What's great about reading this is its tone. No hysteria, just matter of fact business. I'll take a 3% tax increase on behalf of my country. Anyone else in? Sorry richest of the rich, you get a 5% increase on personal income...
This is an amazing story. I have friends (in college) who have undergone the same thing. Today at my university, we (Asian American Student Association) are hosting an event to talk about the issue of immigration in the Asian communities of the United States, because it's not solely a 'Hispanic' issue.
...Kudos to this school for their team approach in educating and helping these students. Sh...ame on us as a nation for immigration laws that punish the children. We need an educated work force. I grow weary of hearing the rednecks and teabaggers cry "foul" over this issue. It just proves that they really do not appreciate the privileges associated with being an American citizen, and in their fearful little world would rather see the US become a third world country due to a paucity of well educated and productive citizens than support legislation that would correct this situation once and for all.
With the exception of a few good news sources (like Mother Jones), this topic has been completely dropped from the national discourse. Is the environment, our health, the health of ocean life, our food source, clean water, etc. not important one year later? The mainstream media should be ashamed.
These people aren't fighting to get what the elite have. They are fighting for the right to get up in the morning, go to work, put in a decent day's work, get paid, come home and pay bills and have a little bit of room for living. Don't you people realize that taking away wages and benefits from people who have WORKED for them is morally wrong? It's WRONG. Governor Scott Walker wasn't satisfied with simply negotiating concessions from public sector unions. He wanted to flat-out ban collective bargaining and all but eliminate public sector unions completely. Nobody should buy that.