Archive for November, 2010
November 22, 2010 Leave a comment
- A group of asylum-seekers have sewn their lips together as part of a wider protest at the Australian immigration detention center on Christmas Island.
- Spain’s main opposition party has provoked howls of outrage for producing a video game which invites players to bomb illegal immigrants.
Updates from the US:
- Students at the University of Texas and the University of Texas – San Antonio are participating in a statewide hunger strike to urge passage of the DREAM Act. The students will go without food until Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison commits to support the Act.
November 16, 2010 1 comment
News from the US:
- Republicans won many key races in the midterm elections, dramatically altering the landscape at the federal, state, and local levels. Read more about how the political terrain for immigration policy debate will be altered in the coming years. A NYT editorial piece claims that if their legislation looks anything like their campaign ads, there will be no way for illegal immigrants to get right with the law and no real solution to illegal immigration.
- Two years after implementation, confusion abounds over a Bush-era program to help federal officials detain and deport illegal immigrants held on criminal charges by using fingerprints collected by local police departments.
November 8, 2010 Leave a comment
Updates from the US:
- A look at the electoral map shows that, outside selected parts of the Southwest, few Republican candidates this year paid a price for adopting a hard-line immigration stance. The 2010 midterm election signifies a milestone for Latinos as their overwhelming support is credited with helping to keep the Senate Democratic while a record number of Latino Republicans were voted into office.
- The United States is submitting its human rights record to the scrutiny of other nations for the first time, which is sure to provoke questions over immigration policy and the treatment of racial minorities, among other issues.