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What will be the Toll on our Children?

By Priya Murthy, Policy Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), The last ten years have been needlessly difficult for South Asians living in New York. South Asians, and in particular, Sikhs and Muslims, have faced ten years of profiling, ten years of negative encounters with law enforcement and immigration officers.  These encounters have […]

The fight against SB1070

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By now you’ve heard of Arizona’s recently passed law, set to take effect in a little over a week, that will give local law enforcement officers in the state the power to enforce federal immigration law. By authorizing police to look into a suspect’s immigration status as well as his or her compliance with Arizona […]

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D for determined

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THE PASSING OF ARIZONA’S SB 1070 stirs up an already simmering pot of cultural conflict, just as a steady beat of enforcement rhetoric and punitive fearful talk about Mexicans lends itself to increased tension and eventually, violence. Democratic politicians and advocacy groups don’t help matters, even as they pose as champions. It’s you and me […]

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Bud Selig: The choice is yours

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In the wake of the passage of Arizona’s anti-immigrant Senate Bill 1070, Major League Baseball has been under an increasingly hot spotlight. Boycotts and protests have been called against MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been asked by local activists to stop traveling to […]

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Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history at The Ohio State University talks about the Arizona immigration law and how it is intrusive and un-American. New policy, he says, must be looked at in a humane way – accepting people who come into our country as assets, not “drains.”

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The state has become a failed immigration laboratory at the expense of brown people, legally in the country or not. The likely outcome will be economic boycotts against the new 1070 law.

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