Guest Blogger Char Miller: Caning the Border Patrol

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Caning the Border Patrol By Char Miller “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world,” anthropologist Margaret Mead once asserted. “Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” One such micro organization, Barrio de Colores, may not have changed the world when it took on the mighty U.S. Border […]

Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, GEO Group Indicted In South Texas

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A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on state charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners at the Willacy County Detention Center in Raymondville, TX. Other people who were indicted were, Cameron County’s Justice of the Peace Judge Gustavo Garza; former US Attorney for […]

ICE’d: Another US Citizen Detained and Deported For Looking Mexican

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With all the excitement of this historic election, it is normal to overlook other news that normally would not have been missed; especially, the flagrant abuse of power by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Throughout Chertoff’s tenure as Homeland Secretary, I have said countless of times, […]

The Politics of Humanity: “A Hidden System”

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In the nation’s continued response to the tragic events of 9/11, the nation’s southern border is currently being used as a scapegoat in the current vague “war on terror.” Suddenly, security has become synonymous with stopping undocumented immigration, and unfortunately, this country’s immigration policies have resulted in very real negative consequences. In a newly created […]

Mano dura con inmigrantes: la historia se vuelve a repetir

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Reposted from El Tecolote Mano dura con inmigrantes: la historia se vuelve a repetir Edmundo Rocha A los partidarios de “sólo aplicación de la ley” (Enforcement Only) les encantaría tener un futuro en el que los 12 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados en los EEUU sean expulsados, ya sea utilizando medios coercitivos o voluntarios. En un […]

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