MINNEAPOLIS--Dozens of baseball fans and immigrant rights activists gathered outside the Graves 601 Hotel in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday at rush hour. The hotel is where Major League Baseball's owners are all meeting this week to discuss all things pro baseball. Activists from MIRAC, BAM!, Centro Campesino, SEIU 26 and MoveTheGame.org wanted to make sure moving the 2011 All Star Game from Arizona was on their agenda.
Immigrants' rights organizations are mobilizing for the Sunday, March 21 action in Washington, D.C. in support of CIR ASAP, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act for America's Security and Prosperity. CIR ASAP offers a chance to reduce raids and deportations, provides paths to residency and citizenship for undocumented immigrants and creates a wide range of provisions for keeping families together throughout the immigration process. What's more, it's a bill that treats immigrants as reasonable people coming to the US for reasonable and appropriate purposes, breaking with the usual US myths of immigrants as dangerous and other. Naturally, it has the xenophobes and white supremacists