When you picture immigrants to the U.S. do you picture Hispanics coming over the Rio Grande? Well if you are like Republican 1st District Texas Representative Louie Gohmert, you probably do. All those wiry Mexicans with “calves like cantalopes” seem to haunt his dreams. But, as with most things Rep. Gohmert is wrong, as this report describes. You may be surprised.
The America media, like a long chain of administrations, never really seems to understand the South American psyché, in all of its national complexity, nor what is going on there. So there is very little coverage or attention, and what there is trades in stereotypes and shallow commentary. In contrast I think the nations of our Southern Hemisphere, are undergoing an extraordinary transition, which constitutes one of the most interesting geopolitical developments going on. As you read this keep in mind Uruguay’s recent legalization of marijuana.
Ecuador’s President Denounces Chevron As ‘Enemy of Our Country’
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Berto Jongman: (YouTube 1:04:07) Christian Film on Muslim Terrorist Camps in USA (Part 1) – Part 2 (9:29) Also
35 Islmaic comunes across 22 states
Published on Dec 9, 2012
Scattered around the United States, unknown by most Americans, are dozens of Islamic terrorist-training compounds known as “Muslims of the Americas.” Under the leadership of a radical Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarik Gilani, Muslims of the Americas has thousands of devoted followers who are being groomed for homegrown jihad.
In never-before-seen video footage, Christian Action Network exposes these dangerous terrorist compounds and reveals for the first time a secret training tape in which American Muslims are recruited to “join one of the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare”… right here in America.
Mark Zuckerberg is on a mission to reform U.S. immigration policy. The Facebook co-founder has announced the official launch of FWD.us, a political advocacy group that aims to foster technology innovation and entrepreneurialism. News of the group was first reported late last month by the San Francisco Chronicle.
In an opinion piece today in the Washington Post, Zuckerberg recalled a young student he was mentoring as part of an entrepreneurship program who said he probably won’t be able to attend college because his family moved to the U.S. from Mexico, and he is undocumented. “We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants,” Zuckerberg wrote. “And it’s a policy unfit for today’s world.”
Founding FWD.us with Zuckerberg are LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, among several other tech leaders. The group says it plans to work with Congressional leaders, the Obama administration and state and local officials to support policy changes.
Zuckerberg outlined three of the group’s objectives:Comprehensive immigration reform that begins with effective border security, provides a path to citizenship and helps the U.S. attract skilled workers, no matter where they were born.Higher standards and accountability in public schools, support for good teachers and a greater focus on teaching science, technology, engineering and math.Investment in breakthrough discoveries in scientific research and assurance that the benefits of the inventions belong to the public.