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The manuscript of survival – part 230

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aisha north

As you are all aware, tomorrow is the beginning of that fabled month of December 2012, and we would like to give you a little update on what you have been through, and what you have in store. This is indeed a very complex process you are all a part of, so we would like to use a simple metaphor in order to make things mayhaps a little bit clearer. For what you have been working on, is indeed the same process you go through whenever you upgrade the operating system on a computer, and as such we would like to take you through the process using that image.

But let us first backtrack a little bit. As you all know by now, this beautiful planet was once set up as a training ground for intergalatic use. In other words, this is the place where spirits go to learn about…

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How a Bus Full of Undocumented Families Could Change the Immigration Debate by Marisa Franco — YES! Magazine

How a Bus Full of Undocumented Families Could Change the Immigration Debate by Marisa Franco — YES! Magazine.

How a Bus Full of Undocumented Families Could Change the Immigration Debate
This summer, a courageous group of migrants risked deportation in a cross-country trip asking police, leaders, and the public to work toward humanization—not “Arizonafication”—of national policy.
by Marisa Franco
posted Nov 30, 2012

” Since 2001, a dangerous trend has been expanding—one that conflates immigration status with criminality and conscripts police to act as enforcers of federal civil immigration laws. This has resulted in nearly 400,000 deportations a year in both 2010 and 2011, a polarized nation that depends on the labor of a people it does not accept, and millions of people living in constant uncertainty while striving for a better life for themselves and their families. Any encounter with local police can lead to deportation, and by boarding a bus and declaring their immigration status, riders were taking a significant risk to tell their story.

In so doing they overcame their fear and found courage on the other side, with a newfound hope in what had seemed like only growing shadows.”

If we have concerns about how draconian government can be, we need look no further than immigration enforcement for examples that should scare just about anyone. This is the new civil rights movement-and just like the first one, when we win greater justice for immigrants, we win greater justice for us all.