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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

What Color Is The Sky In Your World?

Immigrants fear a backlash in the wake of the arrest of a Mexican national in the shooting death of a Houston police officer, local immigration experts and community activists say.

Even more damaging, they believe, is how the incident will diminish gains made in the immigration reform debate, especially after thousands took to the streets in the spring to protest legislation making illegal entry a felony offense.

“Everyone is aware that the anti-immigrant sentiment has increased,” said Maria Jimenez, special projects coordinator for the Center for Central American Resources.

Though the shooting was reportedly the act of a single undocumented immigrant, she said immigrants believe they will be judged based on his action.
Gains?  K.

A reminder.

H/T beyond borders blog

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