Entries Tagged as 'Department of Homeland Security'

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca Defends Secure Communities Program

June 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

While states like Illinois and this week New York take steps to stop the implementation of the controversial DHS Secure Communities Program, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca defends the program. A few weeks ago on Warren Olney’s public radio show, Sheriff Baca even went to far as to say that undocumented people are not […]

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · Immigration

Footage of Yesterday’s Immigration Speech + More Reaction

May 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

This is what the President said yesterday, and reactions have been lukewarm. I actually like Steve Lopez’s take on it in today’s LA Times — don’t expect much change, but immigrant rights advocates will continue speaking out against current DHS policies.

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Tags: Barack Obama · Department of Homeland Security · Immigration · National Council of La Raza

Hispanic Caucus Takes a Stand

May 8th, 2011 · 3 Comments

There is a glimmer of hope in the administration immigration enforcement madness, as last week the Congressional Hispanic Caucus called for the end of the Secure Communities program. I had blogged about Secure Communities and the annoyance of having to go through a checkpoint back in March. But there seems to be some momentum from […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Department of Homeland Security · Immigration

The Obama Administration’s Careful Tap Dance Around the Immigration Issue

April 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Last week on a press conference call with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, I mentioned that the immigration and deportation issue was brought up again and that Cecilia Muñoz from the White House said that President Obama and the administration would enforce the current immigration laws. Muñoz also added  that there would be no selective […]

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · Immigration

Problems with Implementing DHS’s “Secure Communities”

March 27th, 2011 · 11 Comments

This post about Secure Communities is somewhat timely for me. A few weeks ago, I was driving through the city of Ontario, California and was stopped in a police dragnet that did not seem to be a “sobriety checkpoint”. Prior to reaching the dragnet, I did see people on the street with signs that spelled, […]

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · Government Accountability · Immigration

Latino Vote 2012: The Elephants In The Room

December 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Note: This blog was originally published on November 10, 2010 by Unai Montes-Irueste of Cuentame. It came to my attention after discussion that was prompted by Seneca’s recent blog post on The Latino State of the Union. The material is still very relevant and worth sharing on the eve of the big DREAM act vote […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · Department of Homeland Security · GOP · Immigration · racism · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Republican Party · Tom Tancredo · voting trends

Just When You Think Sharron Angle Can’t Be Any More Offensive

October 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments

…her campaign unveils this new website playing on the Hasbro company’s Monopoly Game, but instead calling it Harry Reid’s Amnesty Game. While Reid has supported comprehensive immigration reform and recently introduced the DREAM Act as part of a defense bill, he hasn’t crafted an “amnesty” measure. Actually, the last person to really champion amnesty was […]

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · Education · Immigration

The Day My Congressman Lost My Vote

October 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

By Aracely Panameño On August 18th, The Washington Post published a piece that completely caught me by surprise.  My own Congressman, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11), had joined anti-immigrant Republicans on a letter petitioning Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to approve a statewide 287(g) agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia. As soon as I could, I called […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · Department of Homeland Security · GOP · Government Accountability · Immigration · Republican Party