kyledeb: September 2009 Archives

UPDATE II: An advertising blog, Agency Spy, got a hold of this post.  I also found the website of the guy that made the ad.
CORRECTION:  In an email to Tony Herrera, the President of the advertising agency which represents Corona, wrote the following:


Thank you for reaching out to us and bringing this ad and the Citizen Orange discussion to our attention. Prompted by your note, we looked into the origin of this ad as it wasn't created by the agency and it appears to be a spec piece done without client input or approval by an aspiring art director.

We're not sure how it made its way onto the blog you forwarded, or others for that matter, but wanted to let you know. We'll also make sure this is clarified on Citizen Orange and the other blogs that posted the ad.

Again, appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

Kind regards,

Peter Krivkovich
President / CEO
Peter Krivkovich - Email (8 October 2009)
Also see the comment that was left by Kristin Fletcher, another representative of Cramer-Krasselt, below.  My original post was written as follows:


It's always fun to see faulty nativist logic twisted on itself.  Laura Martinez at Mi Blog es Tu Blog found this priceless piece of advertising (sombrero tip to The Mex Files):

Drink us and we'll hire more Mexicans in Mexico.
Corona Advertisement - Mi Blog Es Tu Blog
(28 September 2009)
UPDATE I: See conversation between myself and RickB of Ten Percent in the comments of this post for added context.
Jorge-Alonso Chehade is still in the United States, but the struggle is not even close to being over.  Please continue to call for Jorge-Alonso using the following link:
I've written three posts on Jorge-Alonso's case (1 2 3).  While I wish I could provide more of an update in this post, all I can really say is that everyone's calls are working, but that it is still not over.  The legal details as to why Jorge-Alonso has been able to stay are still unclear, but what is clear is that Jorge-Alonso's only remaining hope continues to be U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.  I'll let Jorge-Alonso explain it to you himself:

UPDATE: Use SEIU's click-to-call tool to contact Senators Cantwell and Murray:
Jorge-Alonso Chehade has one last chance to stay in the U.S. before he is forcefully removed from the United States, tomorrow.  U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have to submit a private bill on his behalf. 

As of now, 2,598 people have joined a Facebook group in support of Jorge-Alonso; 2,856 people have signed a petition on Jorge-Alonso's behalf;  5,169 people have sent faxes to the Department of Homeland Security, can all of you make two more calls?  If you've never called a U.S. Senator before in your life, now is the time. 

  • Call Senator Patty Murray at 202-224-2621
  • Call Senator Maria Cantwell at 202-224-3441

In The Shadow of the Raid

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It's difficult for me to blog about anything else when I feel so accountable to unauthorized migrant youth, but this trailer for the documentary "In The Shadow of the Raid" takes me back to the reason I got involved in U.S. migration policy in the first place.

In the Shadow of the Raid - trailer from Streetdog Media on Vimeo.

It looks as if Jorge-Alonso Chehade will be staying in the U.S. for at least a little while longer after Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) filed a last-minute private bill for Jorge-Alonso.  Please call McDermott to thank him for standing up for Jorge-Alonso.  According to McDermott's website the numbers for McDermott are:

D.C. Office: 202-225-3106
Seattle Office: 206-553-7170
While I wish we could claim this as a victory, the truth is that there is still much that has to be done for Jorge-Alonso.  This is true of so many unauthorized youth that lead individual campaigns to stop their own deportations.  The only real relief for youth like Jorge-Alonso is the passage of the DREAM Act now -- not tomorrow or the day after.

It is way past time that I wrote about Jorge-Alonso Chehade.  Jorge-Alonso is the fourth of a group of courageous unauthorized migrant youth who have led campaigns to stop their own deportations. 

First there was Walter Lara, then there was Taha, then there was Herta Llusho.  All of their deportations were extended due in great part to the social media efforts of, SEIU, the broader pro-migrant blogosphere, and the increasing support of the progressive blogosphere.

With only 36 hours left before Jorge-Alonso is forced to leave the United States, he needs all the support he can get, and he is asking everyone to do just one thing, send a fax to DHS on his behalf.

Send a fax to DHS at @
Jorge-Alonso Chehade - The Sanctuary (19 September 2009)
Almost 2,000 supporters have sent faxes to DHS, already, can we make that 5,000?

UPDATE: I've posted a newer list, now, with almost 130 pro-migrant blogs.

It has taken me many more hours that I would have liked, but I finally finished updating the Citizen Orange pro-migrant blogroll.  I counted 89 pro-migrant blogs when I put up my first post about updating the blogroll.  Just I had hoped for then, I now count over 100 pro-migrant blogs.  That is no small number and my criteria for counting blogs was relatively stringent.  I only put up blogs that I have working contact info for, and I took out blogs that didn't have any new posts in 2009.  In other words, not only is the sanctuarysphere large in number, but it is both active and connected as well.

I will repost the pro-migrant blogroll, below.  If others could put this list of pro-migrant blogs in a post, too, it will have the benefit of further linking us all together.
UPDATE I: I've posted a new list with 103 pro-migrant blogs.

UPDATE II: I've posted an even newer list with almost 130 pro-migrant blogs.

In a previous rambling post about my struggle with the "ethics of pro-migrant blogging" I laid out a working definition of a pro-migrant blogger, along with additional steps you have to take to be on Citizen Orange's pro-migrant blogroll:

To get on Citizen Orange's pro-migrant blogroll I ask bloggers to go a couple steps further than my checklist.  You have to email me about helping to fight nativism online, and you have to cross-post your writing over at The Sanctuary.

Kyle de Beausset - Citizen Orange (22 June 2009)
Those are some pretty stringent requirements, if I do say so myself.  I'm happy to report that despite those requirements, my updated blogroll contains 89 pro-migrant blogs, which is a lot.  I'm sure we can bring that up to 100 so help me out if I'm missing any.  You can see them on the bottom right and I will list them below. 
I'm back at school, finally settled in, and ready to do some blogging on the side.  Thankfully, I only have a year and a half to go.  I'm already counting down the days.  Graduating is my priority but I can't help but set my academic schedule around the migrant rights movement whenever possible. 

I'm going to take care of some housekeeping in the next few posts, but before I do I want to welcome David Bennion back to Citizen Orange.