In a nation of immigrants, since the first landed on Plymouth Rock, each wave of new wannabe Americans were all too keen to slam the door behind them. The early natives probably weren’t happy with our forefathers trying to swindle and exterminate them from their land. The early immigrants came waving their bibles; these days, if your name is Jesus, they want to see your Green Card hoping to deport you.… [Read more]
There’s no such thing as a bad time for reflection. Taking a look back at the activities of the first week of this new year should enable us to see what went wrong, what we’re up against and, hopefully, what can be done differently in the future.
The 113th Congress – the most diverse ever – was sworn in this past Thursday.… [Read more]
Several news media have suggested that Mitt Romney cannot win the presidency without the Latino vote. I’m not so sure about this, as what matters is voter turnout.
As we all know now, President Obama, fed up with the do nothing, obstructionist Congress, acted on his own by issuing an executive order stopping deportation of young Latinos, and allowing them to continue in college.… [Read more]
Honestly, I wasn’t too surprised to hear that the Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s “lemme see your papers” doctrine; such laws are completely constitutional, and, furthermore, illegal aliens are guaranteed precisely zero protections under the U.S. constitution. Also, we need to keep American jobs for Americans and Mexicans are a drain on our already-burdened social welfare system.… [Read more]
The plight of undocumented workers is an issue that ebbs and flows with the political tide. During election years, the issue comes to the forefront as many politicians vie for a platform that resonates with their base. As the Latino population continues to grow, some politicians paint the burgeoning Latino population as having a negative impact on the lives of the rest of Americans.… [Read more]
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, is the focus of a federal investigation for a pattern of abuse against Latinos, especially immigrants. No offense to the sane and rational who live there, but just what is it about the desert heat that breeds his kind? <*That heat is a bitch!*>… [Read more]
The Right-Wing Presidential wannabes can kiss the Latino vote goodbye. Normally, when you have respect for others, you tend to be sensitive to their condition. Throughout the campaign however, the 3 Stooges have made it clear they don’t plan to seek the Latino vote to win. They prefer the Ring-Wing base-haters and Tea party activists’ prejudiced view of a White America.… [Read more]
In 2009, my friend Malissa went to El Salvador with the Peace corps. While there, something unexpected happened; she fell in love. In December of 2009, she was sent home early because of illnesses. For the next two years, she and her now husband, Roberto filled out countless forms, invested hundreds of dollars and waited for him to be granted residency.… [Read more]
..and all of them belong to Mitt Romney. The old adage goes “There’s one side, the other and the truth”. I’ve been watching the GOP debates
HAHAHAHAHA!!! and the subsequent clown show media coverage that surrounds the activities that take place away from the debate podium. My immediate thought is that the pre-election process in this country goes on WAAAAAYYYY too long. … [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]