This year, let's give thanks for everything Latinos do to make America great.
Jose Miguel Leyva
We can’t allow ourselves to get stalled by evasive politicians, because right now is looking like the best bet for pushing real change past the partisan posturing.
This year marks the 25th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, but we’re still being taken for granted by politicians of both parties.
The Department of Justice’s lawsuit against “America’s toughest sheriff” alleges that he and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department “intentionally and systematically discriminate against Latinos.”
He is blaming his glaring failures as sheriff on a supposed witch-hunt by the Obama administration. But the only witch-hunt Arpaio has been involved in is the one he has spearheaded against Latinos.
Several states are taking an encouraging step on the immigration issue. They are making it easier for students who weren’t born here but raised here to go to state colleges or universities.
California, Connecticut, Illinois and Maryland have recently passed laws offering such students in-state tuition or access to privately funded scholarships to make it affordable. New York is considering a similar law, as well.
The only way to fight the anti-union onslaught is with continued demonstrations across racial and occupational barriers. Members of the Latino community must show solidarity with their fellow workers. For this is an attack on all of us.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been right to press for the passing of the DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act. And he should keep at it.