Category Archives: immigration

When will we all be asked to carry identity papers?

This post appeared first on CommonDreams.org Once again, what we don’t know about the erosion of rights in this country can be as bad as what we do know. While Americans debate and litigate the Arizona law authorizing search and … Continue reading

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Liberals should end their lethargy, fight against spread of bigotry

There is a great deal of hatred and bigotry in this country, but it does not define the country. The daily experience of most Americans is not a bitter experience and for all of our problems we are in a … Continue reading

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Once in awhile, even true stories have happy endings

Let’s face it: This country is in a funk. With millions of gallons of inky oil continuing to gush into the Gulf and the economy still spinning its wheels in the mud, even anticipation of summer and  the year’s longest … Continue reading

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It's time to take a stand against the anti-immigration zealots

First came the law that mandates racial profiling in Arizona. Now an Arizona legislator is working on a plan that would defy the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by denying citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants born in … Continue reading

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How to ensure America's decline

If you need further evidence that a petty, paranoid, police-state mentality pervades American attitudes and actions toward immigration, you needn’t look to Arizona’s new law or the Pew Research Center poll suggesting Americans support it by a large majority. No. … Continue reading

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Arizona newspaper takes a courageous stand

A tip of the hat to The Arizona Republic for devoting its entire Sunday front page to an editorial chastising members of both parties for their failure to bring about comprehensive federal immigration reform.  The Phoenix newspaper’s  editorial, the paper’s … Continue reading

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Touring America's heartland through the headlines

Third in an occasional series Arizona seemed a lot less contentious then. When Kathy and I first dipped into the state’s northeast corner in the summer of 1974, the only menaces I worried about were black widow spiders and heat … Continue reading

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