March 31, 2008
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Immigration affects use in every way. What we eat, how we talk, what we wear, and where we go. If it weren’t for immigration we wouldn’t be eating Chinese take out, or be listening to Natasha Bedingfield! Of course there are down sides to immigration, but mostly good sides.
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March 7, 2008
Noticia de La Opinion Digital
Un grupo de senadores republicanos intentan impulsar paquete de más de 12 proyectos. Para ellos se necesita un paquete de medidas migratorias de mano dura y enfocadas en segurida. Lo hicieron, según ellos, “porque no podemos seguir esperando.” más
March 3, 2008
Source The Wall Street
By Rosa Rosales
Political pundits used to maintain that the American electorate was galvanized around the issue of illegal immigration. Voters, they claimed, would punish any candidate who failed to take a tough stance on immigrants and did not adamantly oppose the “A” word — Amnesty — in all its tortured definitions. More
March 3, 2008
Interesting article from The New York Times ”The Border and the Ballot Box”
By DAVID LEONHARDT
On June 7 of last year, a bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system — a bill supported by President Bush and the Democratic leaders of Congress — died in the Senate. It died mostly because of grass-roots opposition, and its downfall appeared to serve as an announcement of the issue’s new political potency. For much of 2007, immigration seemed certain to play a dominant role in the 2008 presidential campaign.
After the bill failed, Senator John McCain, the early Republican front-runner whose championing of the bill had made him look soft on illegal immigration, faded in the polls. The new Republican front-runners, Rudolph W. Giuliani and Mitt Romney, were trading accusations over who had been nicer to illegal immigrants in the past. “It’s been wonderful,” Representative Tom Tancredo, the most emphatically anti-immigration candidate, said during a Republican debate in November, “because all I’ve heard is people trying to out-Tancredo Tancredo.”
The backlash even had a familiar feel to it. In the last few decades, the country has experienced its fourth great immigration wave. Each of the other three — in the 1850s, 1880s and early 1900s — also caused a political reaction, the first and most famous being the rise of the Know Nothing movement. History looked as if it would repeat itself, albeit in a milder form, this year.
And so it has. It’s just that the lessons of the past aren’t quite what they first appeared to be. More
February 29, 2008
Highway safety sign becomes running story on immigration
Source The San Diego Union Tribune
Perhaps nowhere else could such a road sign have been born.
A ghostly silhouette of a mother, father and little girl running, their bodies leaning forward as if into the wind. The child’s pigtails fly behind her as the family dashes across a stark yellow background, accompanied by one word: CAUTION.
Caltrans posted several of these signs along San Diego freeways beginning in 1990, when the city was a funnel for undocumented immigrants headed north. The signs were intended to warn drivers they might encounter people frantically darting across lanes of traffic as they tried to evade border security.
Dozens of immigrants were struck and killed from the mid-1980s to early 1990s, some in front of horrified family members, as stunned drivers failed to stop in time.
The freeway deaths ended long ago, but the signs remain. And, in the intervening years, the silhouetted image has quietly taken on a life of its own. more
February 26, 2008
Posted by immigrantvoices under Opinions  Comments
Most people think that immigration has nothing to do with them if they aren’t an immigrant themselves. However, when you travel, even if it is in the United States, you are immigrating. Do you think it is true?
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February 13, 2008
There is a new law that states that If an immigrant passses the finger print test, he or she can get their Green Card. But in order to get the citizenship you have to pass the finger print test and the name test. They passed this law because they had a back law, to many people needed the green card, and the name test took too long to do.