With as many as 14 other states consider legislation like Arizona's noxious SB 1070, the prospect of a comprehensive immigration reform to provide legalization for the 10.8 million undocumented immigrants gets harder.
Suicide cases or the thought of suicide among undocumented youth are shocking. These are young people, who were brought to the U.S. by their parents as children, and have lived here most of their lives. Now they are being threatened with deportation.
On May 1st, the immigrant community from New York City to Los Angeles stood up to the racist law passed in Arizona known as SB 1070.
Senate Democratic leaders have presented an outline for an immigration reform bill, but many will find it wanting.
Taking advantage of the failed bombing attempt in New York City's Times Square, for which Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin, has been arrested, U.S. Sens. Joe Lieberman, Independent-Conn., and Scott Brown, R-Mass., have introduced the Terrorist Expatriation Act
The signing last week by Arizona's Republican Governor, Jan Brewer of SB 1070 should be a signal for action by everybody who cares about human and workers' rights.
Things are truly the worst here in Arizona. I was born and raised in this beautiful state. It's been a challenge but it's not been insane - til now.
The magnificent outpouring of over 200,000 people in the nation's capitol for comprehensive immigration reform on March 21 will have a profound impact across this country.
The huge immigrants' rights demonstration in Washington D.C. on March 21 was a triumph in many ways, but the battle has only started.
A progressive immigration reform that protects the rights of both immigrant and U.S. born workers is an essential step towards the resolution of the economic crisis. That's why tens of thousands will march on Washington this weekend.