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Sheldon Richman: Immigration, Civil Liberties and the Drug War - 0 views

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    Immigration, Civil Liberties and the Drug War
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From Fear to Fact: U.S. Citizen Arrested for 'Driving While Latino' in Arizona - Lisa S... - 1 views

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    The first victim fell before the bill was signed. The victim, Abdon, a Latino trucker, was pulled over and asked for his "papers." When he didn't have his birth certificate on his person, he was jailed. His wife was called and told to bring his birth certificate to the jail to arrange his release. Abdon is a United States citizen born in Fresno, California.
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We are Exiles Who Follow an Alien, Undocumented, Migrant Messiah - Debra Dean Murphy - ... - 0 views

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    After NAFTA caused cheap American corn to flood Mexican markets, putting even prosperous Mexican corn farmers out of business, many fled to the U.S., desperate for work to support their families. Many others were actively recruited by corporations like Smithfield to work dangerous jobs in American factories. Government raids, like the one depicted in the movie, are carried out in collusion with the senior management of companies like Smithfield to "send a message" (to Americans, to the undocumented) while never really interfering with the company's production line or, more importantly, its bottom line.
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Privacy Office approves laptop searches without suspicion at U.S. borders - 0 views

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    Travelers arriving at U.S. borders may soon be confronted with their laptops, PDAs, and other digital devices being searched, copied and even held by customs agents -- all without need to show suspicion for cause. A 51-page Privacy Impact Assessment also supported the right of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to copy, download, retain or seize any content from these devices, or the devices themselves, without assigning any specific reason for doing so.
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