Category: Immigration

A community wraps its arms around a man who stood up to a bigot & a bully

A community wraps its arms around a man who stood up to a bigot & a bully

By now you’ve likely read about Adrian Iraola’s confrontation with a Class A bigot during community meeting on diversity, equity, and inclusion in Saline. When Adrian stood up to talk about the impact bullying and racial slurs had on his teenaged son, a man named Tom Burtell asked him, “Why didn’t you stay in Mexico?” The moment was caught on […]

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A group of marchers moves from the US Capitol towards the Lincoln Memorial grounds for the One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, DC.
CC image credit: ep_jhu | Flickr

Changing the narrative around immigrant labor

In November of 2005, Bush proposed the following to fix the immigration system in America: As we enforce our immigration laws, comprehensive immigration reform also requires us to improve those laws by creating a new temporary worker program. This program would create a legal way to match willing foreign workers with willing American employers to fill jobs that Americans will not […]

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Mass shootings from a woman of color’s perspective

Mass shootings from a woman of color’s perspective

Connor Betts is the suspect in the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, which left 9 dead and 27 injured. Patrick Crusius is allegedly responsible for the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, which left 20 dead and 26 wounded. There should be no confusion at this point about the fact that white supremacy is on the rise in America. As […]

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Are we headed toward a “Civil War”…or are we already there?

Are we headed toward a “Civil War”…or are we already there?

A recent op-ed in USA Today by Glenn Harlan Reynolds asks the provocative question, “Is America headed toward a civil war?” As evidence, the author offers the following points, which seem deserving of a response. 1. Because of Sarah Sanders being refused service at a restaurant, Reynolds asserts, “I think we’re at the beginning of a soft civil war. … I don’t […]

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