Connecting the wars overseas and at home
The frontlines of Pax Christi's fight for peace are both in our backyard and on the other side of the world.
By Guest Blogger John Zokovitch
Sacrificing for a DREAM
California Gubernatorial Primary Turns on Immigration
None was more significant than the Republican primary in California. The winner, Meg Whitman, had started her campaign as a somewhat moderate Republican on immigration. She initially opposed the Arizona law, but her opponent, Steve Poixner, made it the principal issue.
Arizona governor meets with Obama
How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Feliz Cinco de Mayo--the day that US Americans think they're celebrating Mexican independence (that's Sept 16) by drinking Coronas and margaritas.
Or as this article calls it "Gringo de Mayo." Gustavo Arellano argues that the holiday is ridiculous as it celebrates the victory over French troops in one battle, even though Mexico was to lose the war, which ended in a five-year occupation by the French.
Arizona passes anti-immigration law - UPDATE 4/23
Last week the Arizona state house and senate passed the most restrictive state measure against undocumented immigrants. Already the state has among the most restrictive laws against hiring them. Now police can stop anyone in the state to ask for documented proof they are here legally.
Promises on immigration reform?
Time for ICE to clean up the deportation mess
As I wrote in a previous blog post, there are some horrendous examples of injustice to detained immigrants--both undocumented and lawfully here--in the custody of ICE. Not only have those held for minor infractions been deported, but ICE has not hesitated to hold indefinitely those the courts had determined mentally incompetent.
Anti-immigrant laws force tough decisions in Arizona and Nebraska
The Arizona lower house of the state legislature is poised to enact the toughest anti-immigration restrictions in the nation. A companion bill has already passed the state Senate. The bills would make the presence of an undocumented person in violation of trespass laws.
It also will be a crime to stand out in front of Home Depot, waiting to be picked up for a day job. The guy in the truck looking for day labor will also commit a crime by hiring an undocumented worker.
- Article Church