On April 18, hundreds of supporters gathered in front of the Federal Courthouse in McAllen, Texas in support of the Deferred Action for Parents or Americans (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The event was organized by La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), an illegal immigration advocacy group, which was founded by revered labor activist, Cesar Chavez in 1989. His presence and influence was abundantly clear as many in the crowd had their t-shirts adorned by his image. LUPE, who favors progressive immigration reform, made mention of Chavez connection to labor rights, and community empowerment. However, what LUPE fails to disclose, either by way of ignorance, or intentionally revising Chavez legacy, was that Cesar Chavez was staunchly anti-illegal immigration… Continue reading “Cesar Chavez Would NOT Support DACA and DAPA.”
More money. For those with too much of it, the mainstream media, politicians, left leaning pundits, and union leaders have influenced massive amounts of Americans on who is to blame for their current economic status. Essentially, the reason why many of us are poor is because there are few at the top holding all the wealth. This has been a prominent stump speech talking point bellowed by Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic Presidential Candidate in his continuing push for income equality. Now I will say, I don’t in any way give any clemency to the major financial institutions who’s lending practices during the mortgage crisis helped cripple the middle class. Or disastrous or unfair trade agreements that has allowed major manufacturing, which was once
the backbone of the American economy, to take their manufacturing overseas and across our borders. Tax benefits and lower cost of wages have also contributed greatly to the manufacturing job exodus. With a great majority of good paying jobs gone, those in the service industries, namely the fast food sector, have decided to make a stand and demand higher wages per hour, and that higher wage per hour has a sweet spot. $15. Continue reading “Living Wage Rage. Why $15/hr Solves Nothing.”
Today, The Monitor Editorial Board issued a commentary praising former Edinburg resident, Joaquin Carcano in his efforts to fight back against North Carolina Governor, Patrick McCrory, and his signing into law, the HB2 bill, which overrides individual city ordinances that allows transgender individuals access to any restroom, regardless of gender designation.
Opponents of HB2 have claimed the bill as “unconstitutional”, “most anti LGBT bill in the nation”, “wrong side of history”, and several inflammatory buzzwords meant to cause panic amongst progressives, and the far left. Continue reading “Counter Commentary: Allow Common Sense Safety For All.”
“Teen Reported Missing on SPI” read the headlines on Monday morning, and for many of us living here in the Rio Grande Valley, there was something quite familiar about this headline. Almost as though we’ve seen it before. A year ago to be exact. In so much, that the circumstances from beginning and into tragic end was coincidentally and eerily similar in both disappearances. Continue reading “SPI Disappearances and Deaths at UME Concert Raises Significant Safety Concerns and More Questions.”