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Weekly Diaspora: Obama to Congress: It's Time to Support Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger This morning, President Barack Obama condemned the "failure by those of us in Washington to fix a broken immigr...

Thousands Rally in New York for May Day 2010 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Sledge

Thousands of people rallied in Union Square and marched down Broadway to demonstrate in favor of immigrant rights and against Arizona's recently passed SB1070 law.

May Day Immigration March Offers Opportunity to Push Back Against Arizona

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

On Monday night hundreds came out in suburban Chicago to protest the growing racism against immigrants epitomized by passage of Arizona's new law, SB 1070.

Separation Anxiety: How Immigration Laws Fail to Keep Families Connected

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

What happens to a family after one of its members, the chief breadwinner, is deported? For those who are left behind, what are available options for supplemental income?

Kennedy, Menendez And Gillibrand Introduce Bills To Stop Immigrant Detainee Abuse

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Thursday responded to a growing number of reports about t...

Illegal People: An Island of Rationality

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

The hostility of globalization forces corporate management to compete for the cheapest possible products at the expense of exploited workers.

Swine Flu Fears Could Cut Into May Day Immigration Rallies

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The timing is not the best. Immigration-rights rallies are set for Friday as health officials try to clamp down on a swine flu epidemi...

Protesters Take On America's Toughest Sheriff (VIDEO)

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Saturday, thousands of protesters walked the streets of Phoenix to air their displeasure with America's toughest sheriff, whose crackdown on the ci...

A Secretary of Labor for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

In 2005, California Congresswoman Hilda Solis contributed $15,000 of her own campaign money to fund a successful movement to raise the minimum wage in California.