Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Not just with your morning café...

A few tid bits from El Diario- La Prensa that I received today via e-mail which I would like to share.

El Diario- La Prensa responded to a Wall Street Journal article which consisted of many inaccuracies related to an article about Peruvian-born journalist Vicky Pelaez whom was one of 10 people who pleaded guilty of spying for Russia.

Several weeks ago, news that the personal data of 1,300 people, mostly Latinos, was leaked to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by Utah state employees, quietly made some headline. What I find interesting here is that a group calling themselves 'Concerned Citizens of the United States' is responsible for leaking information such as social security numbers, home addresses, workplaces and private health information. Let's reverse this scenario and see how these "concerned citizens" feel if the same were to happen to them.

This was a blatant disregard for the privacy of others sacrificed by committing an act that is clearly a security issue. Does this leave the door open for other information to be leaked? Where will this anti-immigrant sentiment take a country which was clearly built on the backs of immigrants?
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...allow me to provide them with those jobs that we, Americans, feel are below us or no longer feel like paying high prices for...then at the end of the day we'll just kick 'em out"!

Note: This was meant to be read with your morning café but a real coffee drinker can do that any time of the day. Enjoy!

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