Immigration Story: Fashionable, Irish immigrant vs. Guatemalan cook

KW: This story seems so unreal. It is like a comedy of manners to expose the classism and racism that underlies the immigration debate in the United States. Pay attention to the rich people’s privilege and indifference. See if you can notice the two Hispanic people treated unfairly in this story (maybe you will notice, […]

“Reject Bloomberg on November 3!”, says ICE teachers union members

KW: I truly see independent and third party politics as a journey to freeing people from the regular, old choices. So, I love voting advice that inspires people, and makes them consider other options. I think that the way a group within the United Federation of Teachers [UFT] union instructs people to vote this year […]

Long Island Wins: Government report faults police/immigration deputization

Long Island Wins :: Government report faults police/immigration deputization. Originally posted using ShareThis (Excerpt from) Long Island Wins by Pat Young The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just issued a report finding major problems with the deputization of the police as immigration enforcement officers. Referred to as “287g agreements” after the section of the law […]

Do we live in a rogue state?

Ian had noted off-blog that it sounded like we lived in a rogue nation. Recently, it seemed as if President Obama was saying that he, the elected “Commander in Chief”, was having to negotiate with the military about when to leave Iraq, and how many tens of thousands of soldiers to leave there permanently. Now, […]

President Obama names John Morton for head of ICE/Homeland Security

KW: I was first alerted to this news from the Long Island Immigrant Alliance list-serve. I wonder if this appointment will change the direction of recent, aggressive and unfair raids that ICE has been making on immigrants in the past few years? More about recent ICE raids: here. (excerpt from) Newsmax.com Career Prosecutor to Lead […]

ICE raid yesterday, plus analysis of ICE raids

Update: February 27, 2009: here. Over at Long Island Wins, Pat Young, an immigration attorney, has written a series of three articles describing problems with ICE immigration/homeland security raids: ICE Part l /      ICE Part ll /      ICE Part lll An ICE raid on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 in the state of Washington: (excerpt from) […]

Photos: Fall becomes winter in Long Island, New York

KW: It is Saturday, November 22nd. Winter does not officially begin for about a month. Though, I believe that today was the first ice. Ian and I went for a walk at a park with a lake that is around the corner from our home in North Babylon, Long Island. Ice was starting to form […]

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