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December 2011 Archives

Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions that You Can Actually Keep

Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions that You Can Actually Keep

With the new year right around the corner, the age-old question looms…what New Year’s resolutions should be made? And more importantly, how long will they actually be kept? Here’s a list of ten resolutions, some common and some uncommon, and some ways to make sure they actually survive most if not all of 2012. continue reading »

POLL: Hispanic Voters Favor Obama Over  Romney by Nearly  3:1 Margin

POLL: Hispanic Voters Favor Obama Over Romney by Nearly 3:1 Margin

Months of extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric from Mitt Romney and his GOP rivals seems to be taking its toll, with Hispanic voters going to President Obama in a landslide according to a new Pew Hispanic Center poll released today. continue reading »

In Az., Push to Revive Mexican Midwifery

In Az., Push to Revive Mexican Midwifery

Marinah Valenzuela Farrell is one of only a few licensed midwives in Arizona. Though it isn’t a profitable venture, helping mothers bring their newborn children into this continue reading »

Ron Paul Flunks the R (Racism) Test, For Good Reason

Ron Paul Flunks the R (Racism) Test, For Good Reason

Things got worse for GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul when his rival Newt Gingrich recently called him out for purportedly using racially inflammatory language in official fundraising newsletters during the 1990s. continue reading »

Why Mexican Immigrants Can’t Get Ahead

Why Mexican Immigrants Can’t Get Ahead

The real wages of Mexicans in the U.S. have declined since 1970, and Princeton sociologists say a “perfect storm” of anti-immigrant laws is to blame. Princeton sociologists argue that a “new regime of immigration enforcement” is to blame for the stagnant wages of Mexicans in the U.S. continue reading »

As Iowa Caucuses Approach, Signatories of Iowa Compact Hope to Reframe Immigration Debate

As Iowa Caucuses Approach, Signatories of Iowa Compact Hope to Reframe Immigration Debate

Exhausted by the base immigration rhetoric prevalent in the GOP presidential debate, a group of concerned Iowans is seeking to reframe the issue in anticipation of the Iowa Caucuses next month. continue reading »

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 »