Utah’s common sense and humane treatment of immigrants

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With all of the anti-immigrant state legislation going around it’s nice to see that Utah has adopted a common sense approach to immigration reform. Official text of Utah Compact declaration on immigration reform Deseret News – Published: Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 11:00 a.m. MST A declaration of five principles to guide Utah’s immigration discussion FEDERAL SOLUTIONS: Immigration is a federal …

Is the Dream Act really about race?

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Gabe Gonzales of the Huffington Post posted some interesting thoughts about race and the Dream Act. On December 13th he stated: “I want to thank and applaud the candor of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher from California and Glenn Beck of Fox News. They finally had the courage and audacity to say what so many of us knew to be true but …

Kris Kobach and the Anti-Immigrationists Loses Another One

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In his unending quest to turn America into an anti-immigrant nation, preying on peoples’ fears and turning neighbor against neighbor, Kris Kobach has lost another of his crusades. In Lozano v. Hazelton, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision of the District Court Judge and rejected Kobach’s argument that states and localities have the ability to regulate …

Suing Arizona—What Choice is There?

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From my Op-Ed today in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: There is no surprise in the Obama Administration’s lawsuit to stop enforcement of Arizona’s immigration law–SB 1070. President Obama must defend federal authority to act exclusively on immigration law. The Supreme Court has long held that states cannot impinge on federal authority, unless those state laws are “consistent” with Federal law. …

Time to fix immigration system, Campos says

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David Campos, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, states that now is the time to fix the immigration system. After more than a year of campaigning, President Obama finally won much-needed and long-overdue changes to our health care system. Achieving what four other presidents could not, Obama broke through the political impasse to obtain health care coverage …

Rep. Steve King–The New Ebenezer Scrooge

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Sometimes, there are no words to describe someone’s insensitivity. You just have to let them express it themselves. So, I give you the words of Reprsentative Steve King (R. Iowa), explaining why TPS for Haitians is not necessary: Illegal immigrants from Haiti have no reason to fear deportation, but if theyare deported, Haiti is in great need of relief workers …

The Foundling

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I saw an interesting article in the Dallas Daily News today about a man called Robin Whiteley. In 1974, a midwife in El Paso, Texas, placed a day-old baby in the arms of Lora and Royce Whiteley of Fort Worth. Six years later, they officially adopted Robin. Neither the United States nor Mexico has a record of his birth. He …