My grandma is every anti-immigrant’s nightmare. She became a citizen almost 20 years ago after she married her Puerto Rican gay best friend in order to obtain citizenship. She also came in with a tourist visa, stayed illegally and worked illegally in factories. She met her current…
NATIONAL JOURNAL (Noorani Op-Ed): Invest in Immigrants: Good for States, Good for America ASSOCIATED PRESS: Brewer loses bid to dismiss immigration law case REUTERS: In Alabama, strict immigration law sows discord NEW YORK TIMES: Students Press for Action on Immigration WASHINGTON POST: Texas Latinos poised for no House gains despite population boom, new districts LOS ANGELES TIMES: In Mexicali, a haven for broken lives THE ATLANTIC: The Innovation Costs of Reducing the Flow of Immigrants and Travelers to the U.S. BLOOMBERG (Editorial): Help U.S. Economy With Visas for the Best and Brightest CNN (Liptak Column): Gonzales says Romney must make personal connection to Hispanics CNN: ‘Sleeping giant’ Latino vote yet to awaken FORBES (Shapiro Post): We are the World’s One Percent MIAMI HERALD: David Rivera introduces immigration bill with Daniela Pelaez HUFFINGTON POST LATINO VOICES: Fingerprinting Of Immigrants Questioned In New Report, Raises Privacy Concerns LAS VEGAS SUN: Hispanic coalition: Obama ‘most anti-immigrant president’ in U.S. history MIAMI HERALD (Oppenheimer Column): Romney’s pitch to Hispanics won’t work MIAMI HERALD: David Rivera introduces immigration bill with Daniela Pelaez MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE: Cultures & immigration beat: New Web tool helps citizens in training SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS (Cepeda Column): Romney should take stand against anti-immigrant hate speech SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: Two years since death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas and no answers
LOS ANGELES TIMES (Lopez Column): Guest worker idea stuck in web of politics LOS ANGELES TIMES (Lopez Column): Bring farmworkers’ plight into the sunlight LOS ANGELES TIMES: U.S. steps up deportation efforts for criminal immigrants LOS ANGELES TIMES: Romney clinches GOP nomination, but faces fallout from the primaries PBS NEWSHOUR: Campaigns Court Colorado Hispanics in Unpredictable Contest THE ATLANTIC: Could Latino Voters Turn Deep-Red Texas Democratic by 2020? BIRMINGHAM NEWS (Chandler Post): Alabama AG Luther Strange asks court to lift injunction on immigration law section on college enrollment CNN: Voter ID laws, fraud and Latinos: Discrimination, a ‘big deal’ or ‘insulting?’ CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY: Smith, Griffin Seek to Ease Path for Highly Skilled Foreign Workers FORBES (Ozimek Post): Blame Government Not Markets for Immigrant Abuse HUFFINGTON POST LATINO VOICES (Sharry Post): Romney’s Latino Strategy Comes Into Focus INDIANAPOLIS STAR: Indiana student banned from returning to U.S. for graduation KGMH-TV (Colorado): Woman Adopted As Baby Faces Deportation To India LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: Political Eye: GOP hoping to sway Hispanic voters NATIONAL JOURNAL (Nowrasteh Op-Ed): Why California’s Bid to Legalize Undocumented Immigrants Works NBC SAN DIEGO (Gertson Post): The High Cost of Tough Immigration Enforcement POLITICO (Blackwell and Pastor Op-Ed): Closing the racial and generational divides TAMPA BAY TIMES: Sen. Marco Rubio’s bill draws charges of hypocrisy from immigrant advocates MIAMI HERALD (Caputo Post): Marco Rubio defends immigrant tax-credit crackdown bill UNIVISION NEWS: Colin Powell touts immigration reform
Even in an emotionless language such as English, you can tell who has lived below the US border and who hasn’t. I don’t care if you’ve gone to visit family or heard stories about life below the border, it’s not the same. I lived in the same place my…
NEW YORK TIMES: (Downes Post): Shhh, Don’t Mention Immigration NEW YORK TIMES (Verdery Post): What Romney Should Do About Immigration WASHINGTON POST: (Sonmez Post): Marco Rubio: ‘Historic’ reasons for Obama’s wide lead among Hispanics THE HILL: Rubio downplays growing advantage for Democrats among Latino voters LOS ANGELES TIMES (Editorial): Alabama’s bad road on immigration HUFFINGTON POST (Blazer Post): New Anti-Immigrant Law Sinks Alabama Into Deeper Morass HOUSTON CHRONICLE (Editorial): Time to make the DREAM come true ASPEN TIMES: Garfield County violence victims fear deportation BLOOMBERG TV: Rubio on Startup 2.0 and DREAM BOSTON GLOBE: Despite apparent courtship of Latino voters, Mitt Romney still faces wide voting gap CBS: Group seeks to define Obama as “worse than Joe Arpaio” on immigration CNN (Navarrette Op-Ed): Minorities are not looking for ‘payback’ DALLAS MORNING NEWS (Editorial): Keep top tech talent in the U.S. DENVER POST (Editorial): Immigration law made more clear in Colorado HUFFINGTON POST LATINO VOICES (Vargas Post): A Romney Administration Perilous For Latinos CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Pro-Latino ‘super PAC’ aiming at Romney campaign POLITICO (Schultheis Post): Latino super PAC hits Romney in Arizona ad McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE (Gilmore Op-Ed): Country’s changing demographics should be celebrated NATIONAL JOURNAL (Teixeira Op-Ed): America’s New Swing Region NATIONAL JOURNAL: Romney Slow to Engage in Hunt for Hispanic Votes MSNBC (Benen Post): Pushing Latino voters away UNIVISION (Teixeira Op-Ed): Is social conservatism the GOP’s secret weapon among Latinos?
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Chipotle: Probes Regarding Immigrant Workers Could Last 2 Years NEW YORK TIMES (Room for Debate): Securing the Hispanic Vote NEW YORK TIMES (Barreto Op-Ed): (Room for Debate- Securing the Hispanic Vote): Watch for ‘Sí Se Puede’ Signs at Obama Rallies NEW YORK TIMES (Chavez Op-Ed): Romney’s Best Bet: Embrace the Dream Act NEW YORK TIMES (García Bedolla Op-Ed): Latinos Will Favor Obama by Default NEW YORK TIMES (Vargas Op-Ed): (Room for Debate- Securing the Hispanic Vote): Simply Translating an Ad Isn’t Enough CNN (Steinhauser Post): New poll: Obama maintains large lead among Latinos MEDILL NEWS SERVICE: Obama, Romney Campaigns Target Young Hispanics with Cellphones WASHINGTON POST (Sonmez Post): Romney address to Latinos comes as campaign works to make up ground with key constituency HOUSTON CHRONICLE (Day Op-Ed): U.S. needs Houston Plan for immigration reform THE ATLANTIC: Can Mitt Romney Change the Subject With Hispanic Voters? WASHINGTON POST (Cillizza and Blake Post): Republicans’ Hispanic problem — in 2 charts LOS ANGELES TIMES: Analysis: Romney’s ‘magic number’ to dodge Latino doom HUFFINGTON POST: Mitt Romney: What Dream Act? MSNBC: Romney appeals to Hispanics UNIVISION NEWS: Analysis: Romney takes baby steps toward Latinos BOSTON GLOBE: Boston immigration lawyer’s clients face deportation CNN (Wallace Post): Some Democrats see immigration inaction as expedient, Rubio says DENVER POST: Controversial immigration-enforcement program goes live in Colorado EFE: Hispanic Vote in North Carolina Has Doubled in Last 4 yrs EFE: Law graduate in immigration limbo hopes California court approves license THE HILL (Adams Post): VAWA must protect all victims HUFFINGTON POST LATINO VOICES (Huerta Post): Siempre En La Lucha: Latinos and Marriage Equality NATIONAL JOURNAL: States Pull Back on Immigration Laws GOVERNMENT SECURITY NEWS: State immigration bills see significant drop, but not off the table NATIONAL JOURNAL: Rubio Slams Life in Polarized Senate NATIONAL JOURNAL: Why The Racial Gap Will Widen NEW YORK POST: Mike’s immigrant plan to save cities PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL: Report suggests U.S. prosperity depends on increasing opportunities for immigrants SALT LAKE TRIBUNE (Lowry Op-Ed): U.S. needs assimilation now more than ever SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS (Navarrette Column): Presidential choice dreadful for Latinos USA TODAY: Company accused of favoring immigrants over U.S. citizens
President Obama, born in Hawaii, raised in Indonesia and dubbed by some “the first Asian American president,” looks to be embracing that label with an exclusive, $40,000-a-head Bay Area business roundtable for Asian American and Pacific Islander supporters Thursday.
With just over five months until what’s expected to be a razor-close election,
Graduating High School Senior? Undocumented? Need money for College?
Look no further!
We are pleased to announce that the Young American Dreamers are offering a wonderful scholarship opportunity for undoucmented students who are looking for some extra help with their tuition.
The scholarship has a basic form, which can be downloaded here, and asks that applicants to submit a short essay and some some supporting documented. See the bottom of this post for a full list of requirements. Application deadline is July 19th!
All applications should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 1137 Auburndale, FL 33823 Facebook – Attn: Young American Dreamers
Are you a high school senior, class of 2012, have previously graduated and will be attending or are currently attending a higher education institute? Did you have a final, cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale? Complete this application and write the short essay; turn in a copy of your last report card or schedule for the fall of 2012 and transcript (whichever applies). Good luck for one of two scholarships, first prize is $400.00 and second prize is $200.00. Deadline is July 19th, 2012.
Please write a brief (400-800 words) essay on one  of the following topics:
1. What are you doing to help better your community now and how will your career help you continue with the betterment of your community?
2. What are your thoughts on the DREAM, ARMS, and STARS Acts?
3. Why do you deserve this scholarship?
Turn In Check List (Please Enclose in This Order):
If you are a high school senior, class of 2012:
Copy of your last report card & Copy of acceptance letter to a higher education institute.
If you are currently attending a higher education institute:
Copy of your schedule for the fall of 2012 and Transcript.
Packet must be received or postmarked by July 19th, 2012.
My confession: I have a dying need to emulate people in my life. Once upon a time, I imitated everyone I admired. Next step down the road…conversations about them…I genuinely feel okay having.
A. A moment that means the world to me- I’m standing in the room a ICIRR where most of our meetings happen and I’m sharing my story and I look up and Tania is listening to me. She wasn’t engaging herself in a conversation through me. It was one of the first, it was one of the only times I ever felt like someone was listening.
B. She is gorgeous. When we were in Alabama last year I got to do her makeup (really i just put eyeliner on her and lipgloss). I was so honored because the coloring and lip gloss brought attention to her good looks.
C. Yesterday, she spoke at the No NATO rally and a few sentences into her speech/statement (?) I started recording it. I found myself listening to it on my way home and I couldn’t stop replaying it. Wish I could give beautiful words to the goosebumps I felt.
D. Tania is my strength ally. Maybe its habit from spending hours memorizing Qu’ranic verses but I do find myself imprinting words within me when I appreciate them. I found myself slowly transcribing her words in my head as I listened to it. I’ll share for those who would like to read them:
“…people are living in the United States with no way to be recognized as full human beings we continue to resist. There is resistance not only by those who have the privilege of having U.S citizenship or legal status but also by those of us who are perceived as vulnerable. Who are undocumented. All over the country there are immigrants from all sectors organizing and saying loud and clear that we are
undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic.
And to conclude I have basically three messages:
1. To my undocumented people- Only when we are scared and we do not organize do they have power over us. It is not easy but we must fight back.
2. To our allies- Understand that existing, organizing undocumented in the United States is a constant struggle and that we need solidarity.
3. And to the government- As long as there are wars and poverty there will be migrants. As long as there are people in power that benefit from deportations there will be deportations but there will also be those of us fighting them. And as long as there are undocumented people there will be those of us willing to protest, willing to risk arrest, willing to risk deportation in order to highlight the hypocrisy of the government.
Because as long as there is oppression there will be resistance. “
Are you bilingual (Eng/Span), a community organizer, and have experience working in immigrant populations? Apply for our AmeriCorps VISTA position! Volunteer will be spearheading a student mentoring program. Great opportunity to make a difference in the Austin immigrant ESL community.
Application deadline is May 25th. For more information, contact our Program Manager, Bekah Schmidt, at email@example.com.
IMMIGRATION NEWS: IMMIGRATION PROF BLOG: An Immigrant Blacklist? Alabama Legislature Amends H.B. 56, the Toughest State Immigration Enforcement Law REUTERS: Supreme court rules for government on immigrants’ residence NEW YORK TIMES (Downes Post): Alabama Doubles Down BIRMINGHAM NEWS (Editorial): Gov. Robert Bentley fails to lead on immigration BLOOMBERG: Obama’s Latino Audience Awaits — as Romney honors Cuban Liberation POLITICO: Obama to address Latino elected officials CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS (Fitz Post): Sen. Rubio Sympathizes with, then Attacks, Blameless Children COLORLINES.COM: What Started a Mississippi Prison Riot? Depends on Who You Ask CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY: Reid Says House Is Holding Up Conference on Domestic Violence Legislation CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY: Visa Program’s Expansion At Risk in Standoff Over Domestic Violence Law FOX NEWS (Williams Column): Could Gutierrez and Rubio work together to bring us a new DREAM Act? FOX NEWS LATINO: Democrat Gutierrez Would Back Rubio’s Version of DREAM Act HUFFINGTON POST: Luis Gutierrez Could Support ‘Watered-Down’ Dream Act FOX NEWS LATINO (Sanchez Zinny Op-Ed): Education is the Latino Issue, not Immigration HELENA INDEPENDENT RECORD (Montana) (Editorial): Immigrants embody national pride THE HILL (Conyers Post): Setting the record straight on the Violence Against Women Act HUFFINGTON POST (Shahshahani Post): HB 87 Negatively Impacts Georgia Economy and Reputation NATIONAL JOURNAL: Senate Immigration Bill Creates Two New Visas To Encourage New Talent NATIONAL JOURNAL: Track the Toddlers: Impacting Election 2028? NECN: Divisive Secure Communities measure rolls out in Vt. Tuesday POLITICO (Sens. Moran, Warner, Rubio, Coons Op-Ed): Startup Act’s economic benefits SALON: Mitt’s new Latino hurdle
i really don’t think anyone understands how hard it is to have family in another country that cannot get visa’s to come to the u.s. because it costs so much fucking money. we’ve been trying for ten years and it sucks. all i want to do is see my cousin studying jazz in the states. i want to finally…
What do you recommend to someone who is losing their native language? I immigrated to the united states when I was six years old. I grew up in the city of San Francisco, went to elementary school, middle school and high school here. Now I am in college and starting San Francisco State for the fall…