How Alabama’s immigration law is crippling its farms - The Washington Post
Of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, some 7 million are in the job force. The idea that they can be deported or replaced en masse with jobless U.S. workers is far-fetched. That’s the message that Alabama farmers have been giving their elected leaders, so far to little avail.
The Republicans who voted-in these anti-immigrant bills aren’t going to listen to the farmers. They don’t care what the farmers have to say. The Republicans know they can treat people like dirt, but when it comes election time, as long as they talk about how they are anti-abortion and hate gay people that they will keep getting the majority of the vote.
STOP Rodrigo'S Deportation!
URGENT: Rodrigo, a bright 16 year old, will have to check in with ICE with a one way ticket back to Mexico in hand on October 4th. Please take immediate action to stop his deportation!
Rodrigo was brought to the United States when he was only 10 years old. Now 16, he is a sophmore at Harding University High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has big dreams of graduating from high school and going to college to study International Relations. He is also an active member of his church. As a Boy Scout, he volunteers to coach soccer to young kids.
Rodrigo was arrested for “larceny” and accused of shoplifting at the mall. The criminal charges were dropped but ICE still wants to deport him. Please take action now to stop his deportation!
(Source: dreamactivist.org, via carnitadepavo)
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Republicans’ big problem in 2012 — Hispanics - Andres Oppenheimer - MiamiHerald.com
Andres Oppenheimer of the Miami Herald says Republicans’ hard line stance on immigration will cost them Latino/Hispanic votes:
Despite the avalanche of bad news for President Barack Obama, he remains the most likely winner of the 2012 elections. That’s the conclusion I reached after watching the top Republican presidential hopefuls in recent weeks, as they started in earnest the race for their party’s nomination. They have taken such a hard line on issues that are dear to Latinos, that I don’t see how any of them can win the 40 percent of the Hispanic vote that pollsters say Republicans will need to win the White House. The last Republican president, George W. Bush, got 40 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2004, and the Latino vote has only become more important since. Former Republican candidate Sen. John McCain — who ran as a moderate on immigration — lost the 2008 campaign in part because he got only 31 percent of the Hispanic vote, pollsters say.