Beyond 2012 Field, Nuanced G.O.P. Views on Immigrants

This New York Times article discusses the role many Republican freshmen are taking in advocating for the redefinition of “their party’s increasingly anti-immigration image, even as they maintain a strong push for better federal border security.”  Many of these Republicans are pushing for limited immigration measures to be taken (e.g., shortening the green card process).  Overall, this article is a highly relevant, interesting read!

Immigration issues reach Ball State

Issues of immigration aren’t just found in legislatures of the Southwest. They’ve found their way into Indiana politics, and students from Ball State have said they’re disappointed with laws that restrict undocumented students from paying in-state tuition.

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Voices for Justice from the Latino press

Did you know the first printed news in the Americas was published in Mexico, in Spanish, more than a hundred years before Ben Franklin and English-language newspapers? And that the first printing press on the continent was brought to Mexico City in 1535? I didn’t know, until I listened to Felix Gutierrez, a professor of journalism and communication at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School, when he visited the University of Minnesota in September as a guest of the journalism school. He’s an impressive scholar, and the pre-eminent historian of Latino media in the United States.

The beginnings of the Latino press in this country go back more than 200 years to a New Orleans newspaper called El Misisipi…[more]

Census: More Latinos List Themselves as White

The latest census figures also show the number of Americans who identified themselves as partly black and partly white more than doubled to 1.8 million. For the first time, the black-white combination is the most prevalent group among multiracial Americans, making up 1 in 5 members of that subgroup. They exceed the number of multi-racials who identified as being white and “some other race,” composed of mostly Hispanics, as well as white-Asians and white-American Indians.

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La Casa target of racial harassment

La Casa director Lillian Casillas tells The Herald-Times a staff member discovered a newspaper with “criminals deport” written next to a picture of a Latino McDonald’s employee. Magnetic letters on a refrigerator had also been arranged to spell, “You need to leave.”

La Casa director Lillian Casillas tells The Herald-Times a staff member discovered a newspaper with “criminals deport” written next to a picture of a Latino McDonald’s employee. Magnetic letters on a refrigerator had also been arranged to spell, “You need to leave.”

Four films you don’t want to miss during National Hispanic Heritage MonthCuatro filmes que no deberias perderte durante el National Hispanic Heritage Month

This event is sponsored by the IU Spanish Department, IU International Latin American and Spain
Students Association y LA CASA.

“Tambien la lluvia”: Sept 21, 7pm. WY  015. Dir: Iciar Bollain. España,2010
Spain entry to Oscar’s Best Foreign film

Filmmaker Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal)travels to Bolivia to shoot a
film about Christopher Columbus. He and his crew arrive during the tense time of
the Cochabamba water crisis, the 2000 Cochabamba protests. The lines
between past and present, fiction and film, become increasingly blurred.

“Carancho”: Sept 26, 7pm. WY 015 Dir:Pablo Trapero.Argentina,2010
Argentina entry to Oscar’s Best Foreign film

Sosa (Ricardo Darin, “The Secret in Their Eyes”) is an
ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney with questionable ethics.
Lujan (Martina Gusman, “Lion’s Den”) is a young, idealistic country
doctor, new to the city. After Lujan and Sosa’s paths repeatedly cross,
the two form an unlikely romance that is threatened by Sosa’s turbulent
past. With traffic accidents as the number one cause of deaths in
Argentina, bodies are currency and a black market strives to get rich
from the personal tragedies that literally litter the
argentinean streets.

“El infierno” Oct 5, 7pm. WY 015 Dir: Luis Estrada. Mexico, 2010
Golden Ariel for Best Director and Best Movie

Benjamín “Benny” García is deported from the United States to his
hometown in Mexico. Back home is a bleak picture, he can’t find an
honest job and most of the town is held with the business of drug
trafficking. Benny gets involved in the narco business, a “spectacular”
job where he gets a lot of money, women and fun. But soon he finds out
that the violent criminal life is not easy and much less fun.

“Abel”: Oct 13, 7pm. WH 009 Dir:Diego Luna. Mexico, 2010
Nominated for Ariel’s Best movie, Best Director and among last 3
Mexican finalists as entry for Oscars.

About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes
over the responsibilities of a family man in his father’s absence.Este evento es auspiciado por el Departmento de Español, International Latin American and Spain
Students Association y LA CASA.

“Tambien la lluvia”: Sept 21, 7pm. WY  015. Dir: Iciar Bollain. España,2010
Spain entry to Oscar’s Best Foreign film

Filmmaker Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal)travels to Bolivia to shoot a
film about Christopher Columbus. He and his crew arrive during the tense time of
the Cochabamba water crisis, the 2000 Cochabamba protests. The lines
between past and present, fiction and film, become increasingly blurred.

“Carancho”: Sept 26, 7pm. WY 015 Dir:Pablo Trapero.Argentina,2010
Argentina entry to Oscar’s Best Foreign film

Sosa (Ricardo Darin, “The Secret in Their Eyes”) is an
ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney with questionable ethics.
Lujan (Martina Gusman, “Lion’s Den”) is a young, idealistic country
doctor, new to the city. After Lujan and Sosa’s paths repeatedly cross,
the two form an unlikely romance that is threatened by Sosa’s turbulent
past. With traffic accidents as the number one cause of deaths in
Argentina, bodies are currency and a black market strives to get rich
from the personal tragedies that literally litter the
argentinean streets.

“El infierno” Oct 5, 7pm. WY 015 Dir: Luis Estrada. Mexico, 2010
Golden Ariel for Best Director and Best Movie

Benjamín “Benny” García is deported from the United States to his
hometown in Mexico. Back home is a bleak picture, he can’t find an
honest job and most of the town is held with the business of drug
trafficking. Benny gets involved in the narco business, a “spectacular”
job where he gets a lot of money, women and fun. But soon he finds out
that the violent criminal life is not easy and much less fun.

“Abel”: Oct 13, 7pm. WH 009 Dir:Diego Luna. Mexico, 2010
Nominated for Ariel’s Best movie, Best Director and among last 3
Mexican finalists as entry for Oscars.

About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes
over the responsibilities of a family man in his father’s absence.

10 Myths About Immigration

Myths about immigration and immigrants are common. Here are a few of the most frequently heard misconceptions along with information to help you and your students separate fact from fear.

When students make statements that are mistaken or inaccurate, one response is to simply ask, “How do you know that’s true?” Whatever the answer—even if it’s “That’s what my parents say”—probe a little more to get at the source. Ask, “Where do you think they got that information?” or “That sounds like it might be an opinion and not a fact.” Guide students to find a reliable source and help them figure out how to check the facts.

10 Myths About Immigration | Teaching Tolerance

Myths about immigration and immigrants are common. Here are a few of the most frequently heard misconceptions along with information to help you and your students separate fact from fear.

When students make statements that are mistaken or inaccurate, one response is to simply ask, “How do you know that’s true?” Whatever the answer—even if it’s “That’s what my parents say”—probe a little more to get at the source. Ask, “Where do you think they got that information?” or “That sounds like it might be an opinion and not a fact.” Guide students to find a reliable source and help them figure out how to check the facts.

10 Myths About Immigration | Teaching Tolerance