The following essay was written by Daniel Caracheo Teniente. Daniel is a senior at Davenport University in Grand Rapids and an Immigrant Rights organizer with Michigan United. Since 2014, June has marked Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. This month encourages us to reflect on our history as a nation of immigrants, appreciate the ways in which immigration enriches […]Read more ›
Tag: Immigration reform
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 […]Read more ›
“Our nation is a nation of immigrants. More than any other country, our strength comes from our own immigrant heritage and our capacity to welcome those from other lands. No free and prosperous nation can by itself accommodate all those who seek a better life or flee persecution.” – Ronald Reagan Last night, President Obama announced the he is taking […]Read more ›
As the national Republicans court immigrant voters with immigration reform, Michigan Republicans work to alienate them
A winning strategy…for Democrats
As national Republicans are working hard to reverse the trend of Hispanic voters leaving their party in droves, Republicans in Michigan seemed bound and determined to do just the opposite. In what is a seemingly never ending push to solve problems that do not exist, Republican state Senator Joe Hune has introduced legislation to bar undocumented immigrants from obtaining any government benefits. There are already laws on the books to prevent this, but that is irrelevant when a good sound bite full of empty symbolism is in the making.
Hune’s justification is nearly comical. Read it and much more after the jump.Read more ›
Oh, yeah, that’ll win ’em over, Mitt
I think it’s time Mitt Romney quit pretending that he’s going to get any sort of appreciable percentage of the Latino vote in November. On top of the already abysmal record on immigration issues that Republicans in general have, Mitt himself has yet to establish himself as a friend to Latinos in any way.
However, this week, a lawsuit being filed by one of his immigration advisors against the Obama administration should just about put the final nail in that particular coffin.
Details after the jump.
The water cooler talk in my oh-so-conservative workplace this morning was about how “Obama is going to grant millions illegal immigrants amnesty by using and Executive Order so he has more voters in 2012”. Aye, aye, aye… So I whipped out my trusty Googles and searched and, sure enough, a bunch of GOPosaur senators, the usual list of suspects, has […]Read more ›