...
Submitted by BDBlue on Wed, 06/24/2009 - 1:34pm
I know nothing about this topic, but a few articles have me wondering about the influence Latin American immigrants, especially Mexicans, might be having - and will have to a larger degree in the future - on community and labor organizing. Last week, I read this article in the Black Agenda report on the efforts to stop gentrification in Harlem and noticed the prominent roles being played by hispanic immigrants (as well as African Americans and Asian immigrants). Read below the fold...
Submitted by FrenchDoc on Sun, 08/03/2008 - 11:27pm
Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog.
In addition to the plenary session which I'll talk about below, I attended a couple of teaching workshops sessions that are probably of interest only to me, but they provide me with materials for
Things that suck and make me run out of the room within the first 20 minutes of a session Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Sat, 07/12/2008 - 2:09pm
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Submitted by nezua limón xol... on Mon, 12/31/2007 - 10:34am
I see a screenplay blooming. Dealing with a favorite theme: time travel. You now think you'll steal this zeitgeisty gem from me, but you cannot because in the future, I have already finished it, and am mailing it to myself yesterday in a walnut sealed in Presidential earwax and pressurized to resist even election-year terror alerts. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 11:44pm
I hate the thinly veiled racism and know-nothing-ism and sheer mean ignorance at the bottom of so much of the immigration "issue."
And I understand very well that Our Betters have used wedge issues like this very effectively to divide and conquer.
But I can't help thinking that when I want to uphold the rule of law for Bush, I ought to want to uphold it for everyone.
Anatole France's famous quotation is all the more pointed placed in context: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 07/06/2007 - 6:17pm
History doesn't repeat, but it rhymes. Oddly, or not, I don't see Pravda on the Potomac or Izvestia on the Hudson offering this perspective to their extremely serious readership. That's why we like McClatchy. I missed this on July 3:
When President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, he said to an aide, "We just gave the South to the Republicans.'' Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 06/11/2007 - 9:41am
WaPo, actually on A01 (for a change):
The Bush administration increasingly emphasized partisan political ties over expertise in recent years in selecting the judges who decide the fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants, despite laws that preclude such considerations.
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