civil rights

La ley Anti-Santuarios SB4 se construye sobre la historia de racismo en Texas

 06/06/2017 - 14:11
Una foto de archivo que muestra un viejo anuncio anti-mexicano.
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Es posible entender la progresión de las estrategias racistas en el estado de Texas tan sólo revisando la historia del trato hacia los inmigrantes mexicanos.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 5:15pm
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Una foto de archivo que muestra un viejo anuncio anti-mexicano.

[OP-ED]: Conservatives get tangled up trying to define ‘sanctuary cities’

 06/06/2017 - 08:33
Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE
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Talk about putting the cart before the horse. 

That’s what the Trump administration, and Republicans around the country, did when the conversation turned to sanctuary cities. They got all worked up. They declared their opposition. They threatened to withhold federal funding. 

All before they had even defined the term.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:00am
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Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE

Trump lleva al Supremo el bloqueo a su veto migratorio

 06/02/2017 - 08:18
A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty holds a placard 'Liberty and Justice for All' as she stands inside the arrivals section of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, USA, 04 February 2017. EPA/JOHN TAGGART
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La Casa Blanca ha llevado al Tribunal Supremo el bloqueo que pesa sobre el veto migratorio con el que el presidente, Donald Trump, pretendía prohibir la entrada al país a musulmanes de determinados países y refugiados.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:00am
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Una mujer protesta contra el veto migratorio de Trump frente a la Terminal 4 del John F. Kennedy International Airport en Queens, Nueva York, el pasado 4 de Febrero de 2017. EPA/JOHN TAGGART

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban against Muslims

 06/02/2017 - 05:17
A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty holds a placard 'Liberty and Justice for All' as she stands inside the arrivals section of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, USA, 04 February 2017. EPA/JOHN TAGGART
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The White House has asked the US supreme court to allow his ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries to be reinstated after it was blocked by lower courts that found it discriminatory.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:00am
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A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty holds a placard 'Liberty and Justice for All' as she stands inside the arrivals section of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, USA, 04 February 2017. EPA/JOHN TAGGART

[OP-ED]: La participación ciudadana: un sombrío indicador de la democracia

 05/23/2017 - 14:04
Ciudadanos somalíes se manifestaron en Londres el pasado 18 de mayo, exigiendo el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos en su país. LBWPhoto
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Si bien, el aumento de la participación ciudadana en las elecciones primarias de Filadelfia este año es un avance, no merece aplausos.asi

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Ciudadanos somalíes se manifestaron en Londres el pasado 18 de mayo, exigiendo el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos en su país. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Voter Participation – Dismal Indicator of Democracy

 05/19/2017 - 10:31
Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto
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The same week that America’s federal government plunged deeper into a governance crisis from misconduct by President Trump and members of his professed Law-&-Order administration, many Philadelphians took a big step towards restoring the vitality of democracy with their participation in the primary election.

 

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:30am
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Somalis hold demonstration in London on May 18, 2017 across from the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister seeking better respect through exercising their democratic right to protest. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Those in the ‘resistance’ should refrain from mocking Trump’s supporters

 05/16/2017 - 15:29
According to an analysis of post-election survey data conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic, financially troubled voters in the white working class were more likely to prefer Hillary Clinton over Trump.
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Though it’s generally a happy home, there is a stark cultural divide in my house: My husband, who was raised in a tiny, Southern rural town that was almost 100 percent white, loves “The Andy Griffith Show.”

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:15pm
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According to an analysis of post-election survey data conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic, financially troubled voters in the white working class were more likely to prefer Hillary Clinton over Trump.

Latinos demand that Texas governor show their community more respect

 05/16/2017 - 04:42
Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

 Under the  recently approved SB4 law, known as the "show me your papers" law, police can request the immigration status of anyone stopped, for example, because of a traffic violation.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:30am
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Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

Trump, el FBI y la amenaza de la “tiranía”

 05/12/2017 - 16:18
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La Directiva de la FBI alegó no haber jurado lealtad a Trump, poniéndose del lado de los estándares del bureau.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Richard Negrin wants a "community-based" DA's Office

 05/02/2017 - 16:22
Richard Negrín es el primer hispano en tener opciones reales de ganar una elección a nivel de toda la ciudad. 
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The former City's Managing Director proposes to give a comprehensive approach to the mission of the judicial body of Philadelphia. He says that the secret to reducing crime is working directly with people, in the city's neighborhoods.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Richard Negrin is the first Latino with a real chance of wining the city-wide elections.