Today in labor history, August 30, 1907: U.S. labor leader and civil rights activist Luisa Moreno is born in Guatemala. Moreno was active in organizing tobacco, sugar cane, and cannery workers and founded The Spanish-Speaking Peoples Congress in 1938 to bring together all Spanish-speaking people residing in the U.S. around issues of immigration, employment, and civil rights. Targeted for her politics, Moreno was deported in 1950 when she refused to testify against International Longshore and Warehouse Union leader Harry Bridges in exchange for citizenship.
A Syrian man who lost his legs after shelling near Damascus is helped by other migrants as they walk at a field after crossing the border from Greece to F.Y.R. of Macedonia near the village of Gevgelija on August 29, 2015.
The 14th Amendment, as Republican editor George Curtis wrote, was part of a process that changed the US government from one “for white men” to one “for mankind.” Birthright citizenship is one legacy of the titanic struggle of the Reconstruction era to create a genuine democracy grounded in the principle of equality. It remains an eloquent statement of what our country is or would like to be. We should think long and hard before abandoning it.
I work in retail and every couple days I encounter a guest who needs help but doesn’t speak English and 99% of the time they’re so embarrassed. If we have a worker that speaks the same language we will call them over, but we are always so happy to communicate with you whatever works best (drawing a picture, acting out what you’re looking for, pointing to something similar, etc.) to help you find what you’re looking for. You’re making a huge effort to speak English and tell us what you are looking for and you’re doing great!!! You don’t need to be embarrassed!!! Helping you is our job and we are happy to work with you until we can find what you’re looking for!!! You have absolutely no reason to feel bad.
larryisnotfuckingreal did you make a blog,,,,, dedicated to hating on other blogs,,,… who like a relationship that you don’t like….. indirectly doing the same exact thing,,, you’re hating on them for… but worse? lmfAO
Birthright citizenship—the principle that any person born in the United States is automatically a citizen—has been embedded in the Constitution since the ratification of the 14th Amendment in 1868. This summer, it has suddenly emerged as a major issue in the Republican presidential campaign. Following the lead of Donald Trump, candidates like Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul have called for the repeal or reinterpretation of the amendment, to prevent children born to undocumented immigrants from being recognized as American citizens.