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Protest Actions Continue Even After Obama Administration Announces New Deportation Priorities

August 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In the week that has passed since the Obama administration announced some new prosecutorial discretion guidelines for DHS to better prioritize its work, there have been continued protests and actions against the controversial Secure Communities Program. One action that received a bit more press involved the Assistant Director of Secure Communities, who was confronted by […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Immigration

Update from last week’s immigration actions

August 23rd, 2011 · 4 Comments

I have an update on the immigration happenings from last week over at DailyGrito describing the administration’s new policy on exercising prosecutorial discretion. Another piece worth reading for putting last week’s actions in context is this one by Roberto Lovato. Also, today an informal e-mail poll has been circulating sent out by the Latino Voter’s […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Immigration

Activists Take Aim at Obama Administration’s Secure Communities Program

August 17th, 2011 · 14 Comments

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity from immigration activists who are taking their protests and frustrations over the administration’s Secure Communities program directly to Obama campaign offices and Democratic Party headquarters around the country. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: “Civil and immigrant rights activists demonstrated Tuesday outside the state Democratic Party’s headquarters […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Immigration

Latino Orgs Grade President Obama and Give Him a “C”

August 10th, 2011 · 5 Comments

I know many who are have taken to pointing out some of President Obama’s cruel and appalling immigration enforcement policies for months, but there’s also the realization that the Latino vote doesn’t necessarily turn on immigration, meaning that many of us will vote one way or the other based on other issues. I think that […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Immigration

Quote of the Day by Rep. Raul Grijalva

July 31st, 2011 · 11 Comments

For those of you following the debt ceiling showdown, this may interest you, and I think this is a solid example of a Latino elected official taking a stand during this crisis. Today Rep. Grijalva put out the following statement about the current pending deal: “This deal trades peoples’ livelihoods for the votes of a […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Rep. Raul Grijalva

Economic Crisis Highlights Leadership Limits of Obama & Hispanic Chieftains

July 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Cross posted at DailyGrito. By Seneca Frankly, President Obama does not seem like he was fully prepared to be President. His hubris may have gotten the best of him. He ignited real hope and became lucky: Hillary Clinton became overconfident, GWB became a bane as a lame duck, and John McCain self-destructed. Ergo Obama became […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Education · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · John McCain · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Seneca

DREAM Act Update July 27, 2011

July 27th, 2011 · 7 Comments

In case you missed it, President Obama delivered a speech at NCLR on Monday, where the DREAM Act youth made their presence known by shouting “Yes, you can” to the President when he suggested that he could not bypass Congress to provide relief in terms of immigration policy. However, I want to point out that […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Education · Immigration · Sen. Robert Menendez

Two Perspectives on Last Week’s White House Hispanic Conference

July 19th, 2011 · 20 Comments

In case you missed it, last week the White House held a policy conference for Hispanics. President Obama even made an appearance. Time will tell what exactly comes out of it, but again the Obama White House is making an effort to connect with the Latino community. I found two competing perspectives of last week’s […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Immigration