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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

McCain Defends Wild Fire Remarks — Is Now “Puzzled”

June 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments

Today Senator McCain is clarifying his statements about the Wallow Fire and undocumented immigrants starting it. He says that according to the Fire Service and Border Patrol that sometimes fires are caused by undocumented border crossers but that he wasn’t referring to this specific fire over the weekend. You can hear the Senator explain this [...]

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Tags: Immigration · John McCain · Media

John McCain Sinks Even Lower: Now Blames AZ Wildfires on Undocumented Border Crossers

June 19th, 2011 · 5 Comments

A year ago Senator John McCain was saying that undocumented immigrants were “intentionally causing accidents” on the freeways. Well, he’s up to making crazy assertions again without any evidence to back his claims. Now he’s telling us that undocumented people are causing the wildfires in Arizona: “There is substantial evidence that some of these fires [...]

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Tags: Immigration · John McCain

Never Underestimate the Intern

January 10th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Daniel Hernandez, the 20-year old intern who had been on the job for five days in Representative Giffords’ office, is being credited with having saved her life for applying pressure to her head wound during the shooting massacre on Saturday. Often people dismiss interns for not knowing an answer when a constituent calls an elected [...]

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Tags: Crime · Immigration · John McCain

Senator Reid Files Cloture on DREAM + more

December 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Today Senator Reid filed cloture on the DREAM Act setting the stage for a vote on the bill this Wednesday in the Senate, while the House will probably vote earlier and pass the bill. Although the bill is not likely to pass in the Senate (given the estimated vote counts), DREAM Act and immigration reform [...]

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Tags: Education · Immigration · John McCain

Is the “Tequila Party” the Latino response to the Tea Party?

November 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I came across this article today in the Las Vegas Sun about Latino leaders in Nevada considering the formation of an independent grassroots group or a possible third party. “The idea, born of frustration over the party’s inaction on immigration reform and fears that as a voting bloc they’re a political afterthought, Latino leaders have [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · GOP · Immigration · John McCain · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Republican Party

DREAM Now Letters to President Obama: Lizbeth Mateo

August 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Dear Mr. President, My name is Lizbeth Mateo and I am undocumented. On May 17th, on the 56th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, I, along with Mohammad Abdollahi, Yahaira Carrillo and two others, became the first undocumented students to risk deportation by staging a sit-in inside Senator McCain’s office in Tucson, Arizona, to [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · John McCain

DREAM Now Letters to President Obama: Myrna Orozco

August 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Dear Mr. President, On July 20th, 2010, I was arrested in the office of Senator John McCain fighting for the DREAM Act. I am one of the thousands of students who would qualify for this legislation. I was brought to the United States at the age of four and have been here ever since. I [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · John McCain