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Privatized Prisons for Immigrants: The Expansion Continues at The Sanctuary.

Since the launch of the "global war on terror," a large majority of Americans have conveniently been led to cower under the pseudo-protective umbrella of a permanent Nation Security State.

Deporting DREAM Act Students: Exporting American Talent Overseas at A Dream Deferred. While many nativists romance about "the best and the brightest" their attrition through enforcement strategy certainly does not take this into account. The recent comment by Douglas Bruce, "I would like to have the opportunity to state at the microphone why I don't think we need 5,000 more illiterate peasants in Colorado,", goes to show what nativists see when they think of undocumented migrants. This bigoted view of other human beings is one of the most important hurdles we must overcome in this struggle. Viewing those from Latin American countries as "peasants" is certainly an elitest attitude that cannot provide the proper stage nor dialogue to move us forward as caring human beings in a world community. We must support those that dream because "nothing happens unless first we dream." - Carl Sandburg

At Brave New Films watch Mexico's deported children. Though it may be hard for some to understand what I see here is a desire to work and provide so great that no obstacle can stand in the way. That is an exhibition of courage and strength which I find admirable. While migrants are vilified for "breakig the law" - truly they are simply working for a better future. How can that be against the law?  Essentially what nativists attempt to construct is a faulty and baseless visual pairing migrants to undesirables, such as drug dealers and theifs, who break the law for profit.

Latina Stereotypes: that's not me at Dream Activist. Stereotypes are often used to state the worst in others. Marie-Theresa Hernández debunks a few in this post.

Raid in Richmond, VA - For information 804-646-0145 also at Dream Activist.

Guest Voz: Latino BBC Correspondent Makes Cross-Country Discovery about Who Are U.S. Latinos at Latina Lista.

José Baig is one-half of the BBC Mundo team “¿Hablas español?” which recently finished a unique experiment exploring the presence of Hispanics and the use of Spanish in the United States.

Heads Up! Immigration is Unexpectedly Percolating in Congress at Eristic Ragemail.

Forcing companies to use a government system to verify the legal status of workers would cause thousands of citizens and legal residents to be initially rejected for work and cripple the Social Security Administration.


Documenting the birth of illegal immigration at I am a DREAMer.

Someone at BNF felt compelled to tell me that the birth of illegal immigration was the coming of Europeans to the Americas. The comment is theoretically accurate but misses the point of the argument.

The Census Counts Latinos in the US. Immigrants since 1990 = 45M. Does not distinguish between Prior to 1990 and Countless of Multi Cultural Millions! at Immigration Talk With A Mexican American.

As I dive down into the detail, I notice something interesting. The numbers do not describe people like me. They describe Latinos that have Immigrated. I am not an immigrant, nor a recent immigrant. My family and countless families like mine across the Southwest, have been here hundreds of years and we have married into other ethnicities.

NYT Puts the Responsibility on the Community for Keeping Tabs on Immigrant Detainees' Deaths at Vivir Latino.

Now none of this should be surprising. The fact that the deaths of immigrants in custody is likely undereported and documented and that when they are are documented they are done in a haphazard, half-assed way. After all isn't part of the anti-immigrant rhetoric that as long as "they", meaning the immigrants, are out of our country, not costing "us", meaning the U.S. citizenry, money, then it's all good.

Juan Crow in Georgia at Just News.

The younger children of the mostly immigrant Latinos in Georgia are learning and internalizing that they are different from white--and black--children not just because they have the wrong skin color but also because many of their parents lack the right papers.

Juan Crow - also at Of América.

“Some people were slamming car doors outside the trailer. I heard footsteps and then a loud boom and then somebody screaming, asking if we were ‘illegals,’ ‘Mexicans.’ These big men were standing in my living room holding guns.

IR-1105: Your Assignment This Weekend at Long Island Wins.

Now that legislators offices have begun closing for the weekend, here is what we are asking immigrant rights supporters to do over the weekend.
Please read An Appeal to Immigrant Rights Groups Throughout New York: Fight IR-1105.

Congress penalizes U.S. troops, legal U.S. residents in attempt to punish Undocumented immigrants at Pro Inmigrant.

Criticism/Self-Criticism at Wild Chihuahuas.

There's been much criticism of late aimed at Gov. Janet for signing the Employer Sanctions bill and its recent revision.

Our Death Will Be Inside Our Homes at The Unapologetic Mexican.

AND IN THE LAND THAT FLOATS UPON OIL, U.S. Forces and their subordinates are murdering the children of Iraq at the fastest rate possible.

Daily Headlines: May 10, 2008 at The Latin Americanist.

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