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April 29, 2006

let the racial profiling begin

Welcome to the new reality for dark-skinned Latinos -- undocumented, documented, U.S. born and raised alike.
Manuel Mendez was removed from his work site on Wednesday because he had not brought his identification with him to work that day. Manuel is a U.S. born citizen. Text and video from News 8 Austin here.

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports:

A prominent anti-immigration leader has secretly urged the nationís largest neo-Nazi group to launch a campaign of violence and harassment against undocumented workers in the United States. article here

As bad as this news is, in one case, an African woman who was strip searched and jailed won a settlement for the abuses she endured. Acticle here.

The media would have us believe that the pro-immigration forces are merely screaming for Amnesty. But there is so much more at stake in this debate. We are fighting for U.S. citizens of non-European origin, for legal residents AND for the humane treatment of undocumented immigrants.

The issues are not as simple as the media would have us believe.

Posted by almamia at April 29, 2006 10:13 AM


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