Tag Archives: Immigration

The descent into littleness: The State of the Union and the state of federal power

TweetThe State of the Union address remains, for me, one of those “events” that actually occasions the rare gesture of sitting in front of a television for some good old fashioned appointment viewing.  Watching the glorious obsequiousness, gladhanding, strategic applause, and Vice President Biden’s megawatt grin in full HD retains a certain appeal that a [...]
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UndocuYouth respond to Justin Bieber deportation buzz

Tweet Last week I wrote about the fact that in spite of racking up $20,000 worth of damages by egging a neighbor’s house, Justin Bieber is in no real danger of being deported. Not because the crime doesn’t merit it (that’s not a judgement I’m interested in) but because he’s white, rich, and famous. Well, [...]
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Is Speaker Boehner ready to pass immigration reform?

Tweet Last year saw a lot of work on behalf of both the Administration and the Senate to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill – all the way from blueprints to drafts to a bill passed in the Senate. Throughout the year, though, the House appeared not to budge in its apparent commitment to inaction [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetCompiled by Juliana and Alexandra Feminist outcry — including Zerlina’s petition — convinced Twitter to reinstate the ability to block followers. No state but South Carolina has its own “Immigration Enforcement Unit.” U.S. Border Patrol has been systematically abusing its power. The New England Journal of Medicine stands up for contraceptive access. The Dominican Republic [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetCheck out WITNESS’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, featuring videos on how to conduct interviews with sexual assault survivors. On the 56th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat, meet the side of Parks they don’t teach you about: anti-rape organizer and investigator. Woman is forcibly sedated, forced to undergo [...]
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