Blogosphere: May 2008 Archives

As usual, the talking heads are up in arms over recent statements by McCain that migrants are actually human, and that the federal government needs to enact comprehensive immigration reform:

After several of the business leaders complained about the difficulty in obtaining temporary H1B visas for scientists and engineers, something the Senate immigration bill was supposed to address, Mr. McCain expressed regret the measure did not pass, calling it a personal “failure,” as well as one by the federal government.

“Senator Kennedy and I tried very hard to get immigration reform, a comprehensive plan, through the Congress of the United States,” he said. “It is a federal responsibility and because of our failure as a federal obligation, we’re seeing all these various conflicts and problems throughout our nation as different towns, cities, counties, whatever they are, implement different policies and different programs which makes things even worse and even more confusing.”

Paul Waldman was gracious enough to stop by The Sanctuary and write a post about it.

UPDATE: Crooks and Liars linked to The Sanctuary.  That's huge.
Check out Perez Hilton standing up for migrants and linking to one of the Washington Post articles exposing the horrendous conditions migrants suffer from while in detention. 

The post only consists of six short words, including the title.

Title: Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!,

THIS is unacceptable.
Perez Hilton (14 May 2008)
With a toxic anti-migrant online climate I'll take all of support we can get.  Needless to say, a link from one of the most prominent blogs on the web is more than significant support.  Still I couldn't help but notice all the migrant hate in the comments.
XP has an myth-slaying post over at Para Justicia Y Libertad clarifying some of the more outlandish charges that have been made in the Postville raid.  He's put together some of the best information on the supposed "methamphetamine lab" that I've been able to find.  Symsess already linked to this, but it deserves a second mention.  I look forward to part two.

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