ICE Agent Commits Suicide: Pro-Migrant Round-up
When I read that an ICE agent has committed suicide first there's
sorrow that somebody would resort to it and then there's strong concern
for the work he did and how it affected him. Para Justicia y Libertad
gives us some disturbing facts on this story and truly shows that some
jobs can be hazardous to your sanity. It wasn't too long ago that ICE
agents were petitioning local police officers to join their raids
because it would be "a good time." I guess to some forceful entry and
life destruction makes for a fun evening. (round-up posted by symsess)
Let's all congratulate Man Eegee over at Latino Politico on his being given the "E" for excellence award. Congratulations and keep up the good work! Well deserved!
Blabbeando's Thursday post asks that we stay away from the politics of fear which opened the White House doors to Bush. For those that agree with them, that Obama is the best choice, stop over and add your name to their letter advocating for the LGBT community. Today's post focuses on violence against the LGBT community in Latin America.
Culture Kitchen believes that Obama is the right choice and gives an write-up on Obama's views on our relationship with Israel.
Damn Mexicans lists books, movies and games on the subject of migrants, immigration, and prejudice. Stop by and add more to the list. I recommend JFK's book titled A Nation of Immigrants for those that haven't read it.
Latina Lista dishes rumor that Texas GOP voters will vote to keep Clinton off the ticket. Apparently they're not too found of the Clintons. A previous post titled "Solving Illegal Immigration Means Business Not As Usual" exams the lack of understanding many politicians have regarding the solution to this issue. This isn't just about the United States.
"All For A Glass of Water", over at Open Borders Lobby speaks of the dangers of crossing the border through the desert. I remember the idea of water stations being suggested back when I was in Texas, but the Glenn Becks and Sean Hannity's of the world ridiculed the idea to death. Take time to read this article about wonderful people trying to help those in need.
On Latino Netroots we learn that being an Obama supporter can be dangerous - that is if you have a familiar member that supports Hillary.
The digital border is being scrapped according to Border Reporter. However, it will be completed along the 28 miles around Sasabe. If you happen to be in the area they're offering a free wi-fi hotspot which will show up on your computer as "I Love George."
Bill Hobbs as Christ? The Coyote Chronicles offers a little humor.
Dream Act Texas gives us details of the Obama camp's Houston DREAM Act press conference. It's good to see the DREAM Act will have another chance. They also give more details on the question of McCain's citizenship status. Personally I hope there's no issue here because Mitt Romney may decide to take another stab at the nomination.
Peter Guzman is a U.S. citizen was illegally deported to Mexico. Read more about this and refugees in Israel over at Immigration Prof Blog.
People Migrate tells us of Rev. Samuel Rodriguez a pro-immigrant voice in the evangelical community and links to an interview with Bill Moyers.
Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch gives us some changes being made to rules of style in the Washington Times including replacing the term "illegal alien" with "illegal immigrant".
Anti-immigrant movement infighting? Who would have guessed. I guess that's hate for you. Read more over at Pro Inmigrant.
Today The Latin Americanist links to articles on the border fence, Venezuela ad Bush's criticism of Obama for visiting Raul Castro. Yesterday, Manu Chao was the featured musician and they focused on "Rainin' In Paradize” which rails against actions like the invasion of Iraq and oppression in Africa. Manu Chao paints the world as it really is while his crazy upbeat music motivates you to make it better. For those that don't know, and quite contrary to its intent, Bush has his cabinet members listen to "Politik Kills" and finishes the song with "we need more blood!"
Of America continues the discussion of the Time Magazine article stating there's no correlation between immigration and crime.
Nuestra Voice covers Obama's surge among Latino voters in Texas.
Multiplicative Identity gives us a long list of Latino artists who have suffered the anti-immigrant surge.
Ralph Nader, Robb Stein, Vets speak out against McCain and a scene from A Few Good Men - all videos - over at Matt Ortega's blog.
Reading that 1 in 100 adults is behind bars is disturbing. What's going on here? Read more over at Eristic Ragemail.
Support Amnesty International's effort to end violence against women by signing their petition.