24 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Small But Important Victories for Asylum Seekers in the United States

So maybe I am preaching to the choir. Yet I cannot ignore the fact that two DREAMers (this term refers to undocumented students in the United States awaiting passage of the federal DREAM Act) made their grievances known about the U.S. asylum-granting system in the space of two days, albeit over separate cases. Quaker posts […]

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15 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Scary New World? Minority to Become Majority in 2040s

An older and more diverse nation by mid-century – Report released by the Census Bureau What predictions can we make from a majority-ethnic minority population in the future? More liberal politics? Increase tolerance of difference? An end to white privilege, institutionalized discrimination and racism? IT tells us nothing. Women are the majority-minority and yet that […]

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12 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Immigration leads to Global Warming? Nonsense!

That was the response from a friend over IM when I mentioned the latest anti-immigrant CIS report that foresees immigrants as a major cause of global warming. The report is titled Immigration to the United States and World-Wide Greenhouse Gas Emissions and available on the CIS website. Anticipating attacks by the pro-migrant lobby, the report […]

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