Posts Tagged ‘illegal immigration’

San Diego School Board Attacks Arizona Law

12455875_BG1 Good for them! We need more people in positions of power to attack the racist SB1070!

Via CBS 8:

The San Diego unified school board appears to be the latest organization taking on Arizona’s illegal immigration law.

Not only is the board getting ready to make an official response, but also plans to issue a warning to students and parents.

Board members are expected to vote on a resolution tomorrow, condemning the law and demanding it be repealed.

It warns families to avoid traveling to Arizona because of a "risk they may face in being subjected to unlawful scrutiny."

Despite being blasted by critics, board members are expected to pass the resolution.

San Diego’s city council passed a similar resolution condemning Arizona’s law last week.

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Awesome UC San Diego Professor Leads Protests

san_diego I really like this guy. The stuff he is doing might actually make a difference and change people’s attitudes.

Via Los Angeles Times Local:

When protesting students spilled into University of California campus courtyards in March, Ricardo Dominguez took to the streets in his own way — digitally — leading a march to the online office of the UC president.

The bespectacled associate professor triggered a software program that continuously reloaded the home page of UC President Mark G. Yudof’s website.

"Transparency," hundreds of protesters wrote, over and over again, in the search box of the home page.

The jammed website responded with an error message: "File not found."

The protesters’ message: Transparency doesn’t exist in the UC system.

It was a virtual sit-in, an oft-used tactic from Dominguez’s academic specialty at UC San Diego: electronic civil disobedience. Another project last year took as inspiration the debate over illegal immigration. Dominguez, a new media artist, unveiled a prototype for a modified cellphone that he called a "mobile Statue of Liberty." He said phones like it would provide immigrants with directions and inspirational poetry readings during arduous desert crossings.

San Diego Rally Against the Arizona Immigration Law

You suck!

How did I miss this?? I’ll have to go to the next one. There was this protest against racist Arizona and I had the day off. I really need to monitor Twitter more. Bah.

Via Examiner Phoenix:

About 40 people gathered at a rally in downtown San Diego voicing their dissenting view on the tough new Arizona illegal immigration issue signed into law on Friday.

Police on the scene commented that there were more media trucks and law enforcement at the “Boycott Arizona” evening rally than actual rally supporters. One of the officers on duty said, “Media must have been hoping there would be a large number of protesters like we had during the 2006 failed amnesty push.”

Approximately seven media trucks, seven police cars and SUVs, two fire trucks and one ambulance lined the street in front on the federal building along Front Street. There were no reports of any arrests and protesters were able to get their message out with only one counter-protester on the sidelines.

Rally attendees listened to speakers in English and Spanish talk about how racist Arizona’s new law is and the need to show support for the immigrant population throughout the country.

Many signs and Mexican flags sprinkled the crowd and the lone American flag captured the attention of passerby’s as there were many more Mexican flags waving in the air. Folks leaving the building after a long day at work didn’t appreciate the blatant disrespect for the American flag. “Why not support Americans?” asked John Leary of San Diego.

As far as the supporters point of view the rally was a chance to support the Latinos in the country, legally or illegally.

“I support Hispanic immigrants around the country and in Arizona. Because laws in other states affect us we need to make sure illegal immigrants liberties are not violated. I believe this new law infringes on the 4th Amendment and will lead to racial profiling,” said Leo Carrillo of San Diego. “This isn’t my first rally I have been to before and it’s important to let people know I support them.”

While there was only one counter-protester on the sidewalk, many people in cars driving by shouted “No amnesty, go home,” and there were cars that simply honked in support of illegal immigrants.

One thing is clear – this debate is not over.

I will never go to Arizona. Ever.