“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert."
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What gives, Steve King? Why do you think Steve King is still so staunchly anti-immigrant when his district clearly feels differenlty? Comment below!
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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has been one of Capitol Hill’s loudest opponents of immigration reform – particularly toward a way to legalize the 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States.
A poll being released later Wednesday by the American Action Network shows that 68 percent of voters in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District supports an “earned pathway to legal status,” while 65 percent support an “earned pathway to citizenship.”
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Steve King made some awful comments about DREAMers and undocumented immigrants recently, now he's doubling down on those comments. Click for audio of King defending his comment on Ohio radio.
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Rep. Steve King is defending his remarks that drew criticism from his own party leadership that the children of some immigrants were being used as drug mules.
“It’s not something that I’m making up,” King told Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson. “This is real. We have people that are mules, that are drug mules, that are hauling drugs across the border and you can tell by their physical characteristics what they’ve been doing for months, going through the desert with 75 pounds of drugs on their back and if those who advocate for the DREAM Act, if they choose to characterize this about valedictorians, I gave them a different image that we need to be thinking about because we just simply can’t be passing legislation looking only at one component of what would be millions of people.”
The Iowa Republican said the possibility of legalizing valedictorians wasn’t worth also legalizing drug smugglers.
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According to Courthouse News, Target is being sued by some employees because it gave 'multicultural tips' that reads like a list of stereotypes.
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The former warehouse workers' lawsuit, filed in California's Yolo County, claims they were victims of discrimination on the job, and that Target's "Multi-Cultural Tips" for managers were themselves offensive, according to Courthouse News.
According to the complaint, Target gave its distribution warehouse managers a document entitled, "Organization Effectiveness, Employee and Labor Relations Multi-Cultural Tips," which featured suggestions on how to manage Hispanic employees. The tips addressed variety of Hispanic stereotypes, from music to food to clothing.
The document stated the following, according to the lawsuit:
A big win in a state that needs wins!
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The Supreme Court announced on Monday it has struck down an Arizona law that required voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship before registering to vote.
In Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council, seven justices agreed that the Arizona law oversteps the state's authority by essentially invalidating the federal voter registration form. The form, established by a 1993 law, lets people register to vote by sending in a uniform document accepted by all states. Voters must swear they are citizens on the form.
CAMBIO asks an excellent question.
Sebastien De La Cruz sang the national anthem at last night's Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. His rendition was jaw dropping.
The reaction on twitter were also jaw dropping. But for all the wrong reasons.
Our current immigration system is broken. Deportations are at a record high, families are being separated, immigrant workers exploited, human lives are being lost at the border, there is rampant persecution and discrimination of immigrants and a perpetuation of negative stereotypes and criminalization of migration in the media.
How did we get here? How did we sacrifice basic human and civil rights in the name of political posturing, agendas and money interests? What can we do to reverse this?
The problem is that our current perspective of immigration has been driven for far too long by xenophobic nativists, fringe politicians, absurd pundits and profiteering allies and has been based on a false concept of criminalization. It has been translated into a draconian persecution that has violated our country’s commitment to human rights.
Fear and hate now control the debate. We see a daily barrage of images, words, actions and comments that portray immigrants as “criminals, leeches, invaders and dangerously different” to just name a few. This has been going on for decades – and its whole purpose has been for our society to be afraid, to exclude, abuse and thus support and enact policies that institutionalizes this very effectively.
Below we’ve outlined the five most common ways immigrants are slandered in the media and policy.
Enough. We are taking a stand. We are showing exactly how this is perpetrated and who it affects. The mothers, the children, the families, the students, the fathers, the communities, the individuals. The humans.
We reject the hate and embrace efforts for a new approach and a new system. A country that stops a negative attitude and hate toward immigrant and one that together moves forward to build a better future. This is why this documentary series aims at changing the immigrant narrative for the better, once and for all.
Take a stand with us and DEPORT HATE!