Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: Sanctuary cities see immigration as a federal level issue. In using local cops or sheriffs to enforce federal immigration laws, cities see a loss of trust by immigrant communities. The idea of community policing goes out the window.
Victor Narro: The entanglement of law enforcement with ICE has bred serious human rights violations that should concern us all.
Daisy Vieyra: As someone who was left stranded on the side of the road when I was a child with my parents because neither of them had a license, I know the hardships that arise from being an unlicensed driver – car impoundment, hefty fines, missing work because you don’t have your car.
Tina Dupuy: But as long as Republicans don’t stand for anything other than freedom for corporations, they will need to find a group of people to be their boogeyman.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: With close to three-quarters of the Latino electorate indicating that they trust President Obama and the Democrats to make the right decisions to improve our economic conditions the message is clear–Latinos have said adiós to Romney.
Nia-Malika Hnderson: “I’m running out of fingers and toes to count the number of positions he has taken on abortion,” said Steve Deace, a conservative radio host in Iowa.
Michele Waslin: Collaboration between Border Patrol and police terrifies local immigrant communities who are now fearful of calling the police or an ambulance or the fire department.
Randy Shaw: Obama implemented his “most ambitious immigration initiative” in response to both growing Latino political power and the courageous and inspiring grassroots pressure from young DREAM ACTivists.
Paulina Gonazlez: In addition to needing to win political support for their demand, the Dream Movement identified the White House’s legal argument as the first and most important hurdle they needed to overcome,
Michele Waslin: It should raise eyebrows when ICE claims it’s falling behind on deportations and needs to deport more people.
Michele Waslin: This week, DREAMERS got a huge boost from 96 law professors who sent a letter to President Obama outlining the extensive authority under law that his administration holds to halt deportations of DREAMers.
Randy Shaw: The U.S. media refuses to acknowledge that Romney and the Republican Party are “far-right” and “extreme” by both international standards and prior U.S. history.
Randy Shaw: Barack Obama’s campaign has lots of money, but there is no way it could match Romney’s success at getting this base to align with the President.