Category Archives: Immigration

Why The Recall Of AZ Sen. Russell Pearce Is BIG For 2012

Rudy Lopez, national field director of politics for the Washington, D.C.-based minority advocacy group Campaign for Community Change, said the campaign against Pearce was a “trial run and a model for a national campaign that’s going to take place in … Continue reading

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Cameron Criticizes ‘Multiculturalism’ in Britain

LONDON — Faced with growing alarm about Islamic militants who have made Britain one of Europe’s most active bases for terrorist plots, Prime Minister David Cameron has mounted an attack on the country’s decades-old policy of “multiculturalism,” saying it has encouraged “segregated … Continue reading

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Fading Memories (Dr. X’s Free Associations)

My friend Dr. X and I share a love of people, good political discourse and an ethnic heritage.  His blog post today could’ve been written about either of my grandmothers. There are parallels to the current debate about immigration with … Continue reading

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Mexican New Yorkers Are Steady Force In Workplace

Teo, a Mexican worker, has a job in a Brooklyn grocery. It is a story like this that makes the “amnesty” argument so inhumane.  Give these people a path to citizenship so that everyone benefits. That success, though, has a … Continue reading

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Is Islamophobia The New Hysteria?

More from Nicholas Kristof on the current hysteria. When we’re scared, we do unconscionable things. It was fear and patriotism that led many Americans 150 years ago to persecute Catholics. Similar emotions were behind the killings of Mormons and the … Continue reading

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America’s History Of Fear

The more things change, the more they remain the same.  We have to hope that the demagogues of today fade away like those of the past. Followers of these movements against Irish, Germans, Italians, Chinese and other immigrants were mostly … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo: 1908 (Dr. X’s Free Associations)

Think our country has never been gripped by xenophobia before? History is repeating itself 102 years later. Why pose the dead man for this creepy photo?  This photo and a profile image of Averbuch were published in newspapers of the day … Continue reading

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