Category Archives: Immigration

Obamacare: Greed and Health Care Gap

In the John Grisham’s  1995 novel The Rainmaker, Rudy Baylor, a graduate from Memphis State Law School, is about to take the bar. While waiting for the bar results, he becomes an ambulance chaser. One of his clients is a poor family, Dot and … Continue reading

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MEChA de CSULA Presents The Harvest (11/13/13)

                      MEChA de CSULA invites you to a screening of The Harvest (La Cosecha) on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6pm in the U-SU Theatre. The film will follow with … Continue reading

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El Día La Raza: What happened to the Indigenous Race?

When César Chávez was asked what he thought about the term la raza, he answered the question with a question, asking, what was wrong with the indigenous race? The word raza was popularized by José Vasconselos who in 1925 wrote … Continue reading

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Immigration: The Death of the Chicana/o Left

Prior to 1986 a clear Left voice could be heard on immigration reform. Among its priorities was that there would be no guest worker program, there would be no employer sanctions, there would be a more humane border enforcement policy, … Continue reading

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Harvest of Loneliness presented by MEChA de CSULA on April 15

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Arizona Being Political: It is Immigration Reform, Stupid!

For the past forty years, the most pressing issue for Mexican Americans and other Latinos has been immigration reform. It has dominated our conversations, our agendas, and for the more politically conscious among us, it goes to the core of … Continue reading

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The Case of Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)  strongly criticized the first draft of President Obama’s immigration reform plan saying “It’s a mistake for the White House to draft immigration legislation without seeking input from Republican members of Congress… ,” predicting that “if actually proposed, … Continue reading

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What’s Next for the (Im)migrant Rights Movement?

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Press Conference at East LA Sheriff

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National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies: ORGANIZATION ENDORSES NEW OBAMA POLICY

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies ORGANIZATION ENDORSES NEW OBAMA POLICY Press Release       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2012 Susan Marie Green, Ph.D. – NACCS Chair  Susan@naccs.org 530-591-0696 The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) supports President … Continue reading

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The Immigrant Advantage

Texas journalist Claudia Kolker writes against the too common stereotype of immigrants as disadvantaged burdens on society who need to either be assimilated or pushed out as quickly as possible. Instead she looks at individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds … Continue reading

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Decade of Betrayal: Strangers in Our Own Home

In Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s by Francisco E. Balderrama and Raymond Rodríguez explore the most “significant series of events ever to befall a group of immigrants and their children” (3).  Decade of Betrayal is the first … Continue reading

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