National Dialogues on Immigration

Monthly Archives: June 2014

Weekly Roundup, June 20th
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The FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 12th.  Read some of the immigration-based commentary of the events below: Soccer, Not Just a Pastime — but a Path to Citizenship via Nation Swell Anti-Immigrant Group Says US Soccer Team’s Ethnic Make-Up Signals Lack Of Assimilation viaThink Progress The Soccer Fan’s Argument for Immigration Reform via Bloomberg Businessweek Also in immigration in the news this week: “After years of documenting migration in Mexico, Spanish-born photographer Encarni Pindado began a new project that handed the equipment — disposable …

The Perfect Fathers’ Day Gift
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“While the politics of a system play out, the mothers and fathers and children still deserve to feel like they belong” — Cristina Henriquez What does President Obama want for Fathers’ Day? “A “loyal, rational opposition,” one that he can negotiate with on immigration legislation. Following the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by Dave Brat in the Virginia Republican primary elections, Obama still believes that bipartisan immigration reform is possible. Cantor had once backed a limited path of …

Weekly Roundup, June 6th
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An unprecedented number of children, mainly, from Central America are crossing the U.S. border without their parents to escape increased violence in recent years. In a National Public Radio piece called, “Children Traveling Solo Across U.S. Border Face Dangerous Trip,” reporter Sonia Nazario describes their treacherous journey. An estimate of 60,000 children will cross by themselves this year and 130,000 are expected to cross by 2015. You can hear the story here. In immigration in the news this week: Faces …

Exploring Mundos de Mestizaje
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By Erica Garcia, Curriculum and Community Coordinator, National Hispanic Cultural Center This 2014, each of the participating sites in the National Dialogues on Immigration project will be contributing to our blog post series, “Immigration: Our Stories.”  As a young girl, I was aware that generations of my family were from New Mexico dating back hundreds of years. Our family takes great pride in being Nuevo Mexicanos. By middle school, I started questioning that strong sense of identity when I noticed my Grandmother …