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Utah’s New Immigration Laws Signed By Governor Herbert

March 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

A few days ago, I blogged about two new immigration laws in Utah that had passed in the state legislature. Today those bills became laws in Utah with Governor Herbert signing a bill similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 and a guest worker program. The enforcement measure (House Bill 497) requires police to check the immigration [...]

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Tags: Immigration · Mexico

Seneca: Musings on Current US-Mexico ties

February 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Seneca US-Mexico relations have clearly had a rough time in 2010. Mexico’s seeming inability to deal with the increased violence south of the border plus the disruptive and unfortunate so-called Wikileaks has made many policy-makers pause on both sides of the border. These Wikileaks have become a serious diplomatic embarrassment to the US world-wide. [...]

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Tags: drug war · Economics · Foreign Policy · GOP · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Seneca · Wal-Mart

What Did You Major In?

December 8th, 2010 · 12 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz This piece was inspired by a comment on my last blog post about abolishing Chicano Studies departments because “they doom aspiring minorities to a lifetime of poverty.” It reminded of the time-honored American tradition of emphasizing the necessity and superiority of certain fields over others. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone [...]

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Tags: diversity · Economics · Education · Immigration · Labor Relations · Latin American Foreign Policy · Latino History · Media · Mexico · racism

Yes on Prop 19: a “Yes” Vote is clear, particularly for groups being marginalized by current policy

October 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments

By Dr. David Bearman Barack Obama is trying my patience. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe he inherited a mess from George Bush and is doing the best he can to turn the ship of state around.  However allowing his Attorney General Eric Holder to come out against California’s Prop 19 is not only [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Crime · drug war · Economics · Government Accountability · Latino History · LULAC · Mexico · Prison · racism · Substance Abuse and Latinos

We’re Happy to Take Your Money! -And then blame you for everything else

September 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments

By Bender Bending Gonzalez and the Webmaster Why do immigrants (legal or illegal) come to this country? In search of a better life of course. I am an immigrant myself [Bender Bending Gonzalez], and I came to the U.S. to obtain a better education, a better job, a higher standard of living, and if at [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico

There. Is. STILL. No. Line

September 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez One of the arguments frequently given in the comments of my most-recent Huffington post is, essentially, that “illegals should apply for entry into the United States and wait in line like everyone else.” In a perfect world, this argument makes sense. Historically the U.S. has been a harbor for “huddled masses yearning [...]

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Tags: drug war · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Mexico · Sen. Robert Menendez

Seneca on Border Security: Thwarting the New Menace

August 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Border Security has become like drug enforcement. In the last 40 plus years, the US is estimated to have spent over a trillion dollars nationally on anti-drug enforcement, feeding that beast until it has developed, like the Cold War, into an industry. This anti-drug frenzy has made the US the country with the largest prison [...]

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Tags: Cuba · Department of Homeland Security · drug war · Immigration · Latino History · Mexico · racism · Seneca

DREAM Act Pressure Continues & the DREAM Letters Campaign Begins

July 23rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Earlier this week a dozen DREAM Activists dressed in caps and gowns and engaged in protest were arrested on Capitol Hill. All have since been released from custody. In recent weeks, those who advocate for the DREAM Act have been ramping up their advocacy with more organizing in Washington, D.C., including a sixties styled teach [...]

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Tags: Education · Immigration · Mexico