Search Results for ""illegal immigrants"" : 10

by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm / in Briefings, Campus, Domestic, Immigration

Briefing: Immigration

…cities in over 30 states. A 2006 IIRA passed in Hazleton, Pennsylvania made it illegal for landlords to rent to illegal immigrants and for employers to hire them. The Act was pre-empted by a U.S. District Court, but still sent a clear signal to the illegal immigrants in the community. Prince William County, Virginia passed a similarly restrictive ordinance that prevents immigrants access to certain social services and creates a partnership betwe…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:42 am / in Domestic, Immigration, Judicial

The Race to Hate

by Illustration by Nicci Yin In March 2010, Angel Francisco Castro Torres was riding his bike down a municipal road in Smyrna, Georgia, when he was pulled over by two police officers. They claimed the incident was nothing but a routine traffic stop procedure, but the stop was anything but ordinary. The officers demanded that Torres – a Mexican-American immigrant – show proof of his immigration status. When Torres failed to immediately…

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by / on June 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm / in Domestic, Opinion


…oting rights means that the issue cannot be fairly considered from the proper angles of improving the welfare of illegal immigrants and the welfare of the nation as a whole; instead, both parties are tempted by (and by all measures seem to be indulging in) a perverse incentive to pass comprehensive immigration reform in order to get more votes. If, perhaps, illegal immigrants could be offered a general path to permanent residency (i.e., the green…

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by / on June 19, 2012 at 12:33 am / in Domestic, Opinion

By Royal Proclamation: Obama Bypasses Congress to Dictate Immigration Policy

…greements are not only about the question of amnesty. Republicans staunchly oppose addressing the problem of the illegal immigrants here in the country until the border with Mexico is secured and the flow of illegals is halted. This is because an honest debate about what to do with the millions of illegal immigrants currently in the country cannot occur if there are more and more of them coming here every day, because among numerous other dilemma…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm / in Cover Story, Domestic, Healthcare, Issue

Seeing Through the Fog

by We all know what’s going on in Washington: somehow health care, the driest of all dry political issues, has become the most incendiary topic in politics. Politicians are shrieking at the President, constituents are fired up about… something, and grown men are crying into their pillows at night. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, someone is paying his or her bill after a lovely meal and smiling at the fact that a surcharge…

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by / on November 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Grand Old Problem

by photo from Wikimedia Commons President Obama has been reelected to a second term, bringing the lengthy and often nauseating 2012 election to a sound close. As of this writing, President Obama managed to bag all the states he won in 2008, except for Indiana and North Carolina (while it seems like Florida will also go to Obama, they’re still counting votes — no surprises there…). In other words, despite the lengthy and anemic recover…

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by / on May 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm / in Issue, Latin America, Main Menu, World

Borderline Dysfunctional

by Picture a world where the whistle of bullets drowns out the chirping of birds. Where army units patrol violent, poverty-stricken streets. Where farmers walk among fields of poppy, hoping a successful harvest will provide for their families. Where mothers of lost sons gather and pray that each new day may bring a resurrection of peace. This is not a distant snapshot, but a reality close to home. Welcome to the world of narcocultura….

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by / on April 20, 2013 at 1:02 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Hope and Reform

by WikiCommons Nowadays, political victories are rare in Washington D.C. Looking down the road—when taxes will inevitably rise and social security checks will inevitably shrink—political victories will be even harder to come by. Even more rare today are political solutions that appear not as a zero-sum game—that is, one party’s victory is the other party’s defeat. Being debated currently, however, is one issue that could turn out as a…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 4:19 pm / in Campus, Content, Issue

Campus Updates

by Chicano Caucus This fall, the Chicano Caucus is focusing on immigration reform. The group hosted an event on the October 5 regarding the proposed DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act, an act that “would allow illegal immigrants to begin the process of becoming US citizens if they are individuals who: have entered the USA before the age of 15, have been in the USA for at least 5 years prior to the enactment…

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by / on March 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: Game Change 2.0

by There has been much buzz recently regarding who the GOP nominee will choose as a running mate, and rightfully so; as John McCain showed in 2008, the vice presidential pick can make or break a candidacy. In McCain’s case, even though Sarah Palin energized a formerly unenthusiastic base, her presence in the race ultimately led to Barack Obama winning in a landslide because the discussion became almost solely about Palin and her flaws,…

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