Obama Passes DREAM Act by Executive Order

Good news, although this dude doesn’t think so: On Friday, the Obama administration issued a memo announcing that federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. military service, or even if they are pregnant or [...]

The Street Food Strategy for Latino Integration

In today’s Patch column, I make the case for integration through relaxed food cart regulations: The best integration strategy I can think of would be for cities to relax their food cart regulations, and offer financial incentives to street vendors or food trucks. Bethlehem’s food cart regulations are much too restrictive and make it unnecessarily [...]

Dent Watch: Dent Votes Against the DREAM Act

The DREAM Act would give the children of illegal immigrants – people who were brought to the US when they were young children and have spent their whole lives in America – a path to citizenship. It’s the decent, and obvious, thing to do. DREAM passed the House yesterday, but Charlie Dent voted against it. [...]

Stop the Upper Mt. Bethel Prison

People are getting organized against the immigrant detention center in Upper Mt. Bethel, and for good reason: private prison companies like the GEO Group are lobbying states to pass invasive Arizona-style immigration laws that will give them more “business” and pad their bottom lines. Needless to say, it’s disgusting and neither the law nor the [...]

Morganelli Talking Nonsense on Immigration

I had no idea John Morganelli believed all sorts of crazy nativist stuff about immigration and criminal justice policy, so I was disappointed to read this nonsense over at LVR: I arrived at Friday night’s monthly LV Tea Party meeting just in time to hear Northampton County DA and Fear Monger John Morganelli warn a [...]

What Does Charlie Dent Think About Immigration?

With immigration issues all over the news, isn’t it weird that reporters never ask Immigration Reform Caucus member Charlie Dent what his views are on the Arizona racial profiling law and the 14th amendment?

Deportation-Only Immigration Policy Costs $285 Billion

Since House Republicans appear to be leaning toward campaigning on full-throated support for Arizona’s racist immigration law as a tactic to juice turnout among racists in the November elections, it’s worth pointing out how terrible scaling up the Arizona model would be for the economy, and of course the deficit: Tim Foley was the last [...]