ALIPAC.org Boycotts Nickelodeon: Pro-migrant Round-up

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There have been many pro-migrant victories recently even though the nativist super groups have so many resources. FAIR is constantly lobbying congress to push bills through, but the people keep showing they do not agree. Anti-migrants are loud and unashamed. We have to continue pushing forward to keep our voices heard.  Make sure you contact your representatives to oppose the SAVE Act and any other anti-migrant legislation. (go to Immigrant's List for more information).

Read Anti-migrant group ALIPAC calls for boycott of Nickelodeon over at Multiplicative Identity. Apparently ALIPAC didn’t like Nickelodeon’s story on the ill effects of deportation on children.

Read No Border Wall Walk- Day 3 or Overcoming Fear over at Smart Borders and give them encouragement as they protest the border wall. A quote from from this post: “all of us have had to overcome the fear of being ridiculed, the fear of not being strong enough or of giving up 9 days of relaxation at nearby South Padre Island.”

Please read Yave’s post here titled Who’s at your front door? it’s federal law enforcement!.

Immigration Prof Blog has Another Hurdle for the Border Fence and an article debunking the myth that African Americans are against Latino migrants Beyond the Black/Brown Divide.

Latina Lista writes Analysis Reveals Obama Supporters Can’t See Past their Candidate When Filling out Ballots.

The Unapologetic Mexican writes A Robust Economy of Hate on the surge of anti-migrant hate crimes.

Damn Mexicans talks about the “draconian” SAVE Act in You’ve got to me kidding me. Get the message out to stop it from passing.

American Humanity links to the AP article GOP Moves to Force Immigration Vote.

Here at Citizen Orange Kyle gives us another recent Democratic victory which removed an incumbent Republican attempting to push legislation including the removal of birthright citizenship.

More on our hero Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America’s toughest sheriff takes on immigration at Just News.

Culture Kitchen writes Earth to Republican Leadership: You Really are Losing Big Time.

4th TRY to REPEAL IN-STATE TUITION LAW in Kansas over at Dream Act Texas.

Professor Zero has a uniform request and speaks On Passing and gives us the letter Dear Whiteman.

Of America writes California University Launches Country’s First Central American Studies Major.




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kyledeb said:

Another great pro-migrant round-up. It's especially awesome to see all of this opposition to the SAVE Act. Looks like we've really come together here.

Publius said:

Kyle,

I know that you're a fair person, so I thought that you should have an opportunity to respond to this:

http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=media_release3102008

The Southern Poverty Law Center Manipulates Crime Data and Terminology in Last-Ditch Attempt to Stop the Immigration Debate
March 10, 2008

(Washington DC) Today the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) issued a misleading release announcing a significant increase in the number of hate groups and hate crimes over the last few years. The release then suggests that our national debate over immigration reform has fueled the increase in both. Offering no criteria as to what constitutes a hate group, manipulating the data for self-serving purposes, and then making broad, unsubstantiated conclusions, this latest release from the SPLC constitutes one of its most reckless charges to date. It is calculated to be inflammatory, tarnish the reputation of leading immigration reform groups, and shut down meaningful public policy debate about immigration reform.
When examined responsibly, the FBI hate crime data show a dramatically different story than the one the SPLC portrays. First, in order to suggest an artificially large increase in the raw number of hate crimes, the SPLC selects 2003 as its base year, one of lowest years on record for hate crimes against Hispanics. If one compares the number of hate crimes between 1995 (the earliest report available on the FBI's website) and 2006 (the most recent statistical year available), one would see that the number of hate crimes has increased only 17 percent.
But even this is not the whole story. The SPLC conveniently forgets to index the raw hate crime data with the population, a step always taken by the FBI to more accurately depict an increase or decrease in crime. Thus, when one indexes a 17 percent increase in hate crimes against Hispanics with a 67 percent increase in the Hispanic population between 1995 and 2006, it becomes clear that the rate of hate crimes against Hispanics has in fact dropped dramatically - by about 40 percent.
This reduction in the rate of hate crimes against Hispanics is even more apparent when one considers that the number of law enforcement agencies that participate in the FBI's hate crime data collection program increased 33 percent between 1995 and 2006. Between 2003 and 2006 alone, the number of law enforcement agencies participating in the FBI's hate crime data collection program increased by over 700.
Finally, the SPLC claims that there has been substantial growth in the number of 'hate groups' since 2000. However, the SPLC provides no definition of a 'hate group' and offers no objective criteria that it uses to classify organizations as such. The SPLC appears to think that it can stick this label onto any organization it wishes, including long-standing, highly-regarded immigration reform organizations such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) without being challenged as to its motivations or methodology. FAIR is confident the media and the American people will see through the SPLC's deceitful tactics.
'There is no level of hate crime that is acceptable -- period,' says Dan Stein, President of FAIR. 'However, the SPLC's calculated abuse of the term 'hate group' and manipulation of hate crime data for self-serving political interests is an affront to hate crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The SPLC manipulates data to reach deceitful conclusions, tosses the term 'hate group' at highly-respected organizations like FAIR, and then mixes the two in an attempt to stop our national debate over immigration reform. But this is consistent with the SPLC's growing practice of making allegations with no factual basis, no criteria and sadly, no one challenging their increasing habit of playing fast and loose with the facts. Unfortunately, it is the American people who suffer most through this irresponsible behavior.'

kyledeb Author Profile Page said:

Hey Publius,

First of all, welcome to Citizen Orange. I'm assuming that you found your way here through ALIPAC? I'm going to do what I usually do when someone new starts commenting on Citizen Orange. I'm going to ask you to tell me a little bit about yourself and why this issue matters to you. I'm also going to ask that we try and arrive at common ground.

Regarding this specific press release, I would ask that if you're going to try and pick a fight with me that you at least bring you're own arguments instead of spouting FAIR's. I'm also not going to get into the practice of defending every pro-migrant organization in the world, especially if it has nothing to do with the post you commented on.

As to whether or not FAIR is a hate group, it supports a policy of attrition through enforcement. It's one thing to suggest FAIR has ties to white supremacy, which says nothing about the actual policies espoused, but when a group advocates for making life so miserable for migrants in the U.S., so filled with fear and oppression, that they leave on their own, I can think of no better definition of hate. And making migrants live in climate of fear is not registered by the FBI as a hate crime.

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