Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

101 Year-Old Texas Woman Finally Becomes a Citizen

I know I sure don’t need anyone to tell me that immigrants are among the heartiest, hardest working and most persevering folks you’ll ever meet, but CNN found one lady that takes the cake. (She’s so hard core she could probably take this cake all by herself) Eulalia García Maturey, 101, is set to naturalize

Monday, October 11th, 2010

¡Ya Basta!

Apropos of Columbus Day and the case for stricter immigration laws (there’s no easy way to back into the subject; it is blatantly what it is) I thought I’d share a cool little-ditty about who we are,...

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

NYT: Latinos will skip election over immigration

Like Latinos were turning out in humongous numbers and elevated percentages before, right? We’ll see. The opposite might be true, so says The New York Times.

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Lou Dobbs, Un Hipócrita Bien Hecho

In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock this week, I’d like to direct your attention to something that has NEVER before happened with conservatives on high horses:  the fall.  This week, The Nation reporter Isabel MacDonald...

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

The Most Racist Political Ad You’ve Seen

Courtesy of Nevada Republican (read:  Teabagger) senatorial candidate Sharron Angle. I like the reenactment by the scary brown people, I feel it gives a strong realism to the fear.  Don’t you?

Monday, October 4th, 2010

10 Economic Facts About Immigration

The Brookings Institution put together an interesting list of 10 economic facts about immigration, something I think we can all appreciate given the heavy current anti-immigrant climate. Today’s Immigrants Hail From More Diverse Backgrounds Than They Did...

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Arte: Baroque on the Border

Reynosa, Mexico-born and El Paso-living artist Rigoberto A. Gonzalez is amazing.  His latest exhibit at the Las Cruces Museum of Art in New Mexico, “Barocco en la Frontera;Baroque on the Border” ran through Aug. 21.  No word...

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Mexican resilience will win in the end

It’s hard to imagine a more tumultuous time for Mexico to celebrate its bicentennial. Its economy is suffering; its cities are under siege by drug lords and their minions; its institutions are seemingly powerless to react. What...

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade

According to the latest report from the Pew Hispanic Center, “The annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants to the U.S. was nearly two-thirds smaller in the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March...

Monday, September 13th, 2010

N’mbre: Immigrants Don’t Steal Jobs from Americans

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco issued a report stating that immigration has no “significant” effect on jobs available to U.S.-born workers. Something to file under “no duh.”  Also, there are a lot of other positive...

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