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Black Immigration Network responds to President Obama’s immigration relief announcement


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:23 pm November 21, 2014 In response to years of mass mobilizing for immigrant rights in the face of harsh and restrictive enforcement policies, President Obama announced several executive actions that provide relief for an estimated 4 million of more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. In response to the […]

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Why Latino youth are unimpressed with voting


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:06 am March 31, 2014 Organizers across the country are having a tough time getting Latinos of voting age to register. It’s a growing trend among young voters who just don’t see the point in signing up. 

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Arizona Sheriff to be monitored after accusation of racial profiling surface

An independent monitor and community advisory board has been appointed to ensure that an Arizona sheriff isn’t practicing unconstitutional discrimination. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office singled out Latinos.

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Associated Press Will No Longer Use Term ‘Illegal Immigrant;’ L.A. Times May Follow Suit

The L.A. Times is considering no longer using the term “illegal immigrant.” The Associated Press has already announced that they will no longer be using the term, acknowledging that it is a dehumanizing, unfair means to describe a human being.

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Children Rally in Downtown Chicago for Immigration Reform

Yesterday afternoon, around 400 children marched through downtown Chicago in support of immigration reform. It is estimated that at least 100,000 children have been affected by the lack of immigration reform and lost one, or both, parent(s) to deportation.

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Congress Finally Passes Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act has finally been reauthorized. Though its been reauthorized without trouble in the past, the GOP decided to stall the proceedings because of new provisions that provided protection for LGBT people, immigrants, and Native American women.

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Obama Throws Support Behind Plan to Reform “Out of Date and Badly Broken” Immigration Laws

President Obama voiced his support for a plan for immigration reform, focusing on three pillars of reform: the enforcement of immigration laws, providing a path to citizenship, and reforming the legal immigration system. Thoughts on the plan and the President’s remarks?

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President Obama To Make Major Immigration Announcement Next Week

During a visit to Nevada next week, President Obama will discuss immigration reform. We can only hope that immigration reform is in fact just that–reform–and that the Obama Administration strongly considers Latino youth while composing and enacting the policy.

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President Obama: ‘If I’m Re-elected, It’s Because the GOP Has Alienated Latino Voters’

In an off the record interview with a Iowa newspaper, President Obama says that should he win re-election, it will be largely due to Latino voters. Is the President right? Will Latino voter turnout be crucial to his re-election? Does the President deserve the Latino vote?

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Razing Arizona

By Summer M. 8:00 am May 17, 2010 I guess I have to start protesting Arizona, née Mexico, which sucks because I’m totally not into marching, making colorful signs, or shouting rhymes in unison with a bunch of people.  I suppose, then, that I have to resort to other means of expressing my disapproval.  At […]

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