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Browsing all posts from February, 2009.

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Weekly Immigration Wire: Obama Can’t Play Centrist on Immigration Crisis

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION seems quite capable of centrist positioning on many issues, including immigration reform. While some argue centrist position allows Obama to effectively reach consensus, immigration reform is an issue that he cannot play sides with.

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Let’s Give Joe Arpaio the Attention He Craves.

SHOULD “America’s Toughest Sheriff” get a free pass on his controversial tactics? Should he round up immigrants at traffic stops and force them to sleep in separate “Tent Cities” in the desert? Feed them food dyed green? Force them to wear pink underwear? Cage them in electric fencing?

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On Immigration, We Need A Change We Can Believe In

NCLR: ESCALATING IMMIGRATION RAIDS and local police crackdowns over the past eight years have spread indiscriminate terror among millions of people who pose no threat to the United States and who have lived peacefully and productively within our borders for years.

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Classic Oscars Moments

IN 1973, Marlon Brando refused his Oscar award for The Godfather. American Indian Sacheen Littlefeather very respectfully declines the award in his place.

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Olvídalo

A BREAK IN THE NEWS and such for a moving video that you can also move to and that may also move you! Olvídalo by Dante, with a guest appearance by una dancing calavera mujer.

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Simple Division

THE TELESCREENS WORK ONLY IN ONE DIRECTION. The conversations are filtered, edited, neutered for your own protection. Even when we discuss such pivotal and worldshaking events as this economic malfunction we are rarely talking without misdirection. So much dialogue spat out in the service of maintaining so much division. It’s time to look to the building blocks of these quaking towers and reconfigure the entire equation.

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Grind it, Grind it, Grind it! You Grind it in México!

SOME OF THE LOVELY LILA for your smooth Sunday enjoyment. Nobody can cook it up like her, eh? No. The correct answer is no!

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To One Judge, At Least, Migrants Have Rights

IT MUST BE FRUSTRATING FOR ICE when they are reminded that there are laws that protect the vulnerable. After all, moving about under the radar of mainstream concern, it must be easy for them to feel unbound, unchecked, all-powerful, and unstoppable. But perhaps we see signs now that the honeybucket period is ending.