Search Results for "immigrant" : 13

by / on May 4, 2011 at 3:25 am / in Business, Content, Domestic, Immigration, Women's Rights

Of Anchor Babies and Welfare Queens

…nning the future. Referring to the recently blocked DREAM Act, which would have offered children of undocumented immigrants the opportunity to attain legal status, he called for an end to the expulsion of “talented, responsible young people… who could be further enriching this nation.” A few days earlier, a Sioux Falls legislator, Manny Steele, R-S.D., had pejoratively referred to the children of undocumented immigrants as “anchor babies.”…

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

The Race to Hate

…c 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 produce adequate documentation, the officers assaulted him. In what quickly became a hate crime motivated by race, Torres’ nose and eye socket were broken. Despite being a legal immigrant worker, he was subsequently arrested and held in prison for four…

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

Briefing: Immigration

…mmigration Act that passed four years later increased and established a more flexible cap on the number of legal immigrants allowed into the United States, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 lead to massive federally-imposed deportations by requiring those who had unlawfully immigrated to the United States to leave the country until they could acquire a pardon. In 2001, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Orrin Ha…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 4:06 am / in Europe, Issue, Main Menu, World

Behind the Burqa Bans

…ed to diversity, a trait which is itself American. Virtually every American can trace his or her lineage back to immigrants. This is in stark contrast to the “native” Europeans who have no such immediate migrant roots. While issues of race and cultural superiority in America have boiled over several times in the last century, the unique perspective created by America’s youth and perpetual immigrant experience has led to fundamentally less angst a…

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 7:14 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, Judicial

Giving Up the Gun

by Illustration by Leslie Koyama On the morning of March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan waved to the crowd as he departs a speaking event at a Washington D.C. hotel. Grinning characteristically, he holds out his hands to greet cries of “President Reagan!” with his benediction. John Hinckley, then, attempts to impress his idol Jodie Foster by firing six bullets at Reagan at point-blank range, and the statuesque figure of the Preside…

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by / on September 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

CPRecap: NYC Local Primaries

by from Wikimedia Commons State Senate District 31: Linares vs. Espaillat In an election that turned out to be one of the ugliest in the state, State Senator Adriano Espaillat defeated Assemblyman Guillermo Linares in his bid for reelection 62 percent to 38 percent.  Both candidates are trailblazers in Dominican-American politics: Linares was the first Dominican-American elected to the New York City Council; Espaillat was the first Dom…

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:18 am / in Europe, Uncategorized, World

The Christian Right Angle

by by Mikhail Klimentov Out of the exponential growth of the European extreme right has emerged a new archetype – the intractable and furious Islamophobe. The Islamophobe cares about one issue only: immigration. Afraid of economic competition and cultural dilution, the Islamophobe reacts with violence, hatred, and bigotry. In the press this individual becomes “anti-immigrant,” “anti-Muslim,” a “right-wing racist,” or merely someone wh…

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by / on July 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Healthcare Industry Fights Against Self, Wins

by for CPR I want to delve more deeply into how the health insurance industry won its vision of health care reform at the expense of the vast majority of Americans. The industry played both sides of the U.S. two-party system. The industry does this by giving politicians and parties millions of dollars, by employing former politicians and party staffers as lobbyists and executives, and by sending those lobbyists and executives back int…

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


…hare of support from the several million new voters that such a law would create. After all, what former illegal immigrant-turned-citizen would not vote for the party that fought ardently to forgive said person’s illegal entry into this country? Indeed, such an influx of new Democratic voters, coupled with the associated increase in support from the rest of the Hispanic population (illegal immigrants of course come from many non-Latin American co…

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by / on December 17, 2006 at 9:58 am / in Domestic, Election

Left on Main Street

by I was heading out the door after making a speech in Defiance, Ohio — a quaint, charming town deep in the state’s northwest corner — when a middle-aged man in faded jeans and a hunting jacket stopped me and extended his hand. “Excuse me, Ms. Brown,” he said. “I just wanted to let you know that I’m a registered Republican.” Given that my father, Sherrod Brown, is a longtime Ohio politician and a longer-time Democrat, such an introduct…

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