Thursday, September 1, 2011

Reframing immigration as the solution

Immigration is sometimes seen as a political hot potato, as a contentious national issue, or as a broken system that's badly in need of reform. In short, we perceive it as a problem. But what if we reframed our perspective? What if we looked on immigration as a solution?

An immigration reform conference at DePaul University in Chicago will do that on October 24, 2011. Entitled "Reframing Reform: Immigration as a Solution," the conference will gather figures from across the nation to consider consequences of the failure to reform the current US immigration system. Additionally, it will educate participants, enabling them to get involved in immigration law reform on a comprehensive level. 

The daylong conference, sponsored by the College of Law, will cover a variety of relevant topics, including:
  • the consequences of inaction in immigration reform on the economy, families and communities, 
  • an analysis of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement immigration measures and 
  • state and local government responses to these measures. 

Afternoon concurrent sessions will address relevant issues:

1) Asylees and Refugees
What are the obstacles to obtaining protection-based relief? Are certain populations left out of the scope of protection?

2) What will happen to the kids? A discussion of punitive measures against children who had no choice in the decision to live in the United States

3) Detainees and their Families: The privatization of detention and detention conditions.

4) Political Economies
  • Impact of the existing system on employers and businesses
  • Costs and risks of seeking entry for those who are denied visas
  • Costs to communities here and abroad of those denied entrance or returned home
A consideration of the message--and the use of social media in communicating it--will round up the afternoon content. 

If you're unable to attend, you can still benefit from the conference. Follow them on Twitter; their account is @Reframing Reform.  Their Facebook page also provides info on relevant current events.

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

Dee from Texas : Right Wing Conspiracy Theory against Latinos with Fake Group "Chicanos Unidos Arizona" that announces "Race War in Five Years" to reconquer lost territories in the United States. This is all Fabrication, Fake and Slander.

A Concoction in order to deceive fools : falsehood, untruth, falsity - Anti Immigrants ( Jan Brewer, Russell Pearce et al ) have been discredited. Now, their friends are fabricating Conspiracy Theories.

Immigration Talk with a Mexican American
Discuss Immigration Issues with a Mexican American. Truth, Honesty and the American Way!
Dee from Texas
September 4, 2011

Some excerpts :

The Tea Party Right Wing Groups are getting DESPERATE!
They MADE UP a FAKE Reconquista Group -- "Chicanos Unidos Arizona"

The Extremist Right Wing Websites (aka: the Examiner) has posted an article by their MADE UP Reconquista Group, proclaiming there will be a RECONQUISTA WAR in 5 Years. They CLAIM FAKE Associations with NCLR and MECHA.

Of course this doesn't surprise me given the amount of trickery being conducted by Karl Rove's legions of Watergate Type paid hackers.

I CHALLENGE their FAKE Group's Leader: Miguel Perez to reply to me or to NCLR (who he claims membership) or to MECHA (who he ALSO proclaims membership) and PROVE his Membership.

Sadly, HE CANNOT! Why? Because he is NOT a member. HE is a FABRICATION!
A Right Wing Conspiracy!
His LIE: He writes that Latinos in America will start a "Reconquista War" in America. (LIES!)

The FAKE Group "Chicanos Unidos Arizona" has NO Website! No Facebook page!
If you doubt what I am saying, I ask that you to Google these words "Latino group claims Aztlán war in next five years" and VIEW all of the EXTREMIST RIGHT WING Tea Party Groups that are proclaiming this story. Also note: There are NO supportive articles for this group from NCLR or MECHA. NONE!

I also ask you to google: "examiner illegal immigration" and view ALL of the ANTI Latino articles that appear from this heinous, right wing RAG!

BEWARE THESE RIGHT WING HATE WEBSITES! THEY LIE! The Examiner and ANTI Latino HATE Websites should be ASHAMED of themselves! They are stirring up their ugly, ugly Agenda of HATE and WAR and VIOLENCE! How typical of these extremists!!

Latino Friends: Please REPOST this to as many Websites as possible. Let's see if we can OUT this FAKE website once and for all! Let's get them to write me!
or write to: NCLR or MECHA

Let's see if they have the GUTS to Out Themselves!!! THE LIARS!