Local Latinos say “basta!” to Lou Dobbs’ anti-immigration campaign
Local Latinos are fighting back, asking members and allies of the Latino community to join a national petition asking CNN
to drop commentator Lou Dobbs and his brand of anti-immigrant hate.
Lou Dobbs Still Happily Joining Fox News Crusades
After Glenn Beck got sooooo much attention for it, boring Sean Hannity decided to go after a “Czar” too. Beck’s was too black, so Hannity set his sights on one who is too gay. Look who’s joining the cause!
Even after acknowledging it’s false, CNN and Fox News continue to push smear of Jennings
October 07, 2009 8:40 am ET — 30 Comments
CNN’s Lou Dobbs and Fox News’ Brian Wilson and Sean Hannity ignored their own networks’ past reporting and continued to forward the discredited smear
Jail Steps Up Screening For Illegal Immigrants
Homeland Security Database Is Added
Prince William regional jail officials have joined a federal system to tighten their screening of inmates’ immigration status and potentially deport those in the United States illegally.
The Detention Debacle: Toward Reform with Civility
Anyone currently subject to an immigration detainer or who still has a loved one ensconced in detention at some far away location, most likely waited with bated breath for President Obama’s report on proposed reforms for immigration detention. No discussion of detention reform can be complete without addressing the establishment of a uniform standard of accountability.
ICE Promises Detention Reforms, CCA Announces New Detention Center
On the same day that Corrections Corporation of America opened a new 500-bed immigrant detention center, Homeland Security officials released a highly anticipated review of detention centers. Accompanied by recommendations and next steps, the review promises better federal oversight and health care in the largely outsourced network of prisons and jails that house a daily average of 32,000 people with pending immigration and refugee status requests.
Arizona sheriff’s immigration deal clears hurdle
(AP) – 13 hours ago
PHOENIX — County officials in Arizona have approved an agreement that would let 60 county jail officers continue to check on the immigration status of jail inmates.
Wednesday’s 3-2 vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors moves Sheriff Joe Arpaio a step closer to renewing a deal that grants special federal immigration powers to jail officers.
O’Brien: Nobel prizes remind us why immigration matters
If you’re looking for reasons to puff out your chest and take pride in being American, then take note that the first six Nobel Prize winners announced this week are U.S. citizens.
Here’s something else you should know: Four of those winners were born outside the U.S.
Health-Care Bill Wouldn’t Raise Deficit, Report Says
Budget Office Assesses Finance Panel’s Plan
Congressional budget analysts gave an important political boost Wednesday to a Senate panel’s health-care overhaul, projecting that the $829 billion measure would dramatically shrink the ranks of the uninsured and keep President Obama’s pledge that doing so would not add “one dime” to federal budget deficits.
Can Obama Claim “Bipartisan” Support on Health Care?
The White House in recent days has rolled out statements of support for health care reform from a handful of notable Republican leaders. They have come mostly from Republicans with waning influence and fading careers, but they have been recognizable GOP names nonetheless. But as Democrats continue to haul their reform proposals through Congress with virtually no congressional GOP support, do these statements matter to anyone?
Fired up? The grass-roots health care battle
By BETH FOUHY (AP) – 13 hours ago
NEW YORK — Fired up? Ready to go? You might not know it from the way President Barack Obama’s grass-roots supporters have been largely drowned out in the raucous debate over his health care plan.