González: Raiding our humanity

April 23, 2010 • 632
This week has seen a devastating blow to civil rights in this country. The passage of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 is a chilling threat to the ideals on which this country rests, the indivisible human rights the Civil Rights Movement labored so long and hard to bring to reality. On April 13, the Arizona legislature passed »

González: Take bureaucracy out of the Dream

March 3, 2010 • 1
If you haven’t thought about immigration in a while, I don’t blame you. Beyond sporadic mention of the “immigrant invasion” or yet another diatribe about “those illegal immigrants taking our jobs and sapping our resources!” the topic of immigration seems to have receded to the back of the American consciousness, even as it continues to »

Calderon and Gonzalez: Vote for immigrants

October 23, 2008 • 0
Hoy marchamos, mañana votamos: Today we march, tomorrow we vote. For the millions of Americans — documented and undocumented — who participated in the pro-immigrant rights marches of 2006, this refrain became the rallying cry against a broken immigration system that had claimed innumerable victims on either side of the border. The time has come »