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U.S. Politics

NAM original coverage and ethnic media articles on U.S. politics and policy and its impact on everyday lives. For more information on NAM's U.S. policy coverage, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org

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Activists Face Tough Choices on Immigrant Rights

National Institute for Latino Policy, Commentary, Randy Shaw, May 01, 2010

Immigrant rights activists overestimated the nation's concern with immigration reform, writes the commentator. But Arizona's passage of the most racist law in modern history gives activists a chance to return comprehensive immigration reform to the national stage.

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How I Died in Viet Nam

New America Media, Commentary, George Evans, Apr 30, 2010

Actually, I died in Viet Nam. Ive lived a rich and varied life the past 40 years, but back in early 1970, I never made it home like I was supposed to. At least the me that was did not; that is, the one who died in Vietnam, Viet Nam.

After Arizona, 100,000 Expected for LA's May Day March

Los Angeles Garment & Citizen, News Report , Jerry Sullivan, Apr 30, 2010

Arizona's new immigration law is energizing activists for a planned May Day demonstration in LA, with police anticipating as many as 100,000 people.

First Legal Salvo Launched Against Arizona Immigration Law

New America Media, News Report , Valeria Fernndez, Apr 29, 2010

A coalition of religious groups today commenced the legal battle against Arizonas new controversial immigrant law, filing suit in the U.S. District Court to stop its implementation.

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Arizona's Alarm Bell for Immigration Reform

New America Media/Council on Foreign Relations, News analysis, Edward Alden, Apr 29, 2010

To a greater extent than anywhere else in the country, Arizona's leadership]has become fixated on the idea that enforcement alone can solve the state's problems with illegal immigration. Yet Arizona itself has been a victim of that approach.

Crisis Trapping Millions More in Poverty

Inter Press Service, Eli Clifton, Apr 27, 2010

The global economic crisis will result in 53 million more people remaining in extreme poverty by 2015 than otherwise would have.

Latinos, Blacks Join Fight for Civil Rights in Arizona

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernndez, Apr 26, 2010

Arizonans from diverse communities, including black, Latino, Native American, Asian and gay activists, joined together Sunday to protest a new state law that makes it a crime to be undocumented.

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Arizona Anti-Immigration Law Puts Obama on the Spot

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Apr 25, 2010

Arizona officials claim they had to enact their controversial new law because the federal government has stalled on comprehensive immigration reform. This dumps the immigration reform issue squarely back in Obamas lap. And it couldnt come at a worse time for Obama.

Mexico Warns of Retaliation for New Arizona Law

La Opinin, Apr 24, 2010

The Mexican government warned that it would reconsider its relations with Arizona after the state's governor signed the nation's toughest bill on illegal immigration into law on Friday.

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