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Jose Guitierrez, Erika Andiola, & Eric Byler team up to bring you the first Coffee Party "Immigration for America" Radio Show.
We'll be talking about the DREAM Act and the fate of Arizona's SB 1070, now in the hands of the US Supreme Court.
Guests in the 2nd hour will be Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano, makers of the outstanding video MY ASiAN AMERICANA telling the story of Americans wrongly deported to Cambodia.
In the coming years, we have an opportunity to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform that would address the many injustices that have hurt immigrant families, hurt our economy, and hurt our country since the current wave of anti-immigrant hysteria and political opportunism was initiated.
As Mitt Romney courts Marco Rubio for the Vice Presidential nod, and as Rubio and others formulate a GOP version of the DREAM Act, it’s clear that Republicans are feeling some buyer’s remorse with regard to the anti-Hispanic electioneering we saw during each of the past two presidential primaries, and for the embracing of policies manufactured by extremist lobbying syndicates such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) such as Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56. More and more each day, Americans are realizing that on the immigration issue and on many others, Republicans and Democrats have more in common with each other than either party has with extremists.
Leadership from folks who put the facts first and put partisanship aside will be crucial if we're to make progress on immigration. That's where the Coffee Party comes in. Let's get to work!
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