Tag: immigration

What’s Causing the U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis? Hint: It’s More About Central America Than Mexico.

Why are so many Central American children flocking north to the U.S. border? Will partisan politics take a backseat long enough for a solution to be found?

Posted in Nation Leadership, Poverty

Craziest News Week Ever

If you’re head is spinning from everything that went down this week, you’re not alone. Just in case you aren’t caught up and want to know what all the commotion has been about, we’ll try to break it down for you…

Racism in Politics – A 2012 Reality

One HeadCount volunteer’s view on racism in politics today and what needs to be stopped.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Human Rights

Human Rights Issue Update: The GOP and Human Rights

It’s election season! The Republican selection process is underway, so let’s take a look at where the contenders stand on some important human rights issues.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Human Rights

The Battle of Arizona

Rage Against the Machine front man Zach De La Rocha has organized a protest called Sound Strike that calls for artists to boycott playing in the state of Arizona. This of course is in retaliation to the recent immigration bill in Arizona that makes it a misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in Arizona…

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights, Music and Activism

HeadCount Human Rights Issue Update: Immigration Law

By now, you’ve probably heard about the controversial new immigration law that will take effect in Arizona on July 28. The legislation, known officially as the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act or Senate Bill 1070, gives local police the ability to demand a person’s identification and detain that person if they believe there is reasonable suspicion…

Posted in Human Rights, Issue Updates

Shakira Speaks Out Against Arizona Immigration Law

Yesterday, Latin American pop star Shakira met with residents and press in Phoenix, Arizona to denounce Arizona’s new immigration law that will authorize law enforcement officers to stop suspected illegal immigrants and demand proof of citizenship. She says: “I don’t want to see this law tarnish what this country stands for. We cannot let fear and injustice…

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

Voto Latino Exchanges Ozomatli, Pitbull Tracks For Census Pledge

This seems more than fair: If you’re a Latino citizen (and even if you’re not), HeadCount partner Voto Latino would like to share twenty-five free tracks with you in exchange for pledging to participate in the 2010 census. The Latino community has been traditionally undercounted in past censuses, which means political underrepresentation and underfunding of…