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California Trust Act Moves Forward - by Steve Pleich
Trust and Equal Protection Under the Law
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:50PM
UC Davis, Cesar Chavez and Disrespecting the Legacy - by Francisco J. Dominguez, Photographer
We strongly believe that our children would be much better served by the teachers and teachings of non-violence, compassion and humanitarian concerns.
Posted: Tue Apr 9, 2013 12:45PM
Thoughts on the AP's dropping the words "illegal" and "undocumented" - by Tommi
The Associated Press has (thankfully) recently dropped the use of the word "illegal immigrant" from its stylebook. (Amy Goodman explains the "Drop the I-Word" campaign at http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/4/drop_the_i_word_in_victory) However, AP has also stopped using the term "undocumented," which is currently often used by immigration advocates, in contexts such as "undocumented students," "undocumented migrants," or "undocumented workers". So what to call people do not have valid immi...
Posted: Fri Apr 5, 2013 7:16AM
Successful U.S. Businesswoman Forced to Commute to Los Angeles While Family Lives in Exile - by out4immigration
American Rita Boyadjian and her German life partner, Mara, met in Cologne, Germany at a European Gay Pride celebration in 2002 while Rita was touring Europe on vacation. They fell madly in love and began a long-distance relationship. After 18-months of flying back and forth every 3 to 4 weeks while visiting on a tourist visa, Mara was able to obtain a student F-1 visa that allowed her to live legally in the U.S. for a four-year Bachelor’s degree program in Los Angeles.
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:11PM
Kathy And Ana: Four Weddings on Two Continents, But Still No Recognition by U.S. Governmen - by out4immigration
We know that the “Defense of Marriage Act” and our immigration laws are the only things standing between us and our future together in the United States. I cannot make this more clear: I do not want to be forced to leave my country, but we cannot build a future together separated by 3,600 miles. My love for Ana cannot wait. Equality for all lesbian and gay couples cannot wait.
Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2013 11:40AM
Needed: May Day & Sept 1 General Strike for Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants - by Labor Creates All Wealth
The only viable solution to the failed immigration policies in relation to undocumented immigrants is TOTAL AMNESTY FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN PROVE THEY HAVE BEEN HERE A YEAR. It worked in 1986 and it can certainly work now. The only reason the Democrat-Republicans refuse to support amnesty as they are union-busters as the economy is ripe for labor organizing.
Posted: Thu Feb 7, 2013 8:30AM
The Argument for Amnesty: An Immigration Policy That Works for All - by Mark Vorpahl
Millions experience the repressive nature of the U.S. immigration system on a daily basis, lifting its need for reform to a level of urgency. And fixing this broken program is integral to building the unity among U.S. workers that is required to challenge corporate America’s attacks on our wages, rights, public social services, and living conditions.
Posted: Wed Feb 6, 2013 1:58PM
Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) for Same-Sex Binationals Introduced in Congress - by Out4Immigration
The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), legislation that would provide gay and lesbian Americans with foreign partners equal immigration rights, was introduced today in the 113th Congress by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).
Posted: Wed Feb 6, 2013 9:01AM
U.S.-Canada Harmonizing Border Security and Immigration Measures - by Dana Gabriel
As part of a North American security perimeter, both countries are further harmonizing border security and immigration measures. Canada is further taking on U.S. security priorities and this could include a bigger role in the war on terrorism.
Posted: Tue Feb 5, 2013 3:05PM
Judy and Karin: Volunteering for Our Cause Leads to a Handshake and a Few Words with Presi - by Judy Rickard
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was to be seated behind us. As she walked in, I talked to her about our issue and shook her hand and thanked her for her efforts thus far. She said "It's in the President's proposal," meaning inclusion of same-sex binational families in comprehensive immigration reform. ...we shook President Obama's hand and reminded him we need his help. What did he say? "We won't forget you! You're in there!"
Posted: Fri Feb 1, 2013 11:11AM
United States deportation policies challenged in Santa Clara County, CA - by Spencer Graves
Thursday, January 31, 2013, the Policy Review committee associated with the Santa Clara County Public Safety and Justice Committee will hold a public hearing on the county's current policy of refusing to honor requests from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This hearing is a partial response to a request for Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen to change that policy to comply with detention requests for certain offenses.
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:19AM
Waging War on Immigrants - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:03AM
Same-Sex Couples Struggle to Stay Together Despite U.S. Laws - by GetEQUAL and Out4Immigration
How many more holidays must we go through apart? Will we have to celebrate our ten-year anniversary over the phone, as we celebrated our five-year anniversary? There is no reason for the United States to maintain these unjust laws other than bigotry, pure and simple. But we, as Americans, can choose to stand up and tell the government that we will no longer endure the pain and suffering being inflicted upon American citizens. It is time for comprehensive immigration reform that includes LGBT ...
Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:48AM
The Battle for Clarity: Dan Siegel and the Pacifica Foundation - by Tracy Rosenberg
A response to Dan Siegel's Counterpunch editorial of November 2nd
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:57AM
Fall 2012 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! - by Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network
The Election Over! Where’s Our Change? Our Demands to the President Obama at the Second Term! In This Issue: 1) CCR Commentary 2) FAMILIA LATINA UNIDA Commentary 3) NILC Commentary 4) Petition to Support Sergio 5) Latino voters in 2012 election 6) New Mexico, Border Election Highlights 7) LA council approves ID cards for city residents 8) Anti-Latino Laws Ignite The South
Posted: Fri Nov 9, 2012 9:32PM
Todos Somos Ilegales - by wexit
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has rejected a bid by a coalition of civil and immigrants rights activists to prevent police from enforcing an Arizona provision that is at the heart of the fierce national debate over "illegal immigration."
Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:52PM
The 13th Annual San Francisco World Music Festival - by Nicole Buckoski
From Beijing's legendary Mei Lanfang to Baku's celebrated Bulbul, The San Francisco World Music Festival ramps up innovative programming with the culminating installation of our Trilogy Series (rituals, epics, operas), premiering "The Opera Project: Voices from the Other Side..." a global opera integrating through live performance and technology live-streaming distinguished masters of Azerbaijani Mugham Opera, Chinese Beijing Opera, Korean P'ansori Opera, Tibetan Opera, and more!
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:41PM
FM: Stop deportation of transgender human rights activist Fernanda Milán! - by Refugee
Danish authorities violate UN resolution on refugee protection!
Posted: Thu Sep 6, 2012 9:05AM
INDIA/PAKISTAN: Remove the abnormal visa restrictions to ensure right to travel and trade - by William Gomes
I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com. I am writing to express concern regarding the issue raised by Aman ki Asha , a campaign for peace between India and Pakistan, jointly initiated by the Jang Group of Pakistan and The Times of India Group on January 1, 2010.
Posted: Thu Sep 6, 2012 1:36AM
Visual History of Anaheim Protests, Police Attacks & Militarization - by Right Now I/O
Anaheim police shot and killed on July 21st and again July 22nd. The people have been standing up to resist these police murders. As the people have stood up, protesting in the streets and within the local police station itself, police have used projectile weapons on peaceful protesters. Some protesters responded by breaking windows in the area and setting trash cans ablaze. Now police have taken a full-on siege mentality, erecting barricades around their police station and donning military ...
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:38PM