Posts Tagged Immigration reform

A line of young women holding a banner, their mouths open in protest. They are wearing bandanas on their faces, and many of them have their hair braided.

What Obama’s silence on Ayotzinapa says about the War on Drugs

Last week Obama announced an executive order that offers temporary legal status for over 4 million undocumented people living in the United States. This has been a long time coming, and though the order leaves out 6 million other undocumented people, it is a step in the right direction, and a pretty big deal.

Yet Obama has remained completely silent on the massive protests taking place in Mexico, the country so often implicated when we speak of undocumented migration to the US. He has yet to acknowledge a movement to hold the Mexican government — and by association the US government — accountable for the murders and forced displacement of tens of thousands of people.  

Last week Obama announced an executive order that offers temporary legal status for over 4 million undocumented people living in the United States. This has been a long time coming, and though the order leaves out ...

Feministing Jamz: La Santa Cecilia on feminism, immigration, and storytelling

La Santa Cecilia is one of those bands whose raw energy stops you in your tracks from the jump. I first encountered them live at the Pachangafest in Austin, TX in 2012. On my way from one stage to the next, I was stopped in my tracks in front of a little side stage – pulled in by the voice, the music, the sheer magnetism of La Santa Cecilia who, at the time, I’d never heard of before. Their music is a mix of Pan-American rhythms — you’ll hear cumbias, boleros, some bossa nova — all held by La Marisoul’s booming voice.

It’s been a really big couple of years for them, and earlier this year they won ...

La Santa Cecilia is one of those bands whose raw energy stops you in your tracks from the jump. I first encountered them live at the Pachangafest in Austin, TX in 2012. On my ...

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A more diverse medical profession means better care for a diverse America.

Five years after Dr. Tiller’s murder, abortion clinics remain at risk.

The price of a sex-slave rescue fantasy.

Are you shocked?  Google is overwhelmingly white and male.

A more diverse medical profession means better care for a diverse America.

Five years after Dr. Tiller’s murder, abortion clinics remain at risk.

The price of a sex-slave rescue fantasy.

Are you shocked?  Google ...

Watch this father sing “Home” with his daughters and help fight for family reunification

Jorge Narvaez is a father of two who became a YouTube star a few years ago after he and his 6-year-old daughter, Alexa, sang a rendition of “Home” that went viral. Now, Narvaez is back with another version with both adorable daughters and is using using his platform to speak out about his mother, Esther Alvarado, who is being detained in Arizona after she was denied re-entry into the US.

Jorge Narvaez is a father of two who became a YouTube star a few years ago after he and his 6-year-old daughter, Alexa, sang a rendition of “Home” that went viral. Now, Narvaez is back with another ...

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Do you know about Anita Hill?

Cameroon has been quietly locking up LGBT people for years with little international attention.

The last rural abortion clinics in Texas just shut down.

It’s a myth as old as this nation: the idea that Black men are more likely to be sexual predators — especially of white women.”

On dealing with constant micro-aggressions within a bi-racial family.

Homo queer fag bear daddy” (and 26 other portraits challenging sexual identities). 

Do you know about Anita Hill?

Cameroon has been quietly locking up LGBT people for years with little international attention.

The last rural abortion clinics in Texas just shut down.

Immigrants’ rights activists arrested in Arizona

A hunger strike started on Presidents’ Day by immigrant detainees at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and later joined by outside activists has resulted in three arrests. Well-known undocumented youth and national immigration activist Erika Andiola, along with two other immigrants’ rights activists, were arrested on Tuesday after refusing to move from the camp they had set up for the protest. 

A hunger strike started on Presidents’ Day by immigrant detainees at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and later joined by outside activists has resulted in three arrests. Well-known undocumented youth and national immigration activist ...

Women to the GOP: Get it the f*ck together on immigration reform

Photo credit: AP/ Eric Risberg

Last year, we saw a huge push nationwide to get comprehensive immigration reform passed. After months of speeches from Obama, rally after rally, blog post after blog post, the bill got as far as the Senate, and then…

We haven’t heard much since from the House.

Photo credit: AP/ Eric Risberg

Last year, we saw a huge push nationwide to get comprehensive immigration reform passed. After months of speeches from Obama, rally after rally, blog post after blog ...

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