Christian on Illegal Immigration

Posted by Katherine | Friday, July 18th, 2008

Christofer is 39 and has dedicated his YouTube channel to the Son of God. He doesn't understand why people are so up in arms about illegal immigrants. Jesus, he says, commanded us to help others, and with the world in the state it's in, many people have nowhere to turn ...

Immigration: Minutemen v. Kindergarteners

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 17th, 2008

In California, immigration was a top concern for Republican primary voters. It's a top concern, too, for 30-year-old Naui, who documents the state's border issues tirelessly. He appears to consider himself part of the Mexica movement, which aims to reclaim North and Central America for indigenous people. In this clip ...

Miles Apart on Immigration

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 17th, 2008

On the Texas-Mexico border [Broken Piggy Bank / Flickr] Nationally, immigration takes a backseat to a bunch of other issues in this election, but in border states that may not be the case. Here are two bloggers with Texas roots who feel passionately about it. Their perspectives couldn't be much farther ...

Happy 4th of July (Soul of America)

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Jellykka (Angelica Oung) explains that her inspiration for this song came from the Patriot Act, US-Mexico border issues, and Guantanamo. She had the idea, she says, a couple of years ago but had to "get some guitar skillz" before she could write it. She aimed for "a song that tied ...

Anti-Illegal-Immigration Activist

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Veronica lives in Southern California and is a "proud far-left Liberal" who is "anti-hate" of any kind. Here she talks with Chelene, a Save Our State anti-illegal-immigration activist. Chelene argues that racism has nothing to do with her stance and that reducing crime and protecting the environment do. (Thanks, ...

Immigrants in the Military

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 9th, 2008

This photograph connects two major election issues: immigration and a military stressed by Iraq and Afghanistan. It was taken two years ago by cobalt123 at an immigration-reform march in Phoenix, Arizona: [cobalt123 / Flickr] The boy's sign does appear to be on target, at least according to the numbers from the beginning ...

Arizona Border Mural

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Cobalt123 photographed this mural near the corner of 16th Street and Thomas in Phoenix, Arizona -- John McCain's home city (hat tip to Sarolta Cump): [cobalt123 / Flickr] Cobalt isn't exactly sure what it means, but here's her interpretation, based on the way she sees immigration issues playing out in her community: About ...

Anti-Hispanic Racism in Virginia

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

This probutcool video was made by indy filmmakers who are documenting immigration issues in Northern Virginia. They're putting shorts up on their YouTube channel as they go, and they'll draw on the collection of footage to create a feature-length film. This clip (found by Sue Salinger) documents some anti-Hispanic racism ...

Get Out the Vote: In Vietnamese

Posted by Katherine | Friday, April 18th, 2008

This video found by Ann Raber seems to explain -- in Vietnamese -- the steps for voting and caucusing for Clinton in Texas's Democratic primary last month (we don't, though, have any Vietnamese speakers here at PRX, so no promises). How cool is that? As Ann pointed out, Texas (or ...

Pro and Anti Immigration

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

[Mashuga / Flickr] [MikeSchinkel / Flickr] These pictures pretty much sum it up. It's a big issue this election -- especially in states like Texas, which votes and caucuses in primaries today. The photo of the little girl holding the sign was taken in Scranton, PA, by Gary Clark (aka Mashuga), a retired ...