Thursday Immigration Blog Roundup
by The Opportunity Agenda, Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 07:46:16 AM EDT
* 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!"