Yesterday, Mississippi Gov. Phi Bryant announced he had joined a lawsuit filed in federal court a few months ago against the Obama administration for creating DACA.
"States must protect their borders while the federal government continues to ignore this growing problem," Bryant in a news release.
Rep. Mike Honda has written a provocative Op-Ed titled, Immigration Showdown in California: Governor Brown and His TRUST Issues, that suggests California Gov. Jerry Brown has not yet decided whether he’ll sign the TRUST Act, one of the most hopeful pieces of legislation to emerge from a state legislature on immigration in a long time.
The momentum has been high over the last month since the bill was passed. It has received a wide range of support from organizations and advocates, who have sent numerous letters urging the Gov. Brown to sign it.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
I often wonder how frequently people think about the impact their words have on others, specifically, on the development of human perception. The conclusion I’ve sadly reached is that when a language norm is established by dominant cultural forces —such as the news media, in our day – the truth seldom matters. Once something is spoken and repeated enough times people consider it to be true regardless of the real facts or circumstances.
Congress is due to recess soon, but members are trying to pass a bill attempting to increase the availability of high-skilled visas for the tech industry before adjourning at the end of this week. While different versions of the legislation exist, the fundamental goal is to allocate more visas to foreign-born graduates of U.S. universities who have obtained a master’s or doctorate degree
s in science, math, technology or engineering (STEM) fields.
As young immigrants apply for deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), debate continues around what benefits they may be eligible to receive. When it comes to health care benefits under the Affordable Care Act, the question centers on whether those who qualify for DACA meet the “lawfully present” requirement the new law asks. According to a recent NY Times article:
Teaching can be humanizing work.
This is how it happens.
The Rodriguez family walks down the hall and turns the corner to my room.
"Buenos Dias, Mrs. Rodriguez. Buenos Dias, niños!¿Como esta ustedes? Welcome to my classroom," I greet them.
We sit down in a circle of chairs and smile at each other. I begin by looking at the oldest child, a high school student, who looks timidly back at me. "Will you translate for us?" I ask.
Pearce was defeated in his Senate bid by businessman Bob Worsley, 56 percent to 44 percent in the GOP primary. Pearce is known for authoring Arizona’s controversial SB1070, which was mostly struck down by the Supreme Court in June.
From his recall as Arizona Senate President to campaign PR gaffes and missteps, Pearce has had quite a troubled political season. This appears to be the end of his public service career, but he expects to remain active in Arizona and National politics.
If you blink, you might miss the fact that the religious luminaries offering prayers at the Republican National Convention agree on a surprising topic: the need to welcome immigrants and pass immigration reform.
The views of these religious leaders differ sharply from the Republicans’ own platform. Guided by the likes of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the brains behind state-level anti-immigrant laws, the GOP draft platform takes a hardline stance on immigration.