Category immigration

George T. Díaz on Law Enforcement Legacies of 1910s Violence | #Xicanism #history #immigration #borderpatrol

“Seeing Sediciosos Where There Aren’t Any: U.S. State Violence against Smugglers Before and After the Plan de San Diego” In Américo Parades’s classic novel George Washington Gómez, we meet Feliciano García, a former sedicioso who survives the violence of the era and settles down to a quiet life caring for the family of his murdered […]

#Maya translator hears ‘sad stories’ from #migrants at U.S. border | #indigenous #NikanTitlakah #decolonize

For some of the many migrant children from Central America streaming across the U.S. border in recent months, Sheba Velasco is a comforting voice at the other end of a phone line. That’s because she’s the only one in the U.S. who can speak to them in their own language. Velasco is from Guatemala and […]

Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating | #CAFTA #NAFTA #decolonize

…the United States’ meddling foreign policy and a history of the U.S.’s own harsh immigration measures are responsible for much of the pressure causing this flow of people from Central America. These eight facts, ignored by the mainstream press and the president, document that culpability and point out the need for change: 1. There is […]

Tomgram: Todd Miller, The Creation of a Border Security State | TomDispatch #indigenous #decolonize #border

Tracking a Marked Population It was mid-day in the Arizona heat during the summer of 2012 and Border Patrol agent Benny Longoria (a pseudonym) and his partner are patrolling the reservation of the Tohono O’odham Nation. It’s the second largest Native American reservation in the country and, uniquely, shares 76 miles of border with Mexico. […]

#President #Obama – Stop Your Bullying! #immigrationreform #CIR

President Obama – Stop Your Bullying! By: Patricio Gomez (Mexican American Political Association) Finally the cat is out of the bag in terms of what type of “comprehensive immigration reform” constantly referred to by President Obama.  For four long years it was all speculation, although any sensible person who has been active on the immigration […]

“Over the Line”: #LaMigra kills Mexicans Across the Border With Impunity | @democracynow

To those of us paying attention, the fact that border patrol agents have and continue to kill unarmed migrants is not new. Funny how when a BP agent gets shot, the media and right-wing xenophobes froth at the mouth, but the life of a Mexican–as usual–is not worth the mention. Even worse yet; this report […]

The New Bracero Program

The New Bracero Program within Comprehensive Immigration Reform by: Gilbert G Gonzalez April 22, 2013 On Easter Sunday newspapers announced that a deal had been reached between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO on a general framework for a new guest worker program within comprehensive immigration reform proposed by the Senate bi-partisan committee […]

Peter Dreier’s 64 Years Later, New York Times, and the new Roman “Barbarians”

The New York Times has a reputation of being a top news organization, but I’ve never bought into that line. Peter Dreier’s recent Huffington Post blog-post, “64 Years Later, Dead Undocumented Immigrants Are Still Nameless in the New York Times,” demonstrates how they aren’t as progressive as they’ve been made out to be. In addition, […]

Expanding Age Gap Between Whites and Minorities May Increase U.S. Racial Divide | America’s Wire

A generation gap in several states between older whites and younger Latinos and African-Americans has race relations experts concerned that age differences in the population are influencing spending and public policy in areas such as education, transportation, immigration and infrastructure. As the United States rapidly advances toward having a majority-minority population, whites continue to grow […]

Sisyphus, Chicano Style » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Sisyphus, Chicano Style » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names. by RODOLFO ACUÑA When asked what I have learned from writing about Arizona and what is going to happen in the future, I feel like the legendary king of Corinth immortalized by Albert Camus’ essay “The Myth of Sisyphus.” You remember the guy who […]