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2011-06-06 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
Understanding the 14th Amendment as it applies to citizenship http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/perspec
Detailed essays including one by constitutional scholar James Ho provide context and clarification of the meaning of the 14th Amendment.

2010-12-20 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
DREAM Act passed House, blocked in Senate http://reformimmigrationforamerica.org
Update 12/20/10:  45 Republican Senators - including both McCain and Kyl - block DREAM act.
backers hold vigil

Quotes from the Senate floor: "This is not amnesty, which I heard some of my colleagues use. They'll use it on anything that is immigration ... read more

2010-10-12 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
True Patriot risks security for liberty http://nuestravoice.com/?p=7150
One thing about the original Patriots - they took risks by their actions.  Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, even Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin all knew they could be in danger if they did not succeed.  "We must all hang together, or most assuredly ... read more

2009-05-11 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
"person" vs "citizen" in the US Constitution
The 14th amendment to the constitution refers distinctly to 'persons' distinct from 'citizens' and confers rights on all 'persons'.  It first defines who is a citizen:

Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to ... read more

2007-07-12 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
How to Stop Illegal Immigration
Hey, I have a great idea that would eliminate the incentive to hire illegals right away.

Lets bulldoze all the homes that were built with illegal labor.

Lets destroy all the food that was picked by illegal workers.

Lets close all the fast food ... read more

2007-07-07 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
A Win-Win Solution for Immigration
Now that the immigration reform bill no one liked is dead, perhaps we have a chance for a creative solution, one with carrots for both sides of the border.

What about using the positive impact of immigration to offset the costs to individuals and municipalities ... read more

2007-06-07 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
: Immigration: We Need Moral Leadership, NOT a Legal Underclass
I have mixed, mostly negative feelings about the bipartisan immigration reform bill S. 1348.  First, though, let me share this for people who keep repeating 'what don't you understand about illegal?'.  When a traffic cop stops a speeder, suppose he tells ... read more

2007-03-09 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
: Migration Policy Institute http://migrationpolicy.org/
Not actually a Tucson organization, but this is the authoritative source for Immigration policy - and that affects Tucson!   Here you can find a free online journal, find out how European and other nations deal with migration/immigration, get statistics ... read more

2007-03-07 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
: Udall Center for Immigration Policy http://udallcenter.arizona.edu/programs/
Right here at the UofA we have a center for policy and research on immigration.  Includes papers on economic impact, key points of failure in current policy, and the most detailed statistics on actual immigrants to Arizona that I've seen anywhere.

2007-03-07 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
: "We Are Better Than a Fence" http://udallcenter.arizona.edu/programs/
Why a fence is ignorant and short-sighted policy, and what to do instead.  by Judith Gans

2007-03-07 \Tucson\Politics & Government\Immigration\
: Immigration Clinic Director http://www.law.arizona.edu/Faculty/getpr
Another great local resource - not a medical clinic, but a legal clinic on immigration law, including a training manual for defense attorneys.

2009-05-11 "person" vs "citizen" in the US Constitution
The 14th amendment to the constitution refers distinctly to 'persons' distinct from 'citizens' and confers rights on all 'persons'.  It first defines who is a citizen:

Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

Then it continues:


No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Having clearly defined 'citizen', it now states that "Nor shall any state deprive any PERSON.....nor deny to any PERSO ...read more...
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2007-07-07 A Win-Win Solution for Immigration
Now that the immigration reform bill no one liked is dead, perhaps we have a chance for a creative solution, one with carrots for both sides of the border.

What about using the positive impact of immigration to offset the costs to individuals and municipalities?

Allowing more immigration is essentially allowing more freedom and opportunity for a large number of people.  Those are the real engines - and values - driving the American economy : Freedom and Opportunity.  Economists agree that increasing the number of legal immigrants will spur economic growth.

We propose to greatly increase the number of permanent resident green cards issued and lower the barriers to citizenship.

Some American workers are afraid that increased immigration will lower wages.  This is a legitimate con ...read more...
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2010-12-20 DREAM Act passed House, blocked in Senate
http://reformimmigrationforamerica.org
Update 12/20/10:  45 Republican Senators - including both McCain and Kyl - block DREAM act.
backers hold vigil

Quotes from the Senate floor: "This is not amnesty, which I heard some of my colleagues use. They'll use it on anything that is immigration related -- right now, they throw out the word amnesty. Amnesty is when you get something for nothing; when you did something wrong and you have to pay no consequence. In this case, I believe that wearing the uniform of the United States armed forces, risking your life for your country, maybe losing that life before you achieve your goal and your drea ...read more...
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2007-07-12 How to Stop Illegal Immigration
Hey, I have a great idea that would eliminate the incentive to hire illegals right away.

Lets bulldoze all the homes that were built with illegal labor.

Lets destroy all the food that was picked by illegal workers.

Lets close all the fast food places that depend on illegal workers in their meat processing plants.

Lets pull out and kill all the plants that were planted by illegal landscapers.

Then lets talk about people benefitting from breaking our laws."

(printed in Letters to the Editor by the Arizona Daily Star 7/9/07; submitted 7/3)
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2010-10-12 True Patriot risks security for liberty
http://nuestravoice.com/?p=7150
One thing about the original Patriots - they took risks by their actions.  Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, even Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin all knew they could be in danger if they did not succeed.  "We must all hang together, or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately" is one of Franklin's famous quotes at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Lizbeth Mateo chose to take a risk coming forward and working for liberty for herself and others in her situation.  Read her story and decide for yourself who are the real Patriots today.  

Lizbeth Mateo's Story

Mateo and the others who stood up for themselves and their fellows, risking all they have built up in their lives?  Or Tea Partiers who are in danger of...what?  O ...read more...
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2011-06-06 Understanding the 14th Amendment as it applies to citizenship
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/perspectives/made-america-myths-facts-about-birthright-citizenship
Detailed essays including one by constitutional scholar James Ho provide context and clarification of the meaning of the 14th Amendment.
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