Commentary On Texas Immigration Decision

Thanks to Bob Kahn for sending his editorial on the Texas immigration decision. Full disclosure to listeros: I worked with Bob Kahn and Sister Suzanne at the Oakdale Detention Center in Louisiana back in 1986-87 where hundreds of Salvadorans and Guatemalans were held in one of the first remote immigration prisons designed to isolate asylum seekers from legal help, families, churches, communities… People were flown to the pine woods of central Louisiana from Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago and many other places in the US where they were struggling to make a living and survive after fleeing US-funded civil wars. And deported daily with no due process whatever… Kahn’s book is essential reading to understand the venality of the past and current immigration system.

See:
Other People’s Blood: U.s. Immigration Prisons In The Reagan Decade

http://www.amazon.com/Other-Peoples-Blood-Immigration-Prisons/dp/0813324467/

Also below, a statement from the Mexican SRE that will only give fuel to the idiocy in Congress and Fox News fun and games:

http://riograndeguardian.com/mexican-government-regrets-federal-judges-ruling-on-deferred-action/

About belenchacon

Belen is a recent journalism graduate from California State University, Northridge. She's covered a myriad of topics including: women in underserved communities, health, education equality, consumer issues, politics, career and job search. Belen is currently looking for any freelance or permanent writing opportunities. Follow her @journobelen.

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