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Arizona F***ed With the Wrong Mexican

“Machete,” a phony trailer bundled into Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 collaboration “Grindhouse,” is getting expanded into a full-length movie. Rodriguez just sent out an updated trailer, with a “special Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona.”

Posted on May 6, 2010 READ MORE


The Unintended Consequences of Good Government

Arizona’s bold election reforms just backfired. Public financing and an attempt to stop gerrymandering may be to blame for the state’s immigration law.

Posted on May 4, 2010 READ MORE


‘Los Suns’ Protest Immigration Law

The Phoenix Suns pro basketball team will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by wearing “Los Suns” jerseys—in part to protest their home state’s anti-immigrant law. Steve Nash, the team’s star (and an immigrant himself), explains rather eloquently why he opposes the law.

Posted on May 4, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Bob Bird

Pitting Worker Against Worker

In this May Day special feature, economist Moshe Adler argues that the answer to our immigration, labor and broader economic problems is more immigration and more welfare for all.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010 READ MORE



Al Jazeera English

Mexico’s ‘Other’ Crisis

While most U.S. media coverage of events in Mexico these days focuses on that country’s ongoing drug conflict, other news, such as the fact that Mexico has become America’s leading provider of sex slaves—some as young as 6—gets overlooked.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010 READ MORE



Flickr / AZDew

A Deadly Winter for Border Crossers

It’s been a wet and deadly winter for illegal immigrants crossing into Arizona from Mexico, with nine border crossers dying from hypothermia since November. That equals the number who died trying to make the crossing in the previous three winters combined.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Laura Rauch

Profiting From Immigration Injustice

Business is booming in Arizona, thanks to a disturbing federal immigration program that transfers millions of taxpayer dollars to a private prison company, parasitic attorneys and other opportunists.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 READ MORE


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Flickr.com

Big Payoff Seen in Immigration Reform

Despite the American penchant for xenophobia, a report from two policy institutes concludes that legalizing the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. would boost wages, consumption, jobs and tax revenue.

Posted on Jan 9, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Jeffrey M. Boan

Walking for Legalization

Taking an ambulatory cue from the Freedom Riders of the civil rights era, four immigrant students—three of whom are undocumented—are walking from downtown Miami to Washington, D.C., in a four-month protest against the Obama administration’s inaction on legislation that could give legal status to immigrants.

Posted on Jan 2, 2010 READ MORE



citizensrequired.com

Sun Sets on Anti-Immigration Sheriff

Joe Arpaio, a sheriff in Arizona known for his rabid anti-immigration stance and poor treatment of undocumented immigrants in his custody, has finally lost the federal power to enforce immigration law—a power reserved for federal agents, not county sheriffs.

Posted on Oct 9, 2009 READ MORE


Rep. Joe Wilson
AP / Harry Hamburg

Wilson and Our National Character

If you saw a woman struck by a car, would you call an ambulance right away? Or would you first ask for her papers to make sure she was not an illegal immigrant?

Posted on Sep 14, 2009 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons / Einarsson Kvaran

Remembering Sacco and Vanzetti

Eighty-two years ago Sunday two Italian immigrants were executed after a dubious trial for murders someone else later confessed to. Whatever really happened, Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti have come to stand for the greater inequities of American justice. (Howard Zinn explains, after the jump.)

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 READ MORE


Georgian Soldiers South Ossetia
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Georgia and Russia Get Their War On

Georgia bombed separatists in the country’s South Ossetia region Tuesday evening, killing 25; Russia rolled an estimated 150 tanks into Georgia in retaliation, ostensibly to defend the region’s high Russian immigrant population. Georgia pleads its case as a “freedom-loving” nation to garner U.S. support; any semblance of logic retreats.

Posted on Aug 8, 2008 READ MORE


A Holiday for American Immigrants

The turkey may share the table with lasagna or guacamole or Asian-style rice bowls.  Welcome to America, Pilgrim.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007 READ MORE


Maher

Bill Maher on LAPD Bullies

In light of the LAPD’s recent storm trooper-like behavior, Bill Maher reminds police everywhere, “We want to support you—even to love you—but you have to remember, it says ‘To protect and serve’ on the side of the car, not ‘What the f—- are you looking at?’ ”

Posted on May 14, 2007 READ MORE


Pat Buchanan

Buchanan’s Conspiracy Theory

Pat Buchanan appeared on “The Daily Show” on Monday to explain his theory of Mexico’s secret plot to recapture the Southwest using an army of hardworking immigrants who, he claims, don’t like English or America.

Posted on Sep 26, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: More Immigrant Bashing on the Way

“Can’t you see that everything that’s wrong with this country is because of illegal aliens? It’s all their fault. The people in charge have nothing to do with it.”

Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


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From blogging.la

Immigration Rally Is Largest in L.A. History

An estimated crowd of more than 500,000 thronged downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest a tightening of the country’s immigration laws.

Posted on Mar 26, 2006 READ MORE


Immigration Becoming Big 2008 Issue

Pretenders to the White House are all staking out positions on what they expect to be a hot topic come next election.
Check out Truthdig’s Marc Cooper for the skinny on the underlying issue.

Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


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From pastryweb.com

Denmark, Iran Near War Over Pastry Naming Rights

Riots sweep the streets of Denmark after Iranians rename Danish pastries “roses of the Prophet Muhammad.” (satire)

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


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