chris: November 2009 Archives
Remembering Marcelo Lucero: One Year Later at Anti-BVBL.
Marcelo Lucero was an Ecuadorian who was murdered by a group of teenage thugs on Long Island a year ago last Sunday. His murder has become a rallying cry for Civil Rights, much like Birmingham Sunday became.
On Thanksgiving: Truth and Celebration at All About Race.
Being an honest, yet enthusiastic American requires the ability to consistently integrate the pretty, mythic narratives that our nation holds dear with the always more complicated and often very ugly truth of our American story. Like my experience of George Washington's birthday, some American Indians refer to the Thanksgiving I celebrate as a National Day of Mourning. And with good reason.
Do American Indians Look "Hispanic" or Do "Hispanics" Look American Indian? at American Taino.
Got Milk? Thank Immigrants at America's Voice.
Fort Hood Murders Evoke Racist Reactions at Color Lines.
What is ICE up to? at Dream Act Texas.
With talk of Comprehensive Immigration Reform coming up in a few months, why is ICE targeting employers who hire undocumented workers? Is it to make the administrative look tough once the Congress starts debating the bill?
Lou Dobbs Takes a 'Voluntary Departure' from CNN at Dream Activist blog.
Hasta la Vista Dobbs at Dream Act Texas.
Weekly Diaspora: Deporting Dobbs at The Unapologetic Mexican.
After 30 years, commentator Lou Dobbs--infamous for his tirades against undocumented immigrants--has left CNN, as TPM reports. Dobbs employed disturbing, dangerous, and dated language to slur immigrants, often equating them with disease and infection. There is a connection between this type of demagoguery and violence.
The Republicans are celebrating their victory in New Jersey and there may be reason for pro-migrant supporters to celebrate as well. Chris Christie is not your standard Republican. In fact he has spent many years fighting Morristown, New Jersey mayor Donald Cresitello on Cresitello's desire to institute 287g. Cresitello actually had quite a distaste for Christie due to his constant push back on the 287g program. Prior to the election Cresitello stated about Christie:
I couldn't understand how a Republican could come out against a program to deport people who come here illegally and are accused of further illegalities. I figured the mayor might offer some insight. Chris Christie leans to the left of even some Democrats NJ.com
Last year Chris Christie stated in a town hall meeting:
"Being in this country without proper documentation is not a crime," Christie told more than 60 residents and town officials. "The whole phrase of 'illegal immigrant' connotes that the person, by just being here, is committing a crime."
"Don't let people make you believe that that's a crime that the U.S. Attorney's Office should be doing something about," he added of entering the country illegally. "It is not."Christie: Immigrants are not criminals - NJ.com