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Monday, April 29, 2013

Pathway to Apartheid & the Codification of Indian Removal II

Monday, 29 April 2013

The Senate’s Immigration proposal is titled: Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernity Act. While being touted by the “gang of 8” senators and the media as a compromise, it should have been filed simply as a “pathway to apartheid” and also a “pathway toward Indian Removal II.”

It is a border enforcement and national security piece of legislation – which continues to rely heavily on racial profiling – and is anything, but “comprehensive immigration reform.” It will be a slow process and in regards to legalization, nothing will commence prior to a five-year project of building more walls and fences and a certification that the border is secure.

In the barrio I grew up in Los Angeles, we have an expression in Spanish for such things as this proposed legislation: PPP

Rough translation: Pure BS.

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This article is a Truthout original. 

Roberto Rodriguez, an assistant professor in Mexican American studies at the University of Arizona, can be reached at

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