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This one chart shows you the politics of U.S. citizenship

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015

By Tom K. Wong Donald Trump has reignited the immigration debate in the United States. One of his main immigration reform proposals is to end birthright citizenship, that is, to...

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Educational Equity

Stakes high for SD Unified preschool expansion

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015

By Maureen Magee San Diego — San Diego educators have long promoted preschool as a way to level the playing field for children who struggle with poverty and language...

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Inclusive Democracy

Labor Groups, DREAMers Rally for Immigration at APALA Conference

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A major convention of Asian American movers and shakers as the labor group AFL-CIO Asian American contingents met in San Diego over the weekend. As Steve...

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Community Development

Robert Reich on Closing CA Tax Loopholes

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015

Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains why California should close a dangerous corporate tax loophole, Proposition 13. Proposition 13 uses tax...

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Alliance Updates

This one chart shows you the politics of U.S. citizenship

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By Tom K. Wong

Donald Trump has reignited the immigration debate in the United States. One of his main immigration reform proposals is to end birthright citizenship, that is, to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to undocumented parents. He struck a nerve. Birthright citizenship divides Americans along clear partisan, ideological, and demographic lines. But while this is one of the more radical elements of Trump’s broader immigration reform proposals, the issue of birthright citizenship is not new.

In the House, resolutions and bills have been introduced on the issue in every Congress since 1993: House Resolution 129 (1993-1994), House Resolution 93 (1995-1996), the Citizenship Reform Act (1997-2000), H.R. 190 (2001-2002), the Citizenship Reform Act again (2003-2006), and now theBirthright Citizenship Act (2007-present).

Welcome to TrumpLand: A Local Example of Bigotry

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By Doug Porter

I’ve been trying not to say too much about The Donald. He’s playing the media like a great violinist plays a Stradivarius. He says jump and the stenographers posing as journalists say “how high?”

I can no longer remain silent in the face of the hate-mongering coming from this public figure aimed at Latinos. He’s giving ammunition to assholes, and there are real consequences, even on the streets of San Diego.

When a well-known and respected public advocate can’t take his child to a park without being race baited, it’s time to stand up and say No More. And, yes, it is precisely the rhetoric favored by Donald Trump that’s encouraging an upswing in bigotry.

Here’s the story of Christian Ramirez, as posted in Facebook yesterday:

Labor Groups, DREAMers Rally for Immigration at APALA Conference

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A major convention of Asian American movers and shakers as the labor group AFL-CIO Asian American contingents met in San Diego over the weekend. As Steve Angeles tells us, immigration was front and center on their agenda.

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