Archive for January 2011

Charles Barkley Stands Strongly for Immigration and LGBT Rights

Jan 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

Dave Zirin of The Nation writes that he is always astounded by Charles Barkley. It’s not just that the NBA Hall of Famer-turned-announcer speaks without a filter. There is many a Howard Stern–Kathy Griffin–Jersey Shore–fungal spawn who do that on a nightly basis. It’s that Barkley actually has something to say. On TNT’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]



Earned Legalization: Effects of Proposed Requirements on Unauthorized Men, Women, and Children

Jan 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Immigration, Research

In a new report, Earned Legalization: Effects of Proposed Requirements on Unauthorized Men, Women, and Children, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Senior Policy Analyst Marc Rosenblum and coauthors Randy Capps and Serena Yi-Ying Lin (Download Legalization-requirements[1]) examine the impact on unauthorized men, women, and children of four criteria for earned legalization (English proficiency, employment, continuous presence, and monetary […]



R.I. Gov. Chafee Has it Right: A Welcoming Immigration Policy Contributes Much to U.S. Competitiveness and Prosperity

Jan 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration

According to the Associated Press, newly elected Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee rescinded an executive order of his predecessor on January 5 under which Rhode Island state troopers would have gotten involved in immigration enforcement.  The governor is to be commended for this action. Proposals are proliferating at the state level that would pander to anti-immigration […]



Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Harboring Undocumented Immigrant Father

Jan 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

Marcos Gerardo Manzano Jr., 26, was arrested Monday January 10th at the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station, according to the FBI.  A federal SWAT team raided Manzano’s house in the 3600 block of Shooting Star Drive and arrested suspected undocumented immigrant Jose Alfredo Garrido-Morena, also 26. According to a complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Diego […]



A Moment of Silence for the Victims in the Arizona Shooting

Jan 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

District residents as well as Capitol Hill lawmakers and staffers joined President Barack Obama Monday morning by participating in a moment of silence to honor the victims of this weekend’s mass shooting in Arizona. Meanwhile, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and others participated in a moment of silence on Capitol Hill, as hundreds of staffers […]



What’s the Matter With Anchor Babies, Anyway?

Jan 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Immigration

UC Berkeley Law prof Ian Haney Lopez offers his thoughts on “anchor babies” and birthright citizenship in commentary on New American Media. In his commentary, Lopez discusses today’s hysteria about birthright citizenship and anchor babies is really about the recent wave of Hispanic and Asian immigration and their—our—future. Let the campaign against “anchor babies” begin! […]



Sheriff Blames Political Vitriol for Shooting of Congresswoman Giffords

Jan 10th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Politics

From USA Today: Mourners held a candlelight vigil Saturday evening as U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remained in critical condition after a shooting rampage that left six dead and 12 others wounded. Her friend, Chris McGuire, called the shooting “an atrocity” and said she felt the violence was politically motivated. “I’m shocked that this is what […]

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