Can we deport US Citizens?!?!

22 04 2009

Apparently we do… according to a research done by the Associated Press, after it  interviewed at least 55 US citizens that have been detained for immigration violations for time ranging from a day to years and also some have been deported. How can you accuse a US citizen of immigration violations when they are not immigrating?!?!  Read the article here

How can we improve the system so that this doesn’t happen anymore?

Imagine spending hours, days, maybe years  in jail for being assumed to be foreigner in your own country… do you carry your birth certificate or passport with you at all time??? If you don’t maybe you should.

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Obama blew them out of the water!!

21 04 2009

I have been watching Obama’s trips overseas and he surprised me as I think surprised the rest of the world. He went to Europe and admitted the US responsibility on the global market crisis and also told the rest of the world that they are responsible as well and that all should work on it.

But when he went to the meeting of the American countries he blew them out of the water, even the crazy Chavez. I read the critics saying that he shouldn’t have  shaken Chavez’s hand, that he is sending the wrong message, they obviously know nothing about Latin America, the people, the culture and that explains how come their politics have been so wrong. Ignoring Chavez and not shaking his hand would have given him more power and more ammunition against the US.

After eight years of the US ignoring the neighbors to the south, and taking the countries that used to be allies for granted, now some of those allies are declared enemies or moving to the dark-side, because they found support and attention somewhere else.

Obama comes and says I admit we made mistakes and we want to start over, lets fix this. I am willing to work with you…and as you know when people apologise and tries to make a mend people turn around.

Chavez is like a spoiled child, a diva, he wants to always be the center of attention; he started rallying the countries that he is paying off, to boycott Obama and boycott the entire meeting. He was prepared to go against anything and Obama came without the famous US arrogance  he smiled, shacked his hand and said hello.  He was blown out of the water, so much so, that to get people’s attention back to himself, he had to run into a meeting to give Obama a book, he had to use Obama’s spotlight to be in the spotlight. Now in his country  they are asking him, why where you sucking up to Obama? You have said the you hate the US, are you a Yankee lover now? What is this about?

What a smile and a handshake can do, Obama acting like a true diplomat, and an intelligent man disarmed the uncouth and bloody military dictator.

The truth is that nobody can stand Chavez, but the people that surround him and the countries that support him are like leaches feeding of the oil and money he is giving away. His has almost absolute power in his country, but he is not as loved as people think, people are threatened to attend rallies and vote for him.

I hope that this is the first of more changes towards LatinAmerica and that we can help stabilize and rid the area of the totalitarianism cancer.





The Dream Act

13 04 2009

Last year I wrote about the Dream Act here about many immigrant youth that were brought to the US usually as infants and that are Americans in almost every way, except they are undocumented. In the article I cited at that time there were a few that didn’t even know they were undocumented, until it was time to get a driver’s licence or go to college, because they could not do either one.

That is where The Dream Act comes in, it is a project to help those kids go to college. It is not to pay for their college education, it to allow them to go. They had no say in what country they were raised, they had no say in coming here; but they are here now, they are great members of society, they are good students and they want to pursue a higher education.

 The Dream Act was introduced on March 26, 2009.  You would probably ask, why do I care? Why should I support them, they are not here legally? Well  first, it was not their choice, second they are already here, they have been raised as Americans, and lastly, as members of society wouldn’t you rather have these kids go on to college and become part of the engine that moves the country forward? would you rather they be unemployed or worst? They have so many possibilities, they can find the cure for AIDS or Cancer or Parkinson’s, they can improve the way of life of their own communities, they can be anything that they set their minds to be. Would you want that possibilities for yourself or your own. Well they are your own. Read their stories here they are not an abstract idea, they are real, they are Americans from every corner of the world and they come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Help them become the better future for America…

Here are some things you can do to support the DREAM Act:

1. CALL – The National Council of La Raza has a page to help you call your congressional representatives in support of the DREAM Act.
http://capwiz.com/nclr/callalert/index.tt?alertid=12988601

2. FAX – America’s Voice has a page to help you fax your congressional representatives in support of the DREAM Act.
http://americasvoiceonline.org/page/speakout/DaretoDream

3. EMAIL – Change.org has a page to help you email your congressional representatives in support of the DREAM Act.
http://www.change.org/ideas/932/view_action/ask_your_congressperson_to_support_the_dream_act

4. PETITION – Dreamactivist.org has the official petition in support of the DREAM Act.
http://dreamact2009.com/

5. TEXT – Text “Justice” (“Justicia” for Spanish) to 69866 to be the first to know when the DREAM Act is introduced.  FIRM’s Mobile Action Network is an excellent way to stay connected and have maximum impact at just the right moment.
http://fairimmigration.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/action-join-the-fight-for-immigrant-rights/