20 April 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Keynote Speech at Hampshire College: “Crimmigration – We Are All Criminals”

For a primer background, see “But We Are Criminals: Countering the Anti-Racial Justice Framework of Immigration Reform” I received a call from my friend Farzana yesterday. Farzana has been in the country since she was 5 years old. She is 35 now. She’s from Pakistan but she has basically lived here for most of her […]

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15 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Open Letter to the Immigrant Rights Movement: Our Families Can’t Wait

  I am cross-posting this letter, which was initiated by DRM Action Coalition, and signed by over 80 immigrant youth leaders. You can probably still sign on here in solidarity. Buzzfeed has the story. I disagree with the false binary setup in the Buzzfeed headline, but the letter is worth a read. Open Letter to the […]

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15 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Community Voices: “Legalization for All”

President Obama continues to deport people, even as pro-reform advocates with significant salaries continue to fast on Capitol Hill for comprehensive immigration reform. The undocumented have been starved for many years so we’ll continue to eat what we can. In some good news, the federal government is stopping the deportations of the spouses, children and parents […]

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26 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Growing Clash Between Those Who Want Deportations to Stop And Advocates for S.744

Aloha from Hawaii! It has been a while. While the Democrats continue to look for ways to use immigration reform as a way to win more House seats next year, immigration court backlogs have climbed to 344,230, an 85 percent rise in the past five years. More data from TRAC this month reveals that less than […]

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23 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Whither Immigration Reform?

Lets get this out of the way: Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), with a pathway to citizenship, is dead for 2013. Many of our friends working hard on Capitol Hill insist that immigration reform talks are moving forward despite the death of the House “Gang of 7” lawmakers who were supposedly working on a bill. I […]

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