Unai Montes-Irueste: This week — the week of Commencement — Dartmouth received reports of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials boarding buses near the College, and asking passengers for documentation. But in acknowledging receipt of this news, the College did not denounce this ICE action.
Unai Montes-Irueste: From the “Southern Strategy,” to the “Reagan Revolution,” to the present day, racial animus has been front and center in white voter targeting and mobilization.
Unai Montes-Irueste: Women who provide care to seniors, or persons with special needs, or other people’s children, are her target demographic.
Fighting For Our Lives! March for our families, jobs, and future. 12 PM @Olumpic + Figureroa, DTLA
Unai Montes-Irueste: We live in a country where very bad things happen to very good people, and we don’t have the time, or luxury to laugh about the fact that Drumpf won’t disavow and repudiate the KKK.
Unai Montes-Irueste: Latino students had to explain why it was that “Cinco de Drinko” fliers featuring caricatures of Mexicans and Mexican Americans were ignorant and offensive.
Unai Montes-Irueste: Intentions are irrelevant. Outcomes are all that matter for those already sleeping on the streets, already locked behind bars; already living in places where hard work and education afford one the privilege to perpetuate the Horatio Alger “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” lie.
It’s time: Relief to keep families together and justice for low wage workers are way overdue.
Immigrants and Obamacare — At the January 14th ACLU-SoCal Pasadena/Foothills forum, experts will discuss the #Health4All campaign.
Unai Montes-Irueste: It is not only those who are undocumented who strain their wings constantly over the course of a finite life. It is everyone who has ever been stopped because of skin color, or sentenced more harshly because of it.
Unai Montes-Irueste: I was born in the US. I had citizenship. But at six years old my only understanding of citizenship was that it meant potential separation from my family.
Unai Montes-Irueste: According to the Congressional Budget Office, if Congress were to create a reasonable pathway to citizenship for undocumented Americans this year, it would add around $1 trillion to our country’s GDP over the next decade, and reduce our deficit by an additional $1 trillion over the next two decades.
Unai Montes-Irueste: Regardless of whatever anyone else says, the President needs to use the last month of the campaign, and the final two debates, to explain why and how he put us on the right track. He’s got to do this, even if it means his likability takes a hit. Otherwise, Romney wins.