chris: April 2009 Archives

MAY DAY Marches - Where will you be? at Standing FIRM.  Get out and march!! 

Ask Your Congressperson to Support the DREAM Act! at

DREAMers who plan to enlist: Beware at Dream Act Texas.

Weekly Immigration Wire: Swine Flu Infecting Immigration Debate at The Unapologetic Mexican.

AT PLAY TODAY in our immigration debate are warring philosophies of who a "people" are and what we owe each other for simply belonging to the same human family. On one side, frothing, fearful punditry stoke division and hostility. On the other, fearless activists champion for our better natures.

May 1st is this Friday and it's time to get out and march for immigrant rights. Groups around the country are gearing up to show their support for migrants and to protest against detention and discrimination. Find your local march and get involved.  Go to for events in your area.

What does May Day mean in 2009? at Smart Borders.

As May Day 2009 fast approaches, it is important to look back at the original celebration and what it did and did not do. On May 1, 2006, millions of immigrant workers left their jobs for an hour or a whole day to bring home the message that they are an integral part of American society. In cities like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, Tucson, and Portland, May 1 was an important day of immigrant empowerment and a powerful symbol of solidarity. However, that same year, the immigration legislation failed to pass Congress and the Secure Fence Act was enacted.

May 1st: Time To rePresente at Para Justicia y Libertad.

While have been trying to keep up with the dizzying array of events unfolding around us on t, but we have allowed the activities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fly bellow the radar. Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that the "Pentagon and Homeland Security Department are developing contingency plans to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border." On the latest nativist front, immigrants are being blamed for the swine flu.

VIDEO: Congress, can you hear me now? at Standing FIRM.

Immigrant Children in Legal Limbo at Immigrants In The USA blog. This post links to the New York times article featuring Prerna of No Borders and Binaries. Also read Report Challenges Negative Image of Immigrant Elders.

Unbelievable Breaking News: Kick in the Head Trial Jury Pool is ALL White And an Alternate was the Driver's Ed Teacher of One of the Defendants! at Immigration Talk With A Mexican American. Check out this sick comment posted beneath the story

I think it is terrible that he died, BUT, There should be NO CHARGES since the man was an illegal immigrant

DREAM Act: The College Board Wants Help for Undocumented Students at Standing FIRM.

The College Board, known mostly for the ubiquitous SAT exam, has publicly called for federal legislation to give more opportunities to undocumented students seeking to pay in-state tuition. Basically, the College Board is saying that the DREAM Act is, in fact, a good idea.

CNN and the DREAM Act at American Wetback.

Pulitzers & Unlikely Cooperation at Smart Borders.

Dream Act Texas also gives us a fitting name for a post along with great information in Deporting a DREAMer is like burning a book.

In a symbolic sense, deporting a DREAMer is like burning a book, - because a book symbolizes knowledge and learning and work.

Moron of the Week: Sheriff Joe Arpaio at No Borders and Binaries.

A whopping 2,700 lawsuits have been filed against him, including numerous allegations of civil rights violations. And he is finally getting the attention he deserves though it is probably not the attention that he wants.

Fight Ahead for In-State Tuition for DREAMers in New Jersey at Dream Act Texas.

It is amazing how people don't seem to hear when told that immigrants pay taxes -

One America: Pro-Migrant SanctuarySphere

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From Latina Lista: Part I DREAM Act Series: Undocumented student tells her side of the story / Part II DREAM Act Series: Legislators need a crash course on the DREAM Act / Part III DREAM Act Series: How soon will it pass?

Dream Killer Dems- A Lesson for EVERYBODY at Nuestra Voice.

I had the opportunity to interview Colorado State Senator Morgan Carroll last Friday on my radio show that airs on AM 760 Colorado's Progressive Talk. The Senator is one of the Dream Killer Five. That is Morgan is one of the five Democrats that choose to kill a bill that would have given undocumented students the ability to pay in state tuition in Colorado.

Borderline Cops--The Daily Show at People Migrate. Quote from a border watcher in this video after Aasif Mandvi asks where to plug in the Nintendo gun so he can shoot anyone seen crossing the border - "there's no gratification like popping them right off."

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