Of course this is a nation of laws and, of course, laws are meant to be followed. And, in the absence of just laws, compromises are made…and, where necessary, people do what they believe is best under the circumstances with which they’re faced. And, so…what should a person who is caught in between laws do in circumstances such as these?… [Read more]
This is part two of my interview with Daniella P, a woman living and working in the United States without proper legal documentation, in the Shadows of The American Dream.
MI: How did the events of 9/11 affect your chances of obtaining legal authorization to live and work in the U.S?
DP: My family and I were in line for ten years, our petition for residency was done June of 1995.… [Read more]
Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, who is running for Senate as a Democrat in Arizona, commented that Marco Rubio‘s scaled-down version of the Dream Act is just a “political calculation” aimed and getting the Latino vote. The Progressive Latino agrees with Carmona and hopes that all Latinos, especially those in influential positions, see Rubio for what he really is: a Tea Party right-winger who is positioning himself as the voice for Latinos — and that is just not so.… [Read more]
‘It’s in the bag’ is an old expression that means ‘with all due certainty’ or ‘as secure as being in one’s possession’. That’s an expression that no political party should use when it comes to feeling sure that any vote cast is going to be in their favour.
Let’s face it: the way groups of people vote has been taken for granted for a long time; that goes for the U.S., the U.K.… [Read more]