Inaugural Day: The Start of a New Day

Put forth by XicanoPwr


Today is the beginning of a new era and a day history is made. Today, Barack Hussein Obama will take the oath of office as this country’s first African-American president, elected by a generation that included these kids’ parents. Who could have foretold that in 2009 Obama’s inauguration would be a convergence, coming back-to-back with […]

Mass Deportation: Lessons from the Past

Put forth by XicanoPwr


In this country, policies concerning immigration continually confront politicians to make difficult decisions. In a democracy, every public policy requires some accommodations from what experts might conceive as a technocratic ideal to adapt to political pressures. There is no reason to expect that policy toward who is allowed to work in a country would be […]

“We are all Elvira”

Put forth by XicanoPwr


The deportation of immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano by federal authorities on August 20 has been seen either as a blow or as the reigniting of the immigrant rights movement. I know I have seen my fair share of comments of support on this blog, as well a large number of vile comments about her […]

America’s Moral Panic

Put forth by XicanoPwr


The recent defeat of the immigration bill has a lot xenophobic nativists celebrating. Sadly, the bipartisan immigration bill caused a split among Latino leaders. Some Latino leaders called the legislation a “step backward” because of the provisions that would limit judicial review of legalization cases and make it extremely expensive to become a legal resident. […]

The Green Card Draft: One Immigrant’s Nightmare is Uncle Sam’s DREAM

Put forth by XicanoPwr


When it comes to immigration reform, one of the biggest fear many have is that Congress might pass some type of domestic policy that is intended to hurt not only the best interest of the nation, but the interest of an immigrant – legal and undocumented – who are trying to navigate through this country. […]

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