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Due to missing Friday Documentary this week with relocating I have posted it now. Sorry for the delay but better late than never and I am really excited about this upcoming documentary.
The Apple Pushers, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, narrated by Edward Norton, and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, follows immigrant street vendors who ar
e rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into the inner cities of New York (where finding a fresh red ripe apple can be a serious challenge). These pushcart vendors, who have immigrated here from all parts of the world for different reasons, and who all have sacrificed so much to come to this country (a near fatal crossing of the Mexican border, as an example) – are now part of a new experiment in New York to help solve the food crisis and skyrocketing obesity rates in the inner city.
As part of an Immigration Politics course I am taking this semester I am required to read a scholarly article just about every other day. As I read these articles I am going to try and submit something from each of them here on the site. This will not only allow me to rethink about the things I am reading but hopefully provide some insights to our reader's without requiring them to read these 50 page articles themselves.
The first article is “Ethics of Labor Immigration Policy” by Martin Ruhs and Ha-Joon Chang. What I thought was most useful from the article is the proposed framework to base immigration policy formation off of. Continue reading
New legislation in the Missouri state senate would require schools to verify the immigration status of students. This is the same requirement that is part of the harsh immigration laws passed in Alabama. The question those in Missouri should be asking is, if this law is passed what comes next? It would be a step down a road to become a state thought of in the likes of Arizona, Alabama, and South Carolina. Within the school verification law itself is the question of how are under paid teachers and school staff going to take on more work. Verifying students immigration status would be no simple task and require man hours that understaffed school districts would have to take on. Continue reading
First thanks to everyone who participated in the poll. We were able to get a great response. That
being said the results should come as no big surprise. As shown above the country is pretty split on the issue of immigration. Continue reading