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Entries by Michelle Chen from 09/2010

The Other Side of the Anchor: Where Else Do American-Born Kids Belong?

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

We accept the term "naturalization" to describe the process of the foreign-born taking on a new citizenship. What could be more natural than being accepted as a citizen of the only home you've ever known?

Human Rights Watch: ICE Won't Protect Women from Sexual Abuse

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

Human Rights Watch has issued a scathing indictment of Homeland Security's utter failure to protect women from abuse and harassment in detention.

Job Creation Under Welfare-based Emergency Fund Threatened

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics

While conservatives grumble that federal antipoverty programs set back economic recovery, they're not likely to mention a unique welfare program that is creating a surprising number of new paychecks.

Hate Crimes Are Just One Threat Facing New York City Cabbies

| Posted 09.07.2010 | Politics

The daily hazards of the job pose a more systemic threat to the livelihoods, and often, the very lives, of cab drivers. Sharif's brutal encounter is the latest in a string of violent incidents involving cabbies.

For Gay Servicemembers, Liberty Trumped Institution in Both DADT and Prop 8 Rulings

| Posted 09.12.2010 | Politics

All's fair in love and war... unless you're gay. This summer's culture wars have touched on two ends of our social fabric: marriage equality, and equality in military service.

Immigrants Drive Campaign to Unionize L.A. Car Washes

| Posted 09.14.2010 | Politics

In Los Angeles, carwash workers are driving a movement to expose rampant abuses in one of the city's dirtiest jobs.