FOR THE crime of appearing Hispanic, Roxana Santos, a native of El Salvador, medical attracted the attention of Frederick County sheriff’s deputies in 2008. At the time she was noticed and racially profiled by the deputies, Ms. Santos was doing nothing more than sitting on a curb and eating a sandwich outside the food co-op in Frederick where she worked a…Details
August 9, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA This morning, Politico issued its top questions for the President before he leaves for vacation. On immigration, the article asked: “Would you issue an executive order to provide relief to some or all 11 million undocumented immigrants if the House fails to pass a bill? Obama insisted during…Details
They want Obama to use executive action to suspend deportation, grant some form of administrative relief, s and expand deferred action to the millions of undocumented immigrants waiting to come out of the shadows. Obama, who was out front on other controversial issues such as gun control, largely stayed behind the scenes as senators worked on a…Details
Back in March, a few weeks before the Senate’s Gang of Eight filed their bill, Senator John McCain invited three of the other Senators to join him for a visit to the border. This sub-Gang of four was admiring the border fence separating Nogales, Arizona from Nogales, Sonora when a woman clamored over the top and made a run for it. Sen. McCain sent out a tweet about the exciting international event.
The reactions to the woman climbing up and over the 18-foot high galvanized steel fence varied. They were:
1. That danged fence isn’t high enough. We need to invest more money, on a double fence patrolled by megalodons.
2. See? Fences don’t work. Stop wasting money on a border fence that’s nothing more than a symbol.
3. I really need to get back to the gym.
El Centro del Inmigrante is a Staten Island group that promotes the economic advancement and security of immigrant workers. We partnered with El Centro during the Spring 2013 semester as part of a unique collaboration at The New School between Milano Urban Policy students and Parsons’ Communication Design students. Our goal was to envision aDetails