Weekly Immigration Wire: Reform Stagnates, Polarization Grows

by Nezua, TMC Mediawire Blogger

President Obama has often stated that immigration reform cannot be approached in a piecemeal fashion, and that his administration would tackle the issue in 2009. This week, Obama will be meeting with members of Congress to kick off a bi-partisan approach to reform. These meetings don't guarantee any legislative action will take place this year, but are at least an encouraging sign. In the meantime, the deportation industry shows no sign of slowing, hate crimes are rising and hate groups are being main streamed. As a result, the polarization between reform advocates and foes is getting worse.

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Weekly Immigration Wire: Why Are Hate Crimes on the Rise?

 

by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger  

On May 30, 29-year-old Raul Flores and his 9-year-old daughter Brisenia Flores were shot to death, purportedly by a group of far-right anti-immigrant activists who broke into the Flores home by posing as police officers. On Friday, Shawna Forde, anti-immigrant activist and Executive Director of the Minutemen American Defense, (MAD) along with accomplices Jason Eugene Bush and Albert Robert Gaxiola were arrested on two counts of first-degree murder and burglary charges related to the Flores murders.

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Weekly Immigration Wire: Key Legal Battles in Fight for Immigrant Rights

 
by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger

While the United States’ legal system is founded on grand ideals like all  humans being equal, the law is rarely as benevolent or efficient in practice,  especially for immigrants. Different classes of people receive different  consideration, and the subsequent disparities are glaringly evident in the lives  of immigrants. This week’s Wire focuses on immigration-related legal battles,  including unconstitutional raids by Immigrations Customs and Enforcement (ICE)  and the rights to have competent representation in a court of law.

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Weekly Immigration Wire: Modern Day Slave Trade Uncovered

 

by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger

The Wire will be brief this week, as I'm attending New America Media's Expo and Awards at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. I'll be speaking about New Media and accepting an award on the behalf of the Sanctuary group at ProMigrant.Org.  

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Weekly Immigration Wire: Child of Immigrants Nominated to Supreme Court

 

by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger

On Tuesday, President Obama announced Sonia Sotomayor as his pick to replace Supreme Court Justice David Souter. Sotomayor could be the first Latina appointed to the Supreme Court. Predictably, attacks and slurs from the Right are already flying. Regardless, Sotomayor would be an excellent choice for the Supreme Court, signaling to Latino/as that the White House is aware of our need for more representation in government.

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