What is Democratic Senator Kay Hagan’s position on the DREAM Act? Three students recently staged a hunger strike to demand that Senator Hagan’s comes out in support of that piece of legislation. Unfortunately, the Senator has not even agreed to meet with them. The story was featured on the Charlotte Observer, the Raleigh Public Record, and this blog.
Today’s most machiavellian web of anti-immigrant groups, the white supremacist John Tanton Network, uses the issue of immigration to drive a wedge between communities of color. This video takes an in-depth look at what is going on.
Another of example of a politican going as low as he can go to advance his own political career: New York Republican Michael Allegretti viciously going after DREAM students to rile up the party’s anti-immigrant base in his favor during the nomination process. Read the Silive.com piece here. Make sure you thank his Democratic opponent, Rep. Mike McMahon, for standing up to Allegretti’s bullying. Click here for the act.ly petition.
The New York Times: A 61-year-old Jamaican man who spent three decades living and working in New York, was stuck in an immigration detention center for over five years! He was barely released last July 1st; here’s the official statement on this from the National Immigrant Justice Center.
Instead of passively waiting for copy cat laws of Arizona’s authoritarian policy law to pop in their own states, State Legislators for Progressive Policy are taking a pre-emptive strike in the battle against bigotry. Read the Washington Post story here.
The Immigrant Youth Justice League launched a campaign to demand on moratorium on deportations. The next major action is scheduled for Saturday July 17th, 2010 at the Cook county Jail, located on 26th St. and California Ave.