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No Country for Brown Women

June 11th, 2010 · 19 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez On 11 February 2009, Celia Alejandra Alvarez-Herrera was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy in a workplace raid during which her jaw was dislocated against a wall.  Regrettably, my notes are obscured by a teardrop that escaped me as she described being beaten with a clipboard for crying out for medical treatment while [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Detention · Immigration · Mexico · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Raul Grijalva

Obama reaffirms commitment to immigration reform today

March 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Today President Obama met with leaders on the immigration issue and said that he is still committed to immigration reform. He also met with Senators Schumer and Graham who are crafting the Senate version of the immigration reform bill. Here is some footage from today with Josh Hoyt, the executive director of the Illinois Coalition [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Detention · health care · Immigration

More Deaths in Immigrant Detention

August 18th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Another troubling article came out today regarding immigrant detention. Yesterday, immigration officials said that they discovered the records of 10 previously unreported deaths in ICE custody. More specifically, these unreported deaths involved eight men from Cuba, one from Mexico, and one from Ecuador. For me, the fact that these deaths were not apparent in a previous Freedom of Information [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Department of Homeland Security · Detention · Immigration · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

Could Rep. Polis be an “Honorary Latino”?

July 21st, 2009 · 8 Comments

One issue I have become increasingly concerned about is immigrant detention. Last year I became more aware of the issue having read Edwidge Danticat’s Brother, I’m dying detailing the horrific treatment of her Haitian uncle in an immigrant detention facility in Miami. Then I watched the film, The Visitor, which addressed immigrant detention in NYC. [...]

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Tags: Ben Ray Lujan · Detention · Immigration · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Seneca on Latinos & Homeland Security: Protection or Harassment?

April 26th, 2009 · 16 Comments

The post 9/11 period introduced several changes in the way normal life is conducted in the United States and for that matter the world. Terrorism became a focal point in the daily activities of most Americans in the immediate aftermath. The Bush Administration readily sought to ‘instrumentalize’ or create tools of existing law and institutions [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Department of Homeland Security · Detention · Immigration · Seneca

The Latest Roundup in the Realm of Latino Politics

October 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The bodies of Henry Sanchez, brother of Reps. Linda and Loretta Sanchez, and his girlfriend were found last week in a sunken boat off the Southern California coast. This was most certainly a tragic incident, but please, who goes boating in the middle of the night, especially if you don’t have to? I guess if you are a commercial fisherman [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Detention · Economics · Immigration · Labor Relations · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Sen. Robert Menendez

Latino Legislator of the week: Senator Robert Menendez, bringing humanity to the immigration process

June 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

With the latest reports of immigrants being detained in horrendous conditions and U.S. citizens being deported for no real reason other than being a member of the wrong ethnic group, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that he will be introducing a bill to prevent the unlawful detention of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Last week [...]

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Tags: Detention · Immigration · Sen. Robert Menendez

Encourage Latino Representatives to support Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment!

June 11th, 2008 · 9 Comments

On Monday, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D- OH)  introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush. Most of the resolutions deal with the Iraq War and the lies perpetuated in the run up to the war, violation of international law, and the unlawful detention of captives through the use of signing statements. If Bill [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Dennis Kucinich · Detention · Dick Cheney · GWB · Iraq War · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez