Bracero Program

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‘Bracero’ Poems a Tribute to Yuman’s Grandfather

From YumaSun.com, Mara Knaub, Sun Staff Writer, 16 Aug 2011. When Erika Vazquez-Aguilar’s grandmother offered her jewelry to “remember me by,” she told her grandmother there was only one thing she really wanted: a collection of letters written by her grandparents when her grandfather worked in the United States as a “bracero.” Vazquez-Aguilar, 38, had … Continue reading

The USS Non-Violence: Truly honoring Cesar Chavez

From HispanicLA.com, Victor Paredes, 26 May 2011. I first learned about Cesar Chavez in my 6th grade social studies class as part of a series on leaders who advocated for human and civil rights through non-violent resistance.  I still remember that feeling of pride to hear a name like Chavez being the subject of focus … Continue reading

Nobody’s War, Everybody’s Struggle

From Frontera.NMSU.edu, New Mexico State University, Kent Paterson, 5 Apr 2011. Shrouded in burka-like attire, the anonymous woman was suddenly transformed into “nobody.” Her eyes concealed by a pair of huge shades, the Mexican woman told the large crowd assembled at central El Paso’s Catholic Daughter’s Hall how she came to live in the United … Continue reading

Cesar Chavez, and the State of the Farm Workers Movement

From InTheseTimes.com, “Cesar Chavez, and the State of the Farm Workers Movement” by David Bacon, 1 Apr 2011. The famous union activist would have turned 84 yesterday The U.S. media tends to view social movements as the creation of strong leaders, especially on those rare occasions when it looks at unions. Nowhere is this more … Continue reading

Modern Immigration History For Congressman Cantor

From ILW.com, Immigration Daily, “Modern Immigration History For Congressman Cantor” by Harry DeMell, 30 Mar 2011. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana. In 1964 we repealed a Mexican guest worker program. Most of what congress has attempted to do during these past 47 years is to correct … Continue reading

Modern Guest-Worker Program Needed

From NewsMax.com, “Modern Guest-Worker Program Needed” by James Walsh, 28 Mar 2011. U.S. immigration laws and policies are in a state of chaos. That’s a given. What the nation needs is a guest-worker program for the 21st century. During his recent trip to El Salvador, President Barack Obama promised resolution of the immigration chaos. In … Continue reading

Recap: The Real Food Challenge’s 3rd Annual Southeast Youth Food Activist Summit

From Blog.GALE.com, Getting to GREENR, “Recap: The Real Food Challenge’s 3rd Annual Southeast Youth Food Activist Summit” by Laura Stephenson, 28 Mar 2011. Nearly a month ago, around 175 students from universities in the Southeast gathered at the University of Georgia’s (UGA) campus to talk about food for the third annual Southeast Youth Food Activist Summit … Continue reading

Weekly Diaspora: Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy—At Workers’ Expense

From FiredogLake.com, TheMediaConsortium, “Weekly Diaspora: Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy—At Workers’ Expense” by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger, 24 Mar 2011. Arizona’s business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigration proposals, successfully swayed state lawmakers into defeating five extremist anti-immigrant bills. New America Media’s Valeria Fernández reports that 60 executives from … Continue reading

Slim Pickings: Texas Lawmakers Hope Bills Yield Patch for Farm-Labor Gap

From TheMonitor.com, “Slim Pickings: Texas lawmakers hope bills yield patch for farm-labor gap” by Jared Janes, 20 Mar 2011. MISSION [TX] — Most of the farm workers who harvest and process citrus for South Tex Organics are familiar faces who return each growing season to provide a reliable labor force. At the peak of the … Continue reading

Utah’s Immigration Bills: A Blast From the Past

From InTheseTimes.com, “Utah’s Immigration Bills: A Blast From the Past” by David Bacon, 18 Mar 2011. The state’s new laws have been called “the nation’s most liberal,” but they have too much in common with Cold War-era deportation policies. Last week the Utah legislature passed three new laws that have been hailed in the media … Continue reading

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