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5 Reasons Why Extending Unemployment Benefits and the Payroll Tax Cut Will Benefit All Americans

5 Reasons Why Extending Unemployment Benefits and the Payroll Tax Cut Will Benefit All Americans

For the third time this year, the federal government is facing the very real possibility of a shutdown because of budgetary brinksmanship on the part of conservatives in Congress. This time the standoff is centered on a payroll tax cut benefiting 160 million working Americans—and unemployment benefits that help keep some 6.7 million unemployed Americans afloat as the economy recovers from the recession continue reading »

Another Christmas Without Justice For Hispanic Farmers

Another Christmas Without Justice For Hispanic Farmers

“The current treatment of Hispanic farmers by the Obama administration is both shameful and insulting. Does the Administration really expect enthusiastic support from Hispanic farmers during the upcoming election year while it continue reading »

Yoani Sanchez- The Federation of Cuban Women Can’t Reinvent Itself

Yoani Sanchez- The Federation of Cuban Women Can’t Reinvent Itself

You turned six and were already waiting for your neck scarf, the slogan “Pioneers for communism, we will be like Che.” Later, you started high school and, automatically, without anyone asking you, joined the Federation of High School Students (FEEM). continue reading »

The Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program: A Fact Sheet

Immigration law is highly complex. Determining which non-citizens are “lawfully” or “unlawfully” present and whether they should be allowed to stay in the United States are complex matters which involve the interpretation of a range of federal laws and regulations, broad policy considerations, and prioritization of existing resources, to name just a few considerations. continue reading »

Just in Time for the Holidays: Congress Moves 4 Million Children Closer to Poverty

Just in Time for the Holidays: Congress Moves 4 Million Children Closer to Poverty

Congress has been unable to pass any meaningful immigration legislation this year, but the House couldn’t miss a chance to stick it to immigrants by going after their U.S. citizen children in a recent tax bill. While Americans are debating whether taxes on millionaires should be raised, the House, at least, is planning to raise taxes on the most vulnerable of American citizens. continue reading »

Immigration Showdown in Arizona by Hector Luis Alamo, Jr.

Immigration Showdown in Arizona by Hector Luis Alamo, Jr.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that it will hear arguments in June concerning Arizona’s controversial immigration measures, the infamous SB 1070 signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer in April 2010. continue reading »

Testimony Before Congressional Ad Hoc HB56 Hearing on Alabama Crisis

Testimony Before Congressional Ad Hoc HB56 Hearing on Alabama Crisis

Mary Bauer from the Southern Poverty Law Center gave testimony to Congress about the Alabama crisis and suggested that we share it. I don’t think anyone else has so clearly described the situation down there. continue reading »

Polls Reveal Even Conservative Voters Favor Path to Legal Status for Unauthorized Immigrants

Polls Reveal Even Conservative Voters Favor Path to Legal Status for Unauthorized Immigrants

Immigration is a hot issue in the GOP primary debates, complete with extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric and far-fetched policy proposals. Michele Bachman, for example, continue reading »

Note to Alabama Legislators: Anti-Immigrant = Anti-Business= Anti-Economy

Note to Alabama Legislators: Anti-Immigrant = Anti-Business= Anti-Economy

It's getting even worse in Alabama, folks, and the pain is spreading beyond. Just a couple of days after a Mercedes Benz executive from Germany was arrested and taken into custody under Alabama's worst-in-the-country immigration law, HB 56, a continue reading »

Rejoice: FDA Approves New Hangover Pill

Rejoice: FDA Approves New Hangover Pill

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a “hangover pill” strong enough to take on any college sponsored Four Loko-thon (unfortunately, the threat of mixing energy and alcohol came first, prompting a ban on the caffeinated malt beverage.) continue reading »