Last updated on: 1/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

IndyBay Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Deportation destroys families and leaves U.S. citizen children without parents. Over 1 in 10 families are mixed status: at least 1 parent is a non-citizen, and 1 child a citizen. We now have a vehicle to help protect our U.S. citizen children from the devastating effects of deportation: The Child Citizen Protection Act… would allow an immigration judge to consider the best interest of U.S. citizen children before deporting their parent.”

“Conference Call for Child Citizen Protection Act,” www.indybay.org, Feb. 28, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center is a non-commercial, democratic collective of bay area independent media makers and media outlets, and serves as the local organizing unit of the global Indymedia network.”

“About Us,” www.indybay.org (accessed Nov. 9, 2007)

Mission:

“To encourage a world where globalization is not about homogeneity and exploitation, but rather, about diversity and cooperation; To cover local events that are ignored or poorly covered by corporate media; To provide edited audio, video, and print stories of the above on the internet for independent media outlets and the general public; To facilitate the networking and coordination for the coverage of local events as well as gather information about events to cover; To provide links to alternative media, activist, and research groups; To seek out and provide coverage underscoring the global nature of people’s struggles for social, economic, and environmental justice directly from their perspective; To offer community classes for training in internet and media skills; To encourage, facilitate, and support the creation of independent news gathering and organizations.”

“About Us,” www.indybay.org (accessed Nov. 9, 2007)

Other:
News organization