illegal immigration



Regarding how the terms we use frame our perceptions, Mehran Khalili on the terms for people from other places: Immigration, a lexicon: You’re a ‘migrant’ when you’re very poor; ‘immigrant’ when you’re…



The undisputed highlight of Parque EcoAlberto, a nature and water park located in formerly sleepy El Alberto, Mexico, is an immersive experience called the “Caminata Nocturna” simulating the clandestine crossing of the U.S. border. The grueling adventure lasts up to eight hours and involves a journey through “mud, tunnels, canyons, poisonous plants, snakes, and spiders”, with actors appearing as “coyote” human traffickers and U.S. border patrol agents. EcoAlberto has been accused of belittling the deadly perils faced by actual migrants, but perhaps deserve credit for offering a window into this world:




From the Nation:

Since he left CNN last November, after Latino groups mounted a protest campaign against his inflammatory rhetoric, Dobbs has continued to advocate an enforcement-first approach to immigration, emphasizing, as he did in a March 2010 interview on Univision, that “the illegal employer is the central issue in this entire mess!”

His scheduled October 9 address at the Virginia Tea Party Convention will mark his second major Tea Party address of the year…


Stephen Colbert testified before Congress recently, and a good amount of the media have been trying to deflect from his message by accusing him of “wasting time.”

Isn’t it interesting though that they didn’t think it was such a waste of time when, a few years earlier, Chris Farley made an appearance there?


President Barack Obama, along with the Justice Department, filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona for the passing of an immigration law that would allow the failure of carrying proper documentation…