News Round Up In-Brief
- An officer in Texas shot a vehicle carrying nine Guatemalan passengers from a helicopter, resulting in the death of two passengers.
- In California, a Border Patrol agent killed Valeria “Munique” Tachiquin, a U.S. citizen and mother of five children. As result of Tachiquin’s killing, and 17 others since 2010, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has agreed to investigate the use of force by Border Patrol agents.
- In Oregon, immigrant rights activists walked to the Capitol in protest over an executive order Governor Kitzhaber signed in 2007 requiring proof of legal status to obtain a driver’s license.
- In a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, the Union for Reform Judaism expressed disappointment with the administration for effectively denying Deferred Action-eligible immigrants benefits extended under the Affordable Care Act.
- President Obama and Governor Romney showed their different approaches to immigration policies during the October 16th debate.
- In Miami, a detained, HIV-positive undocumented immigrant’s health is declining due to lack of needed medical care.
- A judge in Delaware ruled that immigrants are still entitled to workers’ compensation even if they are deported.
- A HealthyCal.org report highlights some of the problems with the Affordable Care Act, specifically noting how undocumented immigrants will continue to be denied care.
- Greece’s Golden Dawn party supports providing public aid to only Greek citizens, and party members have been accused of anti-immigrant violence.
De León, Jason 2012 “Better to Be Hot than Caught”: Excavating the Conflicting Roles of Migrant Material Culture. American Anthropologist. 114(3): 477-495
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