Bordering On Revolution

[Crossing the Line] A hostile Supreme Court. A feckless Obama administration. America's war on Mexicans has gone too far

There was a common warning in her home: "Beware of the blue-eyes."

Alonzo says her family and their friends feared deportation, even after they were living here legally. "They didn't want to draw attention to themselves."

That's done and gone.

If Luche Libre wrestlers are against SB 1070, so should you be!
William Westfall
If Luche Libre wrestlers are against SB 1070, so should you be!

In Arizona, thousands have taken to the streets in protest against SB 1070. Abuelitas are joined by kids without papers. Together, they commit civil disobedience and force arrests.

The Supreme Court doesn't grasp that its decision is not the final word on the subject.

Media everywhere erupted with the recent news that whites now account for a minority of births in America for the first time. Latinos have the highest fertility rate and are already the largest minority.

"If [reform] doesn't happen as part of a revolution," says Alonzo, "the sheer numbers will eventually force change."

See that little roly-poly, hija rock & rolly, wearing pull-ups, sporting earrings and sitting on her mama's lap?

She is your future.

Michael Lacey is the executive editor of Village Voice Media, parent company of OC Weekly. In a 2010 essay, he wrote, "My hand to Mexicans, and my fist to crackers"—the official editorial policy of your favorite rag.

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Bill
Bill

"What SB1070 does is criminalize the undocumented." Ah... that would be incorrect. SB1070 does no such thing. The act of crossing the border and staying in this country in violation of US law is what criminalizes the "undocumented". Changing the name from illegals to undocumented fools no one by yourselves. I look forward to the day when we set aside the rule of law regarding robbing (I mean, borrowing without permission) banks - after all, I'm just trying to make a better life for me and my family.

Eddie Willers
Eddie Willers

Of course, no one mentions that "undocumented migrants", who cross the Mexican-US border at anything other than an officially recognised crossing, are also breaking the MEXICAN law which requires all citizens and non-resident immigrants of the Mexican Republic to file an 'FME' (Forma Migratoria Estadistica) when leaving the country.

Gusano Amarillo
Gusano Amarillo

Justice Scalia, don't you know that SB 1070 was supposed to have been modified (HB 2162) to provide that police may only investigate immigration status incident to a "lawful stop, detention, or arrest." Where in the fuck did you, Antonin, get the idea that the legal arguments should involve any discussion about the legitimacy of HARASSING illegals/undocumented? "'But if, in fact, somebody who does not belong in this country is in Arizona, Arizona has no power?" asked the incredulous Scalia. 'Are you objecting to harassing the—the people who have no business being here? Surely, you're not concerned about harassing them?'" OK, Justice Scalia, you seem to like "slippery slope" arguments, especially when they suit your agenda (see, e.g., http://josephineensign.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/the-broccoli-possibility/) Here's one for you, Antonin. If we're not to be "concerned about harassing" the "people who have no business being here," then where do you, Mr. Justice, draw the line at "harassment"? Verbal abuse? Police misconduct? Sexual assault? Murder? Hey, they have "no business being here," so does that give Arizona law enforcement a free pass to beat a defenseless migrant worker to death like the miscreants on the Fullerton Police Department did with Kelly Thomas? What if the authorities are, in fact, WRONG about who "has no business being here"? Oh, that's right, the police NEVER gets it wrong: http://www.ocweekly.com/2012-05-31/news/moxley-confidential-nancy-butano-charles-henry-stumph-cory-haruo-martino/ Justice Scalia's ridiculous questioning during oral argument is disturbing, no matter what one's position might be on SB 1070, or about the concern that upholding the law will result in legalized racial profiling and discrimination against people of Mexican or Latino heritage.

James Crowley
James Crowley

Hasn't gone far enough. We need to find every illegal mexican, chinaman, and european (not a racist) and send them on a one way trip to mexico city. Drop them out of the plane with parachutes and give the mexicans a taste of their own medicine. See how they like the riff raff of the world coming to their country. Build a wall and mine the area and give troops brought home from the middle east shoot on sight orders. That's what needs to be done.

K martin
K martin

"Undocumented"? Don't you mean somebody that is here without the proper legal documents, as in they entered the country ILLEGALLY? By entering the country illegally, they are breaking the law, hence they are CRIMINALS. Quit playing the word game and admit that they are indeed here illegally and are therefore criminals. This applies to all illegal aliens, not just those from our neighbors to the south. I don't give a shit what color you are, but I do care if you are breaking the laws of our country, no matter how inconvenient they may seem to you. Furthermore, the only people breaking up families are the parents who are here illegally that decide not to take their children with them if they get caught for breaking the law and are deported. That is their choice, not the government's. Quit with the race baiting--you're as bad as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

BajaRat
BajaRat

Mexicans aren't the only illegals, pendejo.... just the majority.

Randy L
Randy L

The same racist article in another rag. Crawl back in you hole you racist. Illegal is a class of people, and illegal mexicans fall into that class. Typical race baiting from a holes.

 
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