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Weekly Diaspora: Why Sexual Violence Against Latina Farmworkers is a Hate Crime

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger This week, two high-profile trials involving the racially motivated murders of Latinos in Pennsylva...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Arizona's Birthright Bill is Bad for the Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are expected to introduce an "anchor baby" bill today that would deny birthright ...

Weekly Diaspora: Anti-Immigrant Hate Crimes Rise with Hateful Political Speech

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The federal trial of three Pennsylvania police officers accused of covering up the murder of an und...

Weekly Diaspora: Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Tucson shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded and 6 oth...

Weekly Diaspora: In 2011, Birthright Citizenship in the Crosshairs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, a coalition of anti-immigrant lawmakers from 14 states unveiled their much-anticipated b...

Weekly Diaspora: After DREAM Act Defeat, Advocates Fight for Educational Equality

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Senate failed to pass the DREAM Act Saturday, as Democrats fell five votes short of the 60 need...

Weekly Diaspora: Why We Need a Deportation Moratorium Now

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger As a floundering Congress repeatedly impedes the passage of widely supported immigration measures l...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Passes the House, Heads to the Senate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A bill that would create a path to legalization for undocumented youth passed the House of Represen...

Weekly Audit: Tax Cuts for the Rich Extended

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Tax Cuts for the Rich ExtendedBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger Congressional Republicans and the White House struck an ...

Weekly Mulch: If Cancun Climate Talks Falter, Blame the U.S.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The most recent round of United Nations-led climate change negotiations began this week in Cancun, and alt...

Weekly Diaspora: The Final Fight for the DREAM Act

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger It's a now-or-never moment for the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a conditional path to citi...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona's SB 1070 Takes Nativist Fever Nationwide

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger While Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, was far from the first controversial immigra...

Weekly Pulse: The New Hunger Epidemic, Making CPCs Come Clean, and Smoking Hipsters

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As some Americans obsess over whether to brine or deep-fry their Thanksgiving turkeys, others are goi...

Weekly Diaspora: Lawless Judges, Immigrant Soldiers, and Deportee Pardons

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

Misconduct and corruption within our immigration agencies are not merely the product of overcrowding and understaffing, but rather persistent inaction on the part of powerful lawmakers and government officials.

Weekly Diaspora: Why Detention Reform is Desperately Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Last October, the Obama administration's announced their intention to reform the detention system--...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Detention Reform is Desperately Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been crowing over its record number of deportations, it's suspiciously mum when it comes to the record number of detainees that still languish in mismanaged detention facilities.

Why I Don't Use the I-Word -- In Any Form

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

The repetition of the i-word in conjunction with images of brown-skinned people popularizes the notion that individuals are to blame for our systemic challenges. Language matters in immigration.

Weekly Diaspora: The Burden of Record-Breaking Deportations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last week that it had broken its own record for...

Weekly Diaspora: Will Immigration Reform Bills Bring Voters to the Polls?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Riding the media blitz that followed the DREAM Act's recent defeat, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) an...

Weekly Diaspora: Schools a Minefield for Undocumented Students After DREAM defeat

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger It's no secret that anti-immigrant activists have a penchant for targeting youth, the most vulnerab...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Stalls, Voting Rights Violations in Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Immigration reform activists suffered a disappointing setback this week. The Senate failed to muste...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Could be First Step to Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After months of intense debate over the Obama administration's efforts to revamp our immigration sy...

Weekly Pulse: Anti-Masturbation Crusader Christine O'Donnell is Master of Her Domain

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christine O'Donnell is master of her domain. The deeply conservative Tea Party darling won the Repu...

Weekly Pulse: Rotten Eggs, Drowsy Doctors, and Expensive Insurance

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Rotten Eggs, Drowsy Doctors, and Expensive Insuranceby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tainted egg shell game The Iowa chap...

Weekly Audit: Why Do Deficit Hawks Hate Social Security?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, Social Security advocates learned something they had long suspected. Arguments for cutting Social ...