Colorlines: A rapidly expanding federal program that checks the immigration statuses of anyone booked into state and local jails is creating SB 1070 like conditions all over the country, according to recently obtained data.
The program, called Secure Communities, sends Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) information on anyone in police custody. So far, it’s resulted in almost 50,000 deportations.
Language is the tool we use to frame our thoughts and thought processes. Every time we use, or tolerate the use around us of the terms “illegal” and “illegal alien” we are allowing white American nationalists, white racists, to speak from our mouths. That can't lead to anyplace good.
By now everyone has heard of the crazy law that just passed in Arizona, SB 1070. This is the new Apartheid-like, anti-immigration law that allows police to stop you on the suspicion of not being a citizen and check for proof that you are not undocumented. Many in the Grand Canyon state fear this will lead to increased racial profiling with anyone having brown skin bearing the full brunt of this new law.
Ground breaking music video were rapper Swindoe guides a group of 'illegal' immigrants across the Arizona Mexico border. In the blistering 123 degree Arizona heat Swindoe and his group has to out smart the Border Patrol. Climatic ending. It's the real life roadrunner vs. Coyote. The name of the track is 'Phony People' I hope more artist step up and put forth some compelling messages about this situation