Sixty years ago, today, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adpoted by the United Nations. To mark the anniversary, the Human Rights organization Witness.org is asking people to share the images that opened their eyes to Human Rights.
Today is relevant, because Migrant Rights are Human Rights. For more on how immigration raids violate Human Rights, check out this powerful post from kyledb at Citizen Orange.
I can easily name an image that opened my eyes to human rights. It’s the image of Tomasa Mendez, who became a poster child for the separation of families after the New Bedford raid.
Also, visit Immigration Impact for more on how our current immigration system violates Human Rights.
There is a great post by Yave at Citizen Orange, comparing and contrasting two speakers at the Catholic National Migration Conference last week.
The immigration debate is not going away. The days are over of wide bipartisan acquiescence on overly strict legislation trumpeted to the restrictionists followed by lenient enforcement with a wink and a nudge to business. And deporting 12 million people and their 8 million immediate family members now here in lawful status is a fantasy, one perhaps achievable by a Stalin or a Milosevic, but not in this country. So let’s talk about fundamentals. Let’s have this conversation now.
I highly recommend that everyone click over to Citizen Orange and read kyledeb’s post on blogging during Obama’s appearance in front of the National Council of La Raza.
Rather than cover what was ocurring inside, Kyle ventured outside to see what kind of public attention the event was garnering. Here is an excerpt – there is some vulgar language involved, as a disclaimer: