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 PHOENIX, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona announced on Feb 10th, that the state of Arizona will introduce several counterclaims against the U.S. government in the ongoing litigation over SB 1070, Arizona's racial profiling law. The following can be attributed to a coalition of rights groups that also filed a lawsuit challenging SB 1070. "Arizona's counterclaim against the United States is a political stunt designed to distract from the reality that SB 1070's attempt to mandate racial profiling is unconstitutional. Governor Brewer and the attorney general are simply creating a legal sideshow that will do nothing to increase border security." "SB 1070 is a misguided law that puts Arizona out of step with fundamental values of fairness and equality, and has no place in Arizona or America."

Did you know that the Dominican Republic and the United States keep deporting Haitians citizens in huge numbers, back to the deeply destructed Haiti and worsening the situation of hordes of Haitians still struggling with misery, illness and death ? HELP TO STOP THESE DEPORTATIONS NOW - You can do something about it. ACT NOW!

Six Miami, FL and Washington, D.C. civil and human rights groups on Jan. 6 2011 filed an emergency petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), to halt the roundups, detention, and imminent deportations of hundreds of Haitian nationals by the United States government.


Learn more about the deportations by Dominican Republic reading the text bellow, signed by the Jesuit Refugee Service.

(Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) January 12, 2011 – Last week the Dominican Republic launched its first major crackdown on illegal Haitian immigrants since last year's devastating earthquake, rounding up and deporting hundreds of people, the Miami Herald reported. Human rights groups criticized the deportations, accusing authorities of stopping and questioning people based on their physical appearance. "The acting authorities are clearly following a racial profile to decide who should be detained," said Francisco Leonardo of Jesuit Refugee Service – Dominican Republic.

January 26, 2011 - Testimony of Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez, Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles, and Chair, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration Before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.

Mr. Chairman, the U.S. Catholic Bishops do not believe that “enforcement only” immigration policies will humanely resolve the policy dilemma created by an increasing number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States.  Rather, we support comprehensive immigration reform to fix what has become a broken system.  Such reform would include:  an earned legalization program for foreign nationals of good moral character; the reform of the family-based immigration system; a revamped temporary worker regime that protects both the workers who would come to the United States and U.S. citizen workers; the restoration of immigrants’ due process rights; and an effort to meaningfully address the root causes of migration, such as under-development and poverty in sending countries.

JchavezI just read on Prerna Lal's blog that another DREAMer is falling victim to President Obama's 400,000 per year deportation machine.
A proposta - H.R.140 - Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 - apresentada pelo deputado republicano de Iowa, Steve King , busca eliminar o direito de crianças nascidas de imigrantes não documentados nos Estados Unidos à cidadania americana.

A atual lei americana automaticamente reconhece qualquer pessoa nascida no solo Americano como um cidadão natural. De acordo com essa proposta, apenas crianças nascidas de pelo menos um genitor (pai ou mãe) cidadão americano, residente permanente legal ou imigrante não-documentado servindo o exército Americano, seriam considerados cidadãos.

Essa proposta excludente, é contraria ao 14a cláusula da Constituição americana que afirma ‘All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” – from Amendment 14, U.S. Constitution.

Várias organizações estão se opondo à proposta entre elas a American Civil Liberties Union, Arab American Institute, Asian American Justice Center, America's Voice, American Immigration Lawyers Association, etc. A proposta é apoiada pela American Resistance Foundation.

LOS ANGELES, CA - The United States Census Bureau released its state-by-state total population results for the 2010 Census, and with them the number of seats each state receives in the U.S. House of Representatives under reapportionment for the 113th Congress, which convenes in January 2013.

The results show the U.S. population growth almost exclusively in the Western and Southern states, which led to Congressional gains in those states and losses in the Midwest and Northeast. This growth corroborated the recently released 2009 ACS 1-year population estimates, which showed substantial growth of the Latino community in these same Western and Southern States since the 2000 Census.

 "The Census will show that more than one in seven people in the United States is Latino. Today's data coupled with recently-released Census Bureau estimates demonstrate that the Latino population has significantly influenced how congressional seats are apportioned among the states. Further down the road, the nation can expect to see a minimum of nine additional Latino-majority House seats, provided that states comply with the federal Voting Rights Act in redistricting," said Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel.

MALDEF staff members are at the forefront of efforts to protect Latinos against divisive and unconstitutional anti-immigrant measures in legislatures, the U.S. Congress and the courts. They have developed a serie of documents " an advocacy and litigation Tool Kit" to galvanize and organize Latino communities around the country to educate them on the implications of the latest wave of local anti-immigrant ordinances and state laws so that they become stakeholders in the debate and help defeat these ordinances.

Nationally, MALDEF is involved in monitoring and raising awareness of anti-immigrant local ordinances and state laws in places as varied as Cherokee County, Georgia; Valley Park, Missouri; Farmers Branch, Texas; Phoenix Arizona; Prince William County, Virginia; Cobb County, Georgia; and Carpentersville, Illinois. The MALDEF Tool kit is a result of these anti-immigrant ordinances, created  to serve as guide to community leaders, to help them understand the implications of the ordinances and challenge them.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Jesus was a refugee -- a fact that should be remembered as societies deal with modern issues of emigration and immigration, Pope Benedict XVI said.

"Migration today sometimes is voluntary and at other times, unfortunately, is forced by wars or persecution, often in dramatic conditions," the pope said Jan. 16. From its very beginnings, the church has taken an interest in these situations, he said.

"The parents of Jesus had to flee their own land and take refuge in Egypt, in order to save the life of their child: the Messiah, the son of God, was a refugee," he said.

Throughout the centuries, he said, Christian populations have at times suffered the necessity to leave their homelands, impoverishing the countries where they and their ancestors had lived.

On the other hand, the pope said, the voluntary migration of Christians through the ages has increased the church's missionary dynamism and ensured that the witness of faith reaches new frontiers.

wallacezanon_encontroEntre os dias 12 e 16 de dezembro, aconteceu em Roma, o 8º Congresso da Pastoral dos Circos e Feirantes.

De acordo com o diretor executivo da Pastoral dos Nômades e Itinerantes, padre Wallace Zanon, o encontro é uma proposta do Pontifício Conselho dos Migrantes e Itinerantes que tem por objetivo refletir sobre a realidade dos circenses e feirantes no mundo, bem como trabalhar a questão da fé dessas pessoas que vivem na itinerância.

Participaram do evento 500 delegados de todo o mundo. Do Brasil participaram o bispo presidente da Pastoral dos Nômades e Itinerantes, dom José Edson Santana Oliveira; e padre Wallace Zanon.
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