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Immigration

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge. “But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.” With Christmas a mere week away, Ebenezer Scrooge, or rather the US Senate, … Continued

Immigration

The DREAM killed in the Senate, but not on the streets

The DREAM Act did not pass the Senate vote on Saturday, December 18. The decision is devastating for the tens of thousands of students who fought tooth and nail for the bill. But it is not surprising. One only has … Continued

Politics

The Manhattan Mosque: Of Republican Bigots and Spineless Democrats

It’s amazing.  Republican bigots continue to pile on the anti-Islam, anti-mosque bandwagon, and Democrats continue to get sucked into their trap of right-wing demagoguery, spineless and afraid of their own shadow.  Even Harry Reid, majority leader of the U.S. Senate, … Continued

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Cross-post: Florida Eyes Arizona-type Bill

Marisa Treviño at LatinaLista.net posted a thought-provoking article on May 19, 2010, delving into the complex effects of SB 1070 copycat bills in States like Florida. LatinaLista.net — It wasn’t long after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 that … Continued

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The Real Pandemic in America is Hate Crimes Targeting Blacks

Much has happened since federal hate crime legislation passed out of the U.S House of Representatives two weeks ago. Last week similar legislation, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, was introduced on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The … Continued