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Marisa Treviño

Entries by Marisa Treviño

Politicians Would Be Smart to See That the Latino "Sleeping Giant" Isn't Just Awake But Fighting Mad

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 2:24 PM

LatinaLista -- Last week, when Kansas legislator Virgil Peck joked that one way to control illegal immigration was to model an approach used to regulate the feral hog population -- shooting them from helicopters -- he didn't think twice about what he said.

He now wishes he had.


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Pew Hispanic Report Delivers the Proof the GOP Wants, but Will They Accept It?

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 2:49 PM -- The latest Pew Hispanic report, U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade reflects several truths that are a result of our current immigration policies.

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Passing Immigration Reform is Now a Humanitarian Necessity

(15) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 7:54 PM -- Amid the debate over comprehensive immigration reform, arguments have centered over how such a bill would affect the undocumented immigrants who are here. But no one is looking at the bigger picture of how such a bill could affect the migrants who are still making their way to...

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Are Latinos Really Wanted by Either Party?

(30) Comments | Posted August 18, 2010 | 5:03 PM

There have been many columns, headlines and comments made regarding how the GOP treats Latinos. While Sen. Reid's observations last week on how any Hispanic could be a Republican insulted many in the Latino community, the Senator wasn't entirely off-base.

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Birthright Citizenship Wouldn't Even Be an Issue if it Weren't for One Thing

(144) Comments | Posted August 13, 2010 | 5:51 PM

I had been planning to blog about something else entirely. I, like I think most readers, are tired of this constant conservative chatter to ban birthright citizenship.

Yet, when I read the column of a local writer, whom I personally know, and have always considered a "Latino...

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Michael Phelps Puts a Face to a Smoking Injustice

(11) Comments | Posted February 18, 2009 | 10:42 AM

Marijuana drug arrests in communities of color are a common occurrence. Yet, recent news of swimmer Michael Phelps involvement with the drug is casting a whole new light on the fairness of current marijuana policy and is jumpstarting an international dialogue that is long overdue.

Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael...

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The Government Mindgame Over Undocumented Immigrants

(26) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 5:43 PM

One of the fundamental factors causing debate over illegal immigration enforcement is the public perception of undocumented immigrants. Are they real criminals? Some in law enforcement have gone to great lengths to paint them in this light. Yet a new examination of government immigration enforcement strategies uncovers a deliberate attempt...

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Urgent Need for New Attorney General to Take Action

(2) Comments | Posted February 5, 2009 | 12:35 PM

Review Detention Policies of Undocumented Immigrants and the Private Prison Companies Housing Them

The swearing-in of Eric Holder Jr. as the nation's newest Attorney General has been as anticipated among immigration lawyers and families of immigrants detained in detention facilities as was Obama's own Inauguration Day.

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Immigration Reform is a Promise Waiting to be Filled

(20) Comments | Posted January 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM

With each stroke of his pen, every transatlantic call made and all the bipartisan meetings he's resided over so far, President Obama is on track to fulfill his campaign promises.

Only a week into the job and Obama has already reversed policies on carbon dioxide emissions, signed orders to...

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Richardson's Withdrawal from Cabinet Consideration Could be a Blessing in Disguise

(8) Comments | Posted January 5, 2009 | 6:32 PM

The news that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson withdrew his name for consideration for Obama's Cabinet is leaving those of us who advocated for his inclusion with huevo all over our faces.

Now, it appears it was a blessing that the Gov. wasn't awarded the Secretary of State position...

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Is the Axe Headed for Newspapers?

(25) Comments | Posted December 28, 2008 | 12:52 AM

As 2008 winds down and we can't help but reflect on what has happened on Wall Street and in Detroit in just the last few weeks, the natural train of thought would be to wonder what's the next big industry to fall.

Unfortunately, I don't have to look any farther...

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Proposed "Americanization Movement" Targeting Immigrants Is Flawed

(39) Comments | Posted December 23, 2008 | 11:26 AM

In 2006, President Bush established the Task Force on New Americans. The Task Force's objectives are "to help immigrants learn English, embrace the common core of American civic culture, and fully become American."

Alfonso Aguilar,...

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Federal Immigration Policy is Destabilizing Main Street USA

(39) Comments | Posted October 17, 2008 | 12:00 PM

During these extraordinary times, it's not surprising that the economy is on everyone's minds. How can it be otherwise? Retail sales are the lowest they've been in three years. Daily reports of layoffs. Home and auto loans increasingly hard to qualify for and the stock market rises and plummets faster...

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Spain's Media in Uproar Over McCain's Comments Regarding Prime Minister Zapatero

(231) Comments | Posted September 19, 2008 | 11:34 AM

One of the many criticisms levied by the McCain campaign against Barack Obama has been his lack of foreign policy experience. To make that point, Sen. McCain went on a whirlwind trip this past summer to Mexico and Colombia to prove he has a handle on what's happening south of...

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ICE Declares Self-Deport Program a Failure

(7) Comments | Posted August 25, 2008 | 9:48 PM

After three weeks and wasting $41,000, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrived at a startling conclusion -- creating a program to allow undocumented immigrants to self-deport doesn't work.

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As Latina Lista noted in the first...

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New Video Unmasks the "Hidden System" of Federal Deportations

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2008 | 1:11 PM

This past Sunday, over 1,000 people marched the streets of Postville, Iowa to protest the nation's largest immigration raid. The protesters, men, women and children, joined together in crying out against the working conditions at the Agriprocessors plant, as well as, the detention/deportation of over 300 workers.

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Border Wall Resistance Heats Up

(3) Comments | Posted June 6, 2008 | 6:35 PM

Today, all eyes are fixed on Washington DC and ears glued for the latest hint at what was discussed at a late-night meeting between Obama and Clinton, but the real action is happening outside the Beltway -- at the US/Mexico border.

Things are heating up and it promises to be...

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Undocumented Children are Still Children

(4) Comments | Posted May 23, 2008 | 6:49 PM

Earlier this week, a congressional hearing was held in Washington, DC to discuss the impacts of immigration raids, conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, on children and families.

ICE representatives, community leaders from across the nation and national organization leaders presented testimony.

One of those who testified about...

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Latina Teen Pregnancy Rate Deserves Recognition as National Crisis

(3) Comments | Posted May 7, 2008 | 8:42 PM

Today is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

It's a day that should be solemnly observed by every Latino family with teenage children. Why?

Because while the overall national rate of teen pregnancy has declined, it has actually...

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Romney Wants to Penalize Immigrant Sanctuary Cities; Forgets Father Was Born in Mexico

(71) Comments | Posted November 8, 2007 | 5:29 PM

It seems that Governor Bill Richardson isn't the only presidential candidate with a Mexican-born parent.

Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, can technically claim Latino heritage as well. His father, George Romney, was born in Colonia Dublán, Galeana, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

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