Like NSEERS, Entry-Exit System Could Pose Major Threat to Immigrants, Civil Liberties

Between now and the July 4 Senate recess, the term “entry-exit system” will be thrown around on the Senate floor more than a few times. The little-fought over component of immigration reform—it being innocuous enough for advocates of reform to ignore, yet … Continued

Stop Discrimination in our Colleges

Some students face a separate and unequal path to college. Take Florida, for example.  Citizens, born in the Sunshine State and who graduated from Florida high schools, may not have the same rights as others for in-state college tuition.  Why?  … Continued


Cross-Post: Yes, Birtherism is Racist (As is Donald Trump)

Posted on Alternet.org - April 28, 2011. By Sarah Seltzer Yes, Birtherism is Racist (As is Donald Trump): Three Videos Tell You Why In the wake of yesterday’s surprise long-form birth-certificate reveal from President Obama, there’s been plenty of incisive … Continued


I-9 Verification, riddled with errors, continues to hurt American workers

In 2005, the US initiated the I-9 verification program for employers. The I-9 Form is used by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to verify an employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Mandatory verification is not good … Continued


Fear Resonates in the Eyes of Arizona’s Latino Residents

The following article is one of a series of accounts from students who recently returned  from Arizona. They were part of a delegation that spent a week touring the state amid  the enactment of controversial law SB 1070. The Center … Continued


“I am an American”

When Amanda Standerfer was the Library Director at the Helen Matthes Public Library in Effingham in downstate Illinois she was disturbed by the snarky comments of some library patrons who were offended by kids in the children’s area speaking Spanish.  … Continued


Senate hosts tea party: Black Farmers, Native Americans, Shirley Sherrod Not Invited

Even  as Shirley Sherrod captured the attention of the nation last week, Senate Republicans torpedoed appropriations due tens of thousands of Black farmers and Native Americans after years of litigation aimed at rectifying  federal discrimination and mismanagement.  Stripping the appropriations … Continued


Chinese Labor and American Immigration

Rumor has it the end of cheap labor is coming to China. I really doubt that is true, but at least it is looking better for some Chinese workers in terms of receiving something similar to fair wages. We know … Continued


Racism & U.S. Immigration Policy

Michelle Chen posted “How Racist is U.S. Immigration Policy?” on RaceWire, the Colorlines blog. In it, she explored the analysis of constitutional scholars Liav Orgad and Ted Ruthizer. It’s been over a century since the U.S. government wrote racial exclusion … Continued