U.S. Immigration Reform: October 2009 Archives

Penn & Teller on Migration

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Punk Johnny Cash over at Gonzo Times showed me these videos from the television series, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, for the first time:

This post was written for The Sanctuary.

Yesterday, Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) unveiled his "principles for a new comprehensive immigration reform bill" amid much fanfare.  An increasingly disciplined and organized migrant rights movement was able to bring thousands to Washington D.C. in support of Gutierrez's announcement.  You can follow almost minute to minute updates of yesterday's event at the Reform Immigration for America blog.

Maegan at Vivir Latino, Prerna at Change.org, and Marisa Trevino at Latina Lista have already expressed their thoughts and I thought I'd add my own.  I'll be the first to admit that I was skeptical of Gutierrez's announcement.  The way Gutierrez and other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) have treated the migrant youth movement leaves much to be desired.  Why members of the CHC have still not co-sponsored the Development, Youth, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act is beyond me.  The justification offered is that they want to wait for the DREAM Act to be a part of comprehensive immigration reform, but that doesn't mean you can't cosponsor the DREAM Act to show your support!  100 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have already cosponsored the DREAM Act, and it is an embarrassment that a supposed "champion" of migrant rights like Gutierrez has not.