News Clips Sept. 22, 2009

Protestarán por ataques contra hispanos

Contra programa de Lou Dobbs en CNN

“¡Basta Ya!” (“Enough is Enough, en inglés)” es el lema de la campaña que impulsa la organización sin fines de lucro Democracia Ahora, en contra de lo que consideran ataques anti-inmigrantes del comentarista Lou Dobbs en su programa nocturno por la cadena televisiva CNN, según informó Cassandra Andrade.

La organización no partidista, que procura influenciar en legislaturas estatales y federal a favor de los hispanos en los Estados Unidos, anunció su campaña llamando “a todos los americanos para que le digan a CNN y a Lou Dobbs”, que cese sus comentarios ofensivos sobre la comunidad hispana, pues los hispanos “contribuyen al tejido de esta gran nación en maneras inconmensurables, desde el duro trabajo en los campos y granjas, hasta en activa participación en el proceso democrático”, dijo Jorge Mursuli, su presidente.

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MIAMI – Campaña contra Lou Dobbs

Campaña contra Lou Dobbs
Un activista local de derechos civiles está presionando a CNN para que tome acción contra las políticas de anti inmigración del presentador Lou Dobbs

El grupo hispano basado en Miami, Democracia U.S.A., está montando una campaña nacional contra el anfitrión conservador del programa de entrevistas Lou Dobbs.

Crece boicot contra presentador de CNN

Lanzaron página web para reunir firmas

ATLANTA – La Asociación de Funcionarios Latinos Electos de Georgia (GALEO) y la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos (LULAC) se sumaron el lunes a una campaña de una decena de organizaciones hispanas para boicotear el programa del presentador de la cadena CNN, Lou Dobbs.
Cuestionan actuaciones
“Dobbs cruzó la línea” con su presencia en la reciente reunión en Washington de la Federación para la Reforma Migratoria Estadounidense (FAIR), un grupo que pide restricciones más duras a la inmigración de todo tipo, aseguró GALEO, de acuerdo con un reporte de la Agencia Española de Noticias (Efe).

Obama on illegal immigration: why Joe Wilson may have been wrong and silencing Lou Dobbs unnecessary

Last week, Rep. Joe Wilson was rebuked in the House of Representatives for not apologizing on the House floor for his outburst during President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress. The impetus behind Wilson’s “You lie” exclamation was the President’s denial that health care legislation would provide free coverage for illegal immigrants.

In related news on illegal immigration, a group in Miami is calling for the restraining of CNN’s Lou Dobbs for his ongoing reports opposing illegal immigration.

Immigration group criticizes CNN show host

MIAMI, Sept. 21 (UPI) — A Hispanic group in Miami has begun a campaign against CNN talk show host Lou Dobbs for what the group said are disparaging remarks about Hispanic immigrants.

The Senate Finance Committee Writes a Health Care Bill

It starts–finally–in just a few hours. With the bang of a gavel in the high-tech cavern that is the conference room of the Senate Hart Office Building, the Senate Finance Committee will sit down around a table and confront the question of whether it can actually produce a health reform bill.

Young, Invincible — and the Key to Health-Care Reform

There are plenty of reasons people go without health insurance, but no group has more cause than 20-somethings. These young adults are less likely to be offered employer-based coverage, earn less money to buy insurance on their own, are generally healthy and spend little time worrying about the worst-case scenarios that could befall them.,8599,1925299,00.html

Senators compromise on health bill

First, the bill proposed last week by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) revealed a series of concessions and compromises aimed at winning bipartisan support. Then, senators responded by filing 564 amendments to change it.

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What’s an Affordable Premium for You?
By David M. Herszenhorn

A central question in the debate over how to revamp the American health care system is whether insurance will be affordable for people who currently do not have it.
Affordability, of course, is in the eye of the beholder. For many middle-income Americans, the proposal put forward by Senator Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat and chairman of the Finance Committee, makes several determinations about what would or would not be affordable.

No prison for business owners in immigration case


Two owners of a Bellingham engine-rebuilding company that was raided in January, raising questions about federal policies on illegal immigrants, were sentenced Monday to a year on probation and their business must pay a $100,000 fine.

Del Rio schools chief says turning back students at border was policy issue, not immigration stance

DEL RIO, Texas – School district Superintendent Kelt Cooper says he’s uncomfortable with attempts to make him a cause celebre for either side of the immigration debate because of his crackdown on students from across the river in Mexico attending his schools.

The Real Health Care And Immigration Questions

As we predicted, the politics of immigration have been dragged into the politics of health insurance reform. It is now crystal clear that no issue of importance can be determined smoothly and comprehensively as long as 12,000,000 people live, work and raise children in the U.S. but float in limbo because of our broken immigration system.

The anti-immigration side, most of whom would oppose the President’s approach to health care reform anyway, has lied to the public. Their claims that undocumented immigrants and their families would somehow benefit or even participate in a reformed health insurance system are patently false. Our current systems of public health insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) already do a very, very good job of excluding ineligible immigrants.

Immigrant population dipped last year, Census says

The share of the U.S. population composed of immigrants dropped slightly in 2008, reversing a 40-year trend that helped fuel the nation’s explosive growth and diversity.

The foreign-born dropped from 12.6% in 2007 to 12.5%, according to Census data out Monday. The share had been rising every decade since 1970, when it hit a low of 4.7%.

All Work and No Pay for Some Immigrants

From veteran factory workers to foreign exchange students, immigrants found it harder to thrive in the U.S. labor market last year.

For the first time since at least 1970, the number of foreign-born residents in the U.S. fell in 2008 as the recession ensured there were fewer jobs to go around, the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey shows. (Click here for the full story.)

“It’s certainly a break from what has been happening for the last three decades,” says Lawrence Katz, an economist at Harvard University. “The parts of the labor market that have most attracted immigrants have been those that have been the worst hit, particularly everything to do with housing and the construction market.”

Immigrants who had spent years working at factories were laid off. Day laborers waited on corners for hours without finding work. Domestic workers, accustomed to cleaning homes once a week, were cut back to twice a month. And employers who did take on immigrant workers didn’t always earn the revenue necessary to pay them.

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