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Down to the wire: Vote for us in the next 3 hours for fairness in immigration

From the Restore Fairness blog.

We’re down to the wire and need your vote now! In the next three hours, you can vote to Restore Fairness to our broken immigration system on Change.org’s Ideas for Change in America and take us one step closer to an opportunity to have our voice heard in Washington.

Start a conversation that says no to racial profiling

How far will the GOP go for the Latino vote?

(From the Restore Fairness blog) In the 2008 Presidential Election, Republicans won only 31% of the Latino vote, down from 40% of Latino votes they had four years earlier when George Bush took office for the second time. And based on exit polls, it seems apparent that the Hispanic vote played a large part in President Obama’s Electoral College victory and win over John McCain.

Legendary NY District Attorney calls the way we treat immigrants "a national disgrace"

From Restore Fairness blog. 90 year old Robert Morgenthau, New York's legendary District Attorney for 35 years is recently retired, and has already dived into his new role at law firm Wachtall, Lipton, Rosen and Katz where he has committed to fighting for the rights of all immigrants in the United States.

Be a road tripper for our future

From the Restore Fairness blog. New York City is gearing up for immigration reform so make sure you don’t get left behind. Starting this week, calendars are marked with events to mobilize our elected officials behind immigration reform in 2010.

An overwhelmed immigration court system takes away due process

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From Restore Fairness Blog

That's Judge Dana Marks, President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, and someone who is an immigration judge day in and day out, speaking out  for an Article I Court or an independent court system for immigration cases.

Hunger strike at immigration detention center still going strong at two weeks

(From the Restore Fairness blog.) It’s not the first time a hunger strike has hit the Port Isabel Detention Center in Southern Texas.

The Changing Face of Immigration

When it comes to the issue of immigration, what quickly comes to American minds? Given that reporters repeatedly write about immigrants crossing the Mexican-U.S. border, the likely response: Hispanics. This focus, unfortunately, has devolved into deleterious scapegoating of immigrants from Central and South America. This is hardly a fair burden for Hispanics to carry, as immigration realities are much more diverse.