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On eve of Mexico's bicentennial: Even in a dark period, something to celebrate

Photo by prayitno/Flickr (Creative Commons)
| Tonight marks the eve of Mexico's bicentennial, being celebrated with elaborate fanfare in Mexico City and throughout the country, as well as in Los Angeles and throughout the United States.

In the news this morning: DREAM Act moves toward vote, diplomat seeks asylum, Mexico on eve of its bicentennial, more


Democrats pivot on immigration - Carrie Budoff Brown - (The Politico)

A new county contract for Homeboy Industries


I couldn't let the day slip by without noting the good news today for Homeboy Industries. After having to lay off 300 workers in May, the gang-intervention program that got its start 22 years ago in Boyle Heights has received a $1.

Video: A long-forgotten chapter of illegal immigration


The University of Texas at Austin has been producing an excellent series of online videos called Border Views, which I discovered today thanks to the equally excellent Tejas-based website Latina Lista.

'Somos Muchos' car sticker campaign an interesting social experiment


When I first heard about a clever Toyota Latino-marketing sticker campaign last week, with free window stickers distributed to consumers that read "Somos Muchos (fill in the Latin American country or region), Somos Muchos Toyota," (Translation: We are many TK, we are many Toyota), I was no more impressed than I ever am with the usual Latino marketing campaign.

In the news this morning: Immigration in the midterms, a response to Quran burning, help for Homeboy Industries and more


Midterms imperil immigration bill - Carrie Budoff Brown - (The Politico)

American snapshot: Glassell Park


Where kielbasa meets crispy pata: A Polish restaurant and a Filipino restaurant side by side in a Glassell Park mini-mall.

Immigration and nativism, in historical context


Author Peter Schrag has an interesting piece published today in the Immigration Policy Center's "Perspectives" series, narratives written by academics and researchers on the topic of immigration.