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breakthroughtv:

A breakdown of what the $47 billion that the U.S. government has proposed for the militarization of the already-secure border with Mexico will buy them.
But what about the human cost?
7 million residents in border areas would be forced to experience life in a war-zone.. complete with drones, video surveillance, radar, and tens of thousands of border patrol agents.. not to mention the potential human rights abuses and racial profiling in border communities that come along with increased militarization.
 
#Overkill
 

breakthroughtv:

A breakdown of what the $47 billion that the U.S. government has proposed for the militarization of the already-secure border with Mexico will buy them.

But what about the human cost?

7 million residents in border areas would be forced to experience life in a war-zone.. complete with drones, video surveillance, radar, and tens of thousands of border patrol agents.. not to mention the potential human rights abuses and racial profiling in border communities that come along with increased militarization.

 

#Overkill

 

(via queerdesi)

— 9 months ago with 2258 notes

#border  #bringthemhome  #immigration  #immigrant rights  #immyouth  #dreamers 
Post-DOMA – How Can LGBT Persons Benefit Under Current Immigration Laws? →
— 9 months ago

#DOMA  #lgbt  #gay  #queer  #politics  #immigration  #USA 
queerdesi:

yosimar:

@juliosalgado83 is making me famous in this billboard in the mission. Go check it out! #undocuqueer #undocumented

Me with other much more fabulous people. 

queerdesi:

yosimar:

@juliosalgado83 is making me famous in this billboard in the mission. Go check it out! #undocuqueer #undocumented

Me with other much more fabulous people. 

— 10 months ago with 340 notes

#undocuqueer  #queer  #lgbt  #immigration  #lgbtcir 
no cookies for allies here: young undocumented students aka “dreamers” are always like “this... →

queerdesi:

vivalamujerindocumentada:

young undocumented students aka “dreamers” are always like “this country is all I know/ I didn’t have a choice to come here/ ect give me citizenship” 

but fuck that shit. I don’t owe ANYONE an explanation as to why I’m in this country and why i deserve citizenship. it doesn’t fucking matter if you were born in a different country and lived there for 60 yrs, if you want U.S. to be your new home then that’s what it should be. 

until every single u.s. born citizen (this includes POC, cuz you all are fucked up too) gets background checked, questioned and writes a fuckin paper/book as to why they deserve their citizenship, I will NEVER owe anyone a fucking explanation. 

Word.

— 10 months ago with 36 notes

#USA  #politics  #immigration  #dreamers 
BBC: US tightens student visa rules after Boston bombing →

The US is tightening its screening of international students, its first security change in response to the Boston Marathon bombings last month.

and so it continues

— 11 months ago with 2 notes

#boston  #USA  #immigration  #education  #politics 
Perna Lal: Obama Delivers Strong Words On Immigration Reform Even As His Justice Department Separates American Families →
"It is high-time for the Obama Administration to practice what it preaches, and prevent the lengthy separation of American families. It is not only the right thing to do. It is the legal thing to do."
— 1 year ago

#immigration  #USA  #Obama  #politics 
Despotic Gulf Arab regimes fear their own people so much that not only have they bought them off with social services, but in many cases the army and police are staffed with Pakistanis.

hmeeda:

ironbroom:

This allows the local population to see migrant workers (often South Asia) as the enemy, rather than people that also stand to gain from social revolution.

During the uprising in Bahrain, Pakistanis enlisted in the police were hated so much that gangs of Arabs slaughtered migrant worker families with machetes. Protesters chanted “the police are Pakistani.”

Only an appeal to class politics could cut across this nonsense.

It’s also been used in an attempt to skew demographics because these security forces imported from abroad are often times given citizenship, as in the case of Bahrain, especially. And the citizenship is usually given on the basis of sect, which helps the regime peddle the sectarian narrative. Then mainstream media adopts the narrative, despite the fact that from the very beginning, the uprising was always about class politics and demands for human rights.

These Gulf regimes never want to show it, but the levels of poverty that plague the Gulf are not a myth and not just limited to migrant worker populations. Just because these regimes don’t need to tax their populations from all the rent doesn’t mean economic opportunities are dispersed equally even among their own populations.

Why else would the Saudi government, for example, react so forcefully against the Saudi filmmakers who documented cases of poverty among Saudis in their own country?

— 1 year ago with 47 notes

#الخليج العربي  #الخليج الفارسي  #Gulf  #immigration  #state sponsored violence  #البحرين  #South Asia 
August 24 Webinar & Call for Young LGBT Immigrants

queerdesi:

Young LGBT Immigrants:  You may be eligible for immigration relief and work authorization!

On August 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security rolled out its new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which President Obama  announced in the Rose Garden two months ago.

Under DACA, eligible undocumented youth  under the age of 31 may be given a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” Deferred action will be valid for two years and may be renewed at the end of the two years.  Individuals who receive deferred action will receive employment authorization.

Join a webinar / call to find out if you are eligible to apply for deferred action and employment authorization!  Find out how to apply and resources available to assist you with your application!

Webinar / call information:

Date:  Friday, August 24 at 2 p.m. Eastern / 1 p.m. Central / Noon Mountain / 11 a.m. Pacific Time

Name of call:  Deferred Action for DREAMers

Webinar information:

  • Reserve your Webinar seat now at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/737026030 After registering you will receive a confirmation emailing containing information about joining the Webinar.
  • If you do not have computer access, you can simply call in toll free to:  1-877-273-4202 Conference Room: 9495854

Hosted by: CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers; Chicago’s LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition; Immigration Equality; Lambda Legal; National Center for Lesbian Rights; National Council of La Raza; National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA).

Presented by: Laura Vazquez, Immigration Legislative Analyst, National Council of La Raza

Introduction by Rachel Tiven, Executive Director, Immigration Equality

Opening Remarks: Prerna Lal, “Undocuqueer”, Co-Founder, DreamActivist.org and Law Clerk, Benach Ragland LLP

For more information on DACA click here.

— 1 year ago with 19 notes

#lgbt  #immigration  #dreamact  #daca  #immigrants  #queer  #USA 
Immigrants

wrap their babies in the American flag,
feed them mashed hotdogs and apple pie,
name them Bill and Daisy,
buy them blonde dolls that blink blue
eyes or a football and tiny cleats
before the baby can even walk,
speak to them in thick English,

hallo, babee, hallo,

whisper in Spanish or Polish
when the babies sleep, whisper
in a dark parent bed, that dark
parent fear, “Will they like
our boy, our girl, our fine American
boy, our fine American girl?” 

— Pat Mora 

(Source: sinidentidades, via queerandpresentdanger)

— 1 year ago with 1913 notes

#pat mora  #immigration  #poetry  #prose  #literature  #xicana  #latina  #immigrant 
"Sometimes, I feel excluded even within the LGBTQ community. I remember the gay clubs in West Hollywood that would deny my friends and I entrance because of our Mexican matriculation. And I remember the faces they would give me, one of confusion and then of disgust that seemed to be thinking: “Mexican, Illegal, Fake.” How are we fighting for acceptance in the LGBTQ community when many do not accept their queer brothers and sisters who are also oppressed as undocumented immigrants? […] My struggle and voice as an undocumented Latino gay man hopes to bring together not only my LGBTQ community of color but to show how crucial it is for both movements to accept the fact that LGBTQ issues are irrefutable immigrant rights issues. Alone, we’re vulnerable. Together, we are stronger. To ostracize one from another is something we can no longer afford to do."
— 2 years ago with 249 notes

#lgbt  #immigration  #USA 
"There are around twenty million migrant workers in the Gulf and many millions had walked its sand-swept streets since the oil boom in the 1970s. A vast majority of them are single workers—Asians, Africans, Arabs—and despite the gaping diversities in the cultures they come from, they share one thing: their woes. Theirs is a story that will move hearts. It is a story of stunning sacrifices, stoicism, hopelessness, and helplessness; one that has been eclipsed by glitzy reports about dizzying development in this stinkingly rich region. The distressing truth is that migrant single workers in the Gulf have fallen by the wayside while the economies they toiled for galloped. Their salaries have not kept pace with inflation and laws meant to protect their rights are inadequate. Living conditions have worsened due to an increase in population and spiralling of expenses back home. The result: imbalanced minds and disease-wracked bodies. When they go back home after years or decades, they are residues of their former selves, leaving the chasm between expectations and reality as wide as ever."
— 2 years ago with 17 notes

#jadaliyya  #immigration  #migrant workers 
Dharun Ravi: Punished for Being An Immigrant →

queerdesi:

The result is not just a failure of hate crime laws and our criminal justice system — it is a failure of our immigration system to afford leniency. We aren’t just punishing Dharun for being a gay-hating douche-bag; we are also punishing him for being an immigrant.

The racial cards at play that I hadn’t thought about. Click on the link to read more.

— 2 years ago with 8 notes

#immigration  #USA  #racism  #lgbt  #homophobia  #xenophobia 

ARAB BROTHERS, ONE GAY, ONE STRAIGHT: UK FILM HEADS TO BERLIN

James Floyd (left) and Fady Elsayed in ‘My Brother the Devil’

The British drama My Brother The Devil — set on the mean streets of London — is to screen at the Berlin Film Festival next month after emerging as one of the more critically praised pictures at Sundance.

This story of the relationship between two British-Egyptian brothers living on a rough London housing estate has won raves from the entertainment industry trade press.Screen International described it as “a luminous event,” and The Hollywood Reporter declared it a “crackling debut feature” from Welsh Egyptian writer-directorSally El Hosaini.

Up-and-coming British actor James Floyd, 26, skillfully portrays Rashid – the older of the two brothers. He says: “It’s about the complex relationship that they have. It’s more specifically about one of them coming of age and one of them coming out and the conflict that arises.”

For Rashid, being revealed as gay is one of the worst things imaginable in the tough world that director Sally El Hosaini has very effectively depicted.

She says: “It’s a very macho world, and it’s extremely homophobic, and I suppose there’s double homophobia in the film, because there’s the homophobia that comes from a cultural and slightly religious place within the Arab family. But then [there’s] the life on the streets amongst the boys, that macho way of being that’s extremely homophobic — and reinforced by kind of homophobic rap lyrics in songs.”

At its heart, My Brother The Devil is a very personal relationship drama. Fady Elsayed, 18, who gives an empathetic portrayal of Mo, the younger brother, says: “It’s about true love, true love between two brothers, especially when I have to make a decision accepting my brother for being gay.”

This film is set in the midst of a bleak urban landscape, populated by nicely portrayed underdog characters not often seen in UK cinema.

James Floyd says, “We do make a lot of movies that are about the privileged classes but I think the volume of them is a bit excessive and I don’t think there’s enough of a voice for these kinds of characters in cinema – I think that’s one of the reasons why this movie is very important.”

My Brother The Devil has a lot going for it — strong acting, directing and a great visual style — it won an award at Sundance for its cinematography.

But it faces a tough challenge: it uses the language of the street, and, at first, it’s hard to comprehend what the characters are saying. It’s a laudable effort to retain authenticity, but it may damage the film’s commercial prospects.

Did she say it’s double-y homophobic because of Arab culture/Muslim religion and RAP?!? For once, I would love a smart, well done film that doesn’t reinforce stereotypes (as this clip does on religion, immigrants, class, etc) it tries to breakdown.

Thanks to @Kawlture for the link!

— 2 years ago with 3 notes

#lgbt  #Islam  #Arabs  #Immigration  #UK  #Rap