Viewpoint with James Zogby: Dina Amer, Jawad Nabulsi, Kathy Kiely

Posted on May 13, 2011 in Viewpoint with James Zogby

Dina Amer, Egyptian Ameircan, CNN Field Producer, Egypt. Jawad Nabulsi, Egyptian Social Activist and Entrepreneur, Founder, Nebny Foundation, discussed their experiences in Tahrir square and what is next for them and the Arab Spring in Egypt.

Kathy Kiely, Managing Editor of Politics, National Journal, discussed the presidential election and a number of issues playing a key role leading up to 2012.

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President Delivers Speech on Immigration

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Blog
Yesterday, May 10th, President Barack Obama delivered a major address on immigration in El Paso, Texas. The framework of Obama’s speech was the agreement Republicans made to support comprehensive immigration reform if border security was first dealt with effectively. Noting that his administration has delivered on its end of the deal (through a “now basically complete” fence on the border, more boots on the ground for border patrol, and substantially better results in terms of seized illegal drugs, weapons and currency), the President argued that it was now time for the Republicans to live up to their end of the deal by supporting comprehensive immigration reform.
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Jim Talks Immigration Reform and the 2012 Election

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Blog
If either side of the debate continues to couch this discussion in narrow partisan or ethnic terms, they may still win some votes, but we will not achieve reform.
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Governor’s Veto Welcomed by Sikh Community

Posted by on May 02, 2011 in Blog
Representative Kavanagh apologized for his “poorly conceived” bill during a meeting with the Sodhi family and the Sikh American community.
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Assessing Consequences of Rancor in Political Discourse

Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Blog
Today from 12pm to 1:30 pm, the Center For American Progress (CAP) will convene a panel of experts entitled: Choosing our words Carefully: The Consequences of Heated Rhetoric to address the rise in xenophobic and bigoted rhetoric in politics and its affect on various ethnic and religious communities throughout the country. Citing the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, the panel will also assess how heated political discourse has the potential to encourage irascible and discontent individuals to violence. This event will be live-streamed and we encourage you to tune in. AAI president Jim Zogby is among the featured panelists.
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Senate Committee Assesses Border Security Progress

Posted by on March 30, 2011 in Blog
This afternoon, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Securing the Border: Building on the Progress Made.” The hearing will be held at 2:30pm in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in room 342. There are three witnesses scheduled to testify:
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House Subcommittee on Immigration…uhh Enforcement

Posted by on January 27, 2011 in Blog
Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held its first hearing of the 112th Congress on what it called, “ICE Worksite Enforcement � Up to the Job?”
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Is This Really Immigration Reform?

Posted by on January 10, 2011 in Blog
Rep Steve King (R-Iowa) recently introduced a bill that would do away with the automatic granting of citizenship to children born in the United States as a first step in tackling immigration reform. Rather, H.R. 140, Rep.
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Arizona Bans Ethnic Studies

Posted by on January 04, 2011 in Blog
While Arizona’s SB 1070 measure, seemingly legitimizing racial profiling as a means of targeting undocumented immigrants, garnered significant media attention, it is not the only problematic measure in Arizona.
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“Free education and medical care to illegal immigrants…must not be tolerated…”

Posted on January 01, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"While the federal government neglects its constitutional responsibility to protect our borders, it continues to push mandates on the states to provide free education and medical care to illegal immigrants at a time when the states are drowning in debt.   This must not be tolerated any longer."

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