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June 2013 Archives

Supreme Court Kills Key Prong Of Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court Kills Key Prong Of Voting Rights Act

Earlier today, the Supreme Court declared Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 unconstitutional. Section 4 is the formula which determines which jurisdictions are subject to continue reading »

Immigration Enforcement Put American Citizens In Immigrant Detention, Lawsuit Alleges

Immigration Enforcement Put American Citizens In Immigrant Detention, Lawsuit Alleges

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) improperly apprehended and detained an American citizen, Gerardo Gonzalez Jr., according to a class-action lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC). continue reading »

POLL:  Florida Voters Not Thrilled with Rubio’s Work on Immigration

POLL:  Florida Voters Not Thrilled with Rubio’s Work on Immigration

Florida voters give Sen. Marco Rubio negative ratings for his work on immigration reform and strongly disagree with his vote in the U.S. Senate against requiring background checks for those buying gun continue reading »

Broken Immigration System Is Leaving Thousands Of Children Fatherless

Broken Immigration System Is Leaving Thousands Of Children Fatherless

On Father’s Day, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) reminded Americans that the immigration bill making its way through Congress is paramount to millions of mixed-status families. “I want to say it’s Father’s Day. continue reading »

Woes Sap Hopes Behind Brazil Sport Extravaganzas

Woes Sap Hopes Behind Brazil Sport Extravaganzas

All but diehard fans of international soccer could be forgiven for not knowing, much less caring, about the Confederations Cup, a two-week tournament that kicks off in Brazil on Saturday. continue reading »

Immigration Bill Amendment Would Carve Out Benefits For Some Same-Sex Couples

Immigration Bill Amendment Would Carve Out Benefits For Some Same-Sex Couples

When the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform plan was considered before the Senate Judiciary Committee in May, LGBT advocates were heartbroken to watch as Sen. Patrick Leahy continue reading »

Procedural Path Of The Senate Immigration Bill

Procedural Path Of The Senate Immigration Bill

The Senate immigration reform debate has officially begun. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the motion to proceed Thursday on S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act continue reading »

How George Zimmerman Could Be Acquitted Of Murder

How George Zimmerman Could Be Acquitted Of Murder

On June 10, the murder trial of George Zimmerman will begin, 470 days after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin on a rainy evening in Sanford, Florida. Since that night, Martin’s death has already had a profound impact on Sanford and the nation continue reading »

House Republicans Booed As They Vote To Deport DREAMers

House Republicans Booed As They Vote To Deport DREAMers

To a chorus of boos from the gallery, House Republicans voted 224-201 on Thursday to approve an amendment that defunds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The amendment, from Rep. Steve King (R-IA), undercuts the flexibility that allows the Department of Homeland Security to halt deporting DREAMers and instead focus on people convicted of crimes continue reading »

New Report Reveals Scale of Deaths Along U.S.-Mexico Border

New Report Reveals Scale of Deaths Along U.S.-Mexico Border

Nothing illustrates the high stakes of the immigration reform debate now taking place in the Senate quite as powerfully as the growing body count along the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite the U.S. government’s decades-long effort to stop unauthorized immigration through an “enforcement first continue reading »

Catholics Must Take a Stand in Support of Walmart Employees

Catholics Must Take a Stand in Support of Walmart Employees

It would be hard to compete with Pharaoh in the realm of obduracy, but Walmart is giving the old man a run for his money. Like the Israelite brick makers of Exodus Chapters 5-11 Walmart workers, organized as OUR Walmart, are asking for respect—specifically, increasing the flexibility of working hours, moving up to full-time work when possible, and increasing pay to a minimum of $25,000 annually. continue reading »