- 10:24 am - Mon, Aug 23, 2010
Q: Dude, did you go to that march in DC?
Yes I did! were you there?
- 10:59 am - Thu, Jul 22, 2010
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Diana Martinez, 18, an undocumented student, was one of 12 arrested after refusing to leave their sit-in in the Hart Senate Office building.
An estimated 65,000 illegal immigrants graduate from U.S. high schools each year.
The Washington Post-Mark Abramson
- 3:12 am - Sat, Jul 17, 2010
Whoa small world! I’m heading from TX too! With the N. TX DREAM Team. What about you? Woohoo 20 hour bus rides! It’ll be worth it in the end tho :D
PS: I can’t figure out how to send a private msg or reply to a reply on here. not sure if its possible (still a noob, my bad) if anyone knows, please feel free to enlighten me.
- 7:50 pm - Fri, Jul 16, 2010
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Q: Will you be in Washington D.C this upcoming week for the Dream Act activities?
Yes I will! I’m looking forward to it. :)
How bout yourself?
- 10:00 am
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Defenders of SB 1070 often say that it merely allows the state to enforce federal immigration laws. But that’s not entirely accurate. In fact, it may not be even mostly accurate. SB 1070, in its intent clause, declares an immigration policy for the state of Arizona: “The legislature declares that the intent of this act is to make attrition through enforcement the public policy of all state and local government agencies in Arizona.” Attrition through enforcement is certainly not the immigration policy of the federal government. As the Obama administration’s lawsuit makes clear, the federal policy is to use its discretion under federal law to treat illegal presence in the country as a civil, not a criminal, matter. And to prioritize enforcement resources on those who are a threat to public safety, not those just working and living here illegally. The lawsuit alleges that the Arizona law, by attempting (probably futilely) to make illegal presence a state criminal offense, contradicts this federal policy and practice.
- 3:11 am
“They can’t get citizenship or in-state tuition rates, so they’re taking the next steps — the Capitol and White House steps, that is.
A coalition of student immigrant advocacy groups in Massachusetts, Colorado and California on Wednesday launched a makeshift school in the nation’s capital, reminiscent of the “teach-ins” of the 1960s, to encourage a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants through college enrollment.”
- 1:23 am - Tue, Jul 13, 2010
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A look at the intersection between indigenous and immigrant narratives.