Sunday, April 30, 2006

Should I Skip School?

See this face. Well, you can't but, its me, laughing. Ha.

Download a flyer, please. Pass 'em around.

"Support Student Walkouts On May Day On May 1st, International Workers Day, hundreds of thousands to millions of students around the country walk out of school as they join workers in not going to work and consumers in buying nothing, as our movement demands rights for migrants and all others; a new way of engaging with the world. "

Live in Los Angelos? Check out the events in your area!
New York?

"On May 1, we are calling No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying, and also to have rallies around symbols of economic trade in your areas (stock exchanges, anti-immigrant corporations, etc.) to protest the anti-immigrant movements across the country.

On May 1, we will wear "white" a T-Shirt and/or white arm bands, we can paint and write our political demands (and creative arts) at the T-shirt go to rally, protest, strike, vigil, work or school--we will have a ocean of white T-shirts with our political demands from east coast to west coast, at the street, work place, school, bus station & store... and our voice will be LOUD AND CLEAR AND CANNOT BE SILENT FOR EVER!

We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and dignity for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the U.S. We believe that increased enforcement is a step in the wrong direction and will only serve to facilitate more tragedies along the Mexican-U.S. border in terms of deaths and family separation. "

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Entrar Ilegalmente

Yes, I know TOMARROW is spelled wrong. :0

Entrar Ilegalmente- The art of entering the United States ILLEGALLY. (to enter illegally)

MI AMIGOS!! ¡Vámonos! (My Friends!! Lets go!)

¿Cómo se dice "Border Patrol" en español? (How do you say "Border Patrol" in spanish?)

Here is what Theodore Roosevelt had to say on immigrants so many years ago:

"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

I don't want to sound harsh but, are we stupid? These comments were made in 1907 and we find ourselves in 2006, debating the same issue. That's ninety-nine years folks. Teddy was right. All you have to do is enter legally and there is no issue. There will be No Discriminating against a legal American. Your not going to get any bacon if you can't catch the pig. Assume, by going through the procedures of naturalization in the U.S. you are catching the pig. Once you've got the pig, you can eat your bacon, and have your freedom. The rights natural born citizens receive are envied by many, but they are not out of reach.

Let's take a page out of Ben's Guide to U.S. Government (For Kids)

Becoming a U.S. Citizen
When a person from a foreign country wants to become a US citizen, this process is called naturalization. The person has to do three things:

1. Fill out an application form. The form asks questions about the person’s background.
The person also has a set of fingerprints taken.

2. Take a citizenship test. The exam tests the person’s knowledge of U.S. government and history.

3. Appear before a judge in court. The judge listens to the person’s reasons for wanting to become a U.S. citizen, and then decides if the person will be allowed to become a citizen.


Sure, it will take time, but with that time comes FREEDOM. Legal freedom. Is it that hard? Please tell me what I don't understand.

To close, I leave you with some friendly images from the recent protests.

Also a reminder to not forget
May 1st. ;) (Yes, thats a joke)

I can only chuckle at the 3rd bullet below:

"Universal National Healthcare"

Here is an AP article to tie into all this:

--NOGALES, Mexico - At a shelter overflowing with migrants airing their blistered feet, Francisco Ramírez nursed muscles sore from trekking through the Arizona desert -- a trip that failed when his wife did not have the strength to go on.

He said the couple would rest for a few days, then try again, a plan echoed by dozens reclining on rickety bunk beds and carpets tossed on the floor after risking violent bandits and the harsh desert in unsuccessful attempts to get into the United States.

The shelter's manager, Francisco Loureiro, said he had not seen such a rush of migrants since 1986, when the United States allowed 2.6 million illegal residents to get U.S. citizenship.

This time, the draw is a bill before the U.S. Senate that could legalize some of the 11 million people now illegally in the United States while tightening border security. Senators failed to agree on a compromise version of the bill before adjourning for Easter break, but are expected to take it up again later this month.

Migrants are hurrying to cross over in time to qualify for a possible guest-worker program -- and before the journey becomes even harder. ''Every time there is talk in the north of legalizing migrants, people get their hopes up, but they don't realize how hard it will be to cross,'' Loureiro said.

Full Story...]

Friday, April 07, 2006

Illegal Immigration

The clipping below is about the protests continuing in regards to Illegal Immigration. Below this, is what the Mexican flag stands for, and below that, you find my opinion on the matter.

PHOENIX (AP) -- As thousands of protesters marched along Phoenix streets in recent days, many gripped Mexican flags, showing their support for immigration reforms. Some waved giant flags while others carried flags the size of note cards.

It's had an unintended consequence. It's turned off much of the American public. Conservative talk show hosts admonished the action.

But those who carried Mexican flags and scholars of the immigrant community, say that pride in their culture should not be misconstrued as a lack of patriotism in their adopted nation. Critics of waving the red, white and green have questioned marchers' loyalty to the United States, but Latino activists deny the implications.

--What the Flag of Mexico stands for:

Green: Independencia (independence from Spain)
White: Religión (religion, the Roman Catholic faith)
Red: Unión (union between the Europeans and Americans)

There is a simple way to fix all of this:

What the United States Flag Stands for: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

So darnit, pursue the happiness and wave our flag.

Article source: here

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Orlando Magic Fan Site

I've been bored lately and sat down for about an hour and put this together. Let me know what you think.

Click here.