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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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Arizona ICE, Tea Parties Panic Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernndez, Apr 16, 2010

In what immigration authorities called the single largest operation to fight human smuggling in the country, ICE agents conducted actions in immigrant neighborhoods in Phoenix and Tuscon, spreading panic among residents. Tea Party rallies in Maricopa County offered anti-immigration rhetoric, adding to the climate of fear.

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A 'People's' History of the Tea Party

ColorLines, Multimedia, Jamilah King and Jorge Rivas, Apr 16, 2010

John McCain. Newt Gingrich. CNBC. Fox News. Even poor old Michael Steele. It's taken a whole lotta leaders to keep this Tea Party going. An interactive trip down memory lane.

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Obama Mobilizes Countries for Nuclear Security

Balitang America, News Report, Ging Reyes, North America News Bureau Chief - The Filipino Channel, Apr 15, 2010

The Filipino Channel, one of the ethnic news media covering the Nuclear Summit in Washington D.C. reports that Pres. Obama wants countries that do not have nuclear weapons, like the Philippines, to help secure all nuclear materials from theft or diversion in 4 years.

Now, Obama Can Pick a Justice with a Heart

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Apr 13, 2010

Obama has the chance of a presidents lifetime to follow his heart and pick the kind of Supreme Court justice who will protect the rights of the powerless, minorities and women.

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Protests Await Phil. Pres. Arroyo at Nuclear Summit

ABS-CBN News.com, News Report, Rodney J. Jaleco, North America News Bureau, Apr 12, 2010

Filipino protesters in Washington D.C. are awaiting Pres. Arroyo to demonstrate their outrage at the Philippines' presidency next month of the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), calling it hypocritical.

Immigration Courts Swamped by Backlogs

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernndez , Apr 09, 2010

Judicial vacancies and shortages of court staff, coupled with the increased detention of immigrants that started under Pres. George W. Bush and continues to grow during the Obama administration, are causing exponential growth in immigration caseloads around the country. Legal experts say the dysfunction affects the justice system and must be fixed.

Immigration Reform Activists Keep the Pressure On

New America Media, News report, Elena Shore, Apr 08, 2010

Congress just passed a huge overhaul of the nations health care system; Republicans and Democrats in Congress seem more divided than ever; the country is still in a recession but immigration reform advocates said they intend to keep up the pressure on legislators to enact immigration reform in 2010.

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