Tag Archives: Immigration

ICE Raid In Mount Pleasant

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Fear, Paranoia, Immigration And Christian Values

I am saddened by so many aspects of the responses to the Paris attacks. My heart aches for the dead, and their grieving loved ones. All violence should be condemned. I worry for the Muslims in my personal circles. Orphaned … Continue reading

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Governing Undocumented Iowans

IOWA CITY–Johnson County announced acceptance of applications for a new Community ID program on Wednesday. The county seeks to become more welcoming, and to resolve a practical public safety issue problem—undocumented residents prefer to stay in the shadows. “Johnson County … Continue reading

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Iowa Forms Sixth LULAC Council

(EDITOR’S NOTE: While some seek to disenfranchise U.S. citizens, others are registering voters. On Aug. 4, the League of Latin American Citizens of Iowa (LULAC) announced formation of its sixth council in Storm Lake in Buena Vista County. Iowa’s other … Continue reading

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This Week On The Fallon Forum: Why Do Republicans Begrudge Poor People Food?

Monday, Dr. Charles Goldman and I definitively answer once and for all the perplexing age-old question: “Why do Republicans hate food stamps?” Tuesday, we discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one year later, and in other climate news, we look … Continue reading

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Jim Mowrer Interview with Roll Call

This two minute, 27 second clip from a recent interview with Roll Call done by 4th Congressional District Democratic candidate Jim Mowrer made it into our inbox. It is worth listening to Mowrer say he believed Steve King’s recent comments … Continue reading

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Crazy Talk from Ames #FLS2013

Conservatives met in Ames this weekend at the Family Leader Summit 2013, making the case for detractors of Iowa’s first in the nation caucuses with their extreme views and media circus. While views expressed at the event are in the … Continue reading

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Who Owns the Earth?

This article by Noam Chomsky, emeritus professor of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, came from Truthout this month. It is relevant to the current conversation about immigration, borders, and protecting the commons. Read the entire article here. … Continue reading

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Don't Build the Danged Fence

The U.S. Congressman from Iowa’s fourth district made some comments about immigration recently. Actually, he’s made a lot of them over the years. We can’t let him frame the discussion or worse, re-distribute his memes. For why, read Mark Karlin’s … Continue reading

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This Week on the Fallon Forum: Immigration, Health Care, Breast-Feeding and More.

Dear Friends, I have oft proclaimed that the three most destructive technological advancements in human history are, in order of severity: Nuclear bombs, Cars and Televisions. But perhaps I haven’t given the TV enough credit. In today’s news, we learn … Continue reading

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