Posts Tagged Immigration

Is Speaker Boehner ready to pass immigration reform?

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 on immigration, leaving some folks wondering whether comprehensive immigration reform is dead in the water. But Speaker of the House John Boehner has recently made a hire that has folks getting hopeful that House Republicans will take some action on immigration sooner than later.

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

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Compiled 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 isn’t the only place that Haitians face discrimination.

Wealth is now an actual defense for manslaughter.

Black women are saving Planned Parenthood.

The unbearable wrongness of Koushal v. Naz.

 

 

Compiled 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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Check 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 a c-section and has her baby taken from her… and it’s perfectly legal.

Check 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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Sexual assault endemic for agricultural workers

When your assailant is has control of your livelihood, and even whether you can stay in the same place as your family, you might think twice about reporting it. This is exactly the position of many women agricultural workers in the U.S, the vast majority of whom are immigrants, and many of whom are undocumented:

When your assailant is has control of your livelihood, and even whether you can stay in the same place as your family, you might think twice about reporting it. This is exactly the position of many ...

Border Patrol to continue shooting in response to rock-throwing

In a harrowing–but unsurprising–move, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is rejecting a recommendation to stop using deadly force in response to rock-throwers from the Mexican side of the border. What is even more infuriating than this move is the reasoning Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher gave for rejecting this recommendation:

In a harrowing–but unsurprising–move, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is rejecting a recommendation to stop using deadly force in response to rock-throwers from the Mexican side of the border. What is even more infuriating than this move ...

Take Action: tell President Obama to eliminate ICE’s incentive to deport

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Lately there has been a lot of talk about President Obama’s deportation program and the impending 2 million deportation mark we expect to reach by the end of this year. It’s a policy that has been widely criticized by immigrant rights activists, but with less focus on how and why it is being implemented.

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Lately there has been a lot of talk about President Obama’s deportation program and the impending 2 million deportation mark we expect to reach by the end of this ...

Representative Luis Gutierrez is a Badass Latino Politician

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Not gonna lie, I hadn’t even heard of him until I began listening to Democracy Now this morning. But I bought his book this afternoon. Representative Luis Gutierrez is of Puerto Rican descent, and has proven himself a vocal supporter of social justice throughout his time in politics.

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Not gonna lie, I hadn’t even heard of him until I began listening to Democracy Now this morning. But I bought his book this afternoon. Representative ...

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