Thursday Immigration Blog Roundup

*    A June 4 Chicago Tribune article that describes the ongoing battle between pro-migrant and anti-migrant bloggers mentions The Opportunity Agenda's report, Immigration in the Public Discourse: 2006-2007.  The article also specifically refers to two pro-migrant bloggers, The Unapologetic Mexican and Citizen Orange.

*    Migration Policy Institute recently published an article on female immigrants detained in Mexico.  The article details Mexico's restrictive migration policies, the harshest of which applies to individuals attempting to enter the U.S.  Below is a clip from the article, which can be accessed at Standing FIRM:


This article analyzes the situation of women migrants held in detention centers in Mexico. It explains the detention system's structure and some of the recurring problems, highlighting the latter with information from women interviewed in the Mexico City Detention Center.

*    Tuesday's New York Times Editorial discusses the real repercussions of the U.S. government's war on illegal immigration:


This is not about forcing people to go home and come back the right way. Ellis Island is closed. Legal paths are clogged or do not exist. Some backlogs are so long that they are measured in decades or generations. A bill to fix the system died a year ago this month. The current strategy, dreamed up by restrictionists and embraced by Republicans and some Democrats, is to force millions into fear and poverty.

*    A May 30 post on Migra Matters titled "ICE: Keeping America safe from High School Valedictorians" tells a story of a young man from Fresno who was recently deported.  The blogger goes on to say:


This is just another case, in a long list, for why the failure of Congress to pass the DREAM Act was so important. This young man should have been heading off to college this fall to further his already successful academic career ... instead he'll be shipped off to a country he doesn't even know and an uncertain future.

On another note:

*    Jack and Jill Politics has an amusing summary of the past Democratic primary season.  Highlights of the blog posting include "The Michigan Fake Primary" and " Oh @*#&! He MIGHT ACTUALLY WIN!"

Tags: blogs, immigration (all tags)



Re: Thursday Immigration Blog Roundup

I'm all for opening up legal immigration and making it easier. Illegal immigration....not so much.

by Chelsea in 2020 2008-06-09 07:59AM | 0 recs
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I'm not sure that anyone is for illegal immigration.

by LiberalDebunker 2008-06-09 08:04AM | 0 recs
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Corporate America is for it. :)

by Chelsea in 2020 2008-06-09 08:19AM | 0 recs
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Hah. I don't think so:) Corporate America doesn't rely on the undocumented. They push for the educated H1B visa types.

Well big Agribusiness might rely on the undocumented since not too much education is required for much of their labor force.  

That being said a more flexible and responsive immigration model is needed. Our current model responds so slowly to economic changes that it's almost useless. The underground migrant pool responds much more quickly to a good/bad economy. If only the government could develop a model based on actual need rather than politics.

by LiberalDebunker 2008-06-09 08:34AM | 0 recs
Legal paths are clogged or do not exist.

Exactly. That's why the "cutting in line" or "get to the back of the line" arguments fail for the most part. There are no lines for most of the undocumented.

by LiberalDebunker 2008-06-09 08:04AM | 0 recs
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the whole notion that we can actually send those people back is crazy. its impossible and probably the worst solution. some people have lived their whole lives here, and despite what the haters say, many of them consider themselves american.

by alyssa chaos 2008-06-09 08:26AM | 0 recs
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Immigration probably won't be on the front burner for the GOP because of McWars..

Watch for the largest rally here in Denver during the Convention to involve immigration.
In 2006 over 50,000 marched in a rally against
HR 4437 on May 1st. The largest political action in Denver History... some pic here 05_01_archive.html

by nogo postal 2008-06-09 08:35AM | 0 recs
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i heard denver was a scary place to live if you aren't the typical looking american.

by alyssa chaos 2008-06-09 08:41AM | 0 recs


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